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Rusty's Bistro

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1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-595-1611
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7:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic main...
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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty & Convenient

We chose the buffet and it was a fresh and tasty variety of seafood dishes, salads, prime rib and soup. Something for everyone. Good value and well presented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Doug M
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the buffet and it was a fresh and tasty variety of seafood dishes, salads, prime rib and soup. Something for everyone. Good value and well presented.

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Thank Doug M
Bracknell Englan
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed several breakfasts during our stay. Great buffet breakfasts or a la carte. We ate on a Saturday night at specialist buffet. Bit disappointing as plates cold and food only warm not hot. Expensive too.

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Thank Rencat22
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rusty's Restaurant is located in the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. We went 2 days in a row for the buffet breakfast. Truth be told, our waitress Marilee was so great we returned BECAUSE of her! The food is typical breakfast buffet. There is definite variety and there were different food items from one day to the next. The rate for... More 

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Thank AnnieTLC
Woodbury, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prime rib buffet was worth the price. They had fresh fruit and salad, additional entrees and all around very good food-highly recommended.

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1 Thank Barb A
Knoxville
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239 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our group decided to eat here for New Years Eve. They added $12.00 to the usual buffet amount due to the holiday. The service was only ok. One of our group ordered off the menu and his food arrived one hour later. We had all finished while he continued to wait for a very small fillet and mashed potatoes. A... More 

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Thank jrgenterprises
Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were weary and hungry from traveling all day. Rusty’s Bistro had no wait and we were seated immediately. The atmosphere was nice - trendy yet simple decorations, white linen table clothes and soft jazz music that allowed for nice conversation. The menu had a good variety of choices. We ordered calmari for an appetizer followed by salads and shrimp... More 

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1 Thank mytripopinion04
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Martin and Dario were my servers, they took care of me beautifully, and with fun and kindness. Had a blast at Rusty's Bistro. The chef walked around and talked to guests. Was lucky, he served a cup of his amazing Pumpkin Bisque personally. Had 2 servings of his bisque. The food I ate was heavenly. Host and hostess were fun... More 

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1 Thank Rosa G
Melrose, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

As I said in the title, the food was wonderful and the service was great. They knew we were on our honeymoon through talking and they congratulated us and took care of us. Made us want to come back.

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3 Thank Katherine S
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Chefs at Rusty's are very creative and have a nighty Chefs special. Add a bottle of wine and enjoy.

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1 Thank Gary B
Oxford, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We arrived later in the morning, they were winding down. But the service was attentive and friendly. The food was fine.

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1 Thank LadyDi_20132013

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-595-1611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?