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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#108 of 2,027 Restaurants 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.
(813) 281-1943
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Excellent view and wonderful food.

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food and wine were wonderful, and it was right on the water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Julia B
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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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297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food and wine were wonderful, and it was right on the water.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The food is great as well is the view. Make reservations for sunset. Service is excellent. This is where I choose to come on my birthday. We've held a wedding rehearsal dinner as well as a graduation party here. They were flawless.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous wedding at the Rusty Pelican. The room was beautifully decorated. We had a lovely dinner and a spectacular view of the sunset over Tampa Bay. What an enjoyable location for a romantic wedding.

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this was the second time we tried to eat here. The first time six years ago was after grandsons 1st communion and the place was empty that early. I forgot about this and walked in early to another empty dining area. Both times the receptionist was very RUDE. Now I know why it's always empty

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Winter Garden, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked dinner here to coincide with the sunset on a Friday evening. It was a very special evening for us, but we did not share that with the staff. We confirmed the reservation as per their phone call previous to the evening of the reservation. When we entered we were greeted by two women who were not very friendly,... More 

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Gainesville, Fl
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143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We went Saturday for lunch, and had an amazing waterfront table. The view was absolutely beautiful, and the restaurant is charming. Our server, Sandy, was full of personality, and we had delightful conversations with her. We started with mussels, which was a very generous serving, although they were a bit bland. I had the Pelican salad with shrimp, again, bland.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Five star place that charged $12 for a Bloody Mary... At lunchtime, during the week. Food was excellent and competitively priced... Drinks, not so much. Wait staff was excellent and atmosphere romantic and calm. Great place, but would advise putting drink prices on menu so there is no shock when a single drink costs as much as an entree.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We met 2 friends at the Rust Pelican for lunch recently. The restaurant is huge and has rooms for all kinds of different events. The setting is beautiful, it is nice to walk around the grounds. We had a table overlooking the water which is the way to do it if possible. I had Grouper on spinach with a side... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is slightly pricey at dinner, so we did lunch. Beautiful facility- they do weddings. We had a table right by the window which means it felt like we were on a dock. Cool. Several of the employees offered to pull the shade against the noon sun, but we refused. Sparkly water should always be enjoyed in full viewing... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Sunday brunch at the Rusty Pelican was something that a group of us did regularly. With busy schedules, it was about a year since we had last visited. Well, this past weekend we went back; it will be the last time we go. The brunch buffet is almost non-existent. There were only 2 chaffing dishes and a couple of salads.... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?