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Rusty's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2703
+1 727-595-1611
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Sheraton Sand Key and were tired on our first night at the resort, so we decided to be lazy and eat in the hotel. What a pleasant surprise to find that the service was superb, food was amazing, and wine selection terrific. This is not your average hotel restaurant. This place is somewhat pricey, but very... More 

Thank Mary C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I had the breakfast buffet one of the mornings that I was there for a conference. All of the food was pre-prepared. It was good - not great. Staff was friendly. I had the soup/sandwich bar in the deli/sandwich shop at the hotel a couple of times. Every soup I had was very good and the salad bar was fine.

Thank MinniHack55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We dine in Clearwater Beach at least once a year. We had not been to Rustys in several years. We are glad we revisited it. Our meals were excellent. Just the right amount of well prepared dishes. Also excellent service. We will return.

Thank photokap
Taunton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I used this restaurant four times in the space of two days and found it to be most enjoyable. Although we had breakfast vouchers the buffet breakfast each morning offered a very good selection of hot and cold breakfast items. The evening buffets were excellent value and offered a very good choice.

Thank Robin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not a buffet person, but this one was awesome, seafood and prime rib. Our waiter, Walter was very professional and attentive!

Thank Nancy W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We sampled both dinner and breakfast options here and it's ok. For both there's plenty of choice all nice and fresh. For dinner the unlimited prime rib is lovely and very tender. There's also braised lamb, sesame chicken and a grouper stew. All very tasty and served with fresh veg and potatoes. The breakfast options are the usual hot buffet... More 

Thank SuggyD
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

had breakfast here and the food was lovely and plentiful, staff were great and attentive. great choice of hot and cold food

Thank helen099
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during a recent stay. We ended up having the buffet both times and it far exceeded our expectations. The variety of food was terrific and the quality was wonderful. I can't recommend Rusty's enough!

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Pacific Northwest
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went one morning while staying at the Sheraton and my honey had the breakfast buffet. He seemed to enjoy the selection and the coffee I had was good. I thought the price was a bit spendy. We also went to dinner one night. My honey again chose the buffet and had prime rib. I ordered the herb/ potatoe crusted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place has the best food I have ever eaten (I often plan my trips around where I am going to eat...I LOVE food). I have eaten here a couple times with the most recent being our rehearsal dinner. The service, food, wine and atmosphere were perfect. We had crab cakes, calamari steak (not your typical fried calamari...way better), Caesar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2703
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-595-1611
Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic main dishes and delectable desserts. Rusty's Bistro dinner features a prime rib buffet with only the finest center cut tenderloin. If this isn't what you crave, indulge yourself in one of our nightly chef's creations. To accompany all of our dishes is a selection of over 30 wines. Available by the glass or by the bottle, pair up your award-winning dinner with favorites like: Francis Ford Coppola, Claret, 2001 and Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, Ruffino, Italy, 2000 to name just a few. Further relax with good company as you enjoy our live jazz piano in the evenings. Rusty's is open for dinner daily starting at 6:00PM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?