Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

4.3
718 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Due to COVID_19 and demand, we are only accepting Walk Ins over the weekend. All Reservations will be for outdoor dining, if you have a preference to sit inside please make a note and we will do our best to accommodate. We validate parking for the sundial parking garage and there are 10 metered boat slips. We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 718 people are saying
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ScottR
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful day at this waterfront bistro!
Excellent service & delicious food.
Will return!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Scott! :)

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vipSjbailey
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor patio with plenty of tables, my Poke bowl was quite good.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much! We agree, the Poke Bowl is pretty great!

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Fritz
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was very accommodating regarding seating us. Food, grouper and red snapper, was outstanding. Service was remarkable. A very pleasant experience. Will return next year for sure.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic review Fritz! We cannot wait to have you back!!

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JaneH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried calamari there is the best among all the restaurants we have tried, the grouper bites also loveable. We love the views and sometimes you will be scared by the birds, but it's fine. Outdoor seating is another reason we love it there.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the review and compliments Jane! Hope to see you again soon!

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Ladii
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed this spot. The sangria is very good and that was my highlight outside of the waterfront view under the stars.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hello! Thank you for the compliments and we agree, the sangria is pretty amazing! Hope to see you soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Overall the food was good, but the wait staff seemed to be over busy. Too many things going on at once.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi there- Thank you for the review as we always appreciate customer feedback. We hope you decide to give us another try in the future.

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JAMESB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this reservation for my wife and I for Valentines day. We had an excellent time. The food was amazing. We ordered the Seafood platter to share. The menu says its for two people, but it could easily feed three. The blackened octopus was our favorite. Our waitress Keisha was great. We will be going back in the near future.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi James! Thank you for the great feedback and 5 star review! We will absolutely be sure to pass this along for Keisha and management to see :)

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, excellent service from Georgia.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We will definitely be sure to pass this along for Georgia and management to see :)

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vipPaulaO
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting outside and dining at Frescos. They have the best staff and food is fabulous. Always a pleasure ❤️

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Wow, thank you Paula! We are always happy to have you :)

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Monty
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Valentine's Day brunch at Fresco's. The food was absolutely fantastic, fresh seafood and creative brunch options. Cocktails were delicious and service was fine even as busy as it was. But nothing beat the ambience. Being on the deck by the water among the sailboats with a spectacular view was absolutely perfect.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for the great review Monty and we are so happy you decided to spend your Valentine's Day with us at Fresco's! Hope to see you again soon!

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about the food and service here!! Made for a delicious Valentines Day Brunch.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for spending your Valentine's Day with us and are so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience :) Stop in and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Portions were great.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our main entrees

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi there- If you could please leave us more detailed feedback, we would appreciate it so we can try to correct the situation. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you! Come on in and see us again soon!

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TeamCraig
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining option right at the entrance to the new St Pete Pier. Don’t overlook this restaurant just because it’s not one of the new ones - excellent service and food! Steak was cooked perfectly and had some nice specials for Valentine’s Day breakfast/brunch.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you spent your Valentine's Day with us :) Hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was on vacation when i visited and it was a great last stop before coming home!

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NellJ
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Frescos and enjoyed the views as well as my food. I’ll go back again.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

We are happy to have had you! Can't wait to see you again soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good and came out in less than 5 minutes. Great service as well.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you for the review! :)

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vipAdeptLifestyle
Atlanta
95 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great lunch at Fresco's on the water! Whether you are with a group or alone, there is something so nice about sitting looking out at the marina and the vast sky. The food and service here are good, and the prices are reasonable. I have never been for dinner, but for lunch I love their grouper items and the poke bowls.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for the compliments :) Come on in and try out our dinner menu, you won't be disappointed!

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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster roll and fries, grouper sandwich, drinks, water views, and service. Always a go to spot for lunch.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thank you very much! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. I was concerned that the tables were closer together than the CDC guidelines recommends. All of the restaurant staff did wear masks.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for the review and feedback. We take the CDC guidelines seriously and our restaurant is completely within the guidelines. We appreciate the compliments on food and service and hope you stop in and see us again soon!

