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Bongos Beachside Bistro

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5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2408
+1 727-360-1811
11:00 - 03:00
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a number of times and food and service has always been good, i was eating alone and had a table for two at the end of the decking, drinks and food come out promptly, within minutes there were gulls hovering trying to take my food off the plate if i turned my back for a second, they do... More 

Thank hunkl
St Petersburg
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have lunch near the beach. Bongo's seemed to fit the bill. We were given a blue sheet of paper with a warning that our car would be towed if we failed to respond to reoccurring announcements over the public address. What? We seated ourselves at a table for four near the beach. It was hot and there... More 

Thank rick m
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is excellent and prices are average. They have music almost nightly and the sunsets are beautiful. If you are staying at a hotel near Bongos, I suggest walking on the beach to get there.

Thank Jeff P
Dartmouth, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there a few times on our recent stay to St Pete Beach and also on other trips. Always had good food and service and there are a variety of places to sit. This visit, we enjoyed sitting beachside with our toes in the sand. Live music was great too!

Thank audreyvk2
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the food here and the view was tremendous. Staff was friendly and attentive. We got to hear some good music and even see a few short weddings. We'll definitely be back for the food.

Thank Mike H
Hollis, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great location for lunch or dinner outside. Plenty of shade if needed. Food was great and service was quick. There is a wait at dinner but worth it with live music and a bar.

Thank Troopleader03049
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the beach (sand at your feet). Service was fine. Menu varied enough. Decent salads; suggest adding fish or shrimp. Large portions. Not 'fit for foodies' but good overall. An added bonus was the black snake that sauntered through the sand, cruising by peoples feet at their tables, creating a 'Wave" at the restaurant accompanied by squeals from the... More 

Thank Michael S
Elk Grove, Ill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of ocean, many choices of various kinds of food - all plentiful & delicious. good soft music from 11am --11pm

Thank RobertElkGrove_Ill
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to enjoying the absolutely BEAUTIFUL St. Pete Beach, we stumbled along Bongo's Beachside Bistro. The large white umbrellas over the tables touching the sand really caught our eye. The live music in the lounging area was perfect and could be heard throughout the dining area. The food and service was exactly what we were looking for. Our frozen... More 

Thank agreen432
Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married in St Pete and stayed at the Grand Plaza Hotel where Bongos is. It was a great place. We had delicious drinks and bar snacks before hitting the beach. Then went back after dinner for more drinkies and to listen to the live music. Was such an awesome vibe

Thank Jlynne1781

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Pete Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 727-360-1811
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!!

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