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Rusty Pelican - Miami

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room are Open - Make Your Reservation Today! Takeout and delivery are available through Uber Eats! We will be seating in our dining room at 50% capacity to maintain social distancing. Our team has received extensive training on our new Certified Sanitized program which focuses on social distancing, new safety standards and contact-less service. 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. Our Special Events office is open and hosting events! We have beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront spaces available for up to 250 guests while social distancing. We are following strict safety standards and social distancing guidelines. Ask about our Certified Sanitized program to keep your guests safe. Holiday Special Event offer: Ask about our Worry-Free Booking Guarantee, everything can be done 100% contact-less from your home. Please call our special event coordinators at 305.361.3818 or email RPMIAMICATERING@SRCMAIL.COM to book your event. The Rusty Pelican gives guests the ultimate taste of Miami. Situated right on the Rickenbacker Marina, the waterfront views of Miami are unmatchable. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a world of contemporary sophistication. The Rusty Pelican’s plantation-style building exudes elegance and its modern fountain and lush greenery bring guests to a modernized tropical escape. Contemporary cuisine tantalizes the senses, with exotic Latin-inspired dishes and the freshest local seafood. Marvel in an impressive wall of wines, featuring over a thousand varietals to select from. From fabulous brunches, intimate dinners, to large-scale events – when you dine at the Rusty Pelican, you're in for an experience you won't forget. Miami's most coveted event spaces. From corporate events, to private parties, and even glamorous weddings, the Rusty Pelican has ballrooms and event spaces for any event. Make a dazzling impression on guests, and make your event one for the books. With breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures, guests will enjoy an event of cool sophistication. The skilled and accommodating, in-house special events staff at The Rusty Pelican is known for putting on dazzling and expertly orchestrated events. As seasoned professionals, The Rusty Pelican can create the perfect backdrop for any occasion. With expansive connections to cater to your every need, our team can handle anything from production planning services, exclusive custom menu spreads, venue design and decor, beautiful floral arrangements, and even technical services like audio and visual equipment needs. Whatever your event calls for, The Rusty Pelican will deliver.

Support Rusty Pelican - Miami during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

We will be requiring a $25 advance deposits per person for ALL party sizes and a 90-minute time limit. Guests must cancel their reservation 48 hours in advance or they will be charged the advance deposit of $25 per person. This is not a buffet. You may be seated outside, so please dress accordingly.

What 3978 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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vipCrazybyrd3
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We visited this Ruston Pelican while on vacation since we live within walking distance of the Newport Beach location but we were disappointed. This location was trying to be something it wasn't and the food was mediocre at best. We know our servers by name and expect fresh fish and tasty entrees that are not over cooked. Unfortunately this restaurant didn't reach our expectations for food. The location does offering a great waterfront view with friendly servers

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VickieM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Miami beautiful ocean views wonderful food good service. We come to Miami for vacation every year and try to come here to eat!

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall nice place with a great view. Great food, but overall pricing on alcohol is very high and not listed on any menu (drink menu).

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RobinA
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Robert (Cuban) the waitress it was so nice, and helpful. Amazing view of the city of Miami and the food was Delicious. Definitely I will recommend this place.

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Joef
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ingredient quality is top-notch but the cooks on duty that night seem to have a very heavy hand with salt which unfortunately overwhelmed the food.

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vipsaythetruth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was great but not amazing like it used to.
I didn’t see much disinfection going on between customers . I saw a lot of napkins and other elements flying and then landing on the floor with nobody picking it up... I had to mention it to the Manager for them to do Sthg about it!
At last the prices increased a lot as well as the valet parking. Now you have no possibility to self park. You have to give ur car to valet parking that drives you car like if there were on a formula 1 competition.
Very disappointed this time at different levels.

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NancyV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level was too loud.
Food was excellent
Server/waitress was phenomenal

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ANAP
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious food and Amazing view. An outstanding gem !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Lively.

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TatianaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Bad service, high noise level, quality price-ratio bad

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views to showcase the beauty of Miami! Must go to place.

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

No me gusto el servicio que recibido. Extremadamente lento y de poca gestión por parte de la mesera que nos atendió.
Puedo recomendar el lugar, pero con esta observación.

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AmaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Disappointing brunch experience, dishes were served at room temperature, NY steak steak was overcooked, hash potatoes were soggy and cold, brunch eggs benedicts came with multigrain ciabatta breach, not disclosed in the menu. No other bread option. It seemed as there was no chef in the kitchen that day.

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EricH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable views and a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was okay service was amazing as well as the view to the city of Miami .

