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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
(813) 281-1943
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Ranked #93 of 2,014 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
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
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

A reprieve from glitzy super modern interior, food very good indeed. Whole snapper excellent, filet mignon perfect. Great service. And a great view over Tampa Bay.

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On the Water, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

WE ARE NEVER GOING BACK!! It really takes a lot for me to write a bad review, but this has to be one of our worst experiences. We have been going to the Rusty Pelican for more than 20 years, but this buffet was beyond disgusting. The hot food was NOT HOT & the cold food was NOT COLD. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Some of the plates we tried were really good; the shrimp tacos and conch fritters were pretty good but the ahi was kinda awful. The chips were stale and ahi had almost NO flavor. Their 'skinny margarita' is not traditional. I don't know what that thing is supposed to be but it's also 'kinda awful'. The view is nice and... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Has to be one of the best dining experiences I've had. Mind you, I'm saying dining experience, not just the food, which, while being very good, was not the highlight of the visit. Our server was excellent and made very good recommendations, both food and wine. And those recommendations were not the most expensive things in the menu, something that... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were Xmas orphans this year and decided to eat away our woes. My husband picked the Rusty Pelican, and I was worried from the name that it would be a beach dive. This was not remotely the case. The Rusty Pelican is back behind gated communities and sits on the shore overlooking the Tampa airport. Huge windows open up... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For years we went to Petey Browns at the Grand Hyatt for Christmas Day Brunch, but they closed and the new restaurant, the 1823 Kitchen and Bar didn't do a Christmas Day Brunch this year. So instead, we went to the Rusty Pelican with friends and everyone agreed it was a hit. Although the Rusty Pelican was very busy, they... More 

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Kausala, Southern Finland, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate lunch first and then dinner on the following day. The service is top notch. We had 4 kids with us and the waiter did alot to make the stay pleasant for the kids. He brought pens and drawing paper etc for them. Allso did a perfect job on recommending beer's for us, cause we wanted to taste something... More 

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Wagener, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Excellent food & service!!! So good, we ate there a second night! Great view of bay while eating! Fireplace! Loved it's!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I ate brunch here on 12/28/14. The atmosphere is exquisite with a clear view of the water (Tampa Bay) and the various marine life that inhabits the area. The service was also good and friendly. Nevertheless, for the price much of the food is typical to what you would find at an expensive Golden Corral minus the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have had Christmas dinner at the Rusty Pelican for several years. The food has always been delicious and the atmosphere relaxed and inviting. Until yesterday. It was so busy that we waited 30 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. But the worst was yet to come. There was one buffet that had to accommodate three... More 

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Additional Information about Rusty Pelican - Tampa

Address: 2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
Phone Number: (813) 281-1943
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood

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