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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 #231 of 710 restaurants in St. Petersburg
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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English first
South Florida, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit to the St. Pete area and also to Frescos. The service was exceptional - Thank you Adam- and the food was good. The garlic mussels were delicious as it was the grouper pomodoro. Prices are middle of the road, but worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This place had it all. I had the lobster eggs benedict, with their signature bloody mary and we sat right on the deck on the St Pete's marina. It was a magical breakfast...relaxing and delicious. It gets busy, but get a drink and wait. It's worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Cute location on the marina. Went there for breakfast. We liked the food.. didn't love it but is was pretty good. The table we had did not have an umbrella during breakfast and the sun was burning us up. The service was good and I like that they allowed dogs.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Someone recommended this place. It was packed with a wait for outside so we decided to sit inside- bad decision the inside was unkept, a bit dirty with very young kids sitting at the bar they were loud and obnoxious. It was warm and sticky inside. The brunch menu was pathetic, very boring. A waitress didn't come over in 15... More

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TREASURE ISLAND
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I went to my favorite restaurant in downtown St. Pete with my girlfriend for my favorite Clearly Cosmopolitan martini. As we were leaving, the manager screamed across the patio that we had not paid our bill. I assured him our bill was paid and the tab was on the table. As we proceeded to the front, he ran after us... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As a local resident, my wife and I decided to dine at Frescos. The food and service were pretty good, but during our dining a group of teenagers sat next to us. One of the teenagers decided they needed a pen and reached over and opened our check carrier. My wife told him our check is none of his business.... More

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Osprey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and have really enjoyed it. Waterfront deck at the Marina. It is a busy place so service varies, not so different than most places. Tuna ahi ahi appetizer was very fresh. Caprese Tomato Salad very fresh with a thick balsamic dressing that was excellent. It's fun watching the boats come and people watching.... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

LAME MENUE... (more suitable to suit a standard bar than an upscale pier restaurant) SUBSTANDARD SERVICE... ( food took forever & server checked in long after delivered) POOR MANAGEMENT... (manager surprisingly admitted that server was new/unexperienced, funny how this and the item sent back didnt get much more than an apology) BAD FOOD...Mussel appetizer was horribly lemony that one could... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great views very good drinks and service. Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary's fantastic start to any adventure!

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North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We ate here twice during a recent visit both time at night. Ambiance was great as the outside deck is right in the marina, literally! Had several dishes over the two meals and all were good. For those of you who are not "adventurous" eaters the petite sirloin is excellent!

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