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Rusty Pelican

2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
+1 813-281-1943
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“stuffed grouper” (19 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The unique dishes were artfully presented and our waiter, Javiar, gracefully showed one of our party how to cut into her crispy red snapper. Beautiful setting on the water for a Saturday night sunset. I personally had the blackened swordfish and that was delicious, especially...More

Thank Serena_of_the_Dells
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this venue. Our waitress, Jade, was excellent. The timing of every course was just right and the food was delicious from warm asiago bread to the flaming bananas foster. Of course, a beautiful sunset on the water and soft piano music plus...More

Thank Barb R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

overpriced for quality of food--shouldn't advertise sushi for a califonia roll, food was mediocre at best. i wont be returning ever again. i could have stayed in town and spent my 220.00 in a much better way.More

Thank Kristy K
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kristy- I want to take this opportunity to apologize about your brunch experience with us. I understand you were upset with the quality of our food and that's never acceptable for us. We are working on a whole new brunch experience that we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ate here with another couple for Thanksgiving. The dinner was served buffet style. The restaurant website advertised, in addition to seafood and a carving station, a Bloody Mary bar, complimentary champagne, and fall cocktails. When we were seated, two waiters (one...More

1  Thank colmmoor
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Colmmoor- It is never our intention to mislead our guests. Our fall cocktails were for purchase and I want to apologize that the servers did not disclose that information before you ordered them. In the future, we will make sure every server knows to disclose...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in here after a visit to Busch Gardens and was very impressed. Looks to be a popular wedding venue but restaurant were happy to welcome us even in shorts and t-shirts. It is not the cheapest restaurant but food was excellent and the Pelican...More

Thank csb214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here for events and yes they were excellent. the food, service and views. However recently I took my husband here for his birthday dinner and while we found the views over the water nice at sunset, the food was very expensive for...More

Thank DLama
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DLama- I'm happy to hear the events you have attended here were excellent. I want to apologize about this last visit you had on your husband's birthday, as the poor experience you had is not our standard. Our policy on credit cards is if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great lunch - yummy fish rollup, tasty broccoli, good service, can always depend on quality, and good table,

Thank LovesSanJuan
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Such a beautiful place, the good was reasonably priced and VERY good. Our waitress was delightful, the management was kind and hostess was personable. We had just flown in looking like ragamuffins, but nobody treated us any different. Suits and ties all throughout the...More

Thank KristinesShower
Reviewed October 31, 2017

the place is beautiful, geeat grounds and excellent food. went to a wedding there was fabulous.excellent waterfron location , very dreamy for romanatic dinner.

Thank stobermex
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch and had a wonderful time. We sat a table by the window, it's like sitting above the water. The restaurant has a old world charm, brick work, wood beams. Started with shrimp cocktail, they where huge, very tasty. I had wedge...More

Thank Lou F
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Questions & Answers
May 13, 2017|
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Response from GloBullEduc8tor | Reviewed this property |
It is business casual, but many guests dress up a bit.
November 6, 2016|
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Response from lindawC2475UO | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. The last time I was there people were dressed casually (shorts) but most people has on business casual type dress.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
    (N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-281-1943
  • E-mail
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