Rusty Pelican - Miami

4.4
5716 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. It's never too early to plan your Holiday Parties. Contact an Event Specialist to start booking your Holiday Events today. 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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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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danydrone
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent place for dinner with an amazing view of Miami downtown skyline.

Highly recommended for bday or Anniversary events.

Service is supreme.

A must place to visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome Guillermo on point the whole evening!!!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside at sunset! It was lovely! We still had to wait 35 min for outdoor seating even with a reservation … it was beautiful and our waiter Christopher took great care of us!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience and Victoria was great!

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CarolinaA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in a beautiful location, with a wonderful view of the Miami skyline. The customer service was very nice, and our waitress Valentina was wonderful. However, the quality of the food was not good. It lacked flavor and it was bland in some aspects. For a restaurant like this, I expected better food.
I usually don't mind paying high priced food, but in this case it was not worth it!

Thank you for caring about our feed back!
Sincerely,
Carolina

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming but good nonetheless. Ambiance was nice. Our waiter wasn’t as attentive to our table as other around us. This was my second time here and i guess its nice to say that you have had the experience.

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AHDH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The manager was very accommodating to our party of 8 as I accidentally booked the reservation for the next day. Ambiance is fantastic! Food is good, a little over priced, but not too bad.

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Phidget2079
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has awesome food, drinks and view. From the valet staff to our waiter they were very friendly and accommodating. They knew to bring the kids food first so they didnt need to wait. Love the place and will go to it again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Music was WAY too loud for a Sunday brunch. We could barely listen to each other and it was almost impossible to listen to the waitress. If you’re looking for a chill place for your lunch/brunch, that’s not the place.
Food was great.

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vipCKN7
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is very hight quality.
I practically go there at least once or twice a month for the past 6 months. They have one of the best empanada in Miami. However, there is opportunity for improvement on their logistics. This time we arrived 15 minutes before appiotment time of 1:15pm. It took us 1 hour to get an outdoor seat. When we finally sat down we did not get a waiter for another 10 minutes until we finally inquired about service.
We got a waiter named Jesus, and my goodness he made up for all the bad experience. He was humble, pleasant and with a very happy disposition.
In all,I must say his recommendations were good and we enjoyed the outdoor vibe and food. Keep up the Great work Jesus, you're truly an asset for Rusty Pelican.

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Leopoldo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The place was too noisy, with good service and reasonable food but the only available parking was the valet parking where they stole all the coins that I had in my car!

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Teee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food during brunch music and cucumber mint mimosas

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JamesZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The help was very good the receptionist from the very start to our waiter or fantastic you didn't have to ask for refills or nothing and they brought everything to you in a timely fashion and they put us at a good table for our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! Delicious food and exceptional view!

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Marjorie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and view. Server was nice. Lovely presentation of cocktails

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vipGrbk
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Outstanding view. Great vibe with a dj.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a must go for anyone visiting miami! I love taking my friends and fam to this spot because of the view and delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view from the city.

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DennyM
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have a lovely time food and service was perfect highly recommended.

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Zinski
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Calamari app not fresh but rest of meal was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ! La comida exquisita, calidad -precio , les recomiendo el Rissoto de Langosta. El ambiente es muy agradable y el atardecer viendo el Skyline de Brickell es insuperable . Es uno de mis sitios favoritos en Miami. La atención muy buena.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing with her recommendations and the kitchen got our food out so quickly because we were short on time with our flight and traffic. Amazing. I’ll definitely be back!

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NapoleonS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Salad on plate was way too spicy, workers by the bar speaking Spanish are way too loud. I’m Cuban but I don’t appreciate a bunch of Cubans talking really loud about nonsense. They should keep their voices down a bit, nobody wants to pay exorbitant amounts of money for food, to be hearing Cubans talk about Cuba or whatever.

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vipJorgeV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate 2 Lobster Rolls and they were very basic. Not very flavorful or memorable. I found an uncut whole garlic clove inside one of the sandwiches. The ambiance and ocean view tend to make this place special, but I expected the food to be better. The meal was saved by the truffled corn side dish. I don’t think we will be back.

