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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Good Place to eat but expensive

We boated in and tied up at the city pier. Walked over and got seated in about ten minutes. Beer was cold (very hot day) and our waitress was fast and funny. Food was good, fish in particular, while my brother opted for a Hamburger. He was disappointed, overcooked and not properly blackend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jim H
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Gulfport, Florida
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Gulfport, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We boated in and tied up at the city pier. Walked over and got seated in about ten minutes. Beer was cold (very hot day) and our waitress was fast and funny. Food was good, fish in particular, while my brother opted for a Hamburger. He was disappointed, overcooked and not properly blackend. His fries were good. My house salad... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner at sunset on the deck. Our server Jess was accommodating and fast and the food and Ultimate Margarita were both outstanding. I forgot my credit card but they had it waiting for me when I came to pick it up next morning.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a lovely spot to eat. We had a late lunch here recently. The view is great and the atmosphere is relaxed. The menu has decent variety and some interesting dishes. The staff is very friendly and attentive. It isn't cheap, but the view and the food makes it worth it. The desserts were just ok. I'd get an extra... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Everything was set up timely and adjustments were made when requested. A variety of things were available on the menu to cater to everyone. Cocktails were great!

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Tampa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We dined here Saturday, July 11th, 2015 around 4pm because we needed the shelter of the St. Pete harbor. We were boating just off downtown St. Pete when a nasty storm popped up and we needed to dock. We tied the boat on the community docks and headed--completely soaking wet to Fresco's (along with another boat of people behind us).... More 

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Frescoswaterfront1, General Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

We love boats and boaters. Sorry you had a bad boat day. Sometimes storms pop out of nowhere. Unfortunately we as managers have to make difficult decisions about weather, safety, and health which don't change because it's raining very hard. Usually these are times when it is most important. Hope you can understand that and give us another try some... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stopped in for lunch today, we were specifically looking for a place on the water. It was fun to see the boats in the marina. The service was excellent, we were seated right away, our food was very good. Had a great drink, the Strawberry Lemonade. We will definitely good back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Went for brunch and they had a lot of great choices. Several different types of eggs Benedict (my favorite). Ive had the lobster benedict in the past, but i just got the regular version this time. Both are delicious. Would definitely recommend it. May be a bit pricey and it gets hot out on the deck. If you sit inside,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fresco's is on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg. Food is fresh and good. It is accessible by boat with public docking next to the restaurant for $1 per hour. Indoor and outdoor seating that is pet friendly

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped in here quickly before going on a dolphin cruise. We ordered a sandwich between us which came really quickly and was delicious. Our waitress was just lovely and sat us near a fan as it was a super hot day. We enjoyed watching the boats while we ate, it was great.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The location of this restaurant is the best. I wish we could have sat outside but it was just too hot and humid. Sitting in the inside probably wasn't a better choice. We were seated by the window next to the outside bar and the window was disgustingly dirty. I'm not sure if it has never been washed or the... More 

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Additional Information about Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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

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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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