Capture the sunset of Old Tampa Bay . . .
The Rusty Pelican Restaurant is the premier location in Tampa and Pinellas for elegant atomosphere, enchanting food, and special banquets. Events including Corporate Dinners and Meetings, festive parties, and Weddings. Here at The Rusty Pelican, we feature breathtaking views and picturesque backdrops for memorable events. Located just off the Courtney Campbell Causway in the Rocky Point District of Tampa, The Rusty Pelican is easily accessable for everyone in all surrounding areas of Tampa. From Oceanside Gazebo ceremonies to various size rooms that can accommodate 30 to 300 people. We have a variety of menus to fit many needs and enhancements to offer more elegance.
A true gem, The Rusty Pelican has maintained a landmark reputation in the Tampa Bay area for the past 24 years. Stunning and sophisticated with four beckoning warm fireplaces, guests can gaze at the bay and listen to the soothing sound of waves lapping at the pier below. Recent honors include a nomination for “the best view”, with an incredible panorama of Tampa Bay and the lights underneath the restaurant that illuminate the bay’s marine life you won’t find a more relaxing place to dine.
The Rusty Pelican offers both casual yet elegant dining and extraordinary full service banquet facilities. It doesn’t matter whether you’re having an intimate dinner for two prepared tableside in the restaurant or attending a grand event in one of the private rooms, both offer spectacular views of Old Tampa Bay and its amazing sunsets.
The place and staff were wonderful. Don was not. He didn't listen to us, threw out the boxes we used to transport the heavy glass centerpieces, that ended up with someone cutting themselves and having to get stitches. He attempted to set up the room incorrectly, by having the buffet in the grand room, which was not agreed upon. The place was great, but DO NOT USE DON!!
Felt like we were rushes a but to get the next wedding in, would have liked to feel a little more special rather than just another wedding
Despite feeling a little frustrated w/ Don at times, EVERYTHING (and I really mean everything) was PERFECT! It was beyond beautiful & the staff was amazing! And all the guests loved it too! Can't beat the view being right on the bay!
The compliments are still coming. We could not have made a better choice. The breathtaking views from the ballroom and the accommodating event staff made our day unforgettable!
First the staff was wonderful. The attendants were so thoughtful to the bride and groom and the place was beautiful. I highly suggest, be careful using DON. When I arrived the room was not set up in the fashion we illustrated to him. When we had to pack up our decorations, he had thrown all of our boxes away, stating he thought we were going to take them (meaning the guests)this consisted of a 50 pound cyclinder vase filled with water. We had no way to transport them back in the van we supplied and had to use one of our groomsman's car to transport back. Upon loading one of the vases broke and the person ended up going to the hospital getting 9 stitches. I TOTALLY blame Don for this. We felt rushed from the moment we arrived to delivery our decorations and felt HE truly never heard anything we said. DO not use him as your wedding coordinator! As side from that, the place is beautiful, the staff was wonderful, from the wait, to the bartenders. A wonderful place to hold your wedding.
We had a wonderful wedding reception at The Rusty Pelican! The staff took fantastic care of us, as well as our guests! They insured everything was ready - on time! The food is outstanding and we simply could not have asked for a better time!
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