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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#101 of 2,046 Restaurants in Tampa
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2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437 (N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway)
There is shuttle service provided from all the major hotels in the area, that will bring you directly to our doorstep. Including, The Sailport, The Double Tree, The Chase Suites, and The Holiday Inn.
(813) 281-1943
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friday night out

Swordfish special and risotto were exceptional. Seafood pasta had by others was great too. We didn't have a reservation and the wait was only 25 minutes on a Friday night. Although our server was friendly, every course was slow and had to wait for drinks even though we could see them waiting at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Seafood was fresh but prepared in a basic and uninteresting manner. The taste of every entree can be described in one word-----bland! The service was good, Christopher was our waiter. The view of the bay is good, especially pretty at sunset. Very overpriced for the lack of creativity and the fact that everything is a la carte. Creme brûlée flat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a dinner here with a larger group so we did not get to sit by the windows, but the view was still wonderful. The seafood was fresh and delicious. I would definately return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The atmosphere and the deco was tremendous. the steaks and seafood was cooked well. Only draw back was the potato augrautin was undercooked and underseasoned.

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

at $30 a plate I do not expect to hand over my dirty dishes in order to get my entree . I had to ask for another glass of wine. the server never came over to ask me how my meal was. nor did she asked me if I needed anything. at this caliber restaurant I expect to be waited... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had dinner here on a Friday night with Amanda as our waitress. She was wonderful--quite attentive but not obtrusive and very pleasant. We had the stuffed grouper and the swordfish, and both were excellent with sides of mashed potatoes and a vegetable. The fish was perfectly cooked, and the portions so generous that we took leftovers back to our... More 

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Liverpool, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

An unexpected delight! Due to a flight cancellation we had to spend the night in Tampa. Found this restaurant near our hotel and had a wonderful meal. We had a window table with a gorgeous view of Tampa Bay. Lovely decor, great menu and our server Don was friendly and informative without being obtrusive. My seafood grill was done perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the seafood grill. The crab cakes were outstanding, the scallops were good but I only had one shrimp. Service was great!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Swordfish special and risotto were exceptional. Seafood pasta had by others was great too. We didn't have a reservation and the wait was only 25 minutes on a Friday night. Although our server was friendly, every course was slow and had to wait for drinks even though we could see them waiting at the bar.

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Columbus
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food nice atmosphere. Fine. Had very good grouper. Not cheap. Champagne split a good value. A short walk from the Sailport.

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wow, what a meal! We started off with Ceviche, 3 ways, just over the top. Scallops and shrimp followed. I had the whole Red Snapper, really great presentation, I loved it. We also had the Seafood mixed grill, fantastic, and the grouper. Key lime dessert. Best service we have ever had there. You are going to need reservations. I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
    (N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway)
  • Public Transportation: There is shuttle service provided from all the major hotels in the area, that will bring you directly to our doorstep. Including, The Sailport, The Double Tree, The Chase Suites, and The Holiday Inn.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 281-1943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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