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Gloucester Ave, Miranda Hill, Montego Bay, Jamaica
952 3171
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent service

Atmosphere like in a lunch restaurant - would have been much better with less light and some candles. Sweet & Sour chicken good, but curry chicken little tasteless. When we gave the feed back, supervisor came to us and was sorry. We got a dessert cheese cake for free, nice! Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2013
KiiraAndMikko
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Vantaa, Finland
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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  • Dinner
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Vantaa, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Atmosphere like in a lunch restaurant - would have been much better with less light and some candles. Sweet & Sour chicken good, but curry chicken little tasteless. When we gave the feed back, supervisor came to us and was sorry. We got a dessert cheese cake for free, nice! Would recommend.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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169 restaurant reviews
664 helpful votes 664 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is one of the local restaurants on the hip strip. You will see some of the drivers, tour guides, and people of the city here. It is not fancy but it is kind of a Jamaican Denny's. Still the food is good. The menu has fish, goat, pork, chicken, lobster and more. There are specials every night. I had... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

this is the kind of place that alot of less adventurous tourists will love and working locals will gather at....the menu is vast and everything on it is safe & passable...decent local fare, ok sandwiches, middle of the road hamburgers - nothing too spicy or too tasty but all edible and served quite quickly. its located right on the hip... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

When looking for an authentic Jamaican food experience, this is a good place to go if you're a tourist just looking for an average Jamaican meal in a semi-upscale setting. I strongly believe with smaller and less established eateries more passion is put into food preparation; cooking on wood fires and jerking on pimento wood. I can't say for certain... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a great family owned restaurant with great service and excellent food. The restaurant offers free pick ups and drop off to and from your hotel. We highly recommend this restaurant. We had all local cuisines cooked to perfection. Simply perfect!!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

If you are going to Montego Bay you need to make sure you stop at this restaurant at least once. A restaurant that is frequented by tourists and local alike. Located right on the main strip of Montego Bay, the service is friend and the food is excellent. You can never have a bad meal at the Pelican. You can... More 

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Montego Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

great place for Jamaican food.treat yourself to fine dining at moderate prices.the waiters are all happy people who appear to delight in their service delivery

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Whenever I'm in Mo bay, I make it a point of duty to visit Pelican. On my last visit, I had cornmeal porridge and then my main dish was callaloo with fried dumpling, white yam and green banana. It was delicious--as usual. 5 Stars. I'll be back again. That is all.

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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Pelican is a place u can eat once a month or once a year or once a week and nothing changes.I always bring my friends here when they are visiting as the food the service are consistently good and value for money

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I go here everythime I travel to Jamaica. The VERY BEST value around. A very wide variety menu, deliciously prepared, and super great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gloucester Ave, Miranda Hill, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint James Parish  >  Montego Bay
  • Phone Number: 952 3171

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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