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Pelican Grill

#32 of 2,312 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
I go often and have never been disappointed.

The service is fast and friendly. The food is unpretentious, wholesome and delicious. There is something to appeal to everyone. In addition, there is entertainment as one can watch people tentatively navigate their Toyota Camreys around each other

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Johnnycanuck1953
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service is fast and friendly. The food is unpretentious, wholesome and delicious. There is something to appeal to everyone. In addition, there is entertainment as one can watch people tentatively navigate their Toyota Camreys around each other

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Thank Johnnycanuck1953
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding service, and the food is awesome. Our party of four had the oysters and clam chowder, fish and chips, salmon, scallops and Thai shrimp. Every dish was professionally presented and oh so good. Regret not having been here between visits.

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Thank GaryOttawa_Canada
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish is fresh and well prepared. You will always get a very good meal here.The price might be a touch high but not excessively so.

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Carleton Place, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice with my boyfriend and we love it! Staff is friendly and helpful with ordering choices. Food is beyond good! Plan on returning again and again and again.

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Thank JTJMOM2015
Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bigger and just as good. First visit since the renovations and cudos - well done. Still great seafood, crab in so many ways on this new menu. What's not to like? Great small plates or apps whatever - a rose by any other... The crab sandwich is great. The seafood chowder is still the best and so is the lobster... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's expanded since my last visit but still has a friendly, cosy atmosphere and the seafood counter for buying fresh seafood. Had the fish and chips. Generous portions of fish! The fries were excellent. It was very busy so good that we had a reservation. Despite being busy, the service was very good and our server very experienced.

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Thank WaynePod
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by for lunch with a friend. We ordered the fish tacos (excellent) and the fish and chips with haddock. The tacos were excellent with a tasty sauce. The fish was good although not as good as the tacos. Three tacos and two pieces of haddock cost us about $50 including tip and taxes with no drinks. The restaurant appears... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Although located in a small mall with tight parking, the consistently good seafood brings me back, especially the haddock fish and chips--the batter is light and the fish not over cooked. The fries are very good, however I often substitute them with a side salad which is always crisp and a tasty blend of greens. For appetizers, the clam chowder... More 

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Thank seafarer2016
St-Médard-en-Jalles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The dining room can get very noisy so we booked the small closed corner for a family supper. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, described clearly and helped with our choices. The Moules Frites were a generous portion of tasty mussels, not too salty; the glazed salmon with maple syrup coating was delicious, not dry under the glazing. I had a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Our dinner club decided to order in for this years New Years Eve from Pelican Grill. Absolutely delicious and of generous portions, the 5 course meal consisted of shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, green salad, lobster with garlic butter (lobster shell precut), and chocolate cake. Very reasonably priced at $90.00 a couple taxes included. As the restaurant is always a hit,... 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 11 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?