Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
4608 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
What 4608 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dayz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were great. The bier was amazing. Not one complaint

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The server didn’t check enough on us, we were constantly waiting for drinks/food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious. The views on the patio made this the perfect dinner spot at sunset!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the sunset! Delicious food. Good service. Get the grilled octopus!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of Miami and sunset!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great view
Great food

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MRSW
Boise
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! Very fresh seafood, my table shared the octopus, crab cake and ceviche appetizers, I highly recommend them all.My mom and I had the Lobster and shrimp risotto, my husband had the sea bass. We were all very happy with our choices The views were beautiful we sat on the patio at sunset. It is a pricey place but we were vacationing and heard great things so we had to try it . So worth the price

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RegineZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday with closest friends. The food was great and the atmosphere was even better.

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UncleGare
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at the rusty pelican last night. The steak was perfectly prepared and service was top notch. Of course the million dollar view was unbeatable!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena lo recomiendo en todos los aspectos es uno de mis lugares favoritos

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vipGinaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was awesome! The vibe is cool and the views are great!

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AndresC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Douglas and he was very attentive and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the presentation.

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SergioV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Julian was a great server, this is a must go to place at least once in a life time the view is incredible and the cocktails are well thought out, the food was unique, I got the whole snapper 10 on presentation 6 on taste and texture a little over cooked so it wasn’t flaky and moist. Scallops were amazing and came with a mountain of color roasted carrots. Will be back again for sure!

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AnaM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!

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Mrandom
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal.The service was excellent and very pleasant location.

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AgustinA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience4

We made reservation there because wanted to celebrate a Birthday of a very good friend of mine

When we arrived to the restaurant right on time for the 7:00 pm reservation I was given an excuse by the hostess that even though they had my reservation for outside it was not guaranteed that I needed to wait 1:30 to be seated outside and of course Immediately offered for us to seat inside which was NOT Acceptable to us. Because we had a reservation. I asked to talked to a manager which took about 15 minutes to arrive meanwhile they had already schedule for me to seat inside without my consent. Again we said this is NOT Acceptable.
After a small argument with the manager which attended to provide with the same excuses he was able for some miracle to get us an outside table by then 30 minutes has already had passed.

What was clear for me while I was waiting is that all the reservation that were coming in while I was waiting were for outside which clearly makes me believe that This Restaurant deceives the customers promising something that has been overbooked then leaving the customer with a reservation with no other choice but to seat inside which is not the Same.

This restaurant Ethics is completely wrong, lien to and deceiving the customers is just plain not Acceptable especially for the amount of money each plate cost!!!

Food was good and the server was excellent ...

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JulesS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

With that view its hard to go wrong. Food was pretty good and our server was a doll but it was a little too loud and crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was bland. Very loud. Very rude receptionist. Beautiful location at sunset. Had to ask multiple times for water, napkins and silverware. Not something special.

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Katerine
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

like dunkin donuts now. not for rich clients. very disappointed.

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KacieB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Made reservation thru Open table and then told we had to wait 45 minutes upon arriving. Also prices were unreasonable for quality and portion of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and I definitely will recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I made a reservation to have lunch with my family after my sons Baptism on Sunday, February 28, 2021. I had originally requested to sit outside and when we checked in, the hostesses mentioned it would be an hour extra wait to sit outside and 30 minutes to sit inside. I told her inside was fine and preferable as it was a hot day and we were in suits and formal clothing. When we did get called to be seated, the hostess walks us around the restaurant and can’t seem to find the available table, she then asked us to wait, and then proceeds to sit us outside. We didn’t question it since we just wanted to get seated. The problem arose when there wasn’t any umbrellas open and the sun was hitting us directly, our server was no where to be found and we asked another server who told us he could not move the umbrellas because other EMPTY tables would need them, about an hour later when I asked a hostess walking by, she was able to get someone to get us an umbrella. I am a big fan of this restaurant and come here often. Unfortunately, I have never seen such poor service, we never received napkins, our empty drinks and appetizers plates were never removed from the table. The food took an extremely long time and when the server brought out the food, it almost slid off the wood block and into my hand. I literally caught the plantain chips from my sea bass dish with my hands. I really hope this will get addressed and hope that someone can contact me about this service.

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MelissaK
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience5

This was an extremely disappointing experience. We were not seated for our 2:45 reservation until after 4 pm (despite being told it would be a 30 min wait) and did not get our food until 5 pm. We were not given any bread either. The restaurant clearly overbooked. If you don’t have room for that number of lunch reservations you shouldn’t make them and should be honest with the customer, rather than making them wait until the dinner menu to be seated. Mini lobster roll portion was microscopic. I normally enjoy this restaurant, but I will not go back again on a weekend anytime soon.

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migqiin
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience1

RP was one of my fave spots given its location, views, etc. But this has become a ‘club scene’ not a restaurant anymore. While the service was great and the food was good, the music was blasting and judging by the crowd that was there it has become a club. Not what it used to be which to me is a shame. Probably not going back...

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MarilynAGR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance and the atmosphere, the server could have been faster at refilling our mimosas but overall the service was great

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javierc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. French toast & coffee was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cinthia was the incredible, very attentive. Great views, good food.

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jbhiii
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply extraordinary, but the food and the views. From start to finish, every bite was mouth watering succulent heaven for the taste buds. Octopus and oysters were great, some of the best ever. Halibut and snapper were excellent, so well prepared and presented. Key lime pie was unique and delicious. Outstanding.

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Sari
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, but there were some people making a lot of noise.

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AngelN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great experience. Seated promptly with our reservations... restaurant was very busy make reservations to avoid delays

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vipginnyd
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I get it's a Saturday and the restaurant is busy! However, when one waits over 20 minutes for a drink and your waiter is running (yes, running) to the table, literally throwing napkins at you and runs to get plates/silverware......not good. In addition, my husband went in person to the restaurant to setup a surprise cake for my bday. When we arrived the hostess said "where's the cake" looking at me! Oops. Will be hard to go back and justify spending the money again. On a positive note, we sat at the bar waiting for our table. Bartenders could not have been nicer!

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JoshuaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The parking situation is terrible. You can either get booted or have your car valeted. An otherwise pleasant evening was wrecked when we came back to our car, in a spot that was not marked with a sign, booted. There was some guy there charging $62 to remove the boot. After paying exorbitant Miami prices for (a very good) dinner, that was just an insult. Until the Rusty Pelican does something to address this issue, I can't recommend them.

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Anny
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always been a Miami landmark but they've updated the interior of the restaurant to provide an elegant and contemporary atmosphere with breathtaking oceanfront views. We ordered the 3 Tiered Seafood Tower and it was delicious. Service was perfect... they gave us the space to enjoy the view while providing excellent attention to detail. We truly enjoyed the experience. Definitely will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday celebration and the experience didn’t disappoint! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly and professional! Food was amazing and they gave great suggestions. Originally told it would be a 40 minute wait for outside seating, so we decided to sit inside and were pleasantly surprised when we ended up being seated outside.

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johnniel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

very good service but the wait in between appetizer was too long

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant

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Rusty Pelican - Miami is rated 4.4 stars by 4608 OpenTable diners.

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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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