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Jack
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Freco’s . My server Chris was great and he was very familiar with the menu. The food was excellent, prepared very well. I will definitely be returning to Freco’s.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 7, 2021

Wow, thank you SO much for the wonderful review Jack! We agree, Chris is AWESOME! We will absolutely make sure this gets passed along for management and Chris to see :)

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vipKeithW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

SERVER WAS ATTENTIVE AND SHE WAS PLEASANT. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND THE FOOD WAS VERY TASTY.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thank you Keith! We love to hear this :)

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WarrenB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location and view. Perfect place for lunch before visiting the Pier.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 7, 2021

Thanks Warren! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us!!

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BabaTDS
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, service was really good - but the table over by the corner of the deck was not ideal - a better table placement would have garnered a better rating

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on February 7, 2021

Hello! Thank you for the review as we always appreciate customer feedback as well as your business!

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SusanH
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frescos. The food is reliably good. We had a cheeseburger and three salads. All were fresh and delicious. We started with calamari which was a little chewy. The service was prompt and courteous. But the star of Frescos is the location, outside,on the water, next to a marina. It is so beautiful there! We will be back.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome restaurant!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place. Food was amazing and service was perfect. Will definitely be back.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful compliments! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Amazing service. Very attentive server. We ordered the Fresco mule for cocktails. We also ordered the calamari, wings, egg rolls, and ahi tuna. Definitely a hit for our party of three.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Awesome! We love to hear this :) Thank you!

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RebeccaG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plenty of seafood options and cocktails. The side quinoa and veggie noodles salad was better than expected and my shrimp tacos were great. Excellent, friendly server. Nice view of the marina

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! Come on in and see us again soon!

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vipTimothyH
Memphis/West TN
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and amazing food!!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you Timothy! Hope to have you in again soon :)

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vipdummfam
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful water view in downtown St. Petersburg.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 26, 2021

Thank you so much! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly excellent vegan option with the quinoa bowl! French fries were also perfectly crispy and my meat eating friends enjoyed their meals too. We will definitely be back!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We love to hear this :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Started out a little rough but ended on an absolute high note! I had called about 10hrs before our reservation time to add an additional person to our reservation to be a total of 5 and the man Scott told me it would be impossible to add another person to our table & that the most they were seating was 4 people. We showed up as 5 anyways and when we walked in, much to my surprise there were tables of 5-7 all around. Once we were seated, our fabulous server (can’t remember her/their name but started with a K) was AMAZING. The absolute nicest person. We were seated inside with almost no chance of sitting outdoors, BUT SHE MADE IT HAPPEN. Once we got out there it was a little chilly, and she was able to get the heat lamps on for us. Never had an empty glass, we were toasty with the lamps on, and she had great food recommendations. Food overall wasn’t as amazing as I was expecting (3.5/5) but would definitely recommend at least for the view & service we had!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 29, 2021

Hi there- Thank you for the 5 star review! We apologize, but on busy holidays such as New Year's Eve, it is policy to not reserve tables for more than 4 people however we are very pleased to hear you were able to be accommodated when you arrived!! We appreciate the wonderful compliments and love to hear it :) Thank you again!

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner at Fresco’s was amazing! Our table overlooked the water and the drinks were delicious. We split the seafood platter and had the perfect amount of food. Definitely will be back!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you Taylor! We appreciate the awesome review!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waterfront restaurant with excellent service and good food.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon!

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GregH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the outside dining is very nice. The tables are tight but the staff wear masks. If you’re concerned about dining at restaurants, stay home. Otherwise, put this place on your list.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Hi Greg! Thank you for the 5 star review and compliments! We appreciate you dining with us and hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Even with reservations we waited to be seated for 30 minutes. We kept hearing the hostess telling everyone that they were next to be seated. When we asked her about it she blamed it on Open Table and said they can’t control the ap reservations. I left and ate elsewhere. The rest of the family stayed and said the food was good but the service was slow.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Hello- We are sorry to hear about this experience with us as that is not the service we expect from our staff. Although it is no excuse, we have recently hired many new staff members as this is the busiest time of year for us. We appreciate customer feedback as it lets us know what we need to train more on and correct the issues for the future.

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AOwhi
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was mediocre for the price. Location was awesome. Service was so-so

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for the review as we always appreciate customer feedback. Hope you decide to give us another try in the future!

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BelindaO
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our waitress was very friendly! We sat right next to the water and watched th boats come and go!

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you Belinda! We appreciate the review and your business :)

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You can order delivery directly from Fresco's Waterfront Bistro using the Order Online button. Fresco's Waterfront Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fresco's Waterfront Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 894-4429.

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.