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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#108 of 1,907 Restaurants in Tampa
#111 of 2,102 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
18132811943
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

We went as a big group and made reservations. The place was big and there was very little wait time. Place and view was nice. Seafood was good and service was good. I would definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
kait1yn
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Ocoee, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Plainfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Let me start by saying the atmosphere was gorgeous, as was the view of Tampa Bay. The view deserves four stars. As does our phenomenal waitress, Jade, who provided great, upbeat service. She had a great attitude and were pleased with her service. However, these pros do not outweigh the cons of the food. I ordered stuffed grouper, which was... More 

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Rusty Pelican T, Manager at Rusty Pelican - Tampa, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear about your bad experiences in the past. It sounds like you have not been here in a while and I assure you it would be a good experience. We do pride ourselves with our chefs and it shows in our reviews over the years. I hope you will visit us again when you are in... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Since we live in the neighborhood and the Rusty Pellican has such a gorgeous relaxing cozy atmosphere and lovely professional wait staff, we have taken visiting friends there at least 6 times plus my first visit which was a perfect breakfast for a 2007 medical conference. That classic breakfast meal 8 years ago was the only time that the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really good brunch!!!! Order off the menu and have buffet. Next to the water, and unlimited mimosa. Ask for Barbara she's great!

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kentucky
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186 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was staying at a hotel close by and took their recommendation to eat here and I was glad I did. The servers were so friendly and efficient I felt as if I was a regular. The view is amazing and the food was well prepared and served hot and timely. The staff was the best, I wish I had written... More 

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Madeira Beach. Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Rusty Pelican has been our favorite spot on Tampa Bay. It is so nice to sit by the window and just enjoy Old Tampa Bay and have excellent food. This restaurant is a not inexpensive but you get what you pay for and Rusty Pelican gives it all. Not only was everyones lunch fantastic our wait person Jade made... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came here with my mother & brother for Mother's Day brunch. The place was great. The selection of food was amazing - raw bar, carving station, pasta station, salads, sides, desserts, cheese platters, etc. Everything you could think of. The wait staff were incredibly friendly and kept the champagne & coffee flowing. We had a great table right next... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went as a big group and made reservations. The place was big and there was very little wait time. Place and view was nice. Seafood was good and service was good. I would definitely recommend.

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Beverly Hills, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food was great and service was good. The location and the view is very good large place so getting a table is not to hard. But best make a reservation it is worth it.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking out at the Bay while having dinner is a great experience! Though the day I went, the outside Bay smell was horrible...once inside you couldn't tell a thing. We had a very charismatic bartender who really looked out for us, and our waitress did a good job as well. I thought the seafood was well prepared and presented quite... More 

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SANFORD
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I ate here to celebrate my birthday. It has an amazing view of Tampa Bay, a fireplace and piano player. Food was great, had Blackend Grouper with smashed potatos and spagetti squash with a touch of garlic.

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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: 18132811943

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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