Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
4813 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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. Situated right on the Rickenbacker Marina, the waterfront views of Miami are unmatchable. Our Special Events office is open and hosting events! We have beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront spaces available for up to 450 guests while social distancing. Please call our special event coordinators at 305.361.3818 or email RPMIAMICATERING@SRCMAIL.COM to schedule a tour.

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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
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Celebrate Mother's Day with our Brunch Three-Course Celebration menu and A la Carte Dinner. We require a $25 per person deposit. We do not charge your credit card at the time of booking. If you're unable to make your reservation, you must cancel at least 48 hours prior or you'll be charged.

What 4813 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing view and dinner. Service could of been more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Great family atmosphere and our server Ulysses was amazing made our first time very enjoyable!

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome!! Great customer service! Food and drinks were great!

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MARIAF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I order the table with New York steak, fish, lobster and risotto, for two people. Too pricy, for the quality. The risotto was too cooked, the meat was tough, the lobster was ok. The best was the arugula salad and the desert.
Service was amazing, quality of food so, so.
It is a nice place to enjoy the ocean view and the company.

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SergioB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and a great meal it was great.

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience. Had a reservation for 2:30, was seated at 3:20. Order was taken 3:45. We were served at 4:20. Left 4:30.

I had a reservation, regardless, I had to wait 2 hours to ear.

Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

At the end service was not great

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OctavioA
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Took forever to get the meal
extremely overpriced / for very low quality of service
only good thing : the ocean view and the valet parking
This restaurant had lower standard compares w/ prior visits

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very crowded, table on the sun, not enough umbrellas for each table, no pergola on the roff. Service very slow.
Too many reservations.
Plates with a lot of dressing, sauce. Not a good idea on the sun with the heat.
Expensive for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It isn’t what it used to be... food was mediocre and overpriced, music was loud, and the floor was gross. Felt sticky... like I was in a night club.

I use to enjoy the atmosphere, the views, the food and the class of the establishment... beside the views everything else has changed for the worse.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, prompt service. The ambience was great and the view is fantastic! Great place for special occasions or dinner with family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was a great night for me and my wife... I'll sure come back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited for the table for 45 minutes

3 times the dish we asked to order was missing

The air condition was freezing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 7 anniversary dinner ans i propose to my fiancé it was beautiful he loves it ( by the way he peopoae 6 years ago but we never had a ring for him so now I bought it and they introduced the ring in a beautiful surprise in the dessert, thanks so much to everyone who help us this night. We love the food, the ambiance and the view waa breathtaking

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STEPHENW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes, good drinks and food, and gorgeous views!

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AlexisR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, let me tell you, this was absolutely amazing. The views are stunning, the ambience is perfect. This was a date night for myself and my love & we could not have been more amazed. The drinks, the food, the views. Perfection.

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FernD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The place was a zoo and even though the location and food were great, it was beyond crowded with vulgar and pushy people, loud music & they make you wait even though you may have a reservation. The price you pay for this experience is NOT worth it

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DavidL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and dinner to compliment the fantastic view of the Miami skyline. We appreciated our server, Robert G., who was extremely helpful and attentive, ask for Robert when you visit!

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GeraldineA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Good service. In my case, I had a bad experience, but it was not intentional by the restaurant, things happen.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Reservations must be booked well in advance for this restaurant and now I definitely know why...The atmosphere was more than I expected, inside is beautiful but if you dine here you definitely want to eat outside. I ordered the meal for two pictured, and myself and three other friends were able to share this and still have leftovers. We also got a few appetizers so this was the perfect thing to share between all of us. The quality of the steak was questionable and I don't believe we were asked how we wanted it prepared, so It was really well done and tough. The lobster tasted fine, but it was cold on arrival as was most of everything on the platter. The sauce that is supposed to go on the snapper was delicious. The snapper was also delicious but cold. Cocktails are expensive, as you would expect in Miami but the one I got was totally worth it and super delicious, I forgot the name but it is a mix of passion fruit and coconut milk.

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vipRVNaples
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mailey was attentive and engaged through out the evening. We had a wonderful time!

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WellingtonP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice place, nice view, excellent food, quick valet service.

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Yerrr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall, everything was great. The server was a little pushy when it came to ordering, as it obviously seemed he wanted his tip to be as large as possible. I was treating my mother to a birthday dinner and told her to get whatever she wanted. She already had two glasses while we were waiting for outdoor seating and she politely declined more alcoholic beverages, as she is not a huge drinker and was hungry. However, he kept being pushy about it and asked multiple times. We asked if he could please bring out the cornbread as we heard it was super tasty. Unfortunately, it seemed as if he was ignoring us and intentionally making us wait as he served his other tables. Not sure if that was actually his intentions, but just what it seemed like from our perspective. After our main courses he of course insisted we order coffee and dessert. I don't mind recommendations, but when its being shoved down your throat, that is a bit irritating and annoying. Other than that, everything was great, the food was delicious, and the views were beautiful! Would definitely go back, but would prefer a different server.

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ElianaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food! I definitely recommend it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My husband and I frequent the Rusty Pelican often for the quality of food, ambiance, scenery and service. Tonight was subpar at best. I made this reservation for my birthday 2+ weeks ago requesting a view of the sunset and the skyline. We were seated in a crappy area of the restaurant outside with no view of anything . It was the dunce corner. :/

What was worse was the service. All of our food arrived significantly delayed and It was COLD. Our service took forever from course to course and even to get the check. Not the typical service we have experienced in the past and we disappointed to say the least. When you are spending $1000 + on a meal you expect the food to be warm and the service to be attentive at the very least. They dropped the ball tonight. Super upset & wish I didn’t choose this restaurant for my birthday celebration as it was a HUGE let down. :(

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and Jorge, our table attendant, was superb! If you want to enjoy the nicest view of Miami’s skyline, this is the place to be!

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AngelicR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our waiter Annell was spectacular, where we sat outside was beautiful. The food had great things and some could have improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food And Service Was Very Good. The View Was Great. Only Complaint I’d Have Is That It Was Noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge was amazing. He kept the drinks coming and made perfect recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Long wait times and terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The valet guy was extremely rude. As soon as we arrived and opened the door I told him we have a reservation and he asked “For where? McDonalds?” I wanted to leave right then and there. Then we waited another hour and half even though we had a reservation

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ErblerScofield
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It met our expectations. We primarily came for the view which was gorgeous! The food was fine but nothing outstanding, definitely overpriced for the quality. I will say the snapper ceviche was the star and that was really excellent. For drinks I’d recommend focusing either straight spirits, wine or beer.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was at 4:30pm and we arrived a little bit earlier, as soon as we got there we were seated outside as I requested. The service, the waiter, the food and the beautiful ocean view made my 80th birthday a very special day. The hamburgers, the whole fish and the chilean bass were excellent, well cooked and with a very nice presentation.

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VAller
New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were impressed, by the food, decor and service (we love you, Ryan!) The music was way too loud for my taste. I like to be able to have a conversation without yelling. It’s a restaurant, not a night club.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience5

Hard meh.
Wouldn’t come back.

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Logan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, and an even better view, will return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Andy
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The view and the service of our waitress was great. However, the food is not worth it. It's great to have a drink or two, but not for lunch or dinner.

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RickS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the #1 dining spot for an incredible view of the Miami skyline, especially with a patio waterfront table. Our party had different meal selections and they were all great.

A special place for a special occasion, or for everyday dining. The bar is also a fun experience!

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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 4.4 stars by 4813 OpenTable diners.

Rusty Pelican - Miami does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://srcloyalty.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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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