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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 #242 of 726 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped here for food because we noticed it had a lovely view of the harbour. Both had a chicken Caesar salad which was nice. Would return if in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went there for sandwich/burger and a beer. Sat outside with great view of marina. Menu seems quite limited for lunch. I had turkey club sandwich (decent) and hubby had cheeseburger (decent). Kind of hard to screw up basics like that. Service was good.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fresco's has a wonderful location on the St. Petersburg waterfront with tables on a verandah. It's a great place for tourists to relax with a drink and enjoy the ambiance - but not to eat. Service was great but the food not as I ordered and not as presented on the menu. Imagine orange "hollandaise" without a hint of orange... More

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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330 reviews 330 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I think the title covers it all: Great service - we had a group of 17 - they made up a table directly, served us drinks right away. Our hostess was right on the stick, nice smile and very efficient. A late couple joined us, - no trouble, and connected another table directly - they even brought over a huge... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon this place for drinks during the day, it was really busy and when we saw the food we thought it looked good so we decided to stay for lunch. I'll admit they do have nice views over the marina but we waited ages for our food even after checking with various members of staff. The below average... More

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HURRCANE,WV
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A group of my friends and fellow travelers ate here on a Sunday evening and the food was very tasty. It seemed to take a while for the food to be prepared and we were not all served at once, but the place was very busy with customers so such things can be expected and forgiven from time to time.... More

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