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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%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (278 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (181 reviews)
“grouper” (337 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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937 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3135
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We try to get up here every month or two. My wife loves their Mahi sandwich and I usually have the fried shrimp lunch. Today the special called out to me. It was a while fish served with twice fried potatoes and a mini wedge...More

Thank bucskin
Reviewed yesterday

When we are staying in Florida, one of our favorite places to eat is Rusty Bellies. The have such good food with a wide selection. We just ate there last night and had the Mary L Crab pasta (my favorite). Food was great and we...More

Thank Bessie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

My mom didn't enjoy her Diiner , long wait for a cold and tuff , grilled maui maui . my dinner should have been better with the crowds they have , highly overrated , I had Shrimp sampler with a half cooked baked potato also.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I dine at Rusty Bellies every six months when we come to visit. The food is always excellent and the entertainment is always very good. We were just there on the 10th of October and our server Laz was arguably the best server I have...More

Thank keith p
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's was our first time having dinner at Rusty Bellies and I had a chance to sit at a table in the Tiki Bar on a busy Sunday afternoon. Ben was our server and he was absolutely amazing. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu,...More

Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great fish, have their own boat which catches the fish, enjoyed it with my wife very much. Got crowded even in the week in October so get their early if you want a parking spot. They also have a fish market as well.

Thank C2Computer
Reviewed 4 days ago

let me start by saying that this place is perfect, good spot at the end of the sponge docks, the patio is nice, and the food is always so fresh. Me and my fiancée went for my birthday dinner, Gigi was our server, she was...More

Thank birdiebyrd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ordered food at the take out and took it to Howard park. Grilled grouper, grilled shrimp, calamari, fried shrimp, fresh bread, all was excellent and we'll packaged. Keep up the high standard.

Thank seva W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visiting from NH. Excellent lunch. We split the blackened spinach salad with scallops and the grouper yero. Both were great! Kimberley was great helping us choose, as well as giving advice about what to do in the are.

Thank JenRandKeithR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and our kids were in this evening for dinner our server was kaolin she was very attentive, we were a little bummed no snow crabs, but she let us know that Sunday is the day they are in season and we will most...More

Thank holla33
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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, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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