Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
4280 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room are Open for Dinner daily, Lunch Monday through Friday, and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday - Make Your Reservation Today! Takeout and delivery are available. Enjoy all of the flavors of Miami with our Rusty Pelican Board for Two, Crispy Whole Local Snapper, Deco Maki Sushi and more! Happy Hour food and drinks specials available Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm. Our Special Events office is open and hosting events! We have beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront spaces available for up to 250 guests while social distancing. We are following strict safety standards and social distancing guidelines. Ask about our Certified Sanitized program to keep your guests safe. Ask about our Worry-Free Booking Guarantee, everything can be done 100% contact-less from your home. Please call our special event coordinators at 305.361.3818 or email RPMIAMICATERING@SRCMAIL.COM to schedule a tour. Tours are by appointment only. The Rusty Pelican gives guests the ultimate taste of Miami. Situated right on the Rickenbacker Marina, the waterfront views of Miami are unmatchable. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a world of contemporary sophistication. The Rusty Pelican’s plantation-style building exudes elegance and its modern fountain and lush greenery bring guests to a modernized tropical escape. Contemporary cuisine tantalizes the senses, with exotic Latin-inspired dishes and the freshest local seafood. Marvel in an impressive wall of wines, featuring over a thousand varietals to select from. From fabulous brunches, intimate dinners, to large-scale events – when you dine at the Rusty Pelican, you're in for an experience you won't forget. Miami's most coveted event spaces. From corporate events, to private parties, and even glamorous weddings, the Rusty Pelican has ballrooms and event spaces for any event. Make a dazzling impression on guests, and make your event one for the books. With breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures, guests will enjoy an event of cool sophistication. The skilled and accommodating, in-house special events staff at The Rusty Pelican is known for putting on dazzling and expertly orchestrated events. As seasoned professionals, The Rusty Pelican can create the perfect backdrop for any occasion. With expansive connections to cater to your every need, our team can handle anything from production planning services, exclusive custom menu spreads, venue design and decor, beautiful floral arrangements, and even technical services like audio and visual equipment needs. Whatever your event calls for, The Rusty Pelican will deliver.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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*We require a $25 per person deposit. We do not charge your credit card at the time of booking, if you're unable to make your reservation, cancel at least 48 hours prior or you'll be charged the deposit. 90-minute dining experience. We don't guarantee specific seating & may be seated inside/outside.

What 4280 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ANNAM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed. Food was incredible. Flavorful, fresh, high quality ingredients. Creative menu, dishes were esthetically pleasing and were perfectly executed based on menu description. Wait staff and hostess were great and very attentive. Drinks were phenomenal too. The views are nice and the interior of the restaurant is clean and well decorated, very nice ambiance inside. Would definitely visit again, and also highly recommend to fellow foodies and lovers of fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely view, ambiance and food.

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Hursty
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dog friendly. Sat outdoors on the water with the amazing view

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Sleighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good meal out with the family. Great location with great views of the bay and downtown Miami at night. All four entrées were really well done. Only slight downside with the calamari appetizer. Our server, Roma, was knowledgeable and attentive… Made for a good evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We sat for quite a while without a waitress finally we called the manager over and she bought us drinks. My husband loved the sea bass but my shrimp and lobster risotto was horrible the peas were hard as a rock and although they said the lobster was maine it definitely was not. It was hard to get a waiter to take care of our needs. The manager was very nice and comp most of our meal but they need to work on their food and service

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ReyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ordered the roasted chicken and had 0 flavor it was just a boiled small to medium size half chicken . My table had no light and was very hard to see the food, Asked to be seated by the window because outside was full even when I booked a reservation and was not able change the table . Sangria pitcher was water down . Server was nice . I went with 4 other people for a birthday and the restaurant didn’t even give the guy a small sweet as appreciation even when the bill was over 400$. It’s not what it used to be before . Better go someplace else .

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vipJess
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great dinner. Only complaint is that food took forever to come out.

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vipPepe11
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

I understand the menu was limited to certain offers, the food was not too good but the outdoor dining was superb.

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NicoleR
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

I’ve been here dozens of times prior to Covid, but upon this last visit I don’t think I’ll be returning again. Went for brunch for my dads birthday, the food wasn’t very good and took forever, and the restaurant was packed inside, no distance whatsoever between tables, everyone was so close to each other, we honestly did not feel safe at all. The one plus is the view and our waitress was nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time ! I love the brunch selections

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joffrey was an excellent waiter. Food was amazing!!! Will definitely be back!

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vipMarbelisM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, mimosas and ambiance!

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CarinnaT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fresh seafood, delicious mimosas, and nice meal portions. Beautiful view and very attentive service.

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Robinski
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch this past Sunday...we had drinks at the bar first .. ask for Juan he makes great Bloody Mary’s and refreshing Sangrias. We ordered the short rib empanadas and half dozen west coast oysters to start... then our party of 4 ordered the crusted French toast, chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros and salmon eggs Benedict... everything was delicious and portions were generous. The service was very good snd of course the view outstanding. Two hour limit at the table as they are busy on Sunday’s. Recommend for a special occasions!!

