Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.6
6521 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room are Open for Dinner daily, Lunch Monday through Friday, and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday - Make Your Reservation Today! Takeout and delivery are available. 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. 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.
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ToiaH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This service, food, atmosphere was everything! From the beginning to end they treated us like kings and queens. Thank you for everything and make this day even more special!!!

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AdaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Aquí todo lo que pagas es por la vista la comida no es muy buena y es estrecho cuando te sientas afuera.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

View was very beautiful and romantic. Food was amazing with great stuff

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FashionPolice
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best server, so knowledgeable and caring

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JonnieE
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

View was absolutely stunning, however the service was terrible and the food was mediocre and the manager was no where to be found. I was there on a Monday, so maybe it was a bad day for them, or staff shortage, who knows. I'd go back for drinks and the view, but probably wouldn't eat here again.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The salad dressing was not good. The steak was delicious but the salad dressing was too much in a bad way

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Xmascitygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here, prettiest views of the city. Food never disappoints and the servers are pros. My last server Victoria was great recommended a Gin Basil cocktail that was perfection!

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ElaineR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The view is Amazing but to be honest the food is not all that. Your over charged for the food. You can get better food in Texas road house. The drinks was good

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TomK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Main brunch entrees were good, but accompaniments (fingerling potatoes/fries) were cold. When they replaced our cold potatoes with another round of cold potatoes, we gave up. Service was totally lackluster and server forgot requests for salt/pepper and a side of sauce. Server told us his partner server would also be attending to us, but she was too busy talking with a table of friends and bussing tables. They use handhelds to swipe your card, and then default to a suggested 22% tip and then stare at you as you sign the check. Server then had the gaul to ask us how his partner server did, to which we replied “who?, never saw her”. He then proceeded to call her over to our table to introduce her to us now that we were paying our check! The views are great which is what you’re paying for, but set your expectations low for food and service. The DJ pumping music throughout lunch is also annoying. We can check off that we went there, but never again.

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vipManalS
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the Octopus appetizer is the best. our waitress was Cynthia and she was exceptional.

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JazzyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were brunching for my sister’s 40th birthday and our waiter Francisco was everything. He made our experience 100 times better. We were lucky to have him

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VICTORIA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

First time after 20 years living in Florida. The location is exceptional but the food very disappointing.
Never come back

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es uno de mis restaurantes favoritos en Miami, nunca vas a quedar mal ni perder en invitar a alguien muy recomendado A1

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MollyQ
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The snapper was incredible ! Beautifully prepared. Light and moist with a wonderful crisp skin. Plus the Miami sky line is impossible to beat.

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Cici
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience from the moment of arrival with valet to the end of the dinner with the check. Recommend the outdoor seating because of the beautiful downtown miami back drop

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

El lugar a perdido calidad. La comida la sirven totalmente fria y en una porción bien pequeña. Los tragos no todos son buenos muchos ni se le siente el sabor. Es extremadamente caro .

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ggdoc
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had terrible experience. First, we were told that the reservations were not going to honored because when the restaurant has over 800 guests they switch to a first come first serve. Meanwhile the restaurant is being marketed as a romantic place. Our romantic table was a high top table placed on the walkway between the seating areas to maximize the number of guests accommodated. So forget about romantic experience, all we saw were the backs of other guests who were constantly vaping. The food was absolutely terrible. We had tuna sashimi that did not taste fresh and we could not finish our six pieces that we ordered. The spicy tuna roll was saggy and tasteless. The salmon tartar tasted only like the sauce they pour over it. Needless to say, we did not order main courses and left our "romantic dinner" early just so we could have a good meal at the Ritz Carlton. We would never go back and would certainly never recommend it to our friends or family.

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Daynan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely & elegant as always. The views are spectacular! Recommend only for a special occasion, otherwise very pricey.

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Malena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great view and decoration . Plenty of visible staff and " managers" but service was lacking and every body was walking around without really looking at the tables or costumers .
The starter empanadas were excellent. Fried calamari appetizer came cold to the table , some bites very chewie and drenched in oil.
The entrees came to the table almost cold ? We had Lobster Risotto, lobster cooked to perfection with crispy Kale , but Risotto's flavor was not balanced and too watery not creamy, did not hold the dish . The roasted 1/2 chicken was perfectly cooked but it had too much sweet potatoes (like sweet potatoes puree with sweet potatoes grilled sticks ) again not a well balanced combination. Salmon was great , balanced dish with perfectly cooked salmon and broccolini .
We did not have desert as our experience with food was not perfect.
Overall I will recommend to follow another customer's advise and just order a bottle of Prosecco and empanadas and sit at the patio to share a wonderful Miami view with family and friends.
PS : Dress code should be enforced as it would only complement your aesthetic. Many of the costumers were so poorly dressed for such a beautiful evening , shorts? , T-shirts , not even a Polo shirt .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

the waiters do not wear face masks I did not feel safe

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MFlowers
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, the hostess was very rude and unprofessional.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and delicious food

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SeanF
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place….great views, great food, awesome service.

My new favourite place to eat.

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vipJERRY
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ARRIVED EARLY SO WE SAT AT THE BAR FOOD AND DRINKS. GREAT TIME.

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vipNoway
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for years. It’s right on the water of Biscayne Bay. All around windows make it a gorgeous experience. The service was top notch, food was incredible, drinks were yummy. Would definitely come again.

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Lucy
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great panoramic views of downtown, Port of Miami, and South Beach; outstanding waiter, Francisco, was exceptionally helpful and kind and helped make an afternoon lunch become a special occasion; food was excellent; highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Great view of Miami skyline
You would except to get better service and better food quality based on the price

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vipErikaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35th Birthday Celebration

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ChadA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great views food is overpriced and just ok and service for upscale prices was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent venue. Delicious food. Amazing bay view. But the best was Claudia, who so kindly took care of all our requests while taking our order and serving our food!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Increíble vista, muy buena atención y comida muy rica!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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JesusP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday, and it was such an experience!

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Danielsfansfronperu
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente! La atención con Mailenys es insuperable!

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StarLove
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was disgusting Desserts was disgusting I Will Never Recommend Anyone

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KenM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corner table in bar area, great evening view of downtown Miami, food is uniquely presented and always delicious. Our server Lina provided prompt service throughout the evening and Manager Caesar always welcoming and professional. If you have wine paring questions Caesar always makes great selections!

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Katherine
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent restaurant. We defently go back ! Food, service and ambient

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You can order delivery directly from Rusty Pelican - Miami using the Order Online button. Rusty Pelican - Miami also offers 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 4.6 stars by 6521 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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