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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%
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“brunch” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“stuffed grouper” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch at a table next to one of the windows with a great view of the bay, The mango-lobster salad was excellent, the grouper with crab meat and a lemon sauce was fantastic, and the crab grilled cheese sandwich was wonderful. A very...More

Thank Willardo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything prepared was perfect. The filet mignon was a special cut and the swordfish was the most tender and moist ever. The sides (onion soup, sweet potato purée, asparagus) was the best. Even the key lime pie dessert was expertly balanced sweet and tart. This...More

Thank JimWB54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right on the bay, upmarket rustic decor, live piano music, wonderful location, lovely menu and great service. The coconut shrimp were fab, the cocktails were well made, the vegetables perfectly cooked and I am still dreaming of the Crab Stuffed Grouper. If you...More

Thank byrninrubber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Rusty Pelican but it won’t be my last. The dining room has a beautiful view of the bay. The food was very good. The oyster appetizer was good but sat on a bed of additional breeding. The key...More

Thank Nhoj N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the host we got to sit by the table with view ! Drinks were taken immidietly and we took time to order,I choose shrimp cocktail and mashed potato my lady picked oysters,both were very good.Would recommend comming here

Thank Mark d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for a meal or to catch up with friends in a great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and the food is tasty. No complaints at all and they helped create a great evening under challenging circumstances.

Thank dalessiopietro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was great in my opinion! We had a dozen Raw Oysters and it was the best Oysters I have ever eaten! They where big ice cold with no grit or salty taste to them. They went down like butter! Also had the Key...More

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful comfortable restaurant with great views of Tampa Bay. Food and service was great. It was a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank shellyfTampa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated by a gracious host at a table with a beautiful view. Ahmad was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious....grouper and snapper with an appetizer of coconut shrimp. Eould recommend this restaurant highly!

Thank craiger5
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and nice compliments. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Megan, Manager

Reviewed January 16, 2018

This restaurant does not let you down, but slips in some things. Food in overall is quite good, wine list a little limited and service friendly and courteous. Reservation was honored accurately and we got the table we had wished for and the reception was...More

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

Hi Pentti- We are so glad to hear your enjoyed your New Year's Eve with us. We hope you come back soon so we can impress you with dishes that excite and are allergy friendly. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you...More

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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, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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