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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Lunch before Dali!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Julie B
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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Central Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were in St. Petersburg during what was described as a cold snap. Of course the temperatures were fifty degrees warmer than north of the Mason Dixon line, so everything's relative. The selections were varied; I accepted the server's recommendations on seafood and was duly impressed, as were the steak eaters. People at our table raved about the Mohitos. The... More 

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Doral, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a pleasant restaurant for lunch on a beautiful day in St, Petersburg. Strongly recommend this place. We were sitted in the outside terrace next to the wáterfront... the food was superior. I had a Red Corbina Chouder, and Garlic Shrimps over angel hair pasta. My wife had the Lobster Ravioli in a vodka cream sauce... the service was very... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

In a day trip to St. Pete we chose Fresco's because of its marina front location. It was a busy Sunday morning but we were quickly shown to an outdoor table with a great view over the marina. There was a good choice of craft beers on tap including Sweet Water 420 and St Pete's Orange Wheat. We ate from... More 

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Miami
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143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

the menu extremelly poor and the food so so, the point is outstanding, deserve a better menu and food, for beer is OK, food try something else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Seems to be a pretty consistent experience. Nothing over the top. Great service whether at a table or the bar. Kitchen time could improve but wait staff keep on top of it.

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Largo, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have eaten here on several occasions and find Fresco's a decent place for lunch or dinner with a more casual flair. From appetizers, salads, sandwiches and seafood dinners. Most recently had their tomato basil soup and pulled pork sandwich and was very pleased with the meal. Friends had grouper sandwich which they enjoyed. Service was a little slow, but... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?