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Pelican Grill

#53 of 2,265 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1500 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613 526 5229
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
Most recent review
Good food, superlative service

My wife and I have been popping into Pelican (which is also a fish store) for the last 15 years but hadn't been here to eat since they renovated and expanded the restaurant late last year. The service was as ever wonderful, with the waiter explaining that an old favourite (scallops) had been off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I went with some friends and my husband. He order The scallops suppose like The main course, it was a Joke four small scallops with suppose vegetables that nobody can see them and very ordinary taste of course very expensive. The service was slow and The taste less than average, we were very dissapointent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been popping into Pelican (which is also a fish store) for the last 15 years but hadn't been here to eat since they renovated and expanded the restaurant late last year. The service was as ever wonderful, with the waiter explaining that an old favourite (scallops) had been off the menu recently because they didn't... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

1/2 hour wait to get our order in a half filled restaurant to start. The crap cake starters were tasty but marginally warm. The waiter had no idea what anything tasted like and punctuated the fact that he does eat there. The special (grilled snapper) was over salted and again warm. Maybe it was sitting in the kitchen for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A little gem found in the Ottawa area with many fresh seafood options to bring home and delight that special someone. Lunch was delicious. Crab cakes were so tasty and fresh, lobster bisque was incredible. Great service!!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere. Fabulous choice of fish dishes. A very necessary addition to the few good fish restaurants in Ottawa. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I go here from time to time. The fish and chips are great, i love that peppery slaw. they always take care of me and show my daughter the lobsters. Its a great spot for lunch. you can pick up your diner on the way out!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recently visited the newly renovated and expanded Pelican Grill. I ordered the eggs benedict with lobster topping. It was a bit too rich for me but was accompanied by a fruit cup and a salad which helped. There were huge pieces of lobster in the dish. The eggs were served on a croissant which added even more fat.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The restaurant area has been recently renovated and is now much larger. Service was fantastic and the food is delicious. We started with the crabcakes and they were okay, have to go east to get the real thing. Girlfriend had the scallops and she loved them. I had the garlic shrimp and it was very good. Definitely much better than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Found Pelican Grill through website and Food Network places to eat in Ottawa. Certainly did not disappoint. Lobster Bisque was spot on with just enough spice to make it memorable. Had Salmon and Fish Tacos for main meal and there was not much left on plate. Word out to Ottawa citizens...you never know who the guest sitting beside you is.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Peligan Grill, in the small aptly named Blue Heron Mall, at 1500 Bank Street, next to Farm Boy, has been a long time favorite of ours for special seafood meals. The restaurant shares space with their own seafood store, from whence comes the seafood. When we recently went there on my birthday, we were pleasantly surprised to see that they... 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 12 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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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