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Rusty's Bistro

1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-595-1611
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Ranked #35 of 575 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic main dishes and delectable desserts. Rusty's Bistro dinner features a prime rib buffet with only the finest center cut tenderloin. If this isn't what you crave, indulge yourself in one of our nightly chef's creations. To accompany all of our dishes is a selection of over 30 wines. Available by the glass or by the bottle, pair up your award-winning dinner with favorites like: Francis Ford Coppola, Claret, 2001 and Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, Ruffino, Italy, 2000 to name just a few. Further relax with good company as you enjoy our live jazz piano in the evenings. Rusty's is open for dinner daily starting at 6:00PM.
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

we visited the restaurant for dinner after reading some good reviews and someone telling us they did a nice buffet. We were quickly seated as it was almost empty, everything seemed fine until our waitress turned up. We asked if the buffet was on and she just said 'no', no explanation, I then asked if they had a highchair for... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant 20 years ago for our wedding night meal and decided to go back and celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Martin our waiter was so pleasant and very good, he made our evening. We had tomato and basil soup to start and it was out of this world. Main course I had Chicken Masala and my... More

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Poinciana, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited for breakfast and enjoyed the buffet with the family. We left with a full stomach and wallet was not empty.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located inside the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. They have a Continental Breakfast Buffet (which includes meats and cheeses) and a regular Breakfast Buffet (very good selections) that includes freshly squeezed O.J. They serve Starbucks brand coffee. Also, there is a good variety on the menu (the oatmeal was enough for AT LEAST 2 people). Roberta is the best server for... More

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Isanti, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent food in a fine dining setting! No complaints! Large variety of wine. Live piano music, very professional staff! Worth the extra few bucks!

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Farmingville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I just returned home from a week at the Sand Key Sheraton. This restaurant was delicious and I really enjoyed the piano music during dinner. The staff were wonderful and everyone around me enjoyed their dishes! Cant wait to go back and have it next year :)

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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409 reviews 409 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was wavering between an average to very good review. We ordered the seafood buffet for $30. I was surprised that ice tea was not included in the price nor was there any dessert. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. The buffet didn't have a large selection. The prime rib was good but there was no au jus. Instead,... More

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Indian Shores, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After reading other reviews-- had high hopes for this place, but NOT a good experience, Our waitress was slow and devoid of personality. My overpriced chicken was terrible-- like rubber. When the manager came around I told him the about the chicken-- he did not take off our bill and seemed not to care. I would not return-- even though... More

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Milton Keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The servers were fantastic. We went back a few times and they remembered us and even our drinks orders. One recommended a dessert from the children's menu - a chocolate brownie. It was fantastic!

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Brandon, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Breakfast buffet is great with yummy eggs, french toast, stuffed pancakes, bacon, grits, potatoes. However, the dinner buffet was mediocre and bland.

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