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Pelican Grill

1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Ranked #37 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had our American friends, who own a hotel in Samara, Cost Rica, visit us in Ottawa . Our guests had been Travelling from Reno, Nevada, for over a month in their RV and were yearning for fresh fish. As mentioned, they own and operate a hotel a stone's throw from the ocean and serve freshly-caught fish... More

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Ottawa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Friend and myself dropped by for breakfast after reading reviews. We went out of our way actually but hoping to get there early after their opening time. Checked online to see that they were open at 9:00. When we actually got there at 9:10 we were told that they wouldn't be open until 10:00 and we would probably need a... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good seafood and good atmosphere. Cosy setting. Very informal. Not too pricey. Will certainly return.

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was so excited for date night at Pelican Grill but it was disappointing. First of all, the appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive and they forgot two of them. But mostly, the lobster was overcooked and grey in colour and the boullabaisse mostly tasted like pepper. It was very busy with groupon-ers so that may explain it but we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant, a suggestion by my mother who was taking my daughter and me out for my birthday dinner. I had Malpeque oysters (wasn't overly hungry which was good as they were on the small side, and were rather strong tasting for Malpeques), my daughter had the lobster roll (good, but we found that... More

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Ottawa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An unpretentious family owned business, Pelican Grill is, bar none, one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in Ottawa. Again and again (and again) we return to Pelican for the exceptional food, impeccable service and good people. Do make a reservation though, you can hardly get in without.

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Montreal, Quebec
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23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Once again we enjoyed an excellent lunch at our favorite Ottawa restaurant. Whether lunch or dinner, reservations are a must (their on-line system is user-friendly and efficient) as tables fill/refill constantly every day of the week. While both fish and chips are very good, the halibut is a real treat. The two large pieces were perfectly cooked, with the usual... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is great. We tried the salad (with watermelon radish, greens, amazing sauce, nuts, cheese...), the fish and chips (great coslaw, greatest fish and chips-comparable to the one I had on the west coast...), the trout (great pesto sauce and great taste), the halibut (special of the day, loved the Asian vegetables with it!), and the calamari (I usually... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have eaten there three or four times and the food was good. Crabcakes with eggs Benedict for brunch is pretty tasty but it's a little challenging to walk into the place past the seafood store at 11 o'clock in the morning. Overall the food is very good but the place is small, a little crowded and reservations are a... More

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Natick,Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a great lunch at the pelican grill based upon TA reviews. It's a little drive from downtown but there is free parking! We had the haddock and the moules frittes and they were both excellent. Our waiter, Chris, even sang and played the guitar! I will go back there on my next rip to Ottawa!

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