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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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  • 49
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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
Beautiful Bistro

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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198 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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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Monroe, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

my family and I were very impressed with the excellent food and friendly service by the staff at frescos we attended this restaurant last weekend for a wedding reception dinner and couldn't believe how wonderful the food was the wait staff and made her D were very friendly and helpful and let us know about the different kinds of items... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great location, but the food had so much garlic I am sure we kept all the vampires away from St Pete that night! (Not to mention everybody else!) I love garlic but seriously? Also we had the worst waitress ever. Go for the location, but not much else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch on a bright sunny day. Waterfront seating available (just make sure you get a shady spot). Service was excellent but food so just good. Pulled pork sandwich was not your typical BBQ style but somewhat tasty nonetheless. Fries are heavily salted so ask for no salt if you need to. Coke had very little syrup and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Been to Fresco twice now. Besides the fabulous view and great outside seating, the food is fabulous! The service is right on! The mixed beverages are made fresh. All around great place! To burn those calories afterwards, across the way, shopping! Blocks and blocks! Try it here, you will not be disappointed. Reasonable priced.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?