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Pelican Grill

#68 of 2,156 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A casual seafood bistro with a fresh fish market attached. We are only...
A casual seafood bistro with a fresh fish market attached. We are only interested in serving the freshest fish and seafood we can get!
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  • 18
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  • 9
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great remodeling to modernize & increase the breathing room. Same menu. Visually enhanced retail with more selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Norm W
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great remodeling to modernize & increase the breathing room. Same menu. Visually enhanced retail with more selection.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were quite disappointed with our lunch. Perhaps we were the only ones as the place was packed! There were 8 of us. The only person very satisfied had the shrimp curry. The calamari, while significant quantity, was really greasy. The seafood stew was small, as were the fish tacos. Glad I filled up on calamari! The lobster roll was... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were four people for supper and between us we tried a variety of things. The fish and chips were very good as were the crab cakes, fish tacos and chowder to start. The gravlax was so-so as it was somewhat tasteless. Service was pretty good too. Complaints are a little bit on the early closing (kitchen closed at 9:30... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I discovered this (take out frozen) Lobster Mac and cheese and I have been back several times to buy it as a gift for my friends...it is that good. Had it for my dinner parties too and everyone raves about it. A real treat. Please do not change anything about it. I think one of the best things I have... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I went last night for the first time to this restaurant and we ended up being the last patrons to leave. The service was cheerful and attentive, the food was excellent. I had the fish tacos to start and fish and chips, both of which were very good. I wish now I had tried the crab cakes, but I'll be... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Last Friday I felt like having fish and chips and to be honest, I wanted to give Pelican's Grill top marks and the benefit of the doubt. However, from the second I stepped inside until the time I left, the place was total disorganized and exuded amateurism ! Needless to say, not what I was expecting at all. I placed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had the crab cakes and clam chowder. Soup was excellent - flavourful, not too salty, nice blend of textures. Crab cakes were very well executed and I liked the interesting slaw that came with them. Had a great beer and my server (I was at the bar) was friendly and efficient. The room itself isn't much (half fish shop,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went with some friends and my husband. He order The scallops suppose like The main course, it was a Joke four small scallops with suppose vegetables that nobody can see them and very ordinary taste of course very expensive. The service was slow and The taste less than average, we were very dissapointent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I have been popping into Pelican (which is also a fish store) for the last 15 years but hadn't been here to eat since they renovated and expanded the restaurant late last year. The service was as ever wonderful, with the waiter explaining that an old favourite (scallops) had been off the menu recently because they didn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

1/2 hour wait to get our order in a half filled restaurant to start. The crap cake starters were tasty but marginally warm. The waiter had no idea what anything tasted like and punctuated the fact that he does eat there. The special (grilled snapper) was over salted and again warm. Maybe it was sitting in the kitchen for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613 526 5229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Description

A casual seafood bistro with a fresh fish market attached. We are only interested in serving the freshest fish and seafood we can get!

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