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Pelican Grill

#69 of 2,196 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, 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Pelican offers divine seafood dishes that are cooked to perfection. It has a little fish market attached to it, so the ambiance isn't ideal but it feels very authentic and pure. It is definitely a destination for the palette!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Last night I visited the Pelican Grill with a large group. The waiter let us know that they would not be able to serve us all at once. That was okay as we had lots of visiting to catch up on. I have heard a lot about fish tacos recently but have never had one partly because fish is not... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I arrived a few minutes before the reservation time and was seated after just a minute or so. A waitress brought 3 glasses of water and then left without asking if I wanted a drink/ About 5 minutes later, I caught the eye of one of the waitstaff and they came over to see what I wanted. I asked for... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Met 3 friends for brunch on a Sunday. Tho we were the first to arrive upon opening we were greated by friendly staff who delighted us with fresh delicious coffee while we perused the menu. We tried the lobster benedict, crab benedict and egg plate. All were pronounced great. The meals looked as good as they tasted. A lovely dish... More 

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Address: 1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613 526 5229
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 12 - 38
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

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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 - 38
  • 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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