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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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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this place due to its high rating in Trip Advisor. It was really quite poor. Typical St Pete beach joint with little to offer except the beach. The music was terrible, the drinks were weak. We had a great meal across the street and so didn´t have dinner. What I saw on other´s plates didn´t look appealing. Sorry,... More 

Thank Robert V
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My coworker and I stopped in for some appetizers during a conference. We split the Sunset Seafood Trio and the Cuban Nachos. The food was excellent; the Seafood Trio consisted of nice, tender, BIG shrimp, with a tasty fish spread and mango scallops. The Cuban Nachos was a great variation of Nachos. But the view of the Sunset really made... More 

Thank MaryPoff
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are lots of beach bars along St Pete Beach, but the food here is excellent beach food. The view of the beach reminds you that you are in paradise.

Thank Lin2014FL
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant after recommendations from friends and were not disappointed. The food,the atmosphere and the drinks were all amazing. We visited this restaurant twice during our stay on St. Pete's and loved it, great at sunset and amazingly chilled. The staff were also very, very good.

Thank Rae373
Grove City, Ohio
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had seats directly on the sand oceanfront. It was nice to sit with your feet in the sand while you are there. Nice selection of food and drinks offered.

Thank JWE311
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great view great people great coconut shrimp great burger great drinks the fries were great too wish I was there right now!

Thank Rikki L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Title says it all, Bongos is a terrific place to hang out. They advertise the coldest beer on the beach ( beer was cold!), very good food, nice service , tremendous views. Yeah, this place rocks.

Thank cgreen27
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The is Excellent Beach Bar and restaurant with toes in the sand. We love going to the place for lunch or dinner or drinks. They have excellent service, views of Gulf and great place for sunset too. The food and drinks are great as well. Parking in lot or across the street. A must go!

Thank Christine N
Long Grove, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came out with my niece for a couple drinks and we had a very nice bartender named Tim. He was courteous, polite, friendly and handsome! I would definitely come back again! Drinks were great!

Thank rlrl1369
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bongos is a great place to go for food, drinks and a sunset. I do enjoy sitting at the back bar where not many people sit at. Food was great and didn't take too long and the bartender named Tim was friendly and fast with making drinks. I'll definitely be back and recommend to others.

Thank rcostanzo918

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?