I moved to Miami back in the 1970’s. I felt like I was living in paradise with blue skies, beautiful beaches, and great food. During my first year living in Miami, some of my friends took me to The Rusty Pelican for my birthday. Located on Key Biscayne in the Miami Bay, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy all that contemporary Miami has to offer.
The Rusty Pelican has a phenomenal view of Miami across the Miami Bay. I fell in love with the food, service and view. I recommend going just before sunset and watching the city turn from day to night. Monday through Friday there is a happy hour from 4 PM to 7 PM and the place is packed. Try the agave sunset shown below.
Have a drink and watch the skies change.
The restaurant offers eclectic and impressive contemporary American cuisine and fresh local seafood. After a $9 million dollar renovation 6 years ago, it is even more expensive than in previous decades. The menu is now expensive to very expensive. You can go for less at lunch time or happy hour to check it out. Oysters on the half shell anyone?
Try the tequila marinated organic chicken. Yum!
Their Key Lime pie is a work of art.
When in Miami, Florida, drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne and stop for a drink and view.
Thanks for sharing one of my favorite places in Miami. For more information and professional photos, see their website, The Rusty Pelican.
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17 thoughts to “The Rusty Pelican Restaurant, Key Biscayne, Florida”
It looks just beautiful and really delicious. And yes, expensive. Lunch is always a great time to go enjoy an expensive resto and then a simple dinner later! The pie is so elegant! And the presentation is stunning!
That skyline is just gorgeous!!
Looks like the perfect spot to watch the sun set. Beautiful photos!
What a view and terrific food! A winning combination!
I can’t resist key lime pie, and that one looks like a winner. The final picture is stunning … that alone would be worth the visit!
Beautiful spot. As someone who isn’t a big fish fan I love the chicken offering.
Mmm – delicious!
Love the name of the restaurant; awesome views.
Lovely night shot of skyline ~ great foodie shots!
Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
It sounds like a lovely place to enjoy Miami…especially the views and the food! Thank you for sharing, Carol.
hm much to test in this place 🙂
It looks and sounds absolutely wonderful.
I love a good restaurant with a view; that looks wonderful.
We went there many many years ago. Brings back happy memoreies.
I also have many fond memeories of the Rusty Pelican.