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4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
+1 904-461-1250
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Went to Purple Olive in St. Augustine. Meal was fantastic. Set in a small strip center but sesame seared scallops were outstanding. I also recommend the Minorcan Chowder. One of the best ever.

Thank TimandSherri G
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Gluten-free folks will find quite a few items on their menu (which is the main reason we chose to go there- one of our friends is GF). I had the macadamia nut crusted salmon with warm mango rum butter and a side of kale with golden raisins. Yummy!

Thank Theresa787
St. Augustine, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

My husband and I eat here as often as we can, unfortunately that is not often enough since we have 3 kids. We were here last week for our anniversary and it was yet again phenomenal. From start to finish it was awesome. Our server paced everything wonderfully, didn't rush us and took great care. I'm sorry I can't remember... More 

Thank MrsPHammond
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

We had stumbled upon this restauraunt while out and about the St. Augustine beach area. My boyfriends macadamia crusted salmon was great however my stuffed chicken was pretty bland. It didn't have very much stuffing or very much flavor. We finished with a creme brûlée which was alright. Again, nothing crazy but calling it bad would be inaccurate. Our server... More 

Thank Heatherwhitson
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Everything was fantastic. Our party had 5 different meals and all of us were raving how delicious each one was. The blend of flavors in each dish was unique. The sauces really sent it over the top. The Sesame Seared Scallops and Baby Spinach Salad were the big hits at our table. The portion sizes were so big we all... More 

Thank Christy M
Denver, Colorado
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236 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

If you're tired of the beach food that surrounds you south of St. Augustine and don't feel like driving into town and paying for parking, this place is a very nice respite from the chicken sandwiches and fried seafood that dominates the area. Prepare to spend $20 an entree. Our bill for three was north of $100 with a few... More 

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Ozark, Alabama
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Went on a Tues. nite. Ordered 2 glasses of wine and the baked brie app. Got our bread, then salad (which was great.) All of a sudden our entrees arrived. Never got the app. No big deal, the waiter comped our second glass of wine. would definitely go back.

Thank marynj39
Matthews, North Carolina
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223 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

3rd time MOSTLY a charm… I LOVE the Purple Olive! Actually I think this is our 4th time… oops! Anyway… Found this on Trip Advisor and always re-post about the experience for others. First off… I DO recommend this place.. I really believe it’s the best food on the beach! THE GOOD: They took our call ahead on a Friday... More 

Thank FlanFam
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We went here Friday night with our three sons (ages 7, 9 and 14) based on other Tripadvisor reviews. It is located in a very crowded strip mall with tight parking but was worth the effort. The heart of palm salad was delicious. My older son and I both had the catch if the day, grouper, which was well prepared... More 

Thank ChiligirlBaltimore
St. Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Prix Fix Wednesdays at Purple Olive are a wonderful deal on a wonderful meal- a fantastic three course meal for $25. My husband had the mushroom empanada, and I let him share some of my lovely spinach salad, then he had the salmon (perfectly cooked) and I had the chicken special which was lovely and then we shared the desserts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4255 A1a S Ste 6, Seaside Plaza, St. Augustine, FL 32080-7427
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-461-1250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?