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Pelican Grill

#61 of 2,218 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch Spot for Seafood Lovers

If seafood is for you, Pelican Grill is a good lunch choice. The lobster roll, which came with fries and salad, was exceptionally good. The moulles et frites were well prepared, except that the white wine/cream broth the mussels came in is was so bland and watery that it bordered on insipid. A few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If seafood is for you, Pelican Grill is a good lunch choice. The lobster roll, which came with fries and salad, was exceptionally good. The moulles et frites were well prepared, except that the white wine/cream broth the mussels came in is was so bland and watery that it bordered on insipid. A few more flakes of hot pepper -... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

In July of 2015 I made my first visit to the Pelican Fishery & Grill with a family member who loves the restaurant. I now know why. The service was excellent and the food sublime! The waiter was patient (I don't eat meat often so I usually take a long time to decide what to order) and he was very... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Arrived at 6 with reservation, we were seat right away. My husband ordered the trout and it was extremely tasty. I had stemmed lobster with garlic butter and it was amazing simple but delicious. The service was a bit slow, but i wouldn't complain. They are friendly and professional. The lobster poutine and calamari is for sure a must have... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Located at an unassuming plaza, we found this amazing restaurant. We made a reservation at 7pm, we were not seated until 7:15pm. We did not make any fuss, we were enjoying browsing at their choices of merchandise in their seafood store. But our server was so apologetic that he offered to give us free desserts. As we entered the restaurant,... More 

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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I didn't even know this place was here? We were asked for dinner, and boy were we pleasantly surprised! great setting , fish market on one side and grill on the other side. All of our meals were fantastic, we shared around the table so everyone could try, and large portions as well. the clam chowder is just fantastic. great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We've visited this neighbourhood eatery a few times in previous years and continue to find it fine. The menu is heavy on fish and seafood and not much reason to look elsewhere. They offer daily specials and I had a mix of PEI ousters, outstanding. The bar service had good selection of wine and beer, several on tap, as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Been coming to this place for over 10 years. It's always been some of the best seafood around, and never disappoints. Date night, celebrations, just a Tuesday night; it's never a bad choice if you choose Pelican Grill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Friends invited us to 'fish and chips' at their favourite place for seafood - turned out it was my favourite place from my years living in Ottawa! Twenty years later, Pelican seafood is still the same, but the decor has changed a bit. Fresh fish and seafood is sold at the counter while meals are served in the seating area.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went for lunch and had a great lobster roll each with fries and a salad. The service was excellent and the food amazing. very generous amount of lobster in the fresh roll...freshly made fries..great salad.. what more can i say?

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Ontario, Canada
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92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Be in now doubt, this place is awesome. Compared to the other obvious fishy place in Ottawa (La Pointes), this head and shoulders above. Prices are fine, selection is great, and everything is cooked to perfection. Go for lunch, get a window seat, and enjoy .....

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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 11 - 37
  • 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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