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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 #243 of 724 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant was good but average. The pulled pork wrap I had was a little too sweet and it was beyond messy. The ice tea was like brown water and they brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert, their loss. The waitress was nice enough but barely. Average, average, and average. The view of the harbor was OK... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped here for food because we noticed it had a lovely view of the harbour. Both had a chicken Caesar salad which was nice. Would return if in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went there for sandwich/burger and a beer. Sat outside with great view of marina. Menu seems quite limited for lunch. I had turkey club sandwich (decent) and hubby had cheeseburger (decent). Kind of hard to screw up basics like that. Service was good.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fresco's has a wonderful location on the St. Petersburg waterfront with tables on a verandah. It's a great place for tourists to relax with a drink and enjoy the ambiance - but not to eat. Service was great but the food not as I ordered and not as presented on the menu. Imagine orange "hollandaise" without a hint of orange... More

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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315 reviews 315 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I think the title covers it all: Great service - we had a group of 17 - they made up a table directly, served us drinks right away. Our hostess was right on the stick, nice smile and very efficient. A late couple joined us, - no trouble, and connected another table directly - they even brought over a huge... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon this place for drinks during the day, it was really busy and when we saw the food we thought it looked good so we decided to stay for lunch. I'll admit they do have nice views over the marina but we waited ages for our food even after checking with various members of staff. The below average... More

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HURRCANE,WV
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A group of my friends and fellow travelers ate here on a Sunday evening and the food was very tasty. It seemed to take a while for the food to be prepared and we were not all served at once, but the place was very busy with customers so such things can be expected and forgiven from time to time.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If your looking for the best view in Downtown St Pete. this is it. great atmosphere. Food was great at one time. Went down tubes. Now getting better. Prices fair. Must try it will be worth it.

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Timmins
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stopped in at the Chamber of Commerce and asked where there was a good place for an afternoon break and drink. Right away the girl told us to go to Fresco's and sit outside by the marina. We walked down and found this little hideaway by the marina. Right away we loved the location and were escorted to a table... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a great cafe if you fancy sitting outside by the marina watching the fish, birds and boats. Have visited it a few times over the years and it provides for a very pleasant half-hour break - particularly when the weather is good. It is suitable for everyone/families.

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