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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
(813) 281-1943
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Ranked #43 of 1,964 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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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79% Recommend
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English first
Largo, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Food, service and ambience all work together at this waterfront restaurant overlooking Tampa bay. Generous cocktails. Interesting hor'ourves. I recommend the seafood stuffed artichoke caps. Swordfish was delicious thought a bit salty. Perhaps because it was blackened. My dining companion had cioppino. Lots of seafood in a tasty sauce. We will return.

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Naples, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Their grouper dinner with green beans and carrots was unbelievably delicious!! The key lime pie is yummy , yummy. Our waitress was so friendly and efficient . This restaurant is very clean, and the view out of their windows at Tampa Bay is so relaxing and fun to see while you are eating. You definitely will love Rusty Pelican when... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the service was superb, the food excellent as well as great drinks. the servers were more than accomodating and informative an the place beautiful. have been ther before and still a great place.

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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went here for lunch and enjoy it. Food was good, server was attentive, and the view was awesome. There weren't many people at the time (maybe because it was on a weekday) which made it even better. I will suggest this place for a quick bite.

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Mountain View, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Such a lovely location--day or nite views are wonderful for bar and dining customers These folks did a bang-up job on 2 weddings for my cousins (4 yrs ago and 2014). Gazebo on the water for the ceremony--and inside for the reception. Water views all around us. Bar-tender is PROFESSIONAL level and nice. Friendly service. Wedding food was excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been going to the Rusty Pelican for several years. I love the view! I go for that and not necessarily the food. The blackened scallops are excellent. My meal last weekend, however, had seafood in it that most people would throw away. Wouldn't recommend it for the food or attitude of the female weekend manager.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I truly enjoyed the physical layout of this establishment, very attractive, well maintained. Visited here with some church members. I was not impressed with the food service, we experienced too many mistakes and my food did not materialize until after the 6 other folks in my group had totally consumed their meals. When my food showed up it also came... More

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Inverness, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

First time here, we wanted an upscale AUCE Sunday brunch before our flight out of Tampa and we did find it here. When I made my reservation, I specifically asked if I'd find raw clams - unfortunately they were not part of the fish selection, even though I was told they would be there. However, raw oysters & steam/cold mussels... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I brought two male friends to the Rusty Pelican's Father's Day Brunch, and even though it is expensive, the food was worth it! The selection and assortment was incredible. We all especially loved the seafood bar, which was outstanding! My only suggestion would be that the Mamosas should have a granish, either orange slice or cherry. The service was really... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great wedding location and absolutely perfect atmosphere, food and service. The views were beautiful!

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