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826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (9th and Ocean Drive)
(305) 673-1000
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

Pelican cafe is a good place on Ocean Drive with fresh meat and excellent sea food. Wine menu is OK. Prices are ok for Miami Beach, but still expensive if you're on budget.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
memsogan
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Montpellier, France
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I arrived in Miami and had a few hours to kill so we decided to visit south beach and came across the pelican cafe. The waitress was not pushy and let us decide if we wanted to eat something my wife and I liked since almost all of the other restaurants we looked at were really pushy.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Oceanview is full of crooks, this place is the true exception. We stopped and got breakfast, very friendly staff, nice service and awesome food. I had the tuna salad and had to come back again.

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Roverlover, I am glad to know we met your expectations. I will pass on the entire team your great review. Thanks again, we are hoping to see you back in a very near future. Lupe Castillo More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It took 30 minutes for our food to arrive and the bill was confusing concerning the 2-for-1 happy hour specials. The food tasted just OK. The crab cakes had little flavor and the hollandaise sauce was bland. I had the blackened fish sandwich and it was good.

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pelican cafe is a good place on Ocean Drive with fresh meat and excellent sea food. Wine menu is OK. Prices are ok for Miami Beach, but still expensive if you're on budget.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great location, wonderful atmosphere, the food was sooooooo delicious!!! I would eat there again and again!!!!

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dale C, We can't wait to see you back again... and again. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There on 5/9/2015. Absolute blast! Our family (brother, sisters, wife and husband) enjoyed a wonderful time here. The atmosphere and the service were the best we've had in a very long time. Michael (from Venezuela) was exceptional! He took very good care of us, he made sure we had the best time ever. The food was excellent too. We had... More 

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Angelica B, I am so glad to know we provided you and your family a great time at the Pelican Cafe. I will make sure to let Michael know about his great job being much appreciated. Thanks again. Come back and see us soon More 

Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

So the wife and I came to South Beach for our Honeymoon; a young couple looking to indulge into some of the Ocean Drive strips' sights, sounds, and flavors. The competition is fierce: restaurants lure passer-byers with beautiful eye candy of hostesses (and hosts; reason I think my wife chose the spot in the first place) toting iPads with pictures... More 

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PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Blacksmiths, Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am happy to know we met your expectations. I will share your comments with the entire team. Folks from up north know their sea food, specially world travelers like you and your wife. Thanks again. Come back and visit us on your next trip to Miami More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We wandered down Ocean Blvd. and ended up at the Pelican so I don't have a good comparison with other local places but we were very happy with the food, service and location. I would return.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ordered a grill and a pasta plate. It was so good. There was three of us so we split. The grill was $55 and the pasta about $22 . It is pricey but so is all of South Beach.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had dinner there: good cocktails, great appetizers, delicious entrees! It was pricey ($175), but so is everything else on Ocean Dr.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    (9th and Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 673-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?