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3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Rickenbacker Causeway)
+1 305-361-3818
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is great place to see Miami , but the service is bad , need more educate people in the front desk. Anyway is a nice place if you have patience to wait for a table. The 50% of the place was empty , but we should wait 40 min.

Thank Pedro V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have been many time and always enjoy it. The food ranges from good to great depending on the dish or night, but that is common enough to many restaurants. What the Rusty Pelican has that others don't is the great ambiance and beautiful views of Miami. It isn't particularly cheap for what you get, so you... More 

Thank tony2k1w
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rusty Pelican is now a more sophisticated place.... I was a regular 20 yrs ago when it was a simple seaside seafood joint. The food is fresh and very good. Great menu for all tastes and a wine list with a great selection from the basic to the very sophisticated wines. Above all, the setting by the water is unique.... More 

Thank SilverBond
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would say we were people watching but it was more "boat watching"! I had a Caesar which was very good and the grilled cheese. My husband had the calamari which was some of the best I've ever had. It was cooked perfectly. The brisket sandwich is on the sweet side and tasty. As were the shoe string fries. Our... More 

Thank mercedes88
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view of Miami anytime of day. Good sunset location and night lights of the city. Food good but pricey

Thank Rob B
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never in my life have I seen lobster served the way it was served here and that is not a compliment. It was supposed to be a 2 pound lobster and not only was it small at around $60 but somehow all the meat had been sliced up and was mushy and stuck to the shell as if the lobster... More 

Thank Kathy K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The scenary lived up to the hype-- amazing setting on the water overlooking the Miami skyline. We went for lunch and both had the short rib sandwich which was excellent. Service could have been more attentive for the prices.

Thank 23Tim
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointed! I booked my reservation for my girlfriend's birthday 2 weeks prior to going. I told them it was her birthday and they claimed they made a note of it. The only good thing was our view of the city and the food was mediocre. I had to remind the server it was my girlfriend's birthday despite telling the... More 

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Rusty Pelican M, General Manager at Rusty Pelican, responded to this review

Good morning Mr. Sano, First of all thank you for taking the time to review us and know that we take all of the reviews very seriously. I am very sorry as it looks like I missed the mark on several parts of your visit and I would love the opportunity to learn exact details from you if you have... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Please go here for unforgettable experience! Great for a night out with friends or family! Beautiful place, right by the bay, food prepared well!

Thank Stacey B
New York City, New York
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is good (not great) but the views of the Miami skyline and harbor are absolutely fantastic. The service is a bit spotty and the dessert menu needs some help (the only chocolate dessert was $30???). But the views make it worth it. Do not sit inside as the noise is deafening. But outside...did I mention the views?

Thank RBAceo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    (Rickenbacker Causeway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Key Biscayne
  • Phone Number: +1 305-361-3818
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?