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Bongos Beachside Bistro

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5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
+1 727-360-1811
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed the ability to linger over lunch, have a few cocktails and listen to the very talented two-piece band. Hats off to the waitstaff who all seem to have a sense of humor to match every group of lingerers.

Thank LunkChef
Austin, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch there one day this week (during a conference). Excellent food!! Loved being outside on the beach! Also had drinks there the night before! Highly recommend! Had the Plaza Salad with grilled shrimp...Yummy!

Thank Tammy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bongos one of my favorite bistro on the beach ...tables on the sand ...awesome sunset ...great food ,good servers especially from Jamie and Sean very attentive service good music just got back from a three day trip and ate there for three days

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat at a table on the sand to toast the setting sun - it was beautiful! We ordered appetizers that were substantial and easy to share.

Thank Amy H
Andover, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here several times during our stay at the Grand Plaza Hotel. Restaurant is on the beach - and in the sand! Great selection of tropical drinks, appetizers, and sandwiches. Servers were friendly. Live music in the afternoon and evening. Definitely a must when staying at the Grand Plaza!

Thank Margaret B
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bongos is another favorite of mine for casual lunch or a supper. So nice to relax on the beach with your feet in the sand & having delicious food. I always go there when visiting the beach

Thank bev m
Orlando, Florida
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102 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here during sunset and really enjoyed it. Our table was on the sand so we really got that Florida Beach experience. They have a good selection of cocktails. The menu is basic Florida Beach bar food but well done. I had the fish taco really enjoyed them. They have live music at night that was taste full... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a Miami Vice and margaritas, and they were definitely delicious! We paid $10 a drink so that's the only downside is that they are a little bit pricey and the drinks aren't huge. However, you are paying for ambience, and boy is it worth it! Their servers are all friendly and efficient. It is literally right on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I walked over to Bongos from the hotel next door for a beachside dinner. We enjoyed the beautiful sunset from our balcony before heading next door for dinner. From the minute we arrived we were greeted warmly and was seated at an awesome table right on the sand. It was a little cool after the sun went... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bongos was our go to dinner spot for our entire visit to St Pete Beach. The service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. Our food was delicious and consistently prepared as requested. I thoroughly enjoyed trying the various frozen drinks on the menu. We also enjoyed the live music as the sun set each evening. We will be sure to be... More 

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, 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
  • 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?