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Rusty's Bistro

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1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-595-1611
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic...
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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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but spendy

Ate breakfast here twice - good hot food but spendy. Waitstaff friendly but morning staff wasn't very motivated. I guess since we had a free breakfast buffet coupons we weren't their top priority

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
JuliLynn
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Cumberland, WI
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Cumberland, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ate breakfast here twice - good hot food but spendy. Waitstaff friendly but morning staff wasn't very motivated. I guess since we had a free breakfast buffet coupons we weren't their top priority

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Buffalo, NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We only had dessert but is was delicious vanilla cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Good assortment of tazo tea. Good service.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We bypassed the breakfast buffet but it looked really good. I definitely recommend the breakfast burrito- it was outstanding. Fresh orange juice was great. The staff were ok- very busy and it took about 15 mins to get our check. It is a bit pricey but located in a resort hotel that is to be expected.

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Yorba Linda, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were staying at the Sheraton and since we had a car, we had gone out to eat one night but decided to check out this place for the deserts. And we were really happy we did! Mouth watering molten cake and a lovely strawberry shortcake is what our family ordered but we could have ordered everything on the menu!

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

pleasant decor, excellent server, above average food. known for their prime rib buffet for $23, a great deal.

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Hagerstown, MD
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I got 2 breakfasts here-one was scrambled eggs, bacon and toast, plus juice. Today was French Toast and juice. Service was great, but thought it was pretty pricey. Each were about $16. Pretty high for a breakfast. Friend got the breakfast buffet, which she said was really good and plenty of selection, and was $15.95.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had one dinner here and we both had the filet mignon.. Wow..tender and delicious. I also had the crab cake....yum!!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We usually stay away from hotel restaurants but took a chance on Rusty's. Food was excellent as was the service.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Staff was tops, selection and food -- awesome. Turkey, prime rib, pork roast, lamb, crab legs, cheeses, fruits, salad bar. One thing -- the desert wasn't buffet, they asked what you preferred and served you, however the waiter brought one of each to sample. My daughter wasn't hungry for her cheese cake so the waiter asked if she wanted it... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fresh and varied with long time favorites. I love the varieties offered from traditional scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon to the biscuit filled egg/meat option. Fresh fruit, juices, and more are available for the buffet price. Slight charge for tea or coffee, but worth it

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?