Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.5
4055 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room are Open for Dinner daily, Lunch on Thursday & Friday, and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday - Make Your Reservation Today! Takeout and delivery are available. Enjoy all of the flavors of Miami with our Rusty Pelican Board for Two, Crispy Whole Local Snapper, Deco Maki Sushi and more! Happy Hour food and drinks specials available Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm. Our Special Events office is open and hosting events! We have beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront spaces available for up to 250 guests while social distancing. We are following strict safety standards and social distancing guidelines. Ask about our Certified Sanitized program to keep your guests safe. Ask about our Worry-Free Booking Guarantee, everything can be done 100% contact-less from your home. Please call our special event coordinators at 305.361.3818 or email RPMIAMICATERING@SRCMAIL.COM to schedule a tour. Tours are by appointment only. The Rusty Pelican gives guests the ultimate taste of Miami. Situated right on the Rickenbacker Marina, the waterfront views of Miami are unmatchable. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a world of contemporary sophistication. The Rusty Pelican’s plantation-style building exudes elegance and its modern fountain and lush greenery bring guests to a modernized tropical escape. Contemporary cuisine tantalizes the senses, with exotic Latin-inspired dishes and the freshest local seafood. Marvel in an impressive wall of wines, featuring over a thousand varietals to select from. From fabulous brunches, intimate dinners, to large-scale events – when you dine at the Rusty Pelican, you're in for an experience you won't forget. Miami's most coveted event spaces. From corporate events, to private parties, and even glamorous weddings, the Rusty Pelican has ballrooms and event spaces for any event. Make a dazzling impression on guests, and make your event one for the books. With breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures, guests will enjoy an event of cool sophistication. The skilled and accommodating, in-house special events staff at The Rusty Pelican is known for putting on dazzling and expertly orchestrated events. As seasoned professionals, The Rusty Pelican can create the perfect backdrop for any occasion. With expansive connections to cater to your every need, our team can handle anything from production planning services, exclusive custom menu spreads, venue design and decor, beautiful floral arrangements, and even technical services like audio and visual equipment needs. Whatever your event calls for, The Rusty Pelican will deliver.

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Special menus

  • Thanksgiving Day Three-Course Brunch Menu

    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Enjoy Thanksgiving Brunch with a special Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu for $89, add Bottomless Mimosas for $25! Guests must cancel their reservation 48 hours in advance or they will be charged $25 per person. This is NOT a Buffet & our regular a la carte menu will not be available for Brunch. 90 minute experience. You may be seated in indoor dining room, outdoor patio or terrace. We do not accept reservations specifically for certain areas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4055 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IrvinR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Besides the bar tender that said a minor cant seat at the bar, while we were waiting for the table and with a kitchen open, and the ladies at the front desk that doesn't care about anything, but their own gossip...everything was great. The manager an our table attendant saved our night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service was good but the food was not. It had no flavor and was over cooked. They forgot a side order so it came later in the meal. Def not what I expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy with Martin’s service next time i will ask for his service too, the food on point and the place so peaceful really love it

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I paid 120 for a mini lobster 😂, gonna Yelp about this

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IlieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Brunch Food seemed like it was sitting cooked .. it wasn’t fresh and it was cold
Spend so much money for nothing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carly was great! Great food and portions. Great options for bottomless

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vipPVBeach
Jacksonville
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had requested outdoor seating but weather concerns resulted in us being seated indoors. Initially we were spaced but a party of 7 adult partiers was seated to our right and serial parties of 4 to our left. The larger party was within two feet of our chair backs, and they were mobile (including a well behaved but active child) and animated. We selected this restaurant based on our experience with the management company. That confidence appears misplaced. The food was really quite good but I am afraid the place is not safe (even by Miami standards) and is a “spreader” event in progress. I wish I had stayed away and urge you to do so.

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DinioP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server questioned why I dared to change the default Tip amount of 20% to between 15% to 18%. I don't like places where the Tip is imposed at certain threshold, it should be meritorious not imposed.

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JOHNR
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All okhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggfffggggggggggffffffffffffffcff

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vipJensenC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner and the waitress was inattentive for the dining experience. Asked for my steak to be medium and it came out rare. It took the waitress a very long time to return so I could not send steak back. Average experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal to end the night with an amazing view of the Miami waterfront

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YanetysH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent place .I recommended all my friends only the prices is to hight but is 5 star place.

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Fifimiami
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been coming to this location often until 2 years ago when I realized the prices were getting too high. This evening I went with friends who are going to have guests from overseas and asked about exclusive and different locations.. the new design is ok inside but the outdoor furniture looks cheap .. and it took 50 minutes of waiting to sit outdoors since we were 4 adults and one child and they would not seat us at a 4 person table.. finally they did though, why it took so long, I have no idea.. the food was good, we had salmon, steak, and sushi, 4 glasses of wine. Price is still too high for my evaluation..The ambiance is nice due to the amazing view.. the worst part of the evening was that valet parking is mandatory which is silly in these COVID times. I would not have gone if I knew that.. it used to be a selective service..

