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Rusty Pelican - Miami

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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Ranked #9 of 56 restaurants in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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Longboat Key, Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We grew up in Miami and used to come to the Rusty Pelican on dates 40 years ago. We were a little disappointed that the modern renovation didn't have the same rustic charm that we used to love. But .. the view is still wonderful looking over the bay and the Miami skyline. We enjoyed a delightful and relaxing lunch.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After an exciting girlfriend getaway week in Miami that was filled with sun, pool, music, laughs, great food & drink, we decided to stop at Rusty Pelican before heading norh to the airport in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant boasts of recently being remodeled, but aside from the stunning new wine refrigerators, the dining room was totally retro 1960's, reminding one... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a restaurant with a fabulous view especially at sunset. It is breathtaking to see the Miami skyline against pink and purple clouds. The food was okay, not great. The service very poor. Pour your own wine, forgot my daughter's birthday cake (even though we told them 3 times, and the concierge at our hotel promised a spectacular event... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The view of downtown Miami skyline is gorgeous, the appetizers were great but the entrees were a disappointment. Desert key lime pie was also average.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best part about this place was definitely the view and the managing staff. The manager was really nice. She came by the table just because to say hi and see if we were enjoying ourselves or needed anything. The waitress left something for wanting, but I may have felt better about the customer service if I had a different... More

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Round Lake Heights, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we walked in the door to the moment we left I felt taken care of and special. The food was delicious and our server made us feel like our "vacation" was an important occasion to celebrate. The views were beautiful and the food came out piping hot and beautifully arranged. I really enjoyed their ambiance and their attention to... More

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I visited here with a business group of about 60 people. We had a cocktail hour on the terrace with beautiful views of the Miami skyline at dusk. The dinner in the upstairs dining room provided a choice of steak or salmon. I had the steak, which was outstanding, flavorful and perfectly cooked. The combination chocolate desert was equally outstanding.... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Pelican Board, just to die for! They have the best view and they are the most romantic restaurant of Miami.

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice restaurant. Very good food and even better Mojitos. Beautiful views of Miami. Had a great time.

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is good but not the best I've ever had. However the Ambiance is fantastic, the restaurant is Romantic and if you are a toursit in Miami it's worth going on a beautiful Miami Evening. You can sit outside by the water or inside with a view of the Miami skyline. Great place for a romantic dinner while in... More

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