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Rusty Pelican - Miami

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3700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Now open! Enjoy waterfront views inside and on our outdoor patio. Known as the hottest destination for locals, celebrities, and tourists alike, the Rusty Pelican offers eclectic and impressive contemporary American cuisine and the freshest local seafood. With dazzling waterfront views, artfully hand-crafted cocktails, glamorous décor, and top-notch service, you’re in for an unforgettable experience at the Rusty Pelican. Happy Hour available Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm. A la Carte Brunch available every weekend featuring Fried Chicken & Waffle, Crab Juevos Rancheros, Fruity Pebbles Pancakes, Biscayne Burger, Unlimited Mimosas for an additional charge and more!

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our teams, guests, partners and community. We have implemented new social distancing measures and safety standards.

Our Special Events office is open and booking special events! Call our special event team at 305.361.3818 or email RPMIAMICATERING@SRCMAIL.COM.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3700 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IuliaSem
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was there for my mom's birthday dinner. The view was outstanding, the food was tasty and fresh, the serving looked very nice. Loved the octopus and the scallops most of all. The drinks were of a good quality and taste. Loved the service, the waiter did a great job! In my opinion the only down side was the interior, the place looked old and poorly made, especially the terrace. With some investment into decor and furniture it could look more chic and cozy for the prices they charge. But anyway, we've spent an amazing time there! Will recommend it to my friends.

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Notajoke
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Waitress was rude. We had questions about the food and he just had a attitude the whole time. Also spilt our drinks just about ever time he brought us something

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome beachfront location -
Love the food
Service awesome
Safety precautions well observed
Our server forgot his name - top notch service
Excellent customer service

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RaulL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. Great view. Try the bottomless mimosas.

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LuvGudFoodnDrinks
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server that was on point with suggestions and keeping the food and drinks flowing...

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the view, and the experience lived up to our expectations. We had a wonderful night!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our one year anniversary we had a great time, our waiter made our first time experience priceless, he was knowledgeable about the menu in full with great suggestions on drinks and apps overall great time with the Miami skyline in the back you can’t beat it...

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KatieMarie100
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My reservation was for 7:45pm and I was told it would be about 30-35 minutes to have outdoor seating so I gave my phone number and went outside to wait. I went back inside about 8:15pm to check and they told me they tried to call me and canceled my reservation because I didn’t answer. I didn’t receive a call from them and showed them my call log. So I waiting another 20-30 minutes and we finally got a seat outside. Other then that issue, the food was great and the view was amazing.

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sarahc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

When making a reservation, I noted this was an important business dinner and asked for table outside. I had no idea there are tables on the side of the building, which does not reveal the cityscape. We got one of those side tables beside a storage unit/parking lot. We try to support this local icon, but they could not have cared less, when it mattered, to us.
Service non-existent.
I continue to recommend, b/c so little venues for you. Prob part of the problem

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Excellent service!

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CarlosR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and exclusive view of the city from across the bay which provides an amazing ambience scenic view for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Rusty Pelican is definitely a must if visiting the Miami/Biscayne Key area. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The best ever. The best view of Miami! I really enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lindo lugar y hermosa vista

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had a confirmed reservation and had to wait 1 hour to be seated inside not even outside.

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Sergio
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

As usual, the view is better than the food, but I still like going there at least once a year for our anniversary, because it has the best view in all South Florida. The menu hasn't changed in years though.
The waiter was friendly and attentive, but he forgot to bring us the bread and butter!

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Kimmie
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, beautiful night view and the food was excellent

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vipPgher
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service. Special dinner for Father’s Day. Scallops were superb; best I have ever had which is pretty extraordinary. Wonderful dessert. Beautiful view at sunset.

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ElaineB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father’s Day. Restaurant had good distancing between tables. Food and service was fabulous

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Starshine
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portions were large which was great and staff was very friendly and explained everything well.

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RabsattS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

This was the end to a weekend for my husband for Fathers Day. It was a sorry mess. The platter for 2 at $115 was a very big disappointment. The lobster was tough and cold, salmon was like warm, shrimp was cold and that was the smallest red snapper to feed two.

The plantain mash was more soupy then a mash. The side were cold. What a disappointment. The manager want to redo the order, but for what? I would not go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Went for Father’s Day and I want to state our waiter was incredible, the problem for us and deal breaker was the heat . We were sitted outside and there was no fans outside at all it was super hot that day. It was very disappointing because they charge the exact same price to seat outside that they do to sit inside in the comfortable AC. I just want to stay that outside was the only thing available at the moment and so we had no other choice. $65 per person and I couldn’t even enjoy my lunch. Spent $400 and it didn’t feel worth it AT ALL.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

La verdad me recomendaron este restaurante y fui por el Día del Padre hoy, pero que pena. El servicio no es un desastre total pero la hostess con pelo corto y churros es una grosera que no sabe como hablarle a una persona con respeto y peor un cliente por primera vez. Simplemente por ella no regresaría. Nuestro mesero fue muy agradable y atento. La comida si se demoró un montón pero no creo que fue su culpa pero por el día que era y la cantidad de personas.

La comida en si no me mato, pedí el Lobster Benedict y estaba demasiado cocinado y las papas que vinieron como acompañante tenían mucho aceite para mi gusto. Mi papá si gusto de su plato, carne, entonces eso era lo más importante. Los postres estaban muy ricos, eso si puedo recomendar y la vista increíble.

En resumen, si estás pensando si ir o no, yo diría que hay mejores restaurantes con la misma vista y menos caro. Lastimosamente la experiencia que tuve dejó mucho por desear.

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EliseD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We went for Father’s Day and it was a disaster. First think, how can you ask me to pay $30+ tax for a kid menu with industrial French fries and same quality really small pizza. It’s a shame. Regarding our brunch, everything was really poor quality and overcooked. The crabe, the lobster were dry. The eggs Bénédicte were hard eggs. The lava cake was burn. The service was ok. We paid $200 with no alcohol for one of the worst food I could taste in Miami. I will never come back.

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ShamanaS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day Brunch was amazing great memories
Thank you so much

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Carolin
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was overall good- noise level was just right. Food wasn’t as my previous times however it wasn’t bad. Downside was staff didn’t have a plan for the rain and the people who were seating outside. Jaime our server was AMAZING!!!! Courteous professional quick very attentive I mean outstanding service

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy to see that the restaurant was strictly following Covid rules and the service and food were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day it was good but better pre COVID-19. Food a bit over cooked and slow but good service. I will be back once the dust settles.

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ClaudiaC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place with sea view and fresh air on your shoulders if you select terra ce dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to make reservations for for brunch for my family to celebrate Father’s Day. Due to the pandemic, we thought we weren’t going to be able to have an enjoyable outing, but I was definitely wrong. Rusty Pelican had a wonderful menu for Father’s Day brunch with such a array of options to choose from. The tables were spaced out to allow the 6ft apart and we felt at ease removing our masks. The food was amazing and the service superb!! We had a waiter by the name of Guillermo who gave us outstanding service. He was very proper and helped us with any questions we had. He was so great we had to tell the manager on our way our what great service he gave us. Rusty Pelican was the best choice to celebrate my husband on Father’s Day!

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KMCV
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job and were very attentive! We will be back

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CynthiaV
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Rafael went above and beyond in customer service. Love 💕 it

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had to wait more than half an hour for our table even if we had reservation. I requested in advance that I wanted to be seated outside (it was a special night for me and my partner). A couple who arrived right before us and didn’t had reservations, requested outside seating (in front of us, we could hear the conversation with the host) and they were seated not only before us but outside! Once in the table (inside) we waited around 15 minutes until I had to call someone to bring us at least water and the menu. Should’t be that way in a restaurant of that category and even more when, given the circumstances, they should be paying special attention to the customers who decide to go there and support the business. The waitress who took care of us was nice and attentive, but overall the experience was not what we had expected at all and the service quite poor. With so many options in Miami and so many other restaurants to support, I don’t think I will be coming back soon.

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CrystalS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The view is arguably the best thing this restaurant has to offer. If you are looking for a place fit for the experience, definitely visit this place. Please do not bring an appetite. The food here was not worth the $184 for two! The drinks were really good. The food was so poorly seasoned and took 45mins to an hour to reach our table. I will not visit nor recommend this restaurant based off their menu.

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MikhailY
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good service.
Some food like sushi and octopus was good, some wasn't

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JuanF
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was our first time out since the pandemic began. We chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and our first date night in months. We chose to seat outside by the water to breathe fresh air and avoid contacts with others. The service was perfect and the food was better than expected. We felt safe and our waiter made sure to wear a mask and gloves at all times,
Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Have always loved this place but tonight my snapper was so salty & my boyfriends steak was awful! I’m not used to a bad meal here so I will give it another shot. The waiter and manager were perfect gentlemen when we indicted that our meals weren’t to our likings, perfect service,food was just off tonight. We are regulars & usually the food is amazing so maybe it was just an off night. Don’t give up on this place. ❤️

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MariaMD
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had to ask for silverware it came in a paperpouch
got paper napkins
Such a expensive restaurant
No table cloth
Very disappointed

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Rhatid1
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quintessential Miami!
Great food, drinks and service!
Priceless views of the bay and Miami skyline.
Will be back for sure!

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