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Rusty Pelican - Miami

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
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Ranked #10 of 56 restaurants in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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69% Recommend
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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My partner and I when with some friends to the New Remodel Rusty Pelican. Last time I visit this place was about 10 years ago, to me it look old. But now with the new modern overhaul they did, this place is now amazing. Always the view was stunning but now is a whole new place love it. Service was... More

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Boston, MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant is a must in Key Biscayne. The service was top notch and the view, WOW. I started with a sushi roll followed by the shrimp tempura. My colleagues also had sushi and oysters, followed by the lamb shank. Ahh-mazing. The drinks were also delicious. One word - painkiller. Best. Drink. Ever. We went during the week and were... More

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Paris, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A big and beautiful room, opening on the bay delights the eyes as soon as we arrive. The card offers multiple choices for dishes freshly light and with a point of exoticism. Only drawback, the effective service at the beginning of the lunch was a little bit absent then, when we were there. On-the-spot parking lot with service (valet) of... More

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Naples, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I were on vacation for our anniversary. On our last night, our friends invited us to join them for dinner. We had a beautiful table on the water overlooking the Rickenbacker Bridge on Biscayne Bay. The service was good and the food was great. My husband had the black grouper and I had shrimp and a ceasar... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found out about the place by accident and were very satisfied. Of course it was pricy, but you have to be aware of that when you travel to Miami. But the service, the food and the great sights were worth every penny.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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233 reviews 233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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