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Pelican's Nest

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Kiotari 85019, Greece
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and innovative Greek cuisine

Half a year later, we still reminisce about our meals here and at Stefano next door. Two of the best restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of visiting in Greece. Don't order from the menu, just let the owner tell you what's fresh and good. We wanted to order dolmadakia (among other things) as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Recklinghausen, Germany
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  • Scenic view
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Recklinghausen, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Half a year later, we still reminisce about our meals here and at Stefano next door. Two of the best restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of visiting in Greece. Don't order from the menu, just let the owner tell you what's fresh and good. We wanted to order dolmadakia (among other things) as an appetizer, and he was... More 

Thank laurashoffnung
Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We try vegetable balls with honey,they were amazing!the owner is very kind and the place beautiful with a nice view!a place to return!

Thank Kikka_783
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stepped by here our first day of staying in Kiotari. the owner is extremely friendly and absolutely not an intruder. We ordered something simple but we adored how he sat with us and gave us the best tips to tour around the island (best non turistic corners, when to go to some beaches, which villages not to miss). Truly... More 

Thank valero86
Prague, Czech Republic
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place was one of the greatest surprises we encountered in Rhodos. We used the sunbeds in Kiotari beach and ordered a beer - but the girl did not have a money back (50euros note) - so we told her we are going to come the their place for a lunch. I would say (without knowing the quality of Pelicans... More 

Thank PragueTravelerCZ
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We received a tip to visit this restaurant of the waitress of the Ouzo Bay restaurant in Kiotari and indeed we ate very good and the service of the cook-waiter is marvellous. He showed us only a menu for the starters and then show us the fridge-table were we could choose what we want: there was a chicken souvlaki, a... More 

1 Thank singel
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The food was great - that alone is enough. However the owner/chef was the best person we had ever encountered to run a restaurant. We went 2 nights in a row. It was early in the season so he had no other helpers. He was waiting tables and cooking at the same time. Up front, he told us it might... More 

1 Thank donpaolo83
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We a couple of miles and found this little restaurant which sits in the middle of a row of 3 tavernas on the seafront. One specialises in fish, the other appears to be an all-rounder and this one specialised in meat. We ordered a cocktail to start which was made with fresh melon juice from the garden and absolutely gorgeous.... More 

1 Thank bexiow
Malmo, Sweden
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The service was the best, the food was nice. But the menys was awful ugly. But me and my family really likes this place a lot!!!

1 Thank charlotta b
Coquitlam, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

From June 10 to the 17, 2012, we had the great fortune to spend a tremendous week at the fabulous Al Mare Villas in Kiokari Beach on Rhodes. By chance, we wandered into Pelican's Nest for dinner our first night in Kiokari. Immediately, we were overwhelmed by the friendly, hilarious, generous, hospitable owner and chief cook, George Pelekanos. We had... More 

Thank BrodieO
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The food, the staff and the setting are all right out of a fairy tale. From the minute that my boyfriend and I walked up the stairs to enter the Pelican's Nest we felt like we belonged. The owner, George, came to our table several times each visit to ask how our vacation was and if he could offer us... More 

2 Thank Laura M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiotari 85019, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Kiotari

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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