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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

#93 of 1,890 Restaurants in Tampa
#96 of 2,084 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 91
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 21
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  • 17
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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
Pricey but worth it!

The food was spectacular. Our waitress was wonderful. The only down side was that we weren't dresses for this location. The name led me to think that we were going to a casual establishment. We had been traveling all day and still had on very casual clothes. We noticed that the "owners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Sandy H
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our daughter married there in the Grand Ballroom and everything was superb! Our wedding planner they supplied helped us coordinate everything from limo, menu selection, table arrangements with dance floor, florist, music and DJ, and Pastor if needed. It is a great place to eat especially if you like seafood and a nice water view. They have a fabulous Sunday... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was spectacular. Our waitress was wonderful. The only down side was that we weren't dresses for this location. The name led me to think that we were going to a casual establishment. We had been traveling all day and still had on very casual clothes. We noticed that the "owners" visited every table and greeted everyone except us.... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The restaurant was a beautiful setting and the service was excellent but the food was disappointing. The baked french onion soup was so salty I couldn't eat it. The Caesar salad was bland and tasteless. We decided not to order an entree because of the lackluster appetizers. My family did like their steaks. the deserts were so sweet we all... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We just ate at this restaurant this evening and the food was delish....we ordered the osso bucco, a dream......tender and tasty. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. The view of the gulf is great and the ambiance is very nice. Thanks for a great meal!

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I recently officiated at a wedding at the Rusty Pelican. There were three events going on at the same time, plus regular diners. One of the wedding coordinators (Mike) was downright rude. Perhaps he was stressed by the number of events going on, but then why book so many at the same time? If you can't handle that in a... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I loved the view of the water. Hard to beat and a bit of activity on the water and seeing fish flying. The restaurant is nice and lots of wood. Can't beat the location but if they are going to promote a brunch, they should be ready to serve and I was disappointed as they were out of eggs, potatoes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Huge selection of food on brunch buffet, whiskey butter sauce for waffles is to die for!!! View is unbeatable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Salad was room temp. ! Mostly lettuce. Steak was so so. Grouper with crab imperial, fish was good but crab was non existent. Scallops were very good. Long island iced tea was mostly lemonjuice, had to return it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here while on business. The interior is quite nice and the white table cloths give a hint that the menu prices would be high. The prices were high for the mediocre food which was dry and overly salted. Will go someplace else on next visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My son's high school had their culinary banquet at the Rusty Pelican. The atmosphere and views were outstanding. The food, what I could eat of it was excellent. I asked for a go box for my chicken that I was unable to eat because of recent oral surgery. I was told it was against the contract and policy and was... 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: Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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