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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
(305) 361-3818
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view

We enjoyed the happy hour apps, from sushi to ceviche and especially the great view! We look forward to visiting again

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Let me start with the location. It is fantastic. We sat on the patio with great views of the Miami skyline. The menu is very extensive, but mainly seafood, and the quality of food is great. Several of us had the Patagonian Toothfish ( Chilean Sea Bass) which was excellent. Also worth having the amazing chocolate desert selection which easily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the happy hour apps, from sushi to ceviche and especially the great view! We look forward to visiting again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The most beautiful view of the skyline of Miami with an excellent service and a wonderful and wide menu in which you can choose from a snack to a very elaborate lunch or dinner. The ambiance is delightful,the personnel treats you with grace and the food is excellent and at affordable prices for the type of restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a great place to lunch and enjoy views of Miami. Outdoor seating is a must if it's available. The food was good but not great. We enjoyed some raw oysters and salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great dinner great view great service with Brian as our waiter and Austin as our bartender. Would 100% come back and we will be planning a bachelorette dinner here in the spring. AWESOME

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Superb, delicious. From the Cornbread with Chipotle butter to the Carpaccio . Delicious! Great service. Come in time to watch the sunset and watch the lights.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The reason for my review is to thank Danny, who works at the Rusty Pelican. A friend took me to the Rusty Pelican to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and view of Brickell from the outdoor patio. I must say that it was very beautiful experience. BUT, the thing that was the most impactful to me about that visit was how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant is a favorite of ours and we always try and visit when we are in the Miami area. If you get a chance to drop in for the brunch then you will definitely want to put it on your list! The food is great, the views are phenomenal, and the mimosas are unlimited for brunch! My only peeve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

from tartare to avocado fries, the menu offers something for everyone. the giant dessert is a little over the top, but still fun.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lousy service and disgusting food at $65 per head without desert. The crab cake was a bit mushy and tasteless. The local snapper looked more like a miniature grey shark, also tasteless. One of the noisiest restaurants I have ever encountered. Music playing on the sound system in competition with a live 3-piece band. Despite the excellent Bloody Mary the... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, Large groups, 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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