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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“stuffed grouper” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2425 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
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11 - 20 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I went to the Rusty Pelican for a 3 course meal. Calamari, Wedge Salad & Desert. The server was extremely nice, the food was good, but it took an elapsed time of 1.5 hours from the time I sat down, till the time all 3...More

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

Hi Dave- Thank you for the great review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your the food and friendly service. I looked into your visit and it's unclear why your meal was slow to get to you. I assure this is not our standard and...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Fabulous Brunch. When they mean bottomless mimosas, they mean it. The options were amazing. While the Walrus (husband) inhaled a dozen oysters, this carnivore headed for the prime rib stand. It melted in my mouth. The salad bar was extensive, the options for pasta, omelettes,...More

Thank Traveljunky56
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Came here for Christmas brunch and went home with mixed feelings. as nothing was really great but also nothing was terrible. There was a nice selection on the buffet with lots of seafood, a carving station, eggs, .... everything you can and should expect. In...More

Thank USABelgie
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Rusty Pelican for Christmas brunch this year. Brunch was a little pricey at $65 per person but well worth it. They had a very large buffet with breakfast items, fresh seafood, carving station, sides, salads and much more. Everything we ate was...More

Thank Julie-in-KC
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This place was hidden away, no advertising. We found it by asking at the hotel. Very, very nice, upscale, a little fancier than I thought but everything was excellent.

Thank Marty K
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 5 December 2017 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
RustyPelican_Tampa, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Barb. Thank you for the great review. We will definitely share this with Jade. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we are looking forward to another visit with you soon. Cheers and happy holidays! Megan, Manager

Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 December 2017

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 23 November 2017 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 27 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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
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12 May 2017|
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Response from GloBullEduc8tor | Reviewed this property |
It is business casual, but many guests dress up a bit.
5 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
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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