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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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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 412
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    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 19
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  • 15
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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
Great seafood on the sponge docks

This was a wonderful restaurant that my whole family enjoyed. The seafood was fresh and reasonably priced. No trip to Tarpon Springs would be complete without a trip to Rusty Bellies. YOU GOT TO TRY THE KEY LIME PIE!! Trust me! I've been up and down the Keys, Miami, etc. but NOTHING compares to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
cindyann123
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Phenix City, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Phenix City, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful restaurant that my whole family enjoyed. The seafood was fresh and reasonably priced. No trip to Tarpon Springs would be complete without a trip to Rusty Bellies. YOU GOT TO TRY THE KEY LIME PIE!! Trust me! I've been up and down the Keys, Miami, etc. but NOTHING compares to the authentic Key Lime of Rusty... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Located at the end of the docks in Tarpon Springs. Very lovely staff and well priced food. All fresh. The owners have their own fishing boat fleet so what was served was super fresh. They also have a fish market connected in case you are staying local and want to bring something home to eat. Tarpon Springs offer day boat... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

By owning the Fish market next door certainly makes the difference! Always fresh fish with a very good variety of meals from sandwiches to crabcakes to pasta.....even chicken IF someone does not like fish. Super Casual atmosphere and very accommodating help. Daily drink specials (but also some pricey beer and ales). We have never had desert so do not know... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Recently went here two times while on vacation. The food was so good, we had to go back! This was the first time I tasted Rock Shrimp....it was fantastic! Service was great also.

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Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The have an outdoor seating area overlooking (practically hanging over) the water. The atmosphere was casual and friendly. The seafood is so fresh... a lot of it comes straight off their boats. We started with Feta Artichoke Dip with Shrimp, and then we both had the E. Sea Rider, with grilled Grouper, scallops and shrimp. I am not a scallops... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Attend there frequently. always consistent with the quality of food. New specials and good bar drinks. Prices moderate. very casual and relaxing.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food was good, hot and flavorful. Portions were larger than expected. Good atmosphere and the wait staff was very attentive. The complimentary hush puppies were a nice touch while having drinks and looking over a full menu. I will definitely return to this restaurant!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our family visit to the Greek community of Tarpon Springs was highlighted by a good meal at Rusty Bellies. The varied seafood dishes we ate were well prepared with great hushpuppies on the side. The children enjoyed tasty options that were served by friendly wait staff who understood their needs. The grouper was especially good that day. We will visit... More 

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Oldsmar
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328 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Deciding to dine at Rusty Bellies on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, w found the restaurant was "packed". Lucky fir us the 30 minute wait was only 20 minutes by going with first available. The draft beer of Cigar City was fantastic. Each wa delighted in their meal s of Grouper cheeks to the Pot (my apologies for not... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The rock shrimp and stone crab are awesome. Expanded their beer offerings. The best place by the water in Tarpon, but often very full in the snowbird months.

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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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