Rusty Pelican Entrance
Rusty Pelican Entrance


Rusty Pelican Tampa

Perched on the Rocky Point District of Tampa sits the famous Rusty Pelican. Founded in 1978, the Rusty Pelican has been a popular landmark for locals and tourists alike, voted Best Waterfront Dining by Tampa A-List in 2014. Upon arrival, guests are whisked away to a tropical oasis, greeted with palm trees, weeping willows, and twinkling market lights. Enjoy the sounds of the cool ocean breeze, calming waves, and the beautiful sounds of the Rusty Pelicangrand piano. Looking for the perfect place to host your next special event? The Rusty Pelican provides everything you need, from beautiful views, catering, to event planning services. 

Who We Are

The Rusty Pelican offers impressive views and incredible cuisine to satisfy all palates. Enjoy a lively Sunday brunch, or unwind with satisfying handcrafted cocktails during weekday happy hours. Lunch dates at the Rusty Pelican dont disappoint, offering the perfect casual and contemporary atmosphere for friends, family, and even business associates. Evenings at the Rusty Pelican include an impressive selection of dishes from both the Sunset Menu and Dinner menu, and a truly memorable atmosphere. 

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2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


Phone: 813-281-1943





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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Order your Rusty Pelican Gift Cards online and get it delivered right to your email inbox! Beginning November 1st, for every $50 Gift Card purchase, you will receive a Complimentary $15 Reward Card. *Promotional offer valid 11/01/17-01/01/18. Reward cards valid 01/02/18-03/31/18.*

About Specialty Restaurants Corporation (SRC)

SRC, founded in 1958 by World War II Army Aircorp veteran, David C. Tallichet Jr., has been an industry leader for more than 50 years with a portfolio of 21 award-winning restaurants throughout the United States, including distinguished restaurants such as Orange Hill in Orange County, Castaway in Burbank, Proud Bird in Los Angeles, Rusty Pelican in Miami, Florida, Whiskey Joes in Tampa, Florida and countless others. All of SRC’s restaurants are in beautifully appointed locations that offer breathtaking panoramic views of city skylines, waterfronts or airports. Renowned for their extensive special events capabilities, the SRC portfolio also includes Specialty Events and SRC Event Group featuring on and off-site event production, coordination and design services. Specialty Events is a full-service event planning service for the SRC restaurants providing flawless, unforgettable celebrations from an intimate casual dinner for two to a corporate retreat or an elegant dream wedding. For more information visit, or

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