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Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! 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. Known as the hottest destination for locals, celebrities, and tourists alike, the Rusty Pelican offers eclectic and impressive contemporary American cuisine and the freshest local seafood. It's never too early to plan your Holiday Parties. Contact an Event Specialist to start booking your Holiday Events today. 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
PRICE RANGE
US$41 - US$80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

Great service and food, the views were spectacular at sunset. All the appetizers were delicious, try the burrata salad and the crab cake. The cocktails were just as described and our server Glaunier was on top of everything but gave us space. We were treated...in meeting the Executive Chef Fiorela which was the icing on the cake when she helped us sing happy birthday to my wife.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Rusty Pelican. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2021

My wife and I live in Fort Lauderdale area and were looking for a day get away so we took a drive down to Key Biscayne. I had never been to the Rusty Pelican before so my wife suggested we go. We arrived close to...lunch time on a Sunday. After having our car valet parked ($8), we went to hostess stand. We did not have reservations and requested a seat outside in the shade (make sure you request that or you might be sorry) or along the window inside. Within a couple of minutes we were seated at a nice table inside along the window and were pleased with the spacing between the tables. We had a beautiful view of the water with the city of Miami as a backdrop. Gorgeous! Our waitress Emily was really the star of the show though. She was a true professional who made it show that she cared about our meal and experience. We ordered the Seafood Tower for 2. (which isn't really a tower but a large decorative bowl). Emily let us know ahead of time that when you order for 2, it's not a tower but is still quite a treat. She was right. There was a huge assortment that included lobster, king crab, ceviche, oysters, shrimp and sushi. My wife had the bottomless mimosas (there are 4 different types that were all fun and tasty) and we enjoyed a solid 2 to 2.5 hour lunch with delicious food, great service and an amazing view. We didn't want the experience to end so we ordered dessert and Emily's suggestion of her favorite the cookies and cream ice cream with caramel melting cake was delicious. Emily saw us snapping some selfies, and offered to take some photos of us with the beautiful Miami backdrop. She didn't hurriedly snap a pic, she took a couple of minutes and tried to get us a special shot which she did and I'll probably make it my FaceBook profile pic. Overall, highly recommend Rusty Pelican and Emily!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2021

Seeing you that you had a 5-star experience is the thing we could strive for. Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing Rusty Pelican. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2021

We have been going to the Rusty Pelican for probably 40 years but hadn't been since it was rebuilt a few years ago. We drive an hour plus to get there but in the past it has always been more than worth the drive. Last...night was incredible. The new facilities are spectacular (with the same amazing views). The foo was absolutely terrific. Wonderful menu with outstanding presentation and taste. Our server Katarzyna was extremely helpful and attentive. We will have to restart our regular trips to dine with them.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2021

Thank you very much for remaining a loyal customer at Rusty Pelican! We are happy that you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

My friend took me to this place for brunch that was convenient to get to and had parking. Beautiful view, attentive service, and delicious food; especially the sushi !!! It was great to sit outside and watch the boats and waverunners go by. Inside there...was a small DJ near the bar during brunch time. Very classy place and with a lovely selection of tasty mimosas ! I can't wait to go back…More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2021

Thank you very much for the amazing rating! We're happy that customers like you are having a great experience at Rusty Pelican. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2021

Our meal was amazing and I wanted to try one of everything on the menu. Our reservation was fulfilled on time. The view is WORTH A MILLION BUCKS! Luis was a delight and made our anniversary so special We can't wait for our next trip...to Key Biscayne so we can come back. Everything we ate was impeccable. And OMG once again...THE VIEW!!!! Go at sunset!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-Star review! We really appreciate you sharing your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Reviewed 25 August 2021

I have visited the Rusty Pelican for years and it has always been as magical as always. Food is amazing and location even better. I highly recommend booking a table outside next to the sea. At night they have cute bonfires and makes it even...more romantic. Even though I am not vegetarian I do find it a little bit disturbing the fact that they had the lobsters in a fishbowl and it's basically one of the first things you can see as entering the venue.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience! We really appreciate you being a customer and helping share the word.

Reviewed 22 August 2021

The host was rude. We were seated immediately though. However no one showed up to bring water or take our order. We left after 25 minutes and the host/manager didn't seem to care. There are so many other amazing restaurants in Miami with great service....Go elsewhere!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We'll strive to do better!

Reviewed 15 August 2021

I had a great time here with friends celebrating a birthday. The food was great and I couldn't ask for a better hostess. Katrina made the experience that much better. I will ask for her again when I come here to eat. She was attentive...and spot on with the recommendations.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Thank you for choosing Rusty Pelican to celebrate your friends birthday ! We are happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your experience. I'd love to welcome you back! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 July 2021

Wonderful brunch. Food was nice and service was great. Will , definitely, come back and well recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Do not go here. Awful. Food was terrible. Service was atrocious. My whole family got so sick from going here. I was sick for a week.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican - Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating. We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future

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Response from josemastertraveller | Reviewed this property |
There is valet parking. I don't recall the amount. Probably 10 dollars.
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Response from Suzanne M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see one for dinner on the menu so I do not believe it does.
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I don't recall having to pay for self parking.
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Rusty Pelican - Miami is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5