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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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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
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We were eating at Pelican Cafe for hopes in change of pace in south beach and we certainly got it. Amidst the constant pulsing of house music and the hum of the many cars cruising Ocean Dr, Pelican Cafe offered a short trip to solitude and a nice evening and some great people watching. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
micahspraytor
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were eating at Pelican Cafe for hopes in change of pace in south beach and we certainly got it. Amidst the constant pulsing of house music and the hum of the many cars cruising Ocean Dr, Pelican Cafe offered a short trip to solitude and a nice evening and some great people watching. We had decent service, great service... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My family picked this restaurant for no particular reason. We were pleasantly surprised to find fantastic food, drinks, and service. Everyone cleaned their plates. Highly recommended.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's all good The drinks were very good and the menu selection was on point. The bar for eating is uber high in this area and Pelican does not disappoint

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pittsburgh pa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I don't really have to say much here. We arrive, another car that was leaving valet hit ours and took off.. Valet did nothing. Then I was charged $60 for two drinks and a shot ..won't be returning. Valet needs to own up for mistakes. Over all experience wasn't good after that

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Lucy1204, Our menus have been designed for easy reading. The cocktails you ordered were $16 x 3 drinks plus tax and service fee. Your check was for $57.00 I'm very sorry for your experience with the valet company. Know that behind your valet ticket is a hotline for the valet company that allows you to report any wrong doings.... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place had good food and pricing was consistent for South Beach. The food was not amazing and lacked a little flavor, avoid the snack menu. The drinks and service were nice and of course people watching is the reason you go to any of these restaurants in South Beach. We had a nice experience but nothing special to cause... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Just wanted a light lunch with wine. Saw lobster ravioli on the menu & made an impromptu stop. Slightly regretted it when the music began as it was very loud but we had ordered so stayed. No tap water available which is a minus in my opinion ( $7 for 500mls) & the pre-added 19% service charge is another bone... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After long day on the beach, seat down here for lunch with my parents. Did not regret!!!!! Mojito one of the best i ever tried. Great service, really nice ambiance and food, food is reallllyyyyy good. My parent shared some meet plate for 2 with steaks and ribs. And i had a linguini vongole. Everything was so delicious! Really recommend!

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Yragan, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am happy to read you enjoyed some of the best dishes we offer, ambiance etc... We would love to see you back soon! Best regards, Giuseppe Castiello, Restaurant Manager More 

Reston, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel concierge for breakfast and we enjoyed the atmosphere, service and hearty, tasty portions.

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Revlou, THANK YOU! so much for giving us your feedback. Iam thrilled to know you enjoyed the atmosphere and service, hoping to see you back soon! Best regards, Katerina Grygorieva Restaurant Manager More 

Settimo Torinese, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My hubby took me to dinner here on my birthday and I really enjoyed it. Our entrees were really good (filet and mahi mahi) and reasonably priced for the quality and ocean drive. The restaurant is not eccessively loud as others on ocean dr and ee were able to confortably talk and have a romantic dinner.

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Weeza, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback about dining at our restaurant. I am glad to know you had a great time. We will love to see you back soon! Best regards Giuseppe Castiello Restaurant Manager More 

Bristol, pennsylvania
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There are so many restaurants to choose from in south beach. As you walk past each one