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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
727-894-4429
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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  • 57
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this Place

The food is always outstanding and the location at the marina is wonderful. Not fancy but looks like a waterfront restaurant should look like!! One of the best fish restaurants in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
robertandlynell
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St Petersburg,Florida
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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St Petersburg,Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is always outstanding and the location at the marina is wonderful. Not fancy but looks like a waterfront restaurant should look like!! One of the best fish restaurants in town.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at Frescos. While the food was good, the view of the water was the main attraction. Outdoor seating is best! The acoustics inside make for a very noisy experience. The food was good and worth the money!

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Monroe, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

my family and I were very impressed with the excellent food and friendly service by the staff at frescos we attended this restaurant last weekend for a wedding reception dinner and couldn't believe how wonderful the food was the wait staff and made her D were very friendly and helpful and let us know about the different kinds of items... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great location, but the food had so much garlic I am sure we kept all the vampires away from St Pete that night! (Not to mention everybody else!) I love garlic but seriously? Also we had the worst waitress ever. Go for the location, but not much else.

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New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch on a bright sunny day. Waterfront seating available (just make sure you get a shady spot). Service was excellent but food so just good. Pulled pork sandwich was not your typical BBQ style but somewhat tasty nonetheless. Fries are heavily salted so ask for no salt if you need to. Coke had very little syrup and when... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Been to Fresco twice now. Besides the fabulous view and great outside seating, the food is fabulous! The service is right on! The mixed beverages are made fresh. All around great place! To burn those calories afterwards, across the way, shopping! Blocks and blocks! Try it here, you will not be disappointed. Reasonable priced.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

No brainer - lovely waterfront setting, excellent burgers, great Bloody Mary, great steak portabella wrap and lobster bisque. Causal, good service great food. 'Nuf said.

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Bangor, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fresco's is reasonably priced and did have fresh mahi and grouper -- two in our party had those and they were good -- they offer multiple options for preparation/sauces and I had an interesting Sweet and Spicy preparation; I also had a nice salad and they offered to sub that as a side for me, which was very nice and... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've been here several times over several years and have never been disappointed. I recently went for lunch with my friend and had a great meal of rainbow trout, Great price and it came with a salad and a side of broocolini, nice healthy delicious lunch. The view is terrific, always pleasant to be sitting outside in the sun. The... More 

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Mills River, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a great location at the foot of the St. Petersburg Pier in downtown. My wife and I decided to have lunch here after a Saturday morning Market visit. I had the grouper sandwich and my wife had a salad and chowder. We were both very happy with the meal. You can't beat the location and it's always nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-894-4429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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