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Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
+1 305-361-3818
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (81 reviews)
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole experience was excellent from the hostess to the waiter. The meal was excellent and the dessert fantastic...Chocolate Indulgence. So nice to be away from all the traffic and the horn honking. Would definitely revisit.

Thank djhGrandRapidsMi
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at The Rusty Pelican Miami, we are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and scenery was amazing! The service was impecable. Most enjoyable day in a long time. The veiw of the Miami bay and the seaport was astounding. We sat outside and it was a Chamber of Commerce kind of day, perfect weather! Our server...More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us at Rusty Pelican!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I planned this over two months in advance. The restaurant seemed situated to watch the sun set over the bay. Well, no. Unless you are in a private party on the second floor, you really can't see much of anything. That was...More

Thank mayflower57
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mayflower57, The Rusty Pelican has been located in the bay facing WNW for over 40 years and thousands of guests have enjoyed and posted pics of The Sunset, so as we are sorry you did not get to experience it, we are also a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to beat the location of the Rusty Pelican, on the tip of Virginia Key so that diners inside by the windows or outside on the terrace overlook the vibrant skyline of Miami AND get to see the occasional giant yacht glide by. We...More

Thank pthomas156
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback! Please come back to see us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly staff and very reasonable prices. Plenty of choice on the menu. Visit between 4pm and 6pm when the dolphins pass by.

Thank Andy B
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible view but average food. The service was excellent. Better suited for a banquet function than a dinner. Best part was dessert.

Thank GusFonte
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit although I understand that this venue has been popular since the 80’s if not before. There were five of us in our party. When we arrived, our reservation was honored immediately and seated even though our entire had not arrived....More

Thank imshepp
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We are looking forward to deliver you with more memorable experiences!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I went here was about 1981 (I believe) I have occasionally made this a stop usually on Sunday morning for brunch while spending the weekend in South Beach Recently, I’ve come back and learned there’s no more Buffett (only on holidays) The food...More

Thank FtLaudTraveler
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Bob, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us, obviously everything is subject to changes and we do not offer a buffett any longer. As far as pricing, all prices are listed and in line with the Miami Market,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being from out of state, we took the recommendation of an acquaintance and it turned out to be the best experience! From the moment we sat down, Michael made sure we had an incredible time. He was attentive, gave great suggestions, and treated us like...More

1  Thank liagiba7
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your great experience at The Rusty Pelican MIAMI! We are looking forward to have you back!

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I just had a birthday lunch for my daughter at Rusty Pelican and the service was wonderful. They were very thoughtful and able to accommodate our party very good. We were a party of 18 people including 10 girls so you just can imagine. The...More

Thank yudy1078
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are looking forward to have you back at The Rusty Pelican Miami!

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Jo L
August 3, 2017|
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Response from NinaW2000 | Reviewed this property |
I seems to recall they have a bar area inside with a view. We chose to sit outside.
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lg2tb
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Balaji S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure really
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mapfer41
May 8, 2017|
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Response from paulettrish | Reviewed this property |
Not sure was evening dining
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Restaurant Details

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