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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
17278944429
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 48
    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
Great Food and Great Location

This is a very nice waterfront restaurant located on a Marina and is very convenient to the Museum of Fine Arts and downtown St. Petersburg. The prices were a little high, but the quality of the food seemed to be very fresh and the service was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
oceanadventurerPADI
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice waterfront restaurant located on a Marina and is very convenient to the Museum of Fine Arts and downtown St. Petersburg. The prices were a little high, but the quality of the food seemed to be very fresh and the service was very good.

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is delicious and the attention is right. We had different dishes and we weren't dissatisfied. I'd like to return in a not rainy day to enjoy the waterfront that they show off.

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Thank Alejandro M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the eggs benedict and they were prepared to perfection. The coffee was fresh and piping hot, and the service was great. I sat at the bar and had an interesting conversation with a local inhabitant. The waterfront view was a great bonus.

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Thank MIKKAVON
ypsilanti
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290 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The usual Florida menu with fish face, quesadilla, salads but with fresher and more carefully prepared sauces and veggies.

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Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Kansas City, Missouri
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends here and weren't disappointed. Loved eating out on a patio on the marina watching the boats go by. Our server was good (not too much hovering, but did check in occasionally). I got the spinach salad and loved it. My husband got the shrimp & grits and was pleased. I would stop by again.

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Thank Beckasdream
Annapolis, Maryland
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to sit on the waterfront and have a meal. I went mid-morning on a Saturday; no crowds; service was good. Waitress was very nice. Omelet arrived hot, a good size, and made to order with potatoes on the side. Food was as good as one would expect, but not exceptional. The touted Bloody Mary arrived looking exceptionally appealing; the... More 

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Thank LadyinMotion
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently there for lunch and we did not have alcohol. I mention that because some of the more negative reviews focus on the cost of dinner and the poor alcohol beverages. My wife and I had two different salads for lunch and thought they were quiet good. I also thought the price of the salads was very typical... More 

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Thank George A R
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place we ate at during our visit to St. Pete. We enjoyed having lunch outside. Our bloody marys were good, but nothing special. The mahi sandwich was fresh, but not very flavorful (we asked for no onions, but it came loaded with onions), but bun was very good. The ahi tuna was good and had a... More 

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Thank Nikky M
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first impression was not the best: The young blond maitre-d' didn't acknowledge our presence even though we said "good afternoon" and were in front of her because she was busy chatting with a couple of waiters. Food and drinks: The mojito (for which I was going to be charged double because I asked for better rum), was terrible, with... More 

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Thank MigdaR
Moscow, Russia
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely located. Good food. Questionable Service. Almost the only place for lunch at the waterfront. Generally nice. But our waiter did almost everything wrong and really mixed everything. Hopefully if was just our personal bad luck.

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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: 17278944429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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