RumFish Grill

4.2
3042 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
EAT. DRINK. SHOP. RumFish Grill is rocking St. Pete Beach with inspiring cuisine, unique shopping, and a 33,500 gallon aquarium that covers an entire wall of the dining room. Serving lunch and dinner daily, RumFish Grill features cutting edge seafood, attractively served in the quiet under-the-sea atmosphere dominated by the massive fish tank. Pasta, meat and poultry round out the menu, and many gluten free options are available. The two full bars serve a modified dining menu.
Contact: 727-329-1428
Website: www.rumfishgrill.com
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LHAM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great meal!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times. Has always been a good experience!

JR
JoaquinR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good experience.

HH
HigherpowerHomes
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit but definitely not our last. WE LOVED IT. Food and atmosphere was AMAZING!

JA
vipJeffreyA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish tank is amazing! Very good food and service.

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RickR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish tank is amazing. We had great food and service.

EY
EmilyY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to give my grandmother a “vacation experience” and boy, did it deliver! The fish tank was AMAZING as we dined. We all could have probably sat there all night. Our server, Kaylie, was impeccable. I work in the service industry and I would honestly LOVE to have someone like her. She was knowledgeable about the menu, made recommendations and was overall friendly and pleasant. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to visit again with the rest of my family.

JM
JoMSC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Very strange experience tonight. Have been here once a year in the past 5 years. I don’t know if this experience was Covid-19 fallout related, but it was strange at the beginning and smoothed out to excellent service. We were a party of four. We were seated on time as we had reservations. We were served bread and butter quite expeditiously. However, we had no silverware or napkins. We waited a bit (10 min) and fully expected the usual place setting to arrive wrapped in a napkin. Didn’t happen. We resorted to scooping and smearing butter on rolls creatively. We flagged the hostess who was running around in a whirlwind of activity. Asked for a silverware place setting. She returned 10 minutes later with unfolded napkins and forks only. She said. “Here, I found you some forks and these napkins”! As if it were a great discovery. Very weird. Finally, now 30 min since being seated, a waitress arrived and asked if we needed anything. We asked if she would please be our server. She was happy to oblige. We asked for knives to compliment our forks. 10 min later she brought some hefty steak knives and remarked that they would spread butter just as well as the usual butter knives, snidely remarking that she’s tried it before and they worked nicely, and that the restaurant , in fact, only had steak knives. Odd. We had excellent service, thereafter. The food was very good. We had the scallops, crusted tuna and cauliflower steak. All done to perfection as described on the menu. We had the key lime pie and chocolate lava cake as desserts. Also excellent. The whole long wait for the napkin, knife and fork thing at the beginning was very odd, though.

TS
TShar
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had a reservation for two at 7:00pm and showed up right on time. They told us our table wasn't ready so we stepped aside and thought it would be a few minutes. A few other couples came in after us and were seated right away. Then by 7:30 still not seated and another party of six was seated who had a reservation at 7:30z we asked what the problem was and they seated us right away. The staff seemed unorganized and apologetic to almost everyone. We ordered drinks and they came fairly quick. No table set up was on the table so we asked for napkins. We were brought a one inch stack of cocktail napkins. We ordered our food and it arrived in a proper amount of time, but the side dishes offered on the menu were not on our plates.. they subbed potatoes on both plates when we questioned it, we were told it was correct. We asked to see the menu and were told they were correct. Our server was polite but it just made for a weird conversation. Our side dishes were under cooked, we ate our food and left. I would not recommend this place. It's pricey and just doesn't measure up to the price. Poor management I guess??

AL
ALEXP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Staff were likely new and inexperienced. Had a reservation for 6:30, however, they were running a little behind. Went to the bar which was full but not overcrowded and couldn't get anyone to help. We got called for our table before we could order a drink. Waited at the bar for around 10 minutes. The service after being seated was poor and slow. It took 10 minutes to even get greeted. We were provided water shortly after but had to request utensils several times after the bread was served. Drinks were served after the appetizer. The food, however, was good but frankly not good enough to overcome the service. We had dinner here 3-4 years ago and it was top notch. I guess Covid has taken it's toll here as well.

JK
JasonK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Hi there,

The overall experience was good. Our waiter was great and helped us a bunch. The view is fantastic, we were able to get pretty close so I appreciate that. The only thing lacking was the food. It was passable for Chillis, etc, but for these prices not so much. Nothing was bad though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have been there before but this time we waited 20 minutes to order our drink and meal. The food was okay but not their best. We have to travel an hour away and past a lot of better places. Will be rethinking of going back.

