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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

) #58 of 675 Restaurants in St. Petersburg €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
+1 727-894-4429
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate at Fresco's for the first time and plan to go back often. The outdoor dining overlooking the marina is the perfect way to top off an afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg. The food and the service were excellent. The menu offered a variety...More

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was my fault really. I waited until the last minute to try and make a Friday night dinner reservation. When I searched Trip Advisor for restaurants, Fresco came up and had space available. The menu looked interesting and the location, right on the waterfront,...More

Thank LeeTSMI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bartender and food runner tried to make up for the terrible server. It is a one of kind when it comes to St. Pete but the server Chris gives the company a terrible name. Won't waste another minute on this review.

Thank christina c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner on a Sunday evening, seated quickly and Izabella was our server. Varied menu, starters, salads soups and a nice selection of entrees. Service was quick, we both ordered from the salad menu adding chicken to the Caesar and steak to the...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Located right on the water near the old pier in St. Petersburg it was a welcome change to downtown St Pete. Focused on seafood it offers a nice menu with a variety of preparing it and great taste....More

Thank coyote099
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Clean was the first thing I noticed, and were greeted right away. We were able to get a table, immediately, even though they seemed very busy. "Nathan" was our server, and was attentive, pleasant, and responded very well to all of our needs. Service was...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The grouper both grilled and blackened were great. My sister enjoyed the view. The service was good and the bathrooms were clean.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent and fresh food. Great service. Large portions. Would definitely return for another visit. If u love veggies try the carrot, zucchini, and squash style spaghetti. Delicious!

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I went there for the first time today, and had the blackened chicken with roasted potatoes, what a great meal. The chicken was seasoned beautifully, and I enjoyed every bite! my date enjoyed his grouper sandwich as well. For Gluten Free folks like me, there...More

Thank Josie R
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I dined here with a friend on a rainy Friday evening in May. We started at the bar inside but there was a fowl odor (think sewer) so we moved outside near the bar at a high top table. While inside the bartender was very...More

Thank Crizo1
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Questions & Answers
Maria R
3 February 2017|
Response from Marcus F |
One side. Potatoes,mix veg, seasonal veg, fruit, pineapple coleslaw, cucumber salad, French fries, tator tots, pasta salad, or soup of day.
3 September 2016|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as well as city lot across from the marina. Park there and enjoy the beautiful walk past the marina to the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

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