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Rusty Pelican - Miami

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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Ranked #10 of 60 Restaurants in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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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Miramar, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice view, breathtaking.... enjoy brunch or dinner at this fine restaurant located in Key Biscayne. I had fish it was well prepared, very tasty and then was had the huge chocolate dessert (pricy) but if you enjoy chocolate this is the way to go. Very nice to go on date, spouse, family oriented. Endless number of wines to choose... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here while staying nearby at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne. We sat outside to enjoy the amazing view and breeze. I had the Bicayne burger which was pretty good. They have a great menu which I would like to go back and try again. The view really is great and worth the trip for lunch or dinner.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The reason to be there is the view over Brickell, specially by sunset. Food is ok but nothing special and for my taste the inside is a bit too noisy.

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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Pelicans eat seafood like I do, they scoop large amounts of delicious fish and gobble it down. You can't do that here anymore because you pay a lot and get a little of some fancified seafood dish. I hadn't been to the Pelican in 22-years, so I was in for a surprise. Now, I enjoyed our $200 meal for three,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

While the food is ok/fine, but it is all about the view. The prices are what you would expect for view oriented restaurant. They had an extensive wine selection there. In fact you walk through the wine refrigerators to get to your table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Me and my husband were advised to check this place out. The view was amazing. Especially after it got dark. The food was just ok for that price. Our waitress was polite but didn't seem excited about working there. Overall we expected more

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Sam M, Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this review

Hello Gabitza41; Thank you for taking the time to share with me your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I would like to apologize that your dinning experience was any less than perfect. We aim for nothing less than a wonderful experience for all of our guests and I must apologize that on this instance it was any... More 

boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a great dinner with a large party got great service and enjoyed an evening with sweeping views of Miami! Would love to go back!

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Sam M, Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback. We are glad our service and view impressed you so much. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place was redecorated a few years ago. It's perfect for happy hour, a few drinks at the bar or outside by the fireplaces, maybe share a couple of appetizers. The view is amazing, you can see the whole Miami skyline, right by the water. But the food itself at the restaurant is nothing special. Staff is inconsistent, but bartenders... More 

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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place look nice it been some time I have been to the location. Food was ok not the best I think need to up on getting the cook to do a better job. The staff was nice.

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Sam M, Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this review

Dear Gil; Thank you for taking the time to share with me your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay with us. Firstly I would like to apologize that your dinning experience was any less than perfect. We aim for nothing less than a wonderful experience for all of our guests and I must apologize that on this instance it was... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It might just have been the crowd I was with, but The Rusty Pelican was one of the best brunch places I've been to. The view is great, there are fire pits outside, and the food was excellent. The only negative part of this experience was the service. It took a while to get the food and the waiters were... More 

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Sam M, Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the view and our food! I'm sorry that your food took a while to arrive but hope it didn't detract from your evening too much. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 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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