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Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill

937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
+1 727-934-4047
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (305 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (182 reviews)
“grouper” (334 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great start with those hush puppies while we checked out the menu! The grouper was excellent, as was my spouse's shrimp! Our server, Mandi, was professional, yet so very kind and friendly. We had a great experience, and will certainly return!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Calamari appetizer was light and fresh., and the gumbo was almost as good as my own😊I ordered the E Sea dinner and it was excellent. Everything was cooked perfectly. I truly enjoyed every aspect of our meal, including the service. Georgette was the best!...More

Thank Nijiei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat! Good food, fish and more. Over looking ancloteriver.free hush puppies .would go back again

Thank Pamela O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the "Peel N Eat Shrimp" They are the best I have ever had. When I travel I order them to compare the seasonings and broth to Rusty Bellies. They are the Best every time. That goes for the hush puppies, too.

Thank Lenore N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood restaurant with awesome location. Enjoy the best seafood in the area along with great drinks at the outside bar overlooking water!

Thank WorldTravelerFL36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth generation Floridian here ... and Rusty Bellies is a family favorite. Why? Because the seafood is fresh, caught right off their own boats. When they say it's grouper ... you can be sure it really is. They don't try to peddle Basa fish as...More

Thank Poincianabelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rusty Bellies dining is a casual inside and outside seafood restaurant-the outside tiki is on the water and pleasant The quality and value is good

Thank shamr0ck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to have lunch or dinner. Friendly and accommodating staff. Always plenty of food and great hush puppies. The food is tasty.

Thank Irene O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Pelican Point Seafood at the end of Dodecanese Blvd, in Tarpon Springs to pick up some fresh shrimp and fish for the following day and have a late lunch, early dinner at Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill next door. There are only a...More

Thank callcri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for the first time last night and I am so glad we did. The view was beautiful and the food was even better. Nicole was adorable, she even helped me pick out the best thing to get! I got the...More

Thank WhMoore61
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I do not know if they take reservations. You may want to check their website or call. I do know that when we went, there was no wait time. This restaurant is quite large and seats many. Hope this info helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 727-934-4047
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My husband Jack and I, along with our daughter and son-in-law, welcome you to Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill. Opened in June of 2005, Rusty Bellies is an achievement of three generations worth of goals spanning some thirty years. We are a family owned and operated establishment. Our family came to Tarpon Springs in the 1970's. My parents, Joe and Sue Reis, began the business by purchasing several boats, including a shrimp boat. Before long they had purchased the boat yard and developed the seafood business. In 1985, Jack and I took over operations, and it wasn't long before Jack began refurbishing boats. In 2002. we launched our shrimp boat, Julie Ann. The Julie Ann produces fresh gulf shrimp for Pelican Point Seafood and Rusty Bellies. Jack has since finished refurbishing the Redman, a grouper fishing boat, and the Crabracadabra, a stone crab boat. To this day the Julie Ann, Redman, and Crabracadabra are still family owned and operated by the Russells. Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill is named for our family's love of fishing, namely gulf grouper fishing. A "Rusty Bellie" is the nickname given to the large male gag grouper. A "Rusty Bellie" generally ranges between twenty and sixty pounds, and is typically caught by the true at heart fisherpersons. As you look around our restaurant you will see photos of family, friends, and local fisherman that bring the freshest seafood to our dock. The menu gives credit to many of our fishermen by naming the dishes after their beloved boats. Of course, there are too many boats to give credit to each, but keep in mind their dedication to providing FRESH FLORIDA WILD CAUGHT SEAFOOD. It is an honor that we continue what our family began many yeas ago. We value our guests, and we are honored to have you dine with us. Please sit back and enjoy the view and allow us to prepare the freshest seafood, including gluten fee options, available for you. Julie and the Russell Family
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