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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
+1 727-894-4429
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for dinner and sat outdoors on the water amongst a dozen or so tables. The wait staff was prompt and courteous, and very knowledgeable about the food and wines available. The inexpensive Malbec and Pinot were very nice in the sea air, but they were out of Shiraz. We had three different dinners, all delicious. The portions are... More 

Thank John K
Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casual place to dine close to the marina. We had sea bass - and it was just delicisous. And the King Estate Pinot Gris from Oregan was the right choice for that course. The waitress was friendly.

Thank Gabriele D
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157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with family - 2 babies - early on Saturday. Staff got us high chairs and place mats and crayons for the children to color. We sat outside. There were families with children and with dogs. The food is very good and not expensive and our waitress was very very nice and efficient. Bathroom not great. Would recommend.

Thank CTNan
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location relative to the harbor. Ridiculous location relative to the garbage cans. We were near nausea on two occasions as the wind shifted. The place literally stinks and we had to leave and come back later. Good service. Adequate food. Great location. Lots of parking. Just make sure you use the bathroom before you get there and bring... More 

Thank Gene M
Englewood, Florida
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is amazing sit outside and look at the marina ,watch people walking by it's so pretty and I'm a vegetarian I ordered the vegetarian pasta with squash and portobello mushrooms and I modified it instead of the cream sauce I got marinara and it was so good!!!! Friendly staff, Great service!!!

Thank Goldylox3
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are what make the place. Food is decent. Staff are slow. When I left I expected to see a full house due to the timeliness, or lack there of, but it was not even half full and there were plenty of staff standing around. If not for the pretty views, I would've rated lower.

Thank mrsripp77
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day to enjoy some pancakes and bloody Mary's while soaking up some sun. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and a short walk to the beach afterward. If you get the chance go here. It was very pleasant.

Thank spetty1450
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here after St. Petersburg Saturday market. Bit pricey but great food, good drinks and great service. The view is outstanding. Sit outside and catch some rays and enjoy view.

Thank Karen G
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and drinks. Everything was tasty. Most of the time I order fish. Always good. Mussels were good, but a bit small. Lobster bisque was good. Only one suggestion, servers need to know their wines a bit better and to know what a "port wine" is... other than that he was a good waiter and beautiful to sit by... More 

Thank cher h
Atlanta, Georgia
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I'm guessing about every entree has $2 tacked onto it for the view. We found the food to be average and not very exciting. It was really run of the mill food service choices and no "chef" creations. The food is a little over priced and average. If you like boats, you can't beat the view. This restaurant is being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-894-4429
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?