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“Great soup on a rainy night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
727-894-4429
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Ranked #243 of 745 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg
Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great soup on a rainy night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The soup was hot and tasty, and hit the spot on a cold, rainy night. The shrimp was really tasty. Our waitress was working hard, and she made us feel at home. The key lime pie was so-so.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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214 reviews 214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“We would return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Our hotel manager recommended an area where we could have dinner and watch the sunset. We could eat dinner in that area, BUT there were no restaurants in the area that faced west......so no sunset.

However, we had many dining choices. We chose Fresco's because it had outdoor seating overlooking the boats..................a good choice................so, request outdoor seating if the weather permits.

The restaurant has a good menu, including seafood choices and a good selection of beer and wine.

When in Florida, we always seek out seafood...............we enjoyed Mahi Mahi and Black Grouper.

Both dishes were well-prepared and tasty and the service was good. Pricing was fair with our meals in the $18.00 to $20.00 range............special beers were priced at $5.00.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Loved the atmosphere and the food. Overlooking the water and watching the boats go in and out was nice. Food was good, we just had lunch. Service was very good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Humboldt
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“We'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We started with the tuna appetizer: amazing.

My husband had the grouper: spectacular.

I had the shrimp scampi pasta: outstanding.

The service was great. The view was wonderful. There is nothing bad to say about this place. It is conveniently located to the museum of history, as well as variety of clubs on Central Avenue.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We came across this "Bistro" by accident & very pleased for doing so. We dined outside overlooking the water & watching the boats. A very dog friendly restaurant which we love & we will definitely be back to eat on our next trip back to St. Pete. The food was terrific. My husband had the steak sandwich & I Had a burger. One of the best I have ever eaten.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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