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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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New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great food, great service, and good (but not too loud) music. Love this place and will return. If you're in st. Pete beach, this is the place to eat...

Thank jonescurl1
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was great, menu had something for everyone, good selection of beer and cocktails, I had fish tacos and the hit the spot.

Thank Trevor D
New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places on the beach. Happy hour or full dinner. Always good live music, too. You won't be disappointed. You can sit on the beach and eat and drink at tables

Thank F3649FGpaulk
Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really excited to eat here because of how close it is to the beach, the atmosphere is absolutely amazing! However, no amount of scenery could mask the bad service I received. A woman named Selena waited on me and was extremely rude to me and my son, who is only 2 years old. When he was playing he... More 

Thank JanelleLewis85
West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was good but service a bit slow. Thought I was in the islands with the laid back attitude. Not very happy to wait 15 minutes to order a beer then wait 10 minutes to get it. But the location on the beach made it a bit easier to enjoy.

Thank BellaRosie2
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying here, we ate here several times. The food is good, the servers are friendly and helpful and the view is terrific.

1 Thank Meeskey
Nashville, Tennessee
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163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly slow service even though we sat at the bar behind the stage where it wasn't crowded. There was no offer to refill our drinks and the bartender seemed very disinterested in assisting the few other patrons at the bar as well. The food was very slow to come out and underwhelming. Ordered the shredded pork nachos and they had... More 

1 Thank 2tired2choose
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bongo's is just so much fun. We love going there. They serve lunch and dinner. Neither of these include formal dinners, more appetizers and sandwiches/salads/wraps and desserts. The bar is open early and closes around 11ish. They always have live entertainment, mostly James Taylor style guitar players. Every evening at sunset, they will provide a free "sunset" shot. Not sure... More 

1 Thank Heidi Fulkerson P
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the server Keith was outstanding and very friendly! next the fish tacos were very good. We had a table in the sand on the beach,very nice.

Thank jmarsz
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, live music , great views, the staff are all great especially Thomas &Jason at the bar, we will definitely return

Thank cf5347

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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
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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?