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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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11:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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  • 51
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  • 18
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  • 42
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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
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This is a hard review to write as we love this place for the view, location and staff. The food is usually quite good and they have a nice wine/drink menu. The problem lies in the fact that it is a WATERFRONT BISTRO and the only non-smoking area lies INSIDE. This is truly shocking in an urban... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
ShihTzuparents
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were in St. Pete for a wedding and ended up dining here 3 times. Each time was great - from service to drinks, appetizers and meals. We had a reservation for 7 people on a Sunday. Our party kept growing and they kept adding tables and chairs until we had 14 people seated. The staff was awesome and very... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a hard review to write as we love this place for the view, location and staff. The food is usually quite good and they have a nice wine/drink menu. The problem lies in the fact that it is a WATERFRONT BISTRO and the only non-smoking area lies INSIDE. This is truly shocking in an urban upscale area like... More 

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Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoyed just taking a break at Fresco's for a light lunch and a cool drink. The view in enjoyable, and the wait staff were all so attentive and enjoyable that added to the overall experience. Thank you, you can tell they enjoy working at Fresco's.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we'll start with the food. In our party of 6, 4 claimed VG 2 meh's. I really liked the salmon carbonara and recommend this dish if you go here. Others had fish sandwiches and liked them. One in our party had a steak and pasta dish that wasnt hot enough and the steak was overcooked. All food was pricey for... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our first visit to St Petersburg and stayed in this neighborhood. I have pretty good restaurant radar and since we had no knowledge of the area we chose this restaurant due to it being a hot afternoon and next to the marina. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the food. Service was good too. Were seated... More 

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Wrightsville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were @ pier and stopped in for Happy Hour. There were 6 of us. Bar was full and Happy Hour prices not available at seated tables. We had to stand around and drink our wine & beer. Staff was rude and acted as we were an inconvience

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Columbus, Ohio
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202 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stopped there twice over the course of a long weekend. Great food and drinks. Tasty and the staff is very friendly. Dog friendly restaurant. They even bring dog water bowls for your furry friend.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The food quality and quantity were spot on. The flavors were perfect! Atmosphere is relaxed but clean and enjoyable. I'll definitely be returning! Stopped for late lunch and had the Salmon Pesto. My wife had the Steak sandwich.

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St Petersburg,Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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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