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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 #269 of 725 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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English first
Hudson, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

After reading some of the posted reviews, I was not going to try this place. I am glad that I went anyway. We sat outside and looked out at the beautiful boats on the water. Our service was great. The beer was served in frosted glasses and the food was very good. We had a spinach salad and the grilled... More

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Largo, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We bought a Groupon to dine here having never heard of it before. As the Groupon was about to expire we decided to try it out, and as usual I did a quick peek on TA to see what other diners were saying. I was surprised at the amount of negative reviews but thought I would keep an open mind.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

With so many places to eat in St Pete, it's often difficult to try someplace new. I had actually purchased a Groupon for this place and decided to try it with my sweetheart for a date night. The evening was raining but the restaurant and service was inviting. We enjoyed blacked shrimp and the portabella tower. The food was fantastic... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place looks great until you eat there. The food is aggressively mediocre and no one is at the helm, management wise. This place is run by college kids with no desire to do their job. They have a bad attitude and no idea how to run a business. There are soo many better options in ST Pete. Don't waste... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

It's lovely to sit here on a sunny day with a drink in your hand, watching the marina. And with the slow service we had in a half full restaurant, that's what we did. The food, when it finally came was not bad, but nothing special. Honestly, I could have made better food at home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Food was just OK. There is an outdoor patio that overlooks the water. The service was very good and there was reasonably priced wine. There is some parking reserved for the restaurant, which was good.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place definitely deserves a higher TA rating. The food was good and service was awesome. This place has a great view and food was priced just right.

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Madeira Beach, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited Fresco's with a group of family members. Out of 8 meals and some appetizers only one meal was even close to noteworthy in a positive manner. The rest of the experience was totally forgettable, and forgetting it would be the best thing that could happen. Service, while the servers were quite friendly, was super-slow. Food was most certainly not... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our first time at Fresco's; we enjoyed a table on the patio overlooking the marina. Although the service was slow to start, our food and drinks were good and we ended up having a nice time. We shared a couple of appetizers and a sandwich, and will definitely be back to try their brunch!

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St. Petersburg, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fresco's is a good spot to sit outdoors and enjoy the view. There are a variety of dishes to choose from and every one I have had has been delish. Also go for brunch. The shrimp & grits are the best I've had. The fritatas are bountiful. The salads are fresh and plentiful.

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