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Bongos Beachside Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
+1 727-360-1811
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Roger our bar keep was friendly and attentive. We tucked in on the far side of the bar (at the smaller back bar from the larger main bar) and had a nice view of the beach. Drinks were mixed well. Well done.

Thank mailo17
Leominster, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to Bongos for many years! I'm in Florida about 5-8 times a year and I go there probably everyday during my stay! :) The service by the bartenders Suzie, Jason and Danielle are always outstanding! The food is good too! :)

Thank AlwaysaBeachBUM2012
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Somebody with us over 80 years old was very dehydrated while we were doing a 2 mile beach walk from the Don Cesar. They signaled him over immediately and got the hotel manager. They gave him water for the fluids and some apple juice for vitamins. He could have passed out on the walk back. I am so so so... More 

Thank Hamptongourmet
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go here because of the vibe - it's right on the beach! No shoes required! The food is good, and music is often provided by real musicians. It's catch as catch can for a table, but once you're seated it's a deep chill, memorable meal with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico!

Thank OnlyOneWaytoParadise
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for a drink but sit at bar as most table servers have an attitude. Gave them a second chance and waited at table 15 minutes as servers went passed. Left and went to Crabby Bills which has incredible servers who care.

Thank JNS
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to sit on the beach or under the tiki hut for drinks and food. Service was very attentive at both places. Food was good portions and the drinks were excellent.

Thank danny701
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family LOVES this restaurant. We usually have 10 in our party (5 kids). We love going to Bongos because the adults can have a cocktail and the kids can play on the beach. The view is gorgeous. We also love to watch the beach weddings they have almost every night. Our favorite dishes are coconut shrimp, fish tacos, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many different areas to sit from in the sand tables to covered areas to bar area and couches. Keith (server) was so perfect. Hard working, not pushy, great suggestions. Try the "Hangover" burger (good marketing?) Bongos Sunset (drink) is excellent. Great job controlling the gulls. Always an issue :/

Thank swede52497
Columbus, Ohio
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My perfect lunch includes beer, beach and fish tacos. Bongos Beach Bistro had all theee. Toss in some good friends and a guy playing Paul Simon tunes on his guitar and you have the makings for a great after noon. Park in the garage down under the hotel.

Thank Melanie D
Manito, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good but it was great to find a places for kids to play on the beach while waiting for food and adults could listen to live music.

Thank Julie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Pete Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-360-1811
Bongos Beach Bar & Grill is located directly on the sandy beach behind the Grand Plaza Resort on St. Pete Beach. Enjoy live entertainment daily. Sip on your favorite tropical cocktail while you watch the beautiful sunset. Serving great appetizers, burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads and much more. Open daily 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Free WiFi. Free sunset shooters daily. A BEACHY LITTLE PLACE WITH A CASUAL PACE!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?