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Rusty Pelican

#30 of 1,830 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was okay but didn't blow me out of the water. The bar staff were reasonably cordial but wore their emotions on their sleeves. The hostess did not greet us when we walked in, instead they just glared at us with semi-puzzled looks. When we asked if we could be seated for two, they said they didn't have any... More 

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

Sara, I certainly apologize for your experience when you came to our restaurant. This certainly is not the normal situation at our restaurant. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know and I will certainly address the issue with my host staff. Peter Herranz Assistant General Manager More 

New Port Richey, Florida
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203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We wanted yo have brunch with our daughter and son and her son at someplace special. We like buffet brunches where you gave an omelet station and a carving station. This brunch us pricey at about $45/person but it includes unlimited drinks. The omelets where done perfect. The seafood was delicious and the desserts were great. You can also order... More 

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Thank georgefebish
Delta, Alabama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, a great lunch and beautiful spot. The service was extremely slow and our server could not keep our drinks filled. Other than that our experience was lovely. The food was amazing, the view magical and the restaurant itself gorgeous.

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Thank Fer01281986
Locust Grove, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to eat. walking distance from sail port resort. The food and bar was very nice. The employees were very nice and courteous. I would recommend this place hands down.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience when you were here. Hopefully when you are back in the area you will visit again. Peter Herranz Assistant General Manager More 

Central Florida, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about every table has a great view of the Bay - around sunset especially. Food and service were good as well.

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Thank K J
Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I arrived in Tampa a little hungry from a long drive. We decided to dine at the Rusty Pelican because it was conveniently located so close to our resort room at the Sailport. The server was wonderful. The bread was warm and the butter delicious. Our alcoholic beverages seemed to be made from fresh ingredients rather than... More 

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Thank pammyhoney
Rusty Pelican T, General Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Im glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us when you were in town. Hopefully when you are back in the area you will join us again. More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8/7/16 We visited for a nice Sunday Brunch. It was a little slow at 1030/11 am on a stormy morning. I was a little skeptical on the price and just thinking we were paying for the waterfront. The interior ambiance was very nice and the buffet room was layed out very appealing. The waterfront view was great on a stormy... More 

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Thank Jonathan B
Rusty Pelican T, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thanks you Jonathan i'm glad you enjoyed everything. We do our brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2:30 pm. Hopefully when you are in the area again you will visit. More 

Valrico
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We missed our reservation at the Chart House, and decided to dine at the Rusty Pelican instead, rather than driving around town. Being middle of the week, the clientele was sparse, so we had the pleasure of a window table overlooking a grand expanse of the bay. That was beautiful! The service was impeccable: very nice young lady, very amicable.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Brunch I have had in a long time. Nice atmosphere and the food was great. The buffet had oysters on the 1/2 shell, crab legs, mussels, eggs and omelets, roast beef and much more. Also, endless Mimosas! Make reservations so you can have a great view of the bay.

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Happy Valley, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've eaten grouper up and down the Gulf Coast; it's always a treat for a West Coast dweller. I have come to expect a certain standard for this dish but The Rusty Pelican raised the bar with their blacked grouper topped with a garlic-basil-wine sauce served on a bed or risotta. Life will never be the same. Not to mention... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?