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Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
+1 305-361-3818
Today
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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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say other then this place as far as the food and service goes is the worst!!!! I never hammer on any resturant but the RP has turned into a resturant disaster. PROS... amazing view, beautiful inside THATS IT. CONS.... everything else. Service F, my servers attitude F , wait time for appetizer F (took 45 min), wait... More 

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Thank David S
Stockholm, Sweden
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having lived in the Miami Ft Lauderdale area for 2 years, this is a place I had missed until yesterday. A fantastic bar and an equally fantastic restaurant with breathtaking views in towards downtown Miami.

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Thank stig l
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Views spectacular. Service so so. Food so so and $$$$. My husband had the NY strip and said good. I had a salad a small plate short ribs (dry). Honestly waiting 20 minutes for a water refill during dinner when the restaurant was half full is crazy. We will not be back.

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1 Thank karen d
caracas
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. Is just perfect for bussines, love or family plan. Everything is great. I recommend the carpaccio and the ceviche. For dessert the lemon pie is amazing.

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Thank alexandrabraun
Henderson, Kentucky
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One last late lunch before heading back north. What a great view of downtown Miami across the water. There was only the waiter/bartender at first, so the initial wait for the drinks took a little while but the mojito was wonderful, and so was the second one. Orestes did a great job.

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Thank CathiB50
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience. We pride our self in providing quality food and service unfortunately it seems we missed the mark during your last visit. I really appreciate your feedback. Look forward to hearing from you. - Rafael Manager More 

Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a good time here :( It took about 20 minutes for any waiter to even acknowledge our presence; and after we finally got a waiter, they brought our food an HOUR (it might have been more than that actually, probably an hour and fifteen minutes) later. The atlantic salmon was good but nothing special, but my dad... More 

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1 Thank yguti004
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience. We pride our self in providing quality food and service unfortunately it seems we missed the mark during your last visit. I really appreciate your feedback. Look forward to hearing from you. - Rafael Manager More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always a homerun. This past weekend for New Year's day I took my wife here around 11am. Waitress was awesome, comical and on top of her game, which is unusual for the morning after New Years Eve in my experience. We started off with a bottle of wine and some appetizers. The grilled octopus was amazing as... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager More 

Miamisburg, Ohio
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go earlier in day, you won't have yo pay huge valet fee of 25 to 35 bucks. We went as they were condoning off parking for valet. Initially, we only wanted drinks. Sat couch in bar area. Menu offered discount bar drinks and menu. Also, introduced us to fried garbanzo beans...they are one of our new loves. Here... More 

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Thank need2trvl
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, I would to start by apologizing for your experience at The Rusty Pelican. This is something our team is working on improving. I would personally like to hear from you. - Rafael Manager More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a party of four we went to the Rusty Pelican for dinner. We had a reservation, but still we had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. Our food came only after 45 minutes of more waiting and it was not good. Some of the service is rude.

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1 Thank Neotropico1
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience. We pride our self in providing quality food and service unfortunately it seems we missed the mark during your last visit. I really appreciate your feedback. Look forward to hearing from you. - Rafael Manager More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting this recommended restaurant with a business partner and his family. After dinner both our cars where immobilized by some obscure company who we needed to call to get the immobilization device taken off. We had parked right in front of the restaurant at some empty spaces on a Thursday night. We met two other parties at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: +1 305-361-3818
Description
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?