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Bongos Beachside Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Brownsburg, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On vacation and really enjoy staying at the Grand Plaza because of Bongos. Great good, great drinks, and the best service. The waiters and waitresses are always pleasant, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Food is always hot or cold, depending on what you order. Plus, seating outside is always the best. We come every year and eat here almost every day,... More 

Thank Leslie D
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place has such great atmosphere. It really just takes you away. The service is awesome the food was great. I could have asked for a better lunch. I'm definitely coming back here again.

Thank sammorris01
Bohemia, New York, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tables in the sand ( or not, your choice) with good food and live music on a Saturday afternoon. Great spot for lunch at moderate prices! Fish tacos were delicious!

Thank Ellen K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bar was not impressive. Security would do better by questioning both parties if there is a problem. When asked to leave the hotel should not require people who have been drinking to drive. Hotel told people to take their vehicle or they would be towed even though they were cut off from too much drinking. I can understand to leave... More 

Thank Jessica D
Danbury, Connecticut
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never did I expect to find such good food and service at a beach bar. The house special "Plaza" salad is DELISH, especially with the light and citrusy dressing. Tatiana and Jonathon were very helpful and courteous, and all while sitting on a beach. Great lunch spot, especially in that it is not all bar food.

Thank sds
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are here for a friend's wedding and our server Drew has been awesome! Every time we come down for a meal we ask for him and he keeps us laughing, is very personable, offers GREAT service, and has given us fantastic recommendations for food and drinks- couldn't have had a better experience!

Thank Ally D
Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the bar and had the best service from the bartender. Our food was served quickly and everything we ordered was super delicious! There was an acoustic singer who was awesome! The ambience tonight was beautifully calming (I know from experience sometimes this bar can be crazy). If you eat at the dining tables you're surrounded by super... More 

Thank Missyms11
Keene, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I would go to Bongos around noon everyday and have appetizers and some cold adult beverages. The food was always great, served in a timely fashion. Listen to some music. Best of all Jason and Susie made us feel like were special. We travel all the time and this is the best service we have seen. Already... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific place to watch a sunset. A little more upscale then other gulf side bars. Good service parking may be difficult but worth the effort

Thank JimWuj
Ravenna, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drinks and appetizers at Bongos are great! Right on the beach! Beautiful sunsets! We love the fish spread here!

Thank KellyRavenna_Ohio

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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$15
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?