Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
5118 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 5118 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AGGG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Brilliant

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RuthFalconi
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hermoso lugar que permite disfrutar el sunset!!! La comida es espectacular!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the view, will go back for the food! Ronaldo was an amazing server and made our experience noteworthy. Thank you Ronaldo!

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vipmike
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I selected Rusty Pelican as it's my mom's go to spot for her birthday. We showed up ahead of time as was given a seat outside, we waited about 15mins and no waiter showed up. The restaurant was not busy and more than manageable with the amount of staff. We then went back inside and asked for another table/waiter. we were placed close to the main bar, the waiter was nice but overwhelmed. Drinks only showed up after asking multiple times, food was missing from the order, just a miserable birthday dinner night out. Shame, this used to be a high-end place. Now run of the mill spot.

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DonR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 10 young seniors celebrating somebody’s 80th birthday! They exceeded our expectations in every way particularly with our waiter Alonzo! He could not have been friendlier Or provided better service. We were all very impressed! Thank you Alonzo

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DorkaE
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about our visit except one thing. The table next to us had 2 dogs a husky & another big dog! The husky was shedding & the hair would sometimes come over to our table. I didn’t say anything at the moment because it was my parents 53rd Anniversary & I didn’t want anything to spoil it. I think that if the restaurant wants to allow animals they should be sat outside but not inside a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Staff as a whole were impersonal and inattentive. Food was tasty though, with a great view.

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MyriamD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Nice place, good food, but the service not so good.

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CaridadF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a wonderful place to dine at. We went our first time for a birthday and it was a fregar experience. The service was excellent and we were quickly seated after arriving. Afterwards, the menu was brought and our waitress Thalia was very kind and attentive. The food was quickly brought and there was a positive environment both between the employees and the people there.

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vipPerfectItalian
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff was the best part of the experience! From the reception staff to the bartenders, to the waitress...everyone was welcoming and accommodating! Wonderful experience!

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Brooke
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dining experience, exceptional views of sunset over Miami skyline.

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vipLulu305
Miami
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the small exceptions where you actually get a great view AND good food and service ! have been here multiple times , highly recommend sitting outside for sunset.

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MMRC
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Outstanding service. amazing food and the dessert was the best ever. Beautiful Miami Skyline view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday and Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food great. Noise level high and parts of restaurant need to be cleaned a bit better. Floors need to be updated

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MiltonA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good good food !
Would definitely return again to try some more dishes and some different drinks

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CinD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Very hot and sunny with not enough umbrellas for the tables, so coveted tables outside go empty. Also got charged $50 for valet parking because we took a walk after dining. No warning about this anywhere, nor should it be happening. Very disappointed and it reflects badly on me as a local who brought an out-of-town friend. Will NOT return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was once again amazing. Waiter was very attentive and kind

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JaimeM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Outside tables very low quality for the cost of food

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vipnotsogreatdate
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The place and the ambience fantastic! The service was fabulous!

The food - not so much! It took a very short time for the food to arrive after we placed the order - I am convinced it was previously prepared and heated up slightly. My $40 lobster benedict although good to the taste - the lobster was cold, the eggs over done, the potatoes luke warm.

The mimosas were very good!

If you are too busy to prepared benedicts a la carte then take them off the menu!

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MeganB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lala our server went above and beyond to ensure our group had an enjoyable brunch. Her service and attention to our table was beyond expected, and she truly made our brunch memorable with our guests who were visiting from out of town and shared that was their favorite meal while in Miami for the week. Thank you LALA!

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service and excellent location all really very good..⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a BEAUTIFUL VIEW!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was good but the service only fair. We had to wait a while for a table, even with reservations. They said over an hour for outside so we sat inside and they put us in a remote area all the way in the back. Took a while to get served. Food good but adult beverages filled to the top with ice and pricey. That’s how they make their money.

This is an update. My daughter left her pocketbook. It took us days to retrieve it because the staff kept telling us it wasn’t there. My wife phoned and talked to them in Spanish and suddenly it appeared. No country for old gringoes!!!!

We decided to have dinner again at the same time. But as usual they said no outdoor seating available. So we left. They kept giving this same line to everyone that walked in. The attractiveness of the place is being outside by the water and why would we drop 300-400 dollars to just sit at a boring table in the very back of the restaurant? Might as well get delivery then and save the Uber fare. In NYC you can reserve outdoor seating and not get a surprise when you arrive. We are so done with this restaurant. Someone is getting rich and having a grand old time... but it’s not us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, food is amazing, and my waiter was super nice & friendly

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LucilleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, beautifully presented and taste was delicious. The appetizer portions are very small, not really good for sharing with more than 3 people.

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AdrianS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice and relaxing with excellent views. The cocktails where great a little pricey but really good

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AdrianaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Had reservations still couldn’t get a table with the view we were expecting. We paid for valet just for them to hit the wall in the parking lot and messed up the bumper of my car.

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Lauren
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok, service was slow (but we were ok with that for this occasion), very loud music, but AMAZING views! It's definitely worth it just for the views.

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SergiyV
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with amazing views of Miami, food quality and good service!

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SilviaR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Rusty Pelican, magnificent view, excellent food and service, as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not great

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vipjuanf
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views in Miami. Food and service were amazing. Valentina went the extra mile to make sure we had an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My son graduation celebration from college

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TimS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fun atmosphere, from the staff and a relaxing environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Doug was amazing!

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ConnieP
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were indoors with a beautiful view of the Miami skyline on a gorgeous day. Excellent service and food. The endless mimosas were fantastic.

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GladysA
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great . The outside door was very nice and peaceful.

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Glorygirl
New England
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our seasonal home is on South Beach, but we wanted to take our visiting daughter and son-in-law someplace off of the Beach to give a different feel for Miami....The Rusty Pelican hit the mark for a great experience, fabulous view and delicious food! We loved the honey glazed cornbread with cheddar butter...and since neither of our “kids” can do gluten, I had more than my fair share....it was addictive. The grilled octopus appetizer and shortrib empanadas were great starters. Our party of four tried Scallops, Seabass, Halibut and Salad with Salmon. All were delicious, beautifully presented and had interesting sauces and accompaniments! We skipped dessert, as our guests need Gluten Free and Dairy Free ....easy to find on the dinner menu, not as much on dessert. The service was good, but not exceptional and was not the most memorable part of our dinner. We ordered plantain mash and got Yukon mashed potatoes (I do understand how hard it is to hear through masks! )
We were seated in the bar which was a bit loud, but still had a window view of the Bay and the City. We were looking for a special evening and we got it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food had poor flavor. Expensive dishes and few options on the menu for entrees. Great ambiance and fantastic view, but that was not enough. Not good value for money.

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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 5118 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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