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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 #256 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

So after reading several poor reviews, I was hesitant to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I have a feeling the people who write the bad reviews are just bitter, angry people that have nothing better to do. And if you think I'm taking about you, I probably am. Sat at the bar, service was great, he told... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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