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Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
+1 305-361-3818
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant whenever we visit Miami. They serve two menus, one for lunch and another for dinner. I recommend the lunch menu (the best burger and fries). The view of the city is Amazing from here, at night and during the day. The attention of servers and managers is excellent. In our last visit we got to... More 

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North Port, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our daughter for lunch on her birthday. Took 3 hours. Service is just horrible. Wait staff very pleasant but under staffed. Food was presented well but tasteless. Spent $250 on lunch had had to take my kids to lunch after lunch. I ordered the over cooked $30 dollar raw lobster. My daughter had lobster roll with just greens. Very... More 

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Thank Tee G
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Miami area and on tripadvisor we found this restaurant. I wanted a good restaurant for the ocasion so we went. Excellent!!! Nice view of the Miami skyline, good enviroment and the food was great!! I would recommend this restautant any time!

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Thank MightyMMigue
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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was cold and did not taste good The buffet was unprofessional and placed on the bar The restaurant is front to the sea! this is not reason to serve such a poor meal.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get here early and enjoy a few cocktails and the view of the skyline. Really magnificent. Food isn't bad either. Nice selection of both seafood and meats. I had the filet ordered medium rare. It came more on the rare side but was a tasty piece of meat. Wife had the snapper. She said it was wonderful, after she got... 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 

Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My very favorite restaurant in my very favorite American big city! Always a pleasure to return to the Rusty Pelican and without fail do so each time I am in Miami. Consistently excellent seafood and superior service set against the gorgeous backdrop of Biscayne Bay and the downtown Miami skyline.

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

It is our pleasure having you here thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager More 

roma
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A longways from what it used to be. Generous portions and a beautiful view dont make it a great restaurant. Waiters were a bit uncoordinated - food was in the range dessert portions are huge. Many things need to improve.

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Thank RomaLoulou
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 

Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the patio is amazing, we were there for my birthday dinner and the waiter told us about a 5 lb lobster special for two, he really sold it. We were very disappointed it was a steamed lobster served plain, no sauce not even with butter, there was a seafood risotto with it that was ok but really... More 

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

I apologize for the server not letting you about the price .i would like to hear alittle bit more about your experience. thank you Rafael Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. My waiter called Jorge and was very attentive to us and offered us a good service and very profecional on his part. Thank you very much for your help and the food was exelente with much flavor and decoration.

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

It is our pleasure having you here thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager More 

NJ
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to try the Rusty Pelican and finally after 10 years of visiting Miami I got my chance. It's a beautiful restaurant with amazing views of the city. We had their speciality cocktails to start. Appetizers and entrees were very tasty and delicious. We passed on dessert because we were all full and content. Service was excellent even... 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
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?