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“Wedding meeting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican
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Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Key Biscayne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rickenbacker Causeway
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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wedding meeting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

As we are coordinating with the Rusty Pelican a fabulous November wedding- we decided to eat at the restaurant.
The order was filet migon for some and salmon for others. These were good, although I did enjoy the salmon.
I suggest to go early and on a weekday-as it does get packed- even on a Wednesday. I would say 4PM. That way you get some additional attention and service- like we did.
I suggest to sit by the window to enjoy the view. We sat by the wine and the view was spectacular-
Cons to sitting there is that some people do not know how to go around-and well try and go through you to go outside.
Overall- very nice, food is good, drink are good-price is up there- and it does get packed.
If you make a reservation go an hour and half early.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leesburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My son had a wedding ceremony and reception at the Rusty Pelican. It couldn't have been more perfect. All the arrangements were perfect and management was always in sight making sure everything worked perfectly. The food was outstanding and I cannot recommend this venue high enough for your catering event.

I've eaten in the restaurant and it is good, but this restaurant really stands out for service to events!

BTW--the view is outstanding--no better view anywhere!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We had table right next to the window. We had a beautiful view of Miami! The good was great. Even the spicy hamburger was awesome. Just be ready and know the service is slow. I will go back for the food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boca Raton, Florida
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great views and a key biscayne institution”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Well run, sit outside to fully enjoy the views. The food was very good and so was the service. This restaurant has been in the same place for a long time, but has not become a tourist trap--still enjoyable and delicious!

Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida, USA
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful view!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

I'm living in Miami for 13 years and this has the most beautiful view of the Bay.is very nice to eat watching the city at the night.Very good food!!,fresh seafood and excellent attention .I recommend 100%.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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