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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
727-894-4429
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Ranked #249 of 725 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Thought we would checkout Downtown St petersburg came across Fresco by the harbour. To say the whole experience was disappointing was an understatement. I had to ask the waitress for some bread and what I received was the cheapest bread rolls I had seen in a restaurant. My wife's fish dish of seabass was incredibly small with basic plain white... More

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Novi, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lived in St. Petersburg for 5 years. Been there many times hoping they would get their act together reading food but has not happened. This is a great place for a drink because of the close proximity to the marina...but for food no...go someplace else...far superior choices in downtown St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After receiving a bogo coupon in the mail, decided to give this restaurant another try. Especially, as it's one of the few St Pete restaurants overlooking seven miles of bay waterfront in downtown. Hostess was distracted and sat us near the bar that allowed smoking, even after advising her that I had an auto-immune disorder that made the choice dangerous.... More

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Navarre, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is definitely one of the best places downtown for drinks and a great water view. Food is just ok - so don't go here for that (you have many other better options downtown). However - you can't beat this view. Service was really good!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was looking for a place to eat near my hotel and thought I would check this place out. I choose to sit on the deck overlooking the water. The service was decent, was not ready to order and the waitress was attentive yet not bothersome while having a drink and trying to figure out what to eat. Ordered the Lobster... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food was fine, its nothing too fancy and I don't think the prices make it seem to be something it isn't... but I am not sure if it was the location right on the docks (not that its uncommon in Florida) but this particular restaurant had a funky smell while sitting outside. The view was great though, looking out... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

The service was indescribable. It was like being served by teenage girls, who could be bothered to serve you I between looking at themselves in a mirror. They begrudgingly supplied drinks in between 'checking' themselves, then expected the $6 dollar change to be a tip! And it smelt bad.

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Port Richey, Florida, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Being from Florida, we were spending a few days in our RV camping at Fort Desoto and wanted to take in the city of St. Petersburg. Wee had lunch at Fresco and we both ordered their grouper sandwich. The sandwich was good but fell short on the amount of fish in the sandwich for a $14.00 sandwich, but the view... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A casual stroll liking for a drink and a little good brought us here. Lindsay was an outstanding server in 90 degree Florida heat with a small as big as the Ultimate Margarita's. My spiced up Vegetable pasta was excellent and friends rated the salmon pesto flatbread and black and blue ahi as top shelf, like the Ultimate Margarita's. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant was good but average. The pulled pork wrap I had was a little too sweet and it was beyond messy. The ice tea was like brown water and they brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert, their loss. The waitress was nice enough but barely. Average, average, and average. The view of the harbor was OK... More

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