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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 - 9:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 74
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  • 23
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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
Freshest grouper I've had in Fl.

Located on the water with fishing boats docked nearby. Casual & fun place to eat with a menu full of fresh seafood delights caught by local fisherman. The Grouper was the best & freshest I've had in Florida to date. We had some great tasting oysters, again the freshest I've had in Florida. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jim581
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Located on the water with fishing boats docked nearby. Casual & fun place to eat with a menu full of fresh seafood delights caught by local fisherman. The Grouper was the best & freshest I've had in Florida to date. We had some great tasting oysters, again the freshest I've had in Florida. The steamers were great too. For a... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is very popular and they don't take reservation,so I suggest to call ahead to see how long the wait will be or go early for dinner,specially on Sunday. The staff are friendly and food is excellent. We always get Rusty's Pot Belly, Steamed shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, and a snow crab cluster with Corn and potatoes ,side salad(house... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs this is the "go to" place for me in Tarpon Springs. Dine there 3-4 times a year, traveling from Tampa. Great place to take guests. Inside or outside by the river dining. Service is friendly and efficient, Menu is varied with focus on seafood but plenty of other choices. Hushpuppies come to the... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went twice in one week as we had company coming and wanted to check out a particular request...shrimp po-boy. Food was good but not great. Beer was quite expensive as was the food. Appetizer, two half salads, a sandwich and four drinks and the bill was over $70 with tip. Nice to sit outside on the water, but there is... More 

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Bessemer City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Though we had a little wait of about 30 minutes, the food and experience was worth every minute. The staff were very friendly, we were seated outside near the bar area, so we enjoyed the food and the music, both were great. Our waitress was helpful in our menu choices and the beer was cold! The food was very good... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When my mother insisted I go to Rusty Bellies I was very much expecting a below par tourist trap type experience. So glad I was soooooo wrong. While the menus could use to be reprinted (could barely read the back it was so worn) the food (especially the fish) was fresh and delicious! Service was friendly and efficient. Love that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We only called by for drinks but will visit again soon for dinner as the food looked delicious - drinks were reasonably priced and fab location - we will be back real soon

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Sebastian, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went there today for lunch. Very busy but we were able to get 2 seats at the outside bar. Nice water view and friendly and efficient bartenders. I had the Challenger mahi souvlaki with cole slaw and hubbie had the prime rib sandwich with black beans and rice. Both excellent. Also after placing your order they bring you a... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a light Dinner left evening here. The entertainer was very good. We sat out on the deck water view, which we chose. We wanted a table next to the water. We counted about 7. There is plenty of other tables but limited on the Tiki Bar deck. So if that is your choice plan on... More 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were there for Happy Hour and sat at the outside bar. Jacob was great behind the bar!! The rock shrimp so fresh and perfectly prepared. My husband had the grouper and is still talking about how good it was.

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