JL
JohnL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I expected better service based on price and thinking it would be along the line of a Flemings or Sullivan’s in Pa/Del up north. At $44 per steak I shouldn’t have to ask for a water refill.


Other then the fish tank (very cool) the restaurant was plain. Could use some white tablecloths.

Food didn’t wow us as expected. A $44 steak should melt in your mouth.

This will be a one and done experience.

Sorry

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90nyne
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. We enjoyed a poke bowl appetizer, the crab bisque was delicious as was the sea bass entre and Key lime pie. The menus are nicely backlit making the dim lighting (perfect to enjoy the amazing aquarium)experience perfect. We will be back many times!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Asked to be close to Fish Tank when reservation was made. Ended up very far from it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was great

MD
MalindaD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Mediocre food and server was MIA most of the time. She seemed out of it.

BV
BrandonV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and knowledgeable staff. Loudest part of the night was our kids enjoying the fish tank. Good was amazing and spot on. We will be back again . Staff at the Gift shop was very helpful and interacting with the kids and helping find what we wanted. A+

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Cloud
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with a stunning aquarium. Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend it.

DM
vipDoctorMemory
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly, efficient service. They even accommodated us when we added two (2) additional people to our table reserved for four (4).

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tank view is awesome food was vey good. So what of a limited menu. Great place for sea food

AH
AmyH
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We wanted this to be a great

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KrystalC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Okay the staff was very friendly and great. However the food was horrible. Flavorless. I’d never buy food there again. I would drink there and look at the aquarium. Which by the way are some ugly fishes lol. I was going to sign up to swim with them until I saw how big and ugly they were and with teeth lol. I would not want to jump in like a meal lol. Def not pose with those ugly things lol. Love the staff though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great service in the restaurant. Outside bar area not so much.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food was extremely happy

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

I was excited to enjoy a fine dining experience and booked a table several weeks in advance for our trip to St Pete Beach. We were impressed by the Decor and attentiveness from our waiter, Bailey. Soon after we arrived several parties with small children arrived and were sat nearby. The children began screaming and crying and we politely asked be moved. The hostess couldn’t move us anywhere except two rows over near more parties with small children. We declined and attempted to stick it out. Before our food arrived, the noise level was intolerable and we saw another family leave the restaurant. We followed suit and asked the waiter to pack our $180 meal up so we could eat it at hotel. By the time we made it back to the hotel the food was cold. We were also disappointed by the portion sizes. This was the most disappointing dining experience I have ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Was quick, small sampling for fare.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My anniversary was amazing! Our server was attentive and friendly and accommodated my other daughter and grandchildren who came later. They were so welcoming! Thank you. You made my anniversary so special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner at RUMFISH with 8 of my beautiful family. Food was impeccable. We had every side and every dessert. The steaks were perfection. The fish was glorious. Wow it was terrific.

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Neko
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was surprisingly very good. My swordfish was out of this world. My husband’s grouper was very good .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely table close to fish tank for my family. Good choice a little limited but everyone chose something they wanted. Taste was good, clean plates all round. Service was good. Ambiance was a little loud but not too much.
Pleased with our choice of restaurant for Christmas Eve overall.

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Whit
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time at RumFish.We started with the trio dip, and then I had the scallops and my husband had the swordfish. Scallops are my favorite, but I think his swordfish was better! We will definitely remember this place next time we are in town.

SS
vipSharynS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible … ripoff… two of their featured regular menu items were sold out. Huge disappointment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but portions too small - very small limited menu with no special standout items. Also, it seemed they were “out of” many items (annoying).In an area bursting with seafood options the only draw is, if course, the enormous aquarium teeming with many larger varieties of local Florida game fish. Worth it if 1. You have kids 2. You are seated next to the aquarium. Otherwise not worth the hype.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday Dinner experience!!!

MS
MarilynneS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the variety of food, preparations and flavor choices. The service was quick and efficient. We will look forward to coming back.

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Thewolf
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun was our waiter and he was OUTSTANDING. As always our party had a great time and the food was fantastc

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rumfish was a great experience. The fishes are super cool. The portion sizes are small, but that leaves room for dessert - which is also yummy. Definitely check them out!

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Md70
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as well as the atmosphere. Seated at table next to aquarium was very nice

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RumFish Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 3042 OpenTable diners.

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