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“Romantic venue for date night!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican
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Ranked #38 of 2,368 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
Transit: 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.
Clearwater, Florida
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Romantic venue for date night!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sitting by their large bay windows at dinner was a real pleasure. My husband and I enjoyed their martinis. Foodwise: Since I'm a vegetarian there was only 1 time on the entree side I could eat (a vegetarian pasta) and it was fair. The sea food partaken by my husband was good, but we were not wowed. Considering the price per dish, we were disappointed by their fare. Also, their drink and dinner service was extremely slow, although our server, Nicholas, was quite cheerful and friendly. Overall, a great experience and I would definitely visit again for the ambiance, the views, the drinks.

  • Visited July 2014
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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful View, Excellent Dinner Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recently visited the Tampa area and was pleased to go to the Rusty Pelican. I chose the Stuffed Grouper with mashed potatoes which was excellent. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and fun. The view was stunning and we observed a group of dolphins swimming through the large windows that lined the side wall of the dining room.

  • Visited July 2014
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Palm Coast, Florida
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, food fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

My food was kind of dry. Sour cream mashed potatoes and snapper. Was with a group so just went along with things

Visited July 2014
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Largo, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food, service and ambience all work together at this waterfront restaurant overlooking Tampa bay. Generous cocktails. Interesting hor'ourves. I recommend the seafood stuffed artichoke caps. Swordfish was delicious thought a bit salty. Perhaps because it was blackened. My dining companion had cioppino. Lots of seafood in a tasty sauce. We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a Fantastic Restaurant on Tampa Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Their grouper dinner with green beans and carrots was unbelievably delicious!! The key lime pie is yummy , yummy. Our waitress was so friendly and efficient . This restaurant is very clean, and the view out of their windows at Tampa Bay is so relaxing and fun to see while you are eating. You definitely will love Rusty Pelican when you are in Tampa, FL !!!!

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