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VirginiaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Always a great time with amazing food and scenery

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victorJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Hello,
Pros
- the view and restaurant itself was absolutely stunning
- place was clean and sanitized
- noticed everything was followed by the guidelines which makes you feel comfortable to have a relax dinner
- the Expresso martinis were phenomenal

Cons;
- I requested andI reserved a table by the window with a view when I made my reservation a few days prior. When we arrived the hostess said there were none available, but we were able to have a table close to one and would have the same view. Although we still had a nice view it would have been nice to have a table we originally requested since that is one of the luxuries of making a reservation.
- the food could improve. Although the tuna roll and appetizer were amazing, the steak wasn’t. It was VERY chewy and not pleasant to eat. For the price and the type of venue you would expect an good angus steak. Very disappointing.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Our experience at Rusty Pelican was great. We really enjoyed the food, the view, and the ambiance, however the service could use a little improvement. We waited a long time to get a server and once we did, it took a while to get our food. I think the restaurant should consider providing a little bread or something to munch on while we wait for food. Other than that I give it 5 ⭐️

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JimF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emily, the waitress, was excellent. Everything she recommended tasted great. Will definitely go back

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Shirleyc
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our time there! The food was amazing! Will definitely be dining again soon!

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DaveP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Spectacular views of the Miami skyline, great ambiance even near the bar area.

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Info2021
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caesar salad, scallops and empanadas all excellent. Ate early for winter sunset, recommend window seat in bar area if too cold outside. Staff all professional and accommodating

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Lize
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

I had been there many years ago with good experience. but this time my husband found not one but two eye lashes in his mashed potatoes which was a big turn off. Then the kids meals it's supposed to bring fruit/carrot fries the server never brought any. Then to top it off, I ordered an extra meal to take when I got home to eat it it was missing the fries. They forgot to put it in the bag. I don't know if the server was new or it was just too many tables for one person. But it was not what I expected from this restaurant.

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SyJa
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Rusty Pelican is a must-visit restaurant if you are looking for an amazing view and great food. Our table ordered many brunch items and shared them amongst ourselves. The sushi was amazing, as well as the French Toast and Fruity Pebbles Pancakes. I would highly recommend it.

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JorgeD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, we just had problem to read the menu, the light in te restaurant is very low

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Vibe was amazing, food was great, all in all very good experience however they made us pay for the birthday desert and they definitely charge enough to comp a free desert for a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. We were seated on a windy section so they moved us but the view is amazing and service was outstanding

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BiancaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I always enjoy Rusty Pelican. Location is AMAZING, food is delicious (only place I eat salmon) and service is great, Guillermo who attended us was such a nice, charismatic server. Highly Recommend this spot.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Anniversary

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RebecaL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

La vista es muy linda, pero realmente para el Precio y tipo de lugar es muy decepcionante el servicio; y lo recomendaría, falta mucha cultura de servicio al cliente.
Te llaman para confirmar y te advierten que solo puedes estar 2 horas, y que no te garantizan lugar en la terraza, aún reservando con suficiente anticipación.
Llegando al restaurante -que estaba vacío-, la hostess no quiso darnos lugar en la terraza para ver el atardecer. Y había mucho lugar disponible....
Hasta que un capitán de meseros nos ayudó a poner una mesa. El si
Muy amable y lo agradezco. Las hostess y operadoras teléfonicas no saben de servicios al cliente, y logran Quitarte las ganas de estar ahí.
Los meseros muy lentos en el servicio. La comida buena sobre todo el sea bass. Lo demás bueno, pero no corresponde calidad-precio, es caro en general
Por lo que recibes de la experiencia total en el lugar, incluso antes.
Mi recomendación es que busquen dar al cliente una experiencia satisfactoria en su totalidad.
No volvería niño recomendaría, nos pareció un tourist-trap.

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SandraK
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible views, phantastic food.
We loved it!

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GraceB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never go here. Worst dining experience I've ever had. Made a reservation way in advance with special request and it was still terrible. Service was awful, took 20 minutes to even get noticed by waiter. Sides never came. Food was sub par. Not worth the price at all, would never recommend this to a friend (and no, the view isn't even worth it).

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SamJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place, plentiful food servings, good ambience mood lighting with soft enticing music, we enjoyed our anniversary night out.

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Travelguy3
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. View is spectacular. Server was an Italian guy he was the best!

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RomanAndrei
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Amazing view, amazing seafood. Try to avoid fried things, only girlls or fresh food.

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Lana
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing view of the city! Great food drinks and service

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vipWmelendez215
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The view was pretty but the service was horrible.

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ValerieD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere was amazing.
My husband and I got engaged there years ago. It was nice to go back to where it began.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing.. Our server Andrew was Awesome... Great everything...

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drj1001
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food is always great but they need to work on a few things. Tables are not as distanced as they should be and folks would feel more comfortable/safe if tables were properly spaced apart, as required by CDC guidelines. The table next to us was approx 2-3 feet away. Also, although view is spectacular and the food is great, the food often comes out warm instead of hot. This has happened to us at this restaurant on more than 2 occasions. Other than those 2 things needing much improvement, the quality and taste of the food is wonderful. We've had the whole fried snapper, salads, short rib empanadas, crab cakes, mashed potatoes, fries, etc., and other than the food being luke warm, the taste was good. Lastly, the waitress could have come by more often as our drinks kept getting watered down.

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vipJuanQuiroz
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! This restaurant never lets you down!

FAQs

Rusty Pelican - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Pelican - Miami also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 361-3818.

Rusty Pelican - Miami is rated 4.4 stars by 4280 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Pelican - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://srcloyalty.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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