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Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill

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Seafood, Grill
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937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
727-934-4047
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 70
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  • 21
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went for lunch today and loved it! The atmosphere is casual waterfront Tiki Bar kind of place. The fried shrimp, mahi mahi bites and black beans and yellow rice were excellent. I had a side of really good potato salad. Don't forget to leave room for the most amazing homemade coconut cake on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Regina P
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Valdosta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Left after 20 mins of no service. Several servers all standing there chatting as we got up and left!

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for lunch today and loved it! The atmosphere is casual waterfront Tiki Bar kind of place. The fried shrimp, mahi mahi bites and black beans and yellow rice were excellent. I had a side of really good potato salad. Don't forget to leave room for the most amazing homemade coconut cake on the planet. We'll go back for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had fried shrimp, small serving of small shrimp, but he breading was good and the French fries were crisp.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The chicken Dakota was amazing! I love it . It's a amazing &I I love the food & location! I eat there all the time & I can't wait to eat it tomorrow! :) yum!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very busy place so expect a wait during peek hours. The inside was a long wait (40 min) so we went to the outside dock area and was seated within 10 minutes. Kala our server was awesome, friendly, and she was very busy. Fried oysters and crab legs were spot on. A quiet place it is not,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very good seafood, sunset atmosphere picture perfect with great breeze, good one man band and just great for the true Florida experience! Wish there was more space...for expansion, always busy.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. The staff were friendly from the moment we walked in. Our server Krista was personable & attentive. There were a few large parties in the restaurant & it seemed like all were being taken care of very well. There is inside & outside dining. The tables inside are kind of close together.... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love their fresh seafood and the experienced staff. The conch fritters are to die for. My husband had the crab legs and they were the best he ever had and enjoyed every minute of them. We always go to Rusty's and enjoy the bar before dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We chose the side deck seating to watch the sun set (at the bar) and enjoy the cool breeze over the water. Both evenings that we went, the place was hopping, but the service was super fast, friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed Madame Butterfly Shrimp (wow!), shrimp & grits (generous on the shrimp), breaded mullet (very fresh), fried oyster bellies... More 

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parkersburg iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here many times. The grouper is the best around. the corn casserole is some of the best my wife has tasted. The staff is friendly and the prices are fair. The weekends can be a little busy with some wait times. It is located at the end of the tarpon spring sponge docks. good atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill

Address: 937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
Phone Number: 727-934-4047
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
  • Phone Number: 727-934-4047

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?