Cabernet braised lamb at the Purple Olive Bistro in St. Augustine Beach.

Purple Olive

Visitors can expect an exquisite menu prepared by an experienced and passionate chef. Enjoy top wines, select beers, and a casual dining atmopshere.

4255 A1A South, Suite #6, St. Augustine Beach, 32080
  • (904) 461-1250

Hours of Operation

Come In, We're Open!
Sun - Mon:
Tue - Thu:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • The Purple Olive offers you a creative full dinner menu, expertly chosen wines, international beers, and a selection of delicious nightly specials, as well as fresh baked artisan breads, and all homemade soups, sauces, salad dressings, and mouth-watering desserts made from scratch.

    The menu also provides you with the unique option to build your own plate with over a dozen choices of entrees, sauces, condiments, and side items to mix and match to please your specific tastes. The possibilities are endless. This restaurant has won numerous awards such as Taste of the Beach from 2007 - 2012, the Great Chowder Debate in St. Augustine in 2008, 2011, and 2012, among many others.

    Chef Peter Kenney has worked in restaurants since he was 15, and this family-owned and operated restaurant in St. Augustine Beach is managed by Kenney's wife Deidre. The two met while working in one of St. Augustine’s favorite eateries, Gypsy Cab Co., and their shared passion for great food and the dream of owning their own restaurant brought this winning duo together. The result is Purple Olive Bistro, which the Kenneys opened in 2004, a stylish and casual restaurant featuring a unique menu that highlights Kenney’s culinary skill.


  • Reviews

    Love the food, love the service. Everyone is always so accommodating. We always take our guests to Purple Olive because we know that they will not be disappointed. Everyone can enjoy a delicious meal no matter what type of diet you maintain. The food is always prepared and presented perfectly.

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    Chef is wonderful. Restaurant is tucked in a small shopping center. Ambiance does not fit menu.

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    This is our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine. Excellent chef with creative choices. I love the way they prepare fish and the Hurricane dessert is the best ever.

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    We were looking so forward to going to this restaurant when our hotel recommended it and told us 2 for 1 specials on Wed. Our waiter did not mention the 2 for 1 so I asked him and he said we cannot get it without a coupon. I did not see any coupons of this nature in all the restaurant magazines/brochures only 10% off two entrees. I guess this is something only the locals know about. Not wanting to pay double for these specials, we had the early bird. I had chicken parmesion which was very good, but the vegetables were under cooked and tastless. My husband said the same thing about the vegetables. We will not be returning to this restaurant on our next trip.

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    Had them cater my wedding. Did a wonderful job with service and food.

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