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Rusty Pelican Top 100

Savory seafood and stunning views of Biscayne Bay from every seat in the house (or out): That’s what makes this Key Biscayne landmark just off the Rickenbacker Causeway a perennial favorite for birthdays, engagements, and graduation dinners. The list of appetizers features crab cakes, grilled herb-marinated octopus with fingerling potatoes, and corvina ceviche. For dessert, order the chocolate sabotage — a platter of vanilla and chocolate beignets, gianduja mousse, molten chocolate cake, and chocolate and peanut butter truffle pops served with crème anglaise, chocolate glaze, passionfruit marshmallows, raspberry coulis, and chocolate flakes. The restaurant is equipped with a glass-cube wine “cellar” that holds more than 300 bottles, and all servers are well versed in the treasures within. New Normal: All staff members participate in Servesafe training. The restaurant is equipped with touchless sanitizer stations and accepts touchless transactions. Sunday brunch has transitioned from a buffet to à la carte..
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  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-9:30 p.m.; Friday 12-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Required
  • Parking: Lot available, Valet
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Catering
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