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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
(813) 281-1943
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Ranked #82 of 1,997 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
Baraboo, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Quality food, superior service, awesome location. You cannot go wrong at the Rusty Pelican. A bit hard to find but worth the effort.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Service was excellent with Nicholas and views were beautiful. I ordered red snapper and was told it was red snapper and not mangrove. Snapper does not take fishy but this fillet did.... It was also on the dry side. My husband and friend had grouper and said it was really good but not great.

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Laurel, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We went here for a wedding. The venue was decorated nicely, it was a bit windy outside for the actual ceremony but it was right next to the water which made it all better. The view was fantastic from inside the lobby area (they could use a blind or 2 because the glare from the sun on the water was... More 

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Mc Calla, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The swordfish was excellent. The steak melted like butter in my mouth. The price was more than a night a my hotel. Way too expensive. Nice for a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Had a wonderful seafood meal. Service was excellent (Nicholas) and atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable. Terrific view added to the charm.

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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dinner with a friend visiting from out of state. We loved the fireplace outside as you walked up. So pretty. We had a table by the water ad requested but it was already dark. I'm sure the view is spectacular at sunset. The restaurant was not busy on a Monday night which was perfect. Service was very good and the... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I met friends for dinner at Rusty Pelican, and although the restaurant was nearly empty when we were there, we enjoyed ourselves. The waiter was young, but he was clearly putting a lot of effort into making sure everything went well. We had a terrific table by the window, which probably would have afforded us a spectacular waterfront view....except it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Buffet was lots of great food. The service was a little slow on the things you wanted to order and it was crowded. you need to make reservations.

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Winter Springs FL
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Food was expensive and not cooked well. The garlic shrimp was too lemony and the shrimp was rubbery. Would not recommend it at all.

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Cleveland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Although the food was decent, it was nothing to write home about. Had the Thanksgiving Buffet at a cost of $100 for two. A total rip off! Next time we will go to Ruth Chris for the same money and have a great meal. These folks should be very thankful that I was stupid enough to show up.

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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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