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“Excellent food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rusty Pelican - Tampa

Rusty Pelican - Tampa
2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
(813) 281-1943
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Ranked #80 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
Transit: There is shuttle service provided from all the major hotels in the area, that will bring you directly to our doorstep. Including, The Sailport, The Double Tree, The Chase Suites, and The Holiday Inn.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We came to the restaurant a few minutes before their lunch seating ended. We left, thinking we were too late, and a wonderful waitress (we didn't catch her name) tracked us down and insisted we stay. Boy are we glad she did! The grouper was excellent! The view of the restaurant is gorgeous- we enjoyed watching the rays out in the bay. Thank you so much for a great time!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Bend, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wedding Reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a wonderful time here for our sisters wedding reception. Very accommodating staff. The food was fantastic! You know you just never know with event food, but this was topnotch! We had grouper and it was done perfect! I cleaned my plate. The view is fabulous and you feel like you're right on top of the water. The clouds prevented a full picturesque sunset that night, but I can imagine some lovely shots taken from there. The building is older, historic like, and just charming.

Visited November 2013
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Indialantic, Florida
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“excellent seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My wife and I went out to celebrate our 11th anniversary at the Rusty Pelican. There is nothing rusty about the ambiance the service nor the food. Wood and stone with fireplaces strategically placed both inside and out. Our server was Danielle. and from the moment we were introduced she was both attentive and knowledgeable. MY lovely bride chose the shank and the portion was large enough to feed a small army. If that was the only entrée we had I would have rated it a 10. But, I chose the crab stuffed grouper. Saying this was the most delicious fish meal I have ever eaten does not do it justice. My tastes buds are still begging me to return. So delicious my wife decided that WE must share the dish. Plenty to go around. On hearing it was our anniversary the bar tender had a champagne toast sent to our table. The views of the waterway from our table were an added bonus. A must do on any list.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Tx
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Best of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This elegant restaurant is only surpassed by it's elegant food. Probably one of the best meals I've ever had. There is no dress code and we were welcomed even in shorts and t-shirts after being on the water most of the day. We were seated at one of the front tables and the view was fantastic. We ordered an appetizer of the scallops which were to die for and the rest of each meal was the same. Just a great overall dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Farmingdale, Maine
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113 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“5 Stars all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

When you first arrive at The Rusty Pelican you are greeted with beautifuf landscaping. Once inside you are greeted with the warmth of a fire place. We were very graciously greeted and promptly seated by the window. The view is magnificent. Next we met our Guest Services Specialist, Jarett. Jarett was a fabulous server who always had a big beautiful smile on his face. Ater we ordered I asked Jarett if we could have some bread. We were quickly served with two types of bread and whipped salted butter that was very good. I ordered Chicken Alfredo and my husband ordered Shrimp Alfredo. Both meals were excellent. Having lunch here was extremely enjoyable. We recommend it to one and all.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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