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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#109 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#111 of 2,090 Places to Eat 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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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 179
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

We went as a big group and made reservations. The place was big and there was very little wait time. Place and view was nice. Seafood was good and service was good. I would definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
kait1yn
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Ocoee, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came here with my mother & brother for Mother's Day brunch. The place was great. The selection of food was amazing - raw bar, carving station, pasta station, salads, sides, desserts, cheese platters, etc. Everything you could think of. The wait staff were incredibly friendly and kept the champagne & coffee flowing. We had a great table right next... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went as a big group and made reservations. The place was big and there was very little wait time. Place and view was nice. Seafood was good and service was good. I would definitely recommend.

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was great and service was good. The location and the view is very good large place so getting a table is not to hard. But best make a reservation it is worth it.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking out at the Bay while having dinner is a great experience! Though the day I went, the outside Bay smell was horrible...once inside you couldn't tell a thing. We had a very charismatic bartender who really looked out for us, and our waitress did a good job as well. I thought the seafood was well prepared and presented quite... More 

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SANFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I ate here to celebrate my birthday. It has an amazing view of Tampa Bay, a fireplace and piano player. Food was great, had Blackend Grouper with smashed potatos and spagetti squash with a touch of garlic.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was like a dream! The service(Jade)was awesome. The food was so good. The place is beautiful and laid back. The bartender (Eric) was so nice. we really had a wonderful experience and we can not wait to return This will be a keeper.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Always a main stay of our vacations to Tampa. Last night was no exception. Don provided excellent service. I had the Key West Grouper and Conch chowder. Both were superb. My Manhattan was well prepared and served up with dirty ice on the side. The view was wonderful as always.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great food, fireplace in lobby and Dining room (in FL?), was a nice touch. Hard to find a better view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped in for lunch after a meeting, around 12:30pm. It wasn't busy at all, I'm guessing they do most of their business for dinners and Sunday Brunch. My server was outstanding, attended to me just enough. I had the Mussels and Scallops, both were appetizers. The scallops were delicious but not quite worth $14 for four of them. The mussels... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband is from Norway and is used to good seafood. We live in a land locked state and so he wanted to experience some fresh seafood while in Clearwater. We looked up the reviews of Rusty Pelican and we loved that it sits on the water. We got there just before sunset and watched the tide go out from... 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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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