East Coat Roadtrip: Rusty Bellies

The last time I was in Tarpon Springs I had some of the best steamed seafood here at Rusty Bellies so I had to go back.  And yes, I ordered the same thing.  I couldn’t help myself, the Rusty pot belly was so good the first time around I needed to eat it again.  Its a full bucket filled to the brim with steamed shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, snow crab, corn and potatoes – so fresh and delicious, they catch their own seafood that supplies both the seafood market and restaurant.  To start the meal, a paper bag full of their famous hush puppies.  Perfectly fried morsels of dough – I could eat bags of this stuff, that’s how good it is 🙂 Tarpon Springs isn’t a big destination spot in Florida but if ever in the area, Rusty Bellies is worth a stop!

Pelican Point Seafood store.

Pelican Point Seafood store.

Attached to the seafood store is Rusty Bellies, a popular restaurant along the Sponge docks.

Attached to the seafood store is Rusty Bellies, a popular restaurant along the Sponge docks.

Inside Rusty Bellies.

Inside Rusty Bellies.

Rusty's pot belly - full portion ordered here.

Rusty’s pot belly – full portion ordered here.

A closer look at the pot belly.

A closer look at the pot belly.

A trio of grilled shrimp, baby bay scallops and grouper served over rice.

A trio of grilled shrimp, baby bay scallops and grouper served over rice.

Grouper souvlaki grilled with tomato, onion and tzatziki served in a warm pita.

Grouper souvlaki grilled with tomato, onion and tzatziki served in a warm pita.

The famous Rusty Belly hush puppies served in a paper bag.

The famous Rusty Belly hush puppies served in a paper bag.

A close up of the delicious hush puppy.

A close up of the delicious hush puppy.

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  • Mandy- Wild Red Mandy- Wild Red April 27, at 08:43

    Tarpon springs is a great place to visit and we're always looking for great places to eat as we don't eat out much. Great recommendation!!

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