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Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill

937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
727-934-4047
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I recommended this to my co-workers and they weren't thrilled with the drive, as we were staying in Spring Hill. But after dinner, they all agreed that it was well worth it! It's right on the water. The food was fantastic as always. Our server was very friendly, even when one of my co-workers was harassing her trying to get... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Visited there on a Sunday afternoon just the two of us. No one was at the entrance to greet us so we had to wait a few minutes after someone called to that person to come to the front. Then we were told there was a wait, then there wasn't What??? whose talking to who...Anyways we did get a great... More

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Jacquelyn T, General Manager at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that we failed to provide you with a spectacular dining experience. We strive to bring the freshest seafood, prepared from scratch to order, to each and every guest, every visit. Please know that a manager is always present and will happily do whatever it takes to ensure your meal is perfect. We hope that you will allow... More

Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The service was good and food was delicious. The grouper was expertly prepared. They do not take reservations for groups of less than 10 people so be mindful that at a busy time you will wait. My complaint was that the 35 minute wait time was actually closer to 55 minutes.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Rusty Bellies has some of the best food in Tarpon Springs, FL. You can enjoy a great meal and relax in there spacious outdoor dining areas. Also a great place to stop for a drink and appetizer (Spinach and artichoke dip ROCKS) while shopping on the sponge docks!!

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Bartlett New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pretty good .....mostly you will want to try anything fried..... however the non fried dishes are pretty good too

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Valrico, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great food, clean, friendly staff, no wait and reasonably priced. Would of liked to sit outside for the beautiful view, but a bit too hot. Will definitely go back and would recommend to friends

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east coast
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We asked a local resident to recommend a good, casual seafood restaurant for lunch. He recommended Rusty Bellies. I have to admit from the outside I was a little skeptical; however, the casual atmosphere inside was just fantastic. Plenty of entertaining nautical items hanging from the ceiling & on the walls. We chose to eat on the covered patio. There... More

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped here for lunch to meet an old friend. Nice selection of lunch fare. Had a great waitress. Enjoyed the entire episode. I can't say it was exceptional but it certainly was good. Have not eaten in Tarpon Springs in along time but I would rate this as one of the better places to dine.

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Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stopped here for Calamari and Scallops... Both were wonderful and the view is excellent.. What else could you ask for.....

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Sarasota, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a road trip to Weeki Wachee and we found ourselves in Tarpon where most everything is Greek but we wanted seafood. What a great choice as the food was excellent....the steam pot was incredible as was the alfredo. Hushpuppies as the bread was a great touch also. The service was good, not great but the views of the water... More

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