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A2z305
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raysel was our waiter. He was amazing !!! The view is immaculate as was the food and cocktails. We will be back soon. Thank you for the great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we come to Miami each year in the summer, Rusty Pelican Miami is where we stop at least once in our travels! Great food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Buena atención y la mejor vista de Miami definitivamente!!

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Prisci
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice restaurant, delicious food, excelent service but to much nois!!!….. many people screaming when they talk !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Realmente un lugar maravilloso, comida exquisita, la vista y la atención de lo mejor, Lala nos hizo sentir como en casa, recomendado 100 %

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vipjohhnny1
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food with pan salmon over burrata tomatoes and peaches Wonderful octopus appetizer and terrific halibut

One downside sitting near the bar there were a number of drinks made with smoke that proved to be overwhelming and had a slight incense smell

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay but nothing special and certainly not for the price. Had the snapper, which appeared to be a signature dish according to the menu. The presentation included the filleted fish carcass deep fried and wrapped around the filet. It was hideous and unappetizing. The view and ambience is really nice.

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vipiris
Miami
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met out of town friends. What a scenic place to take them to. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice view. Verry good food.

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vipMercedes
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The place is beautiful, we had a wonderful waiter (Roberto) who outdid himself to give us a good service, which was almost impossible as the restaurant doesn’t use “bus boys” as all restaurants do. They make waiters do EVERYTHING” so there were times our dirty plates and glasses were there for a while, as Roberto was running to get our food, etc. Very inefficient system that affect service terribly.

Food, as usual was not good. Most people go there for the venue, not the food. We heard there were new chefs, but food was as bad as always and extremely expensive.

Not planning on recommending it or going back, unless it’s just die a drink at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Family visiting from Venezuela. Lobster was too dry and small. Calamari was also not flavorful- steak was good tho

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vipBsantos
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food and flavor. quality and fresh.
The only issue was we were sat at a beautiful location of the restaurant, but served by the bartender and this hindered the service quite a bit. Food was top notch !

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MarcoM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service is really outstanding and the food we chose superb. The corn bread with jalapeño was delicious.

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vipMelC
Western KY
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was the best we have ever eaten...absolutely amazing. Service, location, cocktails and quality of food was perfect. Was a great ending to our stay in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Packed restaurant. Not sure why they want to close so early in a Sunday

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our server took forever to finally come and take our order... Okay, I guess it could be a little understandable as a lot of companies are short-staffed. We didn't pay too much attention to that but when we finally decided to place our order for appetizers, it never came out. We thought maybe it was just taking some time to cook and so we placed our order for our entree which came out fairly quickly but still no sign of our appetizer. The main dish was okay just seemed like too much going on in the flavors of the food but that is just me being picky. My complaint is about the service. We saw our server probably 3 times in total. When my girlfriend told him she didn't like her drink, he didn't even offer to make a new one or a different order, he just saw "aww maybe next time you try something new". That is not true hospitality. At the end of our dinner, I finally asked what happened to our appetizer and he told us that there was no more calamari.. That would've been nice to know at the beginning, not after we were finished with our main dish. On top of that, he didn't even offer to get us something else as a replacement. Not to mention, our waiter spent so much time attending a bigger party that he didn't even come to close out the bill, he had someone else come over to close it out. This was supposed to be a special day for my girlfriend and me as we were celebrating our 4 year anniversary and it didn't go well at all. On top of all of this, the little machine they give to pay glitched on me and automatically gave the waiter a 20% tip for no reason, he didn't deserve near 20%. Very ashamed of my experience at the Rusty Pelican as it was highly recommended... Maybe just caught them on a bad night but it is no excuse to treat customers the way they did for us. Also can't forget to mention that no one even bothered to call our name as we waited for our reservation and if it wasn't for OpenTable telling me that they canceled my reservation I would have never known.

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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 5716 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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