The Rusty Pelican is a lovely elegant restaurant in Tampa on the Bay in Pinellas County. When you walk up the entrance an outdoor fireplace sets the mood among the beautiful landscaping. It is just as gorgeous inside. We were quickly seated at a table overlooking the bay. It was low tide and we watched lots of fish and a few crabs swimming out over the rocks. Our server quickly brought us delicious drinks and a basket of freshly baked bread.
We stopped for a light lunch and it did not disappoint. I had the Gulf Grouper Sandwich that could be ordered grilled, blackened or fried with the fresh fruit and it was delicious and very fresh. My friend ordered a Cobb Salad with diced eggs, turkey, avocado, bacon bits and fresh homemade dressing.
I loved this place and anticipating going back for brunch or dinner soon.
2425 North Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607