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Rusty Pelican

#24 of 1,842 Restaurants in Tampa
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2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437 (N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway)
+1 813-281-1943
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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MA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a work dinner. Was told place was excellent-it was pretty run of the mill. Nothing bad but nothing great

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Clearwater, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location and grounds surrounding the restaurant is nice if you are in town visiting. We were there for a business holiday luncheon, as well as 3 other groups. Parking was a nightmare. The wait staff seemed unsure of what they were doing and somewhat unprofessional. I was trained, "when they ask for more, never reach to pour" I really... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to the Rusty Pelican. It was very nice and festive as you walked up with all of the holiday decorations. I loved the fireplace (made for a great photo op) You walk inside and there was a bar our area was to the left it was a large room with a bar they were serving... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter returned to NY on Fri after Thanskgiving in the morning but my son's return flight didn't leave until 3. So we were looking for some place to have lunch and relax while waiting in between while hopefully having a nice view. We were not disappointed. We were the first ones in the restaurant (early Friday after Thanksgiving) so... More 

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Florida
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been before and finally got a table by the window at 12:30, peak time. A quiet Sunday for a change. The very good: free parking, valet if you choose to do so. Water views of Tampa Bay. Crab legs, shrimp, oysters (in season) salmon, tuna, salads, eggs to order, taco bar, bacon, sausage. Some really good desserts, and an... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, great service and just an amazing spread for a Sunday brunch. Met a friend here before heading to the airport, and enjoyed myself tremendously. Raw bar, fajitas station, omelet station, salads, desserts, just a huge selection of quality food. Highly recommend. And a view is to die for!

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Thank russian33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son & I were stuffed! Omelette's, waffle's, & seafood...a bit of an odd combo, but it was delicious! So many options to choose from, you really can't miss. The service was the best we've had in a long time. Incredibly friendly people across the board. We wanted for nothing. If you like Mimosa's, check on serving times. On Sunday's,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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123 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering this elegant restaurant and being seated at a window table at sunset was a very special treat. The delightful view of the Gulf was matched by the delicious food. The Stuffed Gulf Grouper was tasty and the Cioppino Exquisite was loaded with lobster and many other varieties of seafood. The service was prompt and friendly - but it was... More 

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

Anthony, Im glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hopefully we will see you again when you are in the area. Pete Herranz Assistant General Manager More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They bake their bread in house..Enough said.This place is hidden..Have to be looking for it or heard of it to find?Sits on the water..not a bad seat in restaurant .Food is good but I go for the view and bread!

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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fine dining and gorgeous views. Ask for Don to be your server. He is incredibly attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and makes excellent recommendations! We had the artichoke appetizer which was lightly breaded, fried artichoke hearts with a delicious lemony sauce. We also had the seasonal stone crab appetizer. Yum! For entrees, the blackened scallops were tender and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
    (N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway)
  • Public Transportation: There is shuttle service provided from all the major hotels in the area, that will bring you directly to our doorstep. Including, The Sailport, The Double Tree, The Chase Suites, and The Holiday Inn.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-281-1943

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