Rusty Pelican - Tampa

1397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Nestled along the shore of Old Tampa Bay is a fine dining oasis where locals love to meet and tourists love to discover. For 25 years, The Rusty Pelican has served Tampa Bay with elegant cuisine and rustic charm.Located at the southernmost tip of Pelican Island, this restaurant boasts a quiet setting for lunch and dinner yet is accessible from major roadways and just minutes from downtown Tampa.

The Rusty Pelican offers a wide array of amenities that include a full menu specializing in American cuisine. The menu features the Chef’s Daily Selections that provide diners with rare and delicious options to offset the incredible fresh seafood and juicy steaks that the menu already offers.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 8 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thur: 11am - 3pm
Fri & Sat: 11am - 3pm

Mon - Thur: 4:30pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm
Sun: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Sun: 10am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(813) 281-1943
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Josue Torres
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Private party facilities
Banquet Facilities are available for private events "7 Days a Week". The Grand Ballroom is the largest room that the Rusty Pelican offers. This room features a private entrance and a spectacular view of the bay. Accommodations: up to 250 guests with dancing (350 without dancing). The Coral Room offers a lovely atmosphere for any occasion featuring a private entrance, built in bar and a beautiful, tropical view. Accommodations: up to 100 guests with dancing (120 without dancing).
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Cross street
N. Rocky Point Dr./Courtney Campbell Causeway
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Parking details
There are spaces on private land to park at your convenience, and over 300 spaces in the parking garage directly across the street. A well trained and professional staff of valets are on hand for all busy nights and holidays, for your added comfort.
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Public transit
There is shuttle service provided from all the major hotels in the area, that will bring you directly to our doorstep. Including The Sailport, The Double Tree, The Chase Suites, and The Holiday Inn.
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Special events & promotions
The Rusty Pelican has 5 Private Dining rooms for Special Events ranging from 20 to 400 Guests. Our Onsite Special Events Coordinators will take care of every detail for your Wedding, Reception, Graduation, Holiday Party, or any other event that you can imagine. We are a full service Events venue so you can coordinate everything in one place, every feature of your event including; Photography, Linens, Cakes, Complete Theme Decor packages, Audio Visual, etc... We'll make your event planning easy so you can just enjoy.

Please contact to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine