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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
08:00 - 22:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

been going here for several years. Please take a detour a block off of beach drive to find a classic marina view, away from the man-buns to have an elegant, yet easy going meal~

Thank Maggie S
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

John and Maria teamed up to gave us great service today. Kids love coming here due to the great food and relax ambience. The only water front restaurant downtown delivers tasty food and awesome drinks. My little one always get a Shirley Temple with cherry on top!, what a treat. My blacked Salmon was delicious with a savory dill butter... More 

Thank Jazfoodie
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the coldest day for 2 years. But the food that was served was also cold. Cold bacon, cold toast, cold waffles.... I'm sure it was all precooked, but should have been warm when served. Great view. Will come back when the weather is better and we can sit outside.

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

I am so sorry to hear that your food wasn't to your liking, we cook everything to order so I am shocked to hear that. No one likes cold food or cold weather! We would love to make it up to you so please come back and see us. More 

Egg Harbor Township
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for drinks but food nothing special. Very noisy by the bar but we chose to sit closer to the front of the patio away from most people. Weather was perfect, sadly the food and service were not. Shame for such a great location.

1 Thank Elizabeth H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this restaurant, we experienced excellent service, a good breakfast selectionbwhich was reasonably priced and a beautiful setting. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to this restaurant.

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

Thanks for the great feedback Caryn! It's always nice hearing our customers say they will be back! More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch on my way to visit museum. Nice outdoor seating, but the food was just OK. Ordered a grouper sandwich (fish) And it was very fishy which means it wasn't fresh. My lunch partner ordered a chicken wrap and that was on the small size. Overall just ok.

Ocala, Florida, United States
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810 reviews
627 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some confusion when we all showed up an hour before our reservations, but the crew worked together and got seats for everyone, all twenty-two of us! Great job. Ordering was effiecent, drinks served promptly, food ordered an came out in good order. I'd say they did a great job. We'll come back.

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

I'm very pleased to hear that our staff worked hard to make your dining experience with us memorable. We love hearing our customers say "We'll come back." Thanks for the great feedback! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant sits right on the water among beautiful yachts. The food is ok, the staff is ok, but the view and location is unbeatable. Worth a visit.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We are always trying to improve to make our customers happy. We would love to see you back here! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ali (manager) and Marcus (General Manager) were the rudest people in the restaurant business I had ever met. It is astounding they still have business. Clearly their customers are tourists. Locals would not step foot there. So consider this post as your warning. Do not eat here! Service is deplorable. St Pete offers dozens of phenomenal spots to eat. Do... More 

Thank AnnaCelia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never ever waited so long for a waitress to take my order. Then wait for the drinks and food. Service not good at all. Food just ok. Still waiting for the right check😭

Thank Sandra S

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?