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Rusty's Bistro

1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-595-1611
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Ranked #40 of 573 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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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403 reviews 403 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

service could be better. skip breakfast and go across the street to have breakfast instead. the buffet at hotel was terrible

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate at the buffet at this restaurant. It was excellent. Normally buffets have so much food to choose from and the quality of the food is sub par. At Rust's it was the opposite. They have a nice variety, not too much but the food is exceptional. The service was fantastic, I felt like we were eating at a... More

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Harrison, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have absolutely nothing but the best to say about this place. We stayed at the Sheraton and my hubby did the most romantic surprise he ever had for me! (And trust me he does a lot of surprises that I can never guess and leaves me open mouthed!) On Monday May 26th after a full day of being burnt... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

the food was fresh, lots of flavor, the wait staff was very good, the chef came out and greeted us at our table. I will be back

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North Cheam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to all, the food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. A good selection of lovely dishes to choose from and fine wines. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The latte was delicious every day we were there. The food was also good (breakfast was the only meal I ate there). The restaurant is well laid-out, with multiple levels that provide a lot of seating without feeling crowded.

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