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Rusty Pelican

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3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
+1 305-361-3818
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reston
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293 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service. Great view on the water looking back at Miami. Great time. Lovely Birthday dessert presentation. I had the Short Rib Sandwich which was good. Others tried the Lobster Saad Wrap and the Salmon BLT Sandwich. All were good.

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Thank GailCrockett
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently revisited for a wedding and found it to be as I last left it 3 yrs ago. The staff is friendly and the Vistas are great, but the food is average at best. It is pricey for what you get.

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Thank Antonio D
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager. More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant because of an event. View was stunning at night, so we have high expectations. Ordered steak , big portion but was hard and a bit dry. If it's not because of the gravy only.

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Thank Liz T
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking your time to share your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I would like to apologize with the inconsistency with the food with your visit with us. This is something that our team is eagerly working to improving. We look forward to hearing from you - Rafael Manager More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Salads are great, fish sandwich is great, everything is yummy but it's all very expensive. Honestly i would go back but just for something small and for the views !

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Thank kshabdue
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, I would to start by thanking you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager. More 

Drobak, Norway
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329 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super nice place! Feels like going a long way from Miami but its hust in the neighborhood. Food was awesome and we had a really lovely day at the Rusty Pelican. Short summary: + Location + Food + Service + Concept - They forgot the order taxi

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Thank joacimnorway
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, I would to start by apologizing for your experience at The Rusty Pelican. This is something our team is working on improving. I would personally like to hear from you. - Rafael Manager More 

Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a recommendation we almost didn't go to because of the prices. Don't get me wrong, the bill was $200+, but it was worth it. The view itself was enough for me and my mom, it was absolutely stunning! I got the octopus to start out with and that was delicious. They have their own unique bread that... More 

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Thank isabellebI2725AC
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking your time to share your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I would like to apologize with the inconsistency with the food with your visit with us. This is something that our team is eagerly working to improving. We look forward to hearing from you - Rafael Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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222 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You come for the views, come pre sunset and watch the light show unfold. But you linger over the delicious food and with the superb service. Seafood stars, but there are other options. And their starters were also fun to share. This is absolutely, a must visit on any Miami trip.

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Thank J0hnnyG13
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Upscale but family friendly menu. Right on the water. Inside or outside dining. Great service. Would go again.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, I would to start by thanking you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I guess Miami classic. Loved the city view. Good lunch and great service. Take table from the terrace to enjoy the best view.

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Thank Mikko_29
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Hello, I would to start by thanking you very much for taking your time to write to us about your experience we appreciate it. Rafael Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost decided against this restaurant as we had read several reviews complaining about the loud techno music. Luckily for us our waiter told us the amplifier had broken the night we went and we were able to enjoy our very good food and spectacular view in peace.

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Thank Rachel M
Rusty Pelican M, Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

We call you the music lady on table 322 ask we spoke the night of your dinner . The music is up and running and just right for the ear. Rafael Manager Thank you please see me the next time you come in be my pleasure. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1015
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-3818
Description
You haven't seen Miami until you've seen it from The Rusty Pelican Restaurant and Special Events Center.

The Rusty Pelican is the most sought after restaurant with a view in South Florida. With the sun setting on Biscayne Bay against the backdrop of the alluring Miami skyline, The Rusty Pelican is the perfect spot for a romantic interlude or that special occasion.

Located in Florida on the Island of Key Biscayne and just minutes away from Interstate-95.

The Rusty Pelican has a breathtaking view of the City of Miami while offering superb cuisine and service. The fresh seafood changes with the season, deliciously enhanced with island-influenced salsas and flavors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?