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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#98 of 2,049 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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    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
brunch

good food great price the buffet was good with plenty of choises and unlimited mimosas!!! the wait staff was great and very attentive

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Edwin D
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Freehold
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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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was not only scenic but Catlin the beautiful bartender made the best margaritas ive ever had. I was in town 5 days and was in this great restaurant all 4 nites. The food and services are a 10 plus Dont miss stopping by this place

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Love the grouper stuffed with crab meat. Our waitress Sandy was delightful. She spent time with us chatting about the area and gave us some great suggestions of things to see what beaches to visit. The restaurant is beautiful. We hope to visit again before leaving the Tampa area.

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Freehold
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

good food great price the buffet was good with plenty of choises and unlimited mimosas!!! the wait staff was great and very attentive

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Bay Village, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very few restaurants on the waterfront actually have good food. Rusty Pelican does not disappoint! As you arrive through the front walkway with gorgeous Florida landscaping with an outdoor fireplace you feel the lovely atmosphere that awaits you inside. You enter into a large hostess area with an indoor fireplace and a comfortable seating area should you need to wait... More 

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Watertown, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The service, food and view were excellent. Wide selection for lunch and dinner. Would come again, if we were in the area. Beautiful venue for a special occasion. Reasonably priced too. Our waitress Sandy was excellent. Jim the bartender was extremely helpful in answering some questions we had.

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Sunny Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a very nice brunch on Easter Sunday. Selection was fantastic and everyone in our group was happy with the food. There was an omelet station, breakfast selections, raw bar with oysters, crab legs, peel and eat shrimp, mussels, sushi, Ahi tuna, etc. as well as lunch dishes made with chicken, turkey, beef, pork, fish...good selection of side dishes...something... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is probably one of the BEST restaurants, we've EVER been to. They accommodated a group of 42 of us. This was on a Saturday night, when they had had 3 weddings, that day.

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nairobi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch window table and the view was great. Fresh seafood, shrimp crab legs etc but not much selection.ok standard omelets, dessert selection was skimpy. We brought a birthday cake and write told there would be a charge for the staff to cut it. WHAT. Good not great. Spend the money Ann's go to oystercatchers

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New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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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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