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“What a location!”

Bongos Beachside Bistro
Ranked #13 of 146 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!!
Boston
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a location!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Great coconut chicken fingers ($10) & virgin pina colada...plus, the location can't be beat. We had our feet in the sand while we dined, with great background music and the sound of waves crashing behind us. What more can you ask for?

Visited March 2013
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Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Watch out for the birds!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The food and service were good here and it is reasonably priced. You can eat with your feet in the sand, but watch out for the birds...they dive bomb you! We mentioned to one of the female servers that they should have the wires over the eating area and she said there was no place to tie them. Really? There are about 25 palm trees around the tables! If you are there, say "hello" to waiter Basilio, who is hilarious!

Visited March 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We love Bongos!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We're locals and this is our favorite beach bar. The atmosphere is unlike anything else on the beach. Relaxing, beautiful and fun. Sit at a table with your feet in the sand, sit at the bar, or (our favorite) sit in the comfortable, couch/lounge-like area, kick off your shoes and enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and the wonderful live music. What a great place to enjoy a beautiful sunset (with free sunset shooters!) At dusk they light the tiki torches and bring out the lanterns. Very romantic.

Thanks Janie and Lenny (the wonderful musicians) and Linda and Mary Lou (our favorite servers) for making this our much anticipated Sunday afternoon ritual.

  • Visited March 2013
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Truly a Great Beach Bar/Restaurant”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We were here 3 times, once in early February when it was warm and twice in March when it was cold. The live music is always good. Service is a little slow, but that is okay. We are on vacation. Slow down!! My hubby and I have no complaints about the food. Very good.

  • Visited March 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Horrible weak drinks”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Was so disappointed with the service and drinks. I don't think they put anything in the drinks and the Asian bartender was not friendly at all.

Visited February 2013
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