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Pelican Grill

#76 of 2,173 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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N. Ontario
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is noted for their seafood. The night we went, a group of 8, the food was mediocre -not what you would expect from a restaurant specializing in seafood. It was fair price for the dishes, but they were obviously having an off day for food. No one in our group was very happy with their meal.

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Napa Valley, California
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I am struck at the freshness, service and overall value. Fresh fish in the center of Ottawa. yes. A very well established fish - mongers haunt cum restaurant. - Amazing oysters with varied sauces. Check. - Fresh fish and chips that are spot on. Perfect fries. - Lobster Poutine. If you don't know that is. Well you haven't lived. -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place is full of good surprises - very unassuming! Chris our waiter was excellent-he recommended a local beer which was delightful, oysters that were extraordinary. Decided why not try the lobster ----- OMG! Was so yummy! My friend had the lobster roll and she said "scrumptious " . Very happy - highly recommend!!

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had visited family in Ottawa and used a Groupon once to eat here. Ever since I have been I have returned with friends and family. The food is fresh and tasty. I have been down east and experienced real seafood and this place is as good as it gets in Ottawa! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Pelican Market and Grill in Ottawa is a wonderful surprise given its strip plaza location. There is a fresh seafood market on entering the place with dining on the right side. The seafood is definitely fresh and the menu is small but tasty. The service is professional and the meal starts with some warm multi-grain rolls. The Lobster Poutine is... More 

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Toronto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Delicious and fresh food, relaxing atmosphere. In a plaza mall but you don't feel like you're in the suburbs - feels like an upscale restaurant with a nice ambiance.

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Ottawa, Canada
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152 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613 526 5229
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Average Prices: USD 12 - 39
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 - 39
  • 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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