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US$41 - US$80
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American, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

My visit to the restaurant was for my cousins wedding. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Dinner tasted delicious, and the portion size was perfect. I definitely will be returning to try out the restaurant itself.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022

Traveled from NH to go on Cruise, and met some local friends at the restaurant. Due to flight delay, had to change our reservation last minute, no problem! Food was great! A group of 6 of us all loved our apps, meals, drinks and desserts!...Food was hot, really good and perfect. Or server Shannon was awesome, great attitude, friendly and learned her husband was from NH! She was really good about recommending different thing on the menu, and was right on with them. She was attentive and very good. Highly recommend if you are in town!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

We went there for our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sandy our server was great, she was attentive but not overly so. We had the scallops and calamari appetizers, the scallops were very good. The calamari on the other hand was disappointing, overcooked and chewy....They also served us a jalapeno cornbread with honey, it was fantastic. Our main course was the surf and turf, the steak was cooked to perfection as were the potatoes, the lobster was good but not great. We also had the crispy snapper which was excellent, the presentation was incredible. Again Sandy took great care of us making a memorable dinner, we'll go back. The view and the sunset are awesome!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant. We enjoy the atmosphere and food is delicious. Today we had the pleasure of being served by a wonderful, quick and attentive waitress named Despina. She is good at her job and very sweet. I usually don’t leave reviews but because...of her service I felt it was warranted.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022

Went with friends to Celebrate an event for Dinner. Service was slow however the server was good. the appetizers were good, But, Dinner was Horrible. Undercooked Sea bass and a Tasteless whole fried snapper. Spent $371. + parking. THERE IS AN $8.00 PARKING FEE +...TIPMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022

The nastiest trashiest establishment ever overflowing with felons. They leave food out all night then serve it the next day. See pictures. Theodore not clean at all. Tried just about everything on the menu and the worst is the fish so dry and definitely not...worth the price. Maybe if they cleaned and had better management running the restaurant iit could be better. Stats at the top with Vash and Marina at the helm.. instead marinaa crying about getting beat at home by Matthew lol such a joke. Rats run all around the trash cans it's so gross.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Easy to find and well located on the water. Staff were great and responsive to any questions we had. Food was excellent and came to the table quickly. A great overall experience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

This the best seafood restaurant from Sarasota to Tampa, hands down. The service is superior and warm (our server was Kyle), the food was legendary, always delivering an explosion of flavors in your mouth (I could sell my kids for the corn bread with jalapeños...appetizer) and the atmosphere - including the ocean view - is to die for. One word for this restaurant: PERFECTION.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

We were not given all menus to upsell us to fixed price ($82) brunch, including no kids menu. Oysters were inedible. Steaks for 2 of us well done instead of medium/medium rare. When redone both WAY undercooked. Even the manager said my wife’s was raw....I tried mine but steak was either old of poor quality. Didn’t eat it. Caesar salads were well below average. Service was below average. We asked for the desserts “to go” because we just wanted to leave at that point. That took forever. Finally the waitress shows up with the bill and pointed out that 2 of the $82 charges were removed….but failed to realize/mention that they were charging us for 8 people, not 6 (so no net reduction). I question whether this was accidental. The positives: (1) the manager seemed very nice and wanted to make things right but.., (2) view was nice, (3) valet guy was funny.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

We made reservations for 3 for my MILs 70th birthday. They got us a table by the window and Carmen our sever was so welcoming. She gave us fantastic recommendations for dinner and we all loved our meals. The service was impeccable. The timing of...drinks, app, and dinner were perfect. The birthday key lime pie after dinner was just the perfect way to end dinner. You will not regret going to the Rusty Pelican for the delicious seafood and wonderful service. Thanks again Carmen!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

We loved it. The only thing better than the food was the service. After a five-minute wait we were ushered to our window table. What a view -- dolphins, leaping fish and a great sunset. Ashley, our server, could not have been more attentive --...there when needed, not hovering over us. Fun and happy. She and her colleague, Jade, treated us to an Anniversary key-lime pie. Maybe the best we've had during our two years in Florida. The brussel sprout appetizer was great. Far too large for two. My wife had the surf & turf. While not a Maine lobster, the next best thing. Steak prepared perfectly (rare). My salmon with crabmeat stuffing was cooked just right with a great grilled flavor. We'll be back. And I'll be having our leftovers for dinner tonight!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

You're obviously paying for the view. Service was sub par, unless you were ordering all the excess. Lobster & shrimp risotto was very disappointing with overcooked & under-seasoned rice & over-cooked lobster. Will not return.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

I went to dinner with a friend this evening. We had a terrible experience. Once our waitress realized that she was not going to up-charge us on water, we only wanted a glass of wine and not a bottle and only wanted to order dinner...she was no longer interested. We never got any bread offered to us when every other table had it in the restaurant. She waited 15 minutes after we got our dinner to check on us. But quickly took my credit card for payment. The lobster in our risotto was over cooked and dinner was just okay. Will not go back. Overpriced for the quality of food and service.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022

My wife and I came for dinner at golden hour and the view did not disappoint! Restaurant also serves as an event space for large gatherings or weddings on the shore. Food and drink were delicious, but we wished the dessert menu was more extensive....Great ambience in the dinning room and the free onsite parking was welcome.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 April 2022

Would be great venue for medium to large gatherings! Looks as if the building is under a bit of refresh. Stopped in to meet friends for Sunday brunch. The waterview of course was amazing. Menu is a bit pricey for what is served. Server was...a delight.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nannette G
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I doubt you can, this is more upscale - however, there is a/c inside with plenty of windows to enjoy the beautiful view.
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It is business casual, but many guests dress up a bit.
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Rusty Pelican - Tampa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5