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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Clearwater, Florida
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the outdoor seating area. Beautiful views of the waterfront marina. We watched the storm rolling in and our waiter made sure to serve us quickly and efficiently so that we were able to have a nice dinner and beat the storm. My husband said the swordfish was good and he would order it again. I had the blackened shrimp... More 

Thank swmom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch on Saturday outside and had to be moved in because of rain. Inside not so great Outside is beautiful. Food was good. First Mahi sandwich was terrible but got them to cook me another one which was fabulous. We ate breakfast the next morning and I had the Benedict Oscar amazing and my spouse had the steak... More 

Thank territaus1
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Frescos for Sunday Brunch. Really nice views of boats coming and going, friendly service and a decent selection of Brunch options. Around 12 eggs benedict selection mine served on NY strip. Well worth a visit

Thank MartynG_11
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to grab a bite on the pier and watch the marina. Meal was good. Indoor and outdoor seating available. A little humid but very relaxing. Prices mid range.

Thank deeNortheast
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got in and wanted to get a bite to relax and take in the surroundings and that is what this place was perfect for. We got the Ceviche and Calimari appetizers. The Ceviche was excellent and very large. The calimari was just as good. We actually had already order a pasta dish with mussels to share which we wouldn't... More 

Thank jeff1202015
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted with a smile. That person (Brandon) attached to the smile turned out to be our server for a birthday brunch. Both the service and the food was fantastic. Brandon handled our large party well with many cocktails flowing and lots of food choices to be had. The Western Omelette... More 

Thank EdwinJH
St. Petersburg, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of seating outside and some inside. Fresco's has a nice waterview limited waterview inside as most of waterview is outside seating. There is a small bar outside as well and fans to help keep it cool in FL's hot summers. We sat inside (a/c) and had a limited waterview but still nice. We had the Lobster Bisque soup,Yucatan Spring... More 

Thank vhughes6839
South Carolina
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our meal with smoked fish which was OK, not the best that I have had but not the worst. We also had the shrimp scampi and that as absolutely the best we have had. Next came the lobster ravioli which was also not bad and a turkey club.

Thank SCSunkist
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the dining experience here, I wanted to give 4.5 star but can't , everything was good except we didn't like the ceviche! It is waterfront with great view of the boats, really a treat during sunset ! We received great service from our waiter who was very friendly and prompt, when he found out we want to share... More 

Thank OhYa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanna get sick? Order the calamari pan seared. They will serve it soaked with milk. Send it back and they will send it right back deep fried with attitude yake it or leave it!! Not a good experience! Wont be back

Thank MadTripster
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

We apologize for your experience, this review was brought to the management's attention. I see the item you ordered is not on our menu, we do our best to accommodate all of our customers modifications. Normally we do not prepare our calamari this way, sorry it wasn't to your liking. We would love for you to come back and try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 17278944429
Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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