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Rusty Pelican

2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
+1 813-281-1943
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“stuffed grouper” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
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Reviewed yesterday

OMGGGG!!!! We went there with a group of 15 for my parents Anniversary, all you can eat Brunch! Everything about this place was amazing, simply amazing! The food, the service, the resturant, the view..... I expected it to be a good place to go but...More

Thank etorresbooker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My short review (for those of you that don’t want the deets)—Go to the Rusty Pelican! It’s phenomenal! My detailed review? Let’s get started, shall we?... We were in Tampa for a concert and our first choice in restaurants which was near the Rusty Pelican...More

Thank FlyMeToTheMoon429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend for dinner. Sat by the window and got a spectacular view of the sunset. Also fun to watch the fish jumping in the water right out the window. The drinks were generous, the waiter made very good recommendations and dinner was...More

Thank Darleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

To celebrate my husband's birthday, we decided to have dinner at Rusty Pelican. We received a birthday coupon that we were planning to use. Right when you open the front door, I noticed a strange smell, dirt, mold... very unpleasant. The restaurant is located close...More

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

Hi TedGuzik- Thank you for writing a review. We always appreciate the feedback as we work hard for a 5 star experience for all of our guests every time. I'm very sorry to hear about your less that desirable experience. I'm hoping to gain some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reservations and were seated in a corner window spot, which gave great views of Tampa Bay! The selection was less than expected. While the buffet was served in a grand room, it looked more than offered, especially for the price. Service was phenomenal...More

Thank JanaeandChris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in the public parking which is free. The sign in the road pointed us there. Later, we noted it was removed and even though public parking was open the sign pointed everyone to the valet parking between 4 - 5 pm. So, if...More

Thank Nathan H
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nathan- Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the 4 stars and hope to make it 5 next time you're in for dinner! Cheers! Megan, Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our son and niece (who is working for a few weeks in Tampa with the American Ballet Theater) to the Rusty Pelican. When I made my reservation via Open Table, I asked for a seat near the water as it...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place to have an evening drink and enjoy excellent food. I hadnt tasted short ribs till the Rusty Pelican and couldnt believe how tasty they were. If you are in the Rocky Point area a definite must visit

Thank murrb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have an excellent menu and a great selection of beers. My party had the crispy snapper and fish of the day. All were more than sufficient and cooked nicely. The vegetables were properly cooked and tasty. Three of us shared the key lime pie,...More

Thank 20_times_ATW
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We came here for our 11-year anniversary dinner. We were there late so it wasn't too crowded and were seated right by the window so we had a really nice view of the bay. The server we had was very friendly and attentive. I ordered...More

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13 May 2017|
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Response from GloBullEduc8tor | Reviewed this property |
It is business casual, but many guests dress up a bit.
6 November 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
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 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1437
    (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
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