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Rusty Pelican - Miami

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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
(305) 361-3818
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Easter Brunch - Fantastic

My family went there for Easter Brunch. The only complaint was valet parking was crazy. People were leaving their cars with the door open and keys in the ignition. There had to be at a dozen in front of us like that. it was so backed up my son-in-law spied an empty parking space and just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined at this restaurant for lunch today. We had a gorgeous mid-April Miami afternoon. The fantastic location, terrific and responsive service, delicious food and a good bottle of Chardonnay made it the PERFECT afternoon. First, the location is unbeatable, just inside Key Biscayne overlooking the Bay, the boats, yachts, the seaplanes, the birds, and the majestic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Crabcake appetizer was the best crab cake we've ever had. I had tooth fish with sweet potato succotash that was amazing. Husband had lobster risotto that was prepared perfectly. Tex was our waiter and made all the suggestions. He was incredible. Combine all that with the beautiful view at sunset and Bam! Perfect evening.

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Peoria, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My family went there for Easter Brunch. The only complaint was valet parking was crazy. People were leaving their cars with the door open and keys in the ignition. There had to be at a dozen in front of us like that. it was so backed up my son-in-law spied an empty parking space and just parked. Once inside we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The food was good and the location is hard to beat. For the price however, service was well below average. The host sat us near a large, loud party right next to a beam, when many other tables were open. Our table was prepped with two dirty plates and missing one napkin, for which I had to ask twice. My... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although we only had drinks and nibbles, this is the best place to watch the sun set over Miami!!! Perhaps it was our excellent company (friends and a few friendly locals) but it was a great venue to wait out the traffic jam that was going over the bridge nearby. We even had a vantage point of that too!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

RP is an institution on the Key and most of us have been there countless times. It had gotten dated and the food pretty average at best. Last night we held a meeting there and it was a dramatic change for the better! They've remodeled and it's much nicer now, same great ocean views. The service was good, very attentive.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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95 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for an early dinner for the Miami Open. Great Location on the water with plenty of glass for views. Service was polite and friendly but disappeared for long stretches between drinks.......menus.......food......you get the idea. They weren't busy at the time. Food was good but not great. Salmon was dry. Tempura shrimp were mostly batter. A filet was the best... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is my 3rd visit to this restaurant.. The views are so amazing that u can fall in love with the person in front of u even if you dislike them.. So beware!! I must add, food first class, service terrific... Bonefire... Postcard pictures...Romantic ambience... Highly recommended.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Ambiance in all its glory! This wonderful restaurant is on the water and offers a choice of inside or out or the very buzzing bar area. Opt for a shady side outside....super views looking over to downtown Miami. Valet parking so don't let all the cars (nearby Marina) put you off! Have the seafood!

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19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Try to get an outside table; the miami skyline views are spectacular. Service was good, and the server was very knowlegeable about the cocktails and items on the menu. The only strange incident was the wine server deciding to bring two bottles of the wine we ordered and more glasses than we ordered, "just in case" the others decided to... More 

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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: (305) 361-3818

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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