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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
13053613818
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: You haven't seen Miami until you've seen it from The Rusty Pelican...
You haven't seen Miami until you've seen it from The Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Special Events Center. The Rusty Pelican is the most sought after restaurant with a view in South Florida. With the sun setting on Biscayne Bay against the backdrop of the alluring Miami skyline, The Rusty Pelican is the perfect spot for a romantic interlude or that special occasion. Located in Florida on the Island of Key Biscayne and just minutes away from Interstate-95. The Rusty Pelican has a breathtaking view of the City of Miami while offering superb cuisine and service. The fresh seafood changes with the season, deliciously enhanced with island-influenced salsas and flavors.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, slow service

Our experience was good in general. The food was excellent but the service was very slow. The manager, Rafael De Torres, save the situation. He was very attentive and he personally bring us the food that we missing. Thanks to him.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was at RP this past Friday Aug. 28th and had a great meal. We were a large group of about 22, but they handled it very well. The food came on time and although they looked a little stressed out they did a really nice job. I had the crab cake for appetizer, the grouper for main course, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our experience was good in general. The food was excellent but the service was very slow. The manager, Rafael De Torres, save the situation. He was very attentive and he personally bring us the food that we missing. Thanks to him.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food with a wonderful view of Miami. The restaurant is a little bit out of the way, and you have to pay a toll to cross the bridge, but this is a wonderful place. Service was a little slow and prices were average for the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious but the service was lacking. When we arrived we asked to sit outside. There were many tables open but we had to wait 20mins. When we were seated I had a speaker right in my ear making it very hard to have a conversation with the rest of the table. Our waiter seemed preoccupied and we... More 

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and service. Layers of favor in every bite. Calamari, sushi, salmon and grouper were all well prepared. Really nice view of the Miami skyline added an extra bit of kick to the evening. I will be back.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. They've spruced it up quite a bit and of course the prices have increased. I was pleasantly surprised with portion size and food quality was exceptional. The view as always, breath taking.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This looked an interesting place to dine, so we gave it a try. When we arrived it was clear we were going to get ripped off for parking, but after a blunt exchange I managed to "double park" in their non-existent car park. Once inside the service was much better, staff were both polite and informative. The food and drinks... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The steak that I had was VERY good, my wife loved her sea bass and the service was excellent. If you were looking for a better place for a restaurant you couldn't find it. THE VIEW OF Miami is breathtaking (wife's words).

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the place to go for a great view of the Miami skyline. Although people were arguing with the hostess to get a table right at the window such tactics really aren't necessary. Our table was raised a bit and perhaps 2 tables from the window and we had a great view as well. The menu is varied and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have been invited to this restaurant by our friends. Great location and view is amazing. I enjoyed my evening and the food was good but the service was very mediocre. Served our own wine and water, bread came after the dinner is finished etc..etc. I give 4 star because of the food quality and the atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: 13053613818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

You haven't seen Miami until you've seen it from The Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Special Events Center. The Rusty Pelican is the most sought after restaurant with a view in South Florida. With the sun setting on Biscayne Bay against the backdrop of the alluring Miami skyline, The Rusty Pelican is the perfect spot for a romantic interlude or that special occasion. Located in Florida on the Island of Key Biscayne and just minutes away from Interstate-95. The Rusty Pelican has a breathtaking view of the City of Miami while offering superb cuisine and service. The fresh seafood changes with the season, deliciously enhanced with island-influenced salsas and flavors.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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