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Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location, ambiance, service and quality are 5 star. The prices are high but totally worth the visit. Great bar, food and family friendly.

Thank Roberto M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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76 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant early this month and was impressed by their set up . The outdoor seating area overlooking the bay was simply awesome . The service and food was great as well . The waiters were very attentive . The only drawback I could see is that the outdoor tables don't have enough light (in the evening ) which... More 

Thank AJose012
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best to make a reservation. We sat outside under the canopy by the corner. The view is excellent! Better than some South Beach places. There is a good variety of food in the menu. Not a huge menu, but you have appetizers, sushi, steak and seafood options. There is a desert platter that sounds delicious, we didn't try it but... More 

Thank Aracelia C
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

best view , great food , and great place for a wedding. the food is spectacular nothing like it use to be. if you havent been there lately . take the time to go especially for brunch .............

Thank cgomez1313
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and myself went there for a special anniversary dinner late Sunday afternoon. We got a table with a beautiful view of the water. We told the waiter it was our anniversary and we wanted a bottle of wine and 2 2lb lobsters. He told us of a 2 1/2 lb lobster special on the menu for $65 that... More 

1 Thank Jack S
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for what was suppose to be a very special dining occasion. I am truly disappointed that you felt cheated. As part of the Management team I am embarrassed that a Manager did not visit your table. I have brought this to the attention of all Management, this including front and back of house. I welcome your call... More 

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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a hot summer Saturday afternoon, and upon request were given the ocean view indoor seating. They also brought a coloring kit to keep me toddler entertained and busy. The restaurant staff is super attentive and food, in particular, was the best original creation, I have had in the US. We loved their jalapeno corn bread, grilled... More 

Thank Shuchianand
Chino Hills, California
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Let me start off by saying I would give this restaurant a 3.5 but I can't. The view is amazing; and that's why you come here to eat. You simply can't get a better view of downtown Miami. Now, the food. Better than average, but no were near memorable. My wife and I shared croquettes, a Pelican salad, and... More 

1 Thank eljuezcubano
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, the time you have taken to share your feedback is greatly appreciated. I would like to apologize for the inconsistency in both food and service. This is something our team is eagerly working on improving. i personally look forward to hearing from you . - Rafael Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful. Our server Andres was amazing. Food was excellent. The view was breathtaking. The Keylime is a must have!

Thank Dawn L
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Oysters, whole Branzino and a craft cocktail. 80 dollars and tip. The food and service was good, but 100 dollars plus for one after tip seems excessive.

Thank Sreznikoff
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, the time you have taken to share your feedback is greatly appreciated. I would personally like to hear from you . - Rafael Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at South Beach but took an Uber to The Rusty Pelican on recommendation from a friend. Amazing to watch the sun set over downtown Miami and the food and service was fabulous. Ask for outdoor seating for the best view (but not if you like to be sat in air-con as it's hot outside) Bring from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: 13053613818
You haven't seen Miami until you've seen it from The Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Special Events Center.

The Rusty Pelican is the most sought after restaurant with a view in South Florida. With the sun setting on Biscayne Bay against the backdrop of the alluring Miami skyline, The Rusty Pelican is the perfect spot for a romantic interlude or that special occasion.

Located in Florida on the Island of Key Biscayne and just minutes away from Interstate-95.

The Rusty Pelican has a breathtaking view of the City of Miami while offering superb cuisine and service. The fresh seafood changes with the season, deliciously enhanced with island-influenced salsas and flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?