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All 58 Key Biscayne Restaurants

Rusty Pelican - Miami

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rickenbacker Causeway
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.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We were catching a plane at the airport and had some time to kill, so we stopped in and had apps at the bar and drinks. Bartenders Thomas and Peter were fantastic, made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed our visit with them. The views are fantastic, the app menu was varied and was also delish. We will return!

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very good food, and superb service. The staff was friendly, smart, and very fast. One of us had the grilled swordfish, and we were blown away by it! Usually grilled swordfish is dry and chewy, but this was so succulent and tender - amazing. Scallops and grouper were decent, and well presented. When you think of a restaurant named "Rusty... More

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Plantation, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We came here to celebrate my birthday and were able to get reservations the same evening via Opentable. The location is on Key Biscayne with a beautiful view of the water. Inside it is very nicely appointed with very helpful staff. We had drinks before dinner (their signature caipirinha and mojitos) which were excellent. We then had the Poured at... More

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best view in town but you are paying for it. Good food, good service, nice people but prices that are just a bit of a reach. That being said the placed was packed so they must be doing something right. Worth it just for the skyline.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As Miami natives we were so glad to hear good comments about the "new" Rusty Pelican since it was such an icon for years in the city. So we went last weekend with high hopes-- the renovation of the space is lovely and the menu is varied (more upscale than before on both accounts). However, the service was sloppy and... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

That's pretty much all Rusty Pelican offers, a great Miami view, just average food, and slightly below average service. If you are a tourist who wants to enjoy a beautiful sight of the city, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, don't go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Too massive; too expensive; too over rated. The sale is "the view". You can get views elsewhere without the cost. Would not desire to go again.

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Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Rusty Pelican has the most magnificent view in Miami! The restaurant itself is beautiful and the bar has breathtaking views as well. However, the food is average and overpriced. The service is very good and the drinks are spectacular!

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Miami, Florida
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140 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Rusty Pelican has gone through a major renovation and other than the new Island Bar and Wine Display the place looks like it needs another renovation. I am not sure what they were thinking when they picked the colors and the furniture out. I preferred the look and feel of the old rustic Rusty Pelican with all the cool fish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Rusty Pelican. The view of the sun setting on the Miami skyline while we ate was spectacular. The service and our waiter (I think his name was Benjamin) were exceptional. Everything we ordered was delicious (although pricey) I had the crab cakes for an appetizer. That along with the cornbread they serve was... More

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Additional Information about Rusty Pelican - Miami

Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone Number: (305) 361-3818
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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