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Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
+1 305-361-3818
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is no denying the view here is stunning. We went outside and were greeted by screaming children and bird faeces on the tables - yum! Still undeterred we went inside and sat at the bar with the stunning view. I would come here just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LuxeLoverLdn
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us at the Rusty Pelican, I would like to apologize for your less than satisfactory visit. If you would please reach out to me via email or phone, i would like...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

What do you get after you attend a corporate function for over 75+ people and receive jaw-dropping poor service? An indifferent back office manager who makes excuses for it! The restaurant facade is about all this place has going for it. Like the rest of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sentient M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mrs Nanette Zambo and Mr. Edwin Flood from the management office thank you so much for wonderful attention, this is not the first time at the RP, as always great food and drinks, magic view, outstanding service like home. See you next for happy hour...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 604vickyh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. My wedding was celebrated here. Other mementos were celebrated here, and today my mothers 90 th was celebrated here. The ambiance of overlooking back to Miami downtown skyline is supreme. The food for any occasion is perfect. The staff is wonderful making...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank traveldivachica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a special event, the place is amazing with a view on sunset on Miami tower and direct on ocean.... You are in the Postal card

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this place for the view and the ambiance of the fifties. But the service is awful, disorganized. They brought the wrong food from my wife to a very crude take away. I waited for more than a second for the food. 30...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marcoaur_liod881
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for sharing your experience, and we apologize that you did not receive the high standard of service you should have deserved. We would love to reach out and talk more in details about your experience, we highly value your feedback and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to a special event here. view across the bay of downtown Miami is spectacular. great bar and they make super drinks. food was outstanding. this is a great place for a meal with your girlfriend or wife, or a biz dinner. highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jon s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our son's birthday and military promotion dinner celebration. What a lovely, delightful place, dinner was excellent and our server was wonderful! Pricey, but we'll worth it! Nice touch as our server brought us a free surprise dessert.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindakerr8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most I like of this place is the view during sunset time with also a good drink with friends. The food is good I usually take main courses. Prices medium high.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank monicacM5905ZS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here the other night. The portion size for the swordfish seemed small and there were no sides with it. If you are hungry the portion sizes will not fill you up. Recommend having apps and adding sides to your meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kdbauder
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18 March 2018|
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Response from C0l0traveller | Reviewed this property |
Parking's free if you park park yourself--I think the spaces are designated, don't remember. Valet parking is available, but it's just a few steps closer to the restaurant.
4 August 2017|
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Response from NinaW2000 | Reviewed this property |
I seems to recall they have a bar area inside with a view. We chose to sit outside.
29 July 2017|
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Response from sbalaji787 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure really
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-3818
  • E-mail
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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