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Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
+1 305-361-3818
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“cornbread” (22 reviews)
“grouper” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
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Reviewed yesterday

After a trip to Key Biscayne, my husband and I stopped at the Rusty Pelican for a late lunch and this place did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the view of Miami is breathtaking

Thank Dawn I
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our daughter took me there for Father's Day dinner, and it was a great gift! Valet parking made it easy, and our reserved table was waiting for us. The short rib empanada appetizer was amazingly good, and I almost ordered a second helping. The Chilean...More

Thank douggherlone
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here a couple of times now and each time the food has been great each time. Sit outside in the evening to see the sun set and look over Downtown/Brickell as the lights come on. Beautiful.

Thank Peter R
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience ! We look forward to have you back here at Rusty Pelican!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to the Rusty Pelican with my wife and two kids (7 and 2). I read before so I was really expecting the great view of Miami it just confirmed it is amazing (we stayed outside so the experience was even better. Now, the...More

Thank Alexandre L
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience! We look forward to see you soon and provide you with new great memories!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So how much does that view really matter? Service was terrible (no food ever went to the right table the first time anywhere around us) and could not get drinks and had 3 requests for bread. Food looked much better than it tasted as the...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is the best part about this restaurant. A trip here is worth it just for that if you've never been. I Always want to eat here when in Miami. However, today, Service was average- polite nice server only mildly attentive. Food was good....More

Thank CruiseGirl2
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience, We highly value our guest's feedback and always work hard to improve and deliver an outstanding service all around. I am sorry to hear that your service was just average and not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a huge place on Biscayne bay with great views. You will need a reservation and will still have to wait - even on a weekday. Outside diners are subject to sunburn and deluge, as we witnessed. It is basically an a la carte...More

Thank Dean-ATL-USA
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, we apologize for your experience and are looking forward to give us another chance to show you what this place is really about, we renew the offer as we answered this very same review previously on other online reviews platforms. Kind Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to the Rusty Pelican in years and thought it would be nice for my boyfriends birthday lunch for the two of us. It really was so nice to be back, the food was delicious, service was amazing and the view of course-...More

Thank dedeau
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your great experience, we are looking forward to deliver great memories for your future special days!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt that the Rusty Pelican has the best waterfront view of Downtown/Brickell - truly spectacular view. We were seated promptly, service was professional, food was very good, not excellent, except the crab salad was smothered in vinegarette, hiding the taste of the crab. Prices...More

Thank jss1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and always enjoy it. Our waiter was sensational. The food was great as always. This restaurant is loved by the locals. Well worth a visit.

Thank sidlambersky
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you still have Sunday brunch buffet?
May 8, 2017|
Response from paulettrish | Reviewed this property |
Not sure was evening dining
can i have a phone # and also do you have buffet brunch on sunday
December 30, 2016|
Response from Bugqueen | Reviewed this property |
The phone number is 305-361-3818. I do believe they only have a holiday buffet not a regular buffet brunch on Sundays. You would have to order of the menu.
marcio K
This it noisy at lunch time?
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Miamisgt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I was not there for lunch but for dinner it was loud partly because of the restaurants music
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-3818
  • E-mail
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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