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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 395
    Excellent
  • 250
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
A Tarpon Springs Tradition

Having eaten many meals at RB's over the years it is always a great destination for our out of town friends. R.B's doesn't disappoint. Always busy, always good food, always good service and cold beer. A fun gathering place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Mike V
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Holiday, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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742 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Holiday, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Having eaten many meals at RB's over the years it is always a great destination for our out of town friends. R.B's doesn't disappoint. Always busy, always good food, always good service and cold beer. A fun gathering place.

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Casselberry
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We didn't know where to go our first night, and walked up to Rusty Bellies. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. The food was some of the freshest fish we had in a long time. The bartender recommended a great local beer, a wonderful complement to our meal! Can't wait to go back!!

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We waited for a table outside, the hostess was very friendly! The wait was less than she told us, our server was great and we were waited on quickly. At our table one of us had the burger, one had the shrimp po'boy, one had the grouper nuggets and lastly one had the scallops which on this day were served... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We reserved a large table outside for a family gathering, but they sat us in the bar section. This meant that conversation was almost impossible due to the live musician (who was admittedly good). The food was good (I had Mahi mahi) but not anything special.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Though the staff were very nice, the food was just OK. Best part of the meal was those hush puppies.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went here twice...first visit had the cod dinner, second had the burger. Very impressed with the quality and quantity. There are very few places that serve cod in this area. I am not a big fan of fish, but this dish was very flaky, fresh flavor, served hot and plentiful. The burger was served on a prezel bun with... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Definitely one of the best Grouper dishes I have had in a long time. This atypical waterfront grill in an otherwise very Greek town has a long history of excellent food, quick and curteous service, all at reasonable prices. Wow, what a wonderful experience!

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a hidden gem to find in Tarpon Springs. We enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying a drink with our crab legs. They were great! And so are the complimentary hush puppies they bring to the table. We also recommend ordering the oysters. They too were fabulous! While on vacation in Palm Harbor we found ourselves visiting this restaurant twice.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After seeing the other reviews I decided to try this restaurant. Plus you can walk to it from the Spongedocks so that was good. I loved the whole "underwater" feel and decor of the place. Reminded me of the Krusty Krab from Spongeob with all the neat fun things on the walls like sharks and boats. We sat outside. The... More 

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Weirton, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We went with the "Fam" but called for reservations. We called the day of and we were informed that a large party needed to be booked 72 hours in advance but were also told us that since they didn't have any large reservations that they would take ours. We were also told that the whole party had to be there... More 

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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, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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