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reig
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

My server did Not know what oyster Rockefeller was, he didn’t ask us if we wanted more water

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Zero services
20 mn for a drink
No special offer
No refill offer on drink or water
Very loud music
Food was good

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It was very expensive for the amount of food you get. The food we received was cold and had to be sent back in which they didn’t have the fish anymore and a substitute was sent out but we paid the same price. The appetizers were extremely small for $20 price range. The party boats that surround the area is insane and kids are partying with music loud until all hours which is fine by for all the to be allowed plus only have valet parking it is definitely NOT worth the amount you pay!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been here a few about 5 times before. It is usually our go to place when we visit Miami . This time I felt like they Were overbooked and understaffed. Our service was terrible and the food had absolutely no taste . When we first arrived the hostess told us even though we requested outside that there was no outside seating for the night . After we sat at an inside table they proceeded to seat five tables outside. We asked again and they said there was not any outside seating outside because of weather . Five minutes later three more parties were seated outside.
I was very disappointed with the rudeness , the service and the quality of food . I left hungry because the food was awful !

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MacgledysL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food. Our waitress really went the extra mile by helping with pictures and creating a great atmosphere.

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HazelJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Bad customer service, first I made the reservation a week in advance and asked to be seated next to the windows near the bar, they ignored also I was served by a waitress named Isabel who was nothing professional and not friendly, she treated us like we were Begging for the service, it took me half an hour to bring us a drink and when I called her, she turned around and saw me like she wants to hit me although they changed our waiter, we already had the bitter taste and we did
not enjoy anything , this was my place every saturday for brunch i won't be back anymore

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Lilly
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I went here for a brunch and each meal had a small problem; the tortillas that held the fish tacos were cold, biscayne burger was cooked medium instead of medium rare, and one egg (crab cake benedict) was boiled hard. Despite these problems the food was still tasty, great service and mimosas. Additionally, the view was incredible but our table was in front of the bar service where the waiters picked up drinks so it was extremely loud, and there was something smeared on the glass right near our table. Maybe they had an off day, but for the price paid, these small mistakes should have been minimized. Overall this didn't make the experience unenjoyable.

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anielism
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good food and great view would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Really bad experience this time.. restaurant was pretty empty and the service was super slow. Meat was hard, sea bass on top of the mashed plantain, no lime on the side, we had to ask for napkins. Just horrible. Mac and cheese tasted bad..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had great food. Great service and the prices are reasonable.

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Dasha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

For such an "urban dictionary" name, this restaurant is really upscale. The ambience and seating are wonderful; they are genuinely keeping people separate in these covid times. The food is good, but somewhat overpriced. Several fantastic side dishes (peruvian goat cheese mashed potatoes!!) So skip the appetizers, go straight for entree, extra side starches if desired, and consider dessert.

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Tomasd
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

El lugar es divino. Paga la vista de downtown.

Cocina cierra 9:30. No deberían tomar reservas más allá de (:30

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MauriR
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great View, staff very accommodating . I would just prefer a white tablecloth setting for this type of location and food/ drink price. Entry / foyer is gorgeous, wine corridor very nice, however the dining room decor & ambiance fell short of expectations. Other than that it was a nice evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I went to this place for the view and I wasn’t disappointed even tho we didn’t sit outdoors as we wanted because the rain, the skyline of Miami from here is really cool and the bottomless mimosas were great! However the food and the ambience wasn’t worth the price, here it says it’s $$ we’ll is not, it wouldn’t matter if the food was good but the only thing we probably enjoyed was the fries, we felt like eating in a regular diner and the staff on the reception wasn’t welcoming but the server we had was nice and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was awful and we are regulars... talked to the manager and explained everything that has happened- ZERO actions on his end

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vipShanaC
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the beautiful skyline of Miami.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The hostess aren’t very hospitable. We requested a table for 4 outside, the hostess tells me there are no tables available outside when in fact there was one table with 4 chairs. She tells me that table is for 6 when clearly there were only 4 chairs at the table. And every table of 4 outside had only 2 people at each table. We ended up sitting at the table outside where the manager then approaches us to confirm if we were ordering entrees because if we sat there we had to order entrees. That made us feel extremely uncomfortable and unwelcome, meanwhile a table of 4 with only 2 people were only drinking sparkling the entire time. Why don’t they have to order an entree? Thankfully we had an excellent waitress, Emily, who masked our terrible experience at the beginning and made our dinner enjoyable. We ordered appetizers, drinks, and entrees, as planned. The view of the Miami skyline at sunset was pretty amazing too.

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SSantana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for celebrating any event from romantic to family. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding! We had a table in the bar with a fantastic view of the city. We went at 6:30 and were able to catch the sunset and the city lights at night! Overall, fantastic experience!!

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vipaaalbornozm
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were told at the checking that they were limiting the stays for 2 hours, no explanations why! I think is was rude a discouraging so we limited our food to the minimum and leave. Not coming back!

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MadelineM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. My only complaint is that when I made the reservation I requested outdoor seating and no on annotated it in the reservation. This cause major upset in my family. I ended up eating with my mother.

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ElenaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the view is amazing and good food. Can recommend oysters

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vipDavidC
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! The view, the food, the ambiance all fantastic. Our server was polite and attentive. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved It!!! Good to go with kids.

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TiaraT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you do nothing else, please try to sea bass!! It literally melts in your mouth! Great flavor! Some of the best I’ve ever had!

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vipDavinaf
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

FAQs

Rusty Pelican - Miami does offer 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 3978 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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