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DrTast3buds
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a high top by the bar , could see the entire sky line of Miami while the sunset. The food and drinks were delicious had the Miami dolphins winning behind me. Can you think of a better Sunday afternoon? If so please let me know.

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ARLYNG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi lugar favorito para almuerzo o cena! Además de tener la mejor vista de Miami

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vipDanielF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outdoor dining with beautiful views of boats and jet skis. Spectacular views of the Miami skyline.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Horrible service and the food was sub-par. However the views were magnificent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was super packed kids crying really really laud.
Food was good
But they forgot things at times
Like maybe not serving all the drinks
Or not bringing things like, ketchup for the fries.
Or napkins for the desert.
Lemon for the whole snapper we order, not even offering it,
Not offering new utensils and cleaning the table on time.
I still tip 20% and my bill was pretty high.
But the service at packed times is just not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The food wasn’t so good at all
I had a reservation and I was seating within ten minutes
It took the waitress 15 minutes to get to my table
I think I’ll give Rusty Pelican a break for now
When the serve and food isn’t A1 it’s time to visit another restaurant

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CorreeC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing view. I would highly recommend the salmon!

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kimo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Use to be my favorite restaurant years ago but it’s gone downhill. Very disappointing. Needs updating and a better menu. Staff could use some training on service. Our waitress was not very attentive. Had to track someone down just to get the check. It wasn’t busy either. Don’t think we will be going back.

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RICYK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Beautiful place, not so many options of food, not worth for the value

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend

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Carolita
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were kindly offered to wait at the bar for a table oitside whico we got within the time frame suggested. Very nice service, excellent food and view. We come back every year.

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rodrigoa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No respetaron mi reserva, dándome como alternativa solo esperar por al menos una hora.
Es de locos tener que llegar a Key Biscayne y recibir ese tipo de trato.

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EdRggg
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ambience and views were great. Food was bland without much flavor. Lobster was deceptively small, while snapper required seasoning for taste. Worst yet was the steak, it was not cooked to the required temperature. I requested a medium well and I got medium. I decided not to send it back. The server was friendly. Overall, I believe the food has dropped quite a few notches since my last visit some times t years ago.

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wdb1
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was amazing. our server Dougles made our Anniversary one of the most amazing , exceptional evenings we have had in quite a long time. THANK YOU

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This was a birthday celebration. Nice place and ambiance. But the food is not worth the money. The menu was small with not much to choose from. I even had a guest who didn't eat because of the menu selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

service was superb yet the food was not good. like AT all.

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BrookeD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and gave great recommendations. The food was amazing

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Miyamoto02
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very chill, relaxing place to have dinner with your date. Great seafood.

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Doccop1
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Excellent sevice, ceviche not so good. spectacular views, excellent drinks. Great ambience music.

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MMdelicious
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Board for two was delicious- whole fried fish, shrimp, and lobster was fresh & beautifully presented including steak. The sides complemented dishes perfectly. The portions so generous we had to bring some home.
Valentina our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was extremely expensive for the flavor and service, my daughter asked for a surf and turf lobster was not fresh hat all I told waitress and it was not removed from my bill beside the place is nice but as a restaurant I don’t recommended

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SachieP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place as the food is delicious!!! Took my husband for his birthday dinner and we had a great time with friends. We really recommend.

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vipElizabethR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Anniversary 27 years!!

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RobertnMary
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love the Rusty Pelican. It is a Miami institution. It has the best cityscape view and wonderful drinks and fare. The service staff is very attentive and the fish is fresh!

That said, a *few important things that could be improved*: music noise level --consistently too high and it is hard to hear your company. White tablecloths for dinner, otherwise your tables are consistently sticky from the cleaning solution you use, cooking vegetarian dishes on a grill NOT used for meat (the peaches in the peach salad tasted of meat, this is really a bad faux pas), and bring back the lava-chocolate cake! Café-con-leche lava cake is great, but not after 7-pm (caffeine after this time is impossible for a lot of people). Plus, chocolate on the menu is kind of a must.

I have dined at the Rusty Pelican about 4 times in the last 4 months.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service

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vipTiffanyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went during brunch as a last minute decision and it was a rear choice! We sat inside and had a window seat to look out at the water. Our waiter was very attentive. We ordered the brunch board for 2 and the steak was amazing! Lobster Benedict was good and the chicken and waffles were yummy too. We might try to substitute some things next time as we wanted to try other items on the menu that looked delicious. Our son ordered the kids Mac and cheese with fruit and it was super delicious! He normally doesn’t care for Mac and cheese so we were hesitant to order but he was shoveling it into his mouth!! And so we were too! We also ordered a spicy tuna roll and the tuna was very fresh and the roll was huge.

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AlbertoT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, great dining experience. Will definitely come back.

FAQs

Rusty Pelican - Miami does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rusty Pelican - Miami also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 361-3818.

Rusty Pelican - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 4055 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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