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Rusty Pelican - Tampa

4.6
4.6
4910 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! Enjoy a la carte Dinner every day, Lunch Thursday & Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch, and Happy Hour Specials Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm! Escape to Florida's most beautiful tropical hideaway, right on the waters of Tampa Bay. Known for serving the freshest local seafood, like Crab-Stuffed Gulf Grouper, Rusty Pelican Board for Two and Crispy Whole Local Snapper, as well as classic cuts of savory beef, the Rusty Pelican offers an unforgettable culinary experience. With friendly and experienced staff, the dedicated team at the Rusty Pelican will ensure that your experience at the Rusty Pelican is nothing but exceptional.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 281-1943
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    From 20 to 350, The Rusty Pelican can accommodate any event from weddings to corporate events and private parties in one of our six banquet spaces. Contact an event specialist today for a complimentary tour 813.281.1943.
  • Area
    Tampa
  • Cross Street
    N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
  • Parking Details
    There are spaces on private land to park at your convenience, and over 300 spaces in the parking garage directly across the street. A well trained and professional staff of valets are on hand for all busy nights and holidays, for your added comfort.
  • Public 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. $6 Valet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4,910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa

    Great for scenic views

  • Tampa

    Seafood

4,910 Reviews
  1. Nunzilee

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great atmosphere. Really good service. Would definitely return.

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  2. TarriK

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. They gave us a great table overlooking the water. The food was good, although my husband’s potatoes that accompanied his swordfish were a bit cold, he still enjoyed the meal. Overall we had a very nice evening and will definitely be returning.

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    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charles was a great and we loved everything! Especially the key lime pie! We celebrated my mom and my birthday and it was perfect!

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  4. CandyD

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good. The ambience atmosphere was really really good. The server was very kind when I asked for sweet mashed potatoes instead of mashed potatoes she offered to exchange it easily. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great view of the water.

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  5. HillaryR

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great until my brocollini came out cold to the table. Other than that I will give it another try!

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  6. CarolineC

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    View right on the water is fantastic. Service and speed was excellent. Decor is tired. Food is good. Not great. Brussel sprouts and Caesar salad were good basic items. Risotto was disappointing because lobster was overcooked and vegetables were negligible. Miso-marinated seabass was ok. Strangely had a purée of vegetables that were like baby food underneath. Sticky toffee bread pudding was dry, almost burnt, except for tasty gelato. The parking cost of $8/car before tip was annoying for a $260 meal.
    Rusty Pelican - TampaResponded 6 days ago
    Hello Caroline, We are happy that you enjoyed the view and service. We strive for a great experience overall and appreciate you taking the time to write us this detailed review, I will be sharing your feedback with the team here at Rusty Pelican in order to achieve a 5 star review for your next visit. Thank you! -Rusty Pelican Management Team

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  7. JoeO

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackened Scallops to start was great! Surf and Turf was incredible.
    Rusty Pelican - TampaResponded 6 days ago
    Hi Joe! Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and love that you had a great experience with us!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great portion, food was well prepared and the service was outstanding! Highly recommended Wendell
    Rusty Pelican - TampaResponded 6 days ago
    Hello Wendell, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, we appreciate your feedback and take pride in providing a great experience for our guests, we look forward to your next visit! -Rusty Pelican Management

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to the managers Andrea and Jordan for making the experience a great one.
    Rusty Pelican - TampaResponded 6 days ago
    Hello! It is our pleasure to provide you with a positive experience, thank you for your review and giving us the opportunity to do so! - Rusty Pelican Management

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with great service! Best restaurant we have found in Florida since moving here two years ago.
    Rusty Pelican - TampaResponded 6 days ago
    Hello, We are so happy that you had great time! We take pride in providing an exceptional experience to our guests and stive to build on what we have to offer. We can't wait for you to come back and try our creative craft cocktails that are soon to be released this July. More to come! Thank you! -Rusty Pelican Management

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rusty Pelican - Tampa using the Order Online button. Rusty Pelican - Tampa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 281-1943.

Rusty Pelican - Tampa is rated 4.6 stars by 4910 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Pelican - Tampa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rusty Pelican - Tampa

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
  • Area
    Tampa
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are spaces on private land to park at your convenience, and over 300 spaces in the parking garage directly across the street. A well trained and professional staff of valets are on hand for all busy nights and holidays, for your added comfort.
  • Public 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. $6 Valet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 281-1943
  • Private party facilities
    From 20 to 350, The Rusty Pelican can accommodate any event from weddings to corporate events and private parties in one of our six banquet spaces. Contact an event specialist today for a complimentary tour 813.281.1943.
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