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Tarpon Springs

Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill


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My husband Jack and I, along with our daughter and son-in-law, welcome you to Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill. Opened in June of 2005, Rusty Bellies is an achievement of three generations worth of goals spanning some thirty years. We are a family owned and operated establishment. Our family came to Tarpon Springs in the 1970's. My parents, Joe and Sue Reis, began the business by purchasing several boats, including a shrimp boat. Before long they had purchased the boat yard and developed the seafood business. In 1985, Jack and I took over operations, and it wasn't long before Jack began refurbishing boats. In 2002. we launched our shrimp boat, Julie Ann. The Julie Ann produces fresh gulf shrimp
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Delicious food and great service! We celebrated our 35 th anniversary at Rusty Bellies, and Nicole was our server. From the ceviche to the grilled grouper, grilled scallops, and grilled shrimp, it was delicious. My husband got the fried oysters and said they were great....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Keenanndonna S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place, however, their table reservation system doesn't work. We stopped by the from hostess desk and put our name in for a table. We were totally open to indoor, outdoor, high table, or low. No preference. 30 minutes......no big deal. After I went to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Bill N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family visited this restaurant on a fall break trip. Everyone loves what they ordered! We got clams, fish, and blackened chicken fettuccini pasta. All the dishes were delicious and prepared well! We were able to snag a table outside right by the water for...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank indychickenman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting Tarpon Springs and decided to try Rusty Bellies. I ordered fish and chips and my husband had the blackened grouper sandwich. We enjoyed the food and the waterfront location. Kelly was our server and she was friendly and attentive!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank zoiesgramma
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicole took excellent care of us answering all our questions about different fishes and meals on the menu. She gave us time to enjoy our drinks and visit with our family while we waited on our meals which came out great. Our family who is...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 34,608
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were well taken care of at the outdoor bar - Bobby was our bartender. He was patient with us as we sampled a few beers and wines. We started with the tina poke appetizer then shared a delicious meal - shrimp and red snapper....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank pollyk768
Reviewed 1 week ago

The large parking lot that was almost full should tell you something - this place is great. Very large menu makes it hard to pick - ask your server for suggestions. Large portions are easy to share. Expect a wait. You can eat inside or...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit to the Sponge Docks we thought we should try some seafood. We ended up at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill. The atmosphere was fun. We sat outside on the upper deck. Nicole our waitress, was prompt, polite and provided very good service....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank jondadi57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the best..seafood was fabulous with great service......nice relaxing atmosphere but you better get there early

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank OnAir756465
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicole was great and understood our need for gluten free. She made sure we had fabulous meals which didn’t disappoint. Food and service and setting were all fabulous

Date of visit: October 2019
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February 14, 2019|
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There is not a lot right by the Restaurant but across the street there is, that’s were we parked
June 12, 2017|
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