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“Excellent Food, Cold Drinks, Great Music”

Bongos Beachside Bistro
Ranked #11 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!!
Chicago, IL
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“Excellent Food, Cold Drinks, Great Music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We went out to two other restaurants when we first arrived from Chicago for our vacation. After our first afternoon and night at Bongos, we made it our home for lunch and supper for our entire vacation. No better place for food, drinks, music, and beach scenes mid-day or sunsets. Service was excellent. Really enjoyed the live music from so many different musicians. Someone new twice a day. Just excellent. Every appetizer or meal we had was memorable and drinks very cold...nothing better for a beach day. Yes, we'll be back. Chicago can not compete.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great Mai Tai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Another great lunch at Bongo's.The food was good. I had Clam Chowder and Chicken Ceasar. The 3 Mai Tia's then a little snooze in the sun. Great day.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Londonkim17
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Tonganoxie
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“The view of Gulf of Mexico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Right on the beach,service was excellent!Food was decent.Normal hotel prices.They have free Sunset Shooters,the sunsets from there are AMAZING!!

  • Visited April 2013
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St. Peterdburg, florida
2 reviews
“Great bar, bad music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Great bar and always have a good time but the music is a horrible choice for a tropical seen. Please change the station!

Visited April 2013
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Hendersonvile
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“The view would have 4 stars, the food only 3”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We loved that we had walked on the beach and could just sit down at a table, shoes or no shoes on the beach but the trio of scallops shrimp and fish dip was lacking so much. I do not think we will go back there but had to try it becauce the reviews were good. It just did not suit us at all.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jim's sweetheart
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