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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
(813) 281-1943
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Ranked #45 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
Transit: 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.
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English first
minnesota, usa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My first impression of the Rusty Pelican was the beauty of the interior and its furnishings. My party had a window view of the bay that made the setting even better. Food was very good, scallops were done just right. Pricey menu but a nice getaway for a special occasion. Service was great, all in my party were pleased with... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the restaurant for happy hour and after being seated we were told by our waiter that happy hour prices and deals were only valid at the bar. We told the hostess we were there for happy hour so I'm not sure why she didn't inform us of this. The seafood is exceptionally good.

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Sunday Brunch was wonderful. A new balance of made to order and buffet items. Our server Sandy was outstanding. The made to order Belgian waffle with whiskey butter was definitely the highlight, but everything was enjoyable.

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Orlando, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I stopped for lunch on a Saturday morning. The restaurant is a little off the beaten path and just far enough from the hustle and bustle of Tampa. It is situated on the water and the view is incredible! Upon entering the building, you know you're in for a very special experience. Large fireplaces highlight the wood... More

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Ohio
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I had anticipated visiting the Rusty Pelican for a while. My visit started out well: the steak tartare DIY is delicious and a great value. I also had a strawberry fields mule from the bar: an interesting twist on the classic. The views of the bay are great. Then things went downhill. I was told I could not take my... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the blackened swordfish with plantains and garlic mashed potatoes. It was incredible! My husband had scallops and they were unbelievable as well. For the quality, I think the entrees were fairly priced and did I mention how our table overlooked the water and we felt as though we were cruising or on the water. Lovely place with terrific... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was delicious, well prepared and tasty...the staff very friendly. The views are absolutely beautiful.

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Sanford, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We spent our 32nd Anniversary weekend in the Tampa / St. Pete area. After a day at Honeymoon Island State Park, this turned out to be the perfect place to end the weekend. I guess it was a good omen that when we pulled up, a wedding party was on site - taking pics during the sunset hour. This is... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We got excellent gourmet type food with views on Tampa Bay at sunset. An absolut dream. Good Seafood and steaks. Prices are a little bit high, but I think this is what you should expect for a high class restaurant. I liked the Wiskey Joes next door, that closed a fiew years ago. That was the first time I explored... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The name of the restaurant made me believe this was a rustic beachy style eatery. However, this was not the case as this was truly a first class restaurant. The food and presentation was excellent as was the service. Our table was next to the window overlooking the bay, and watched dolphins swim by. I highly recommend this fine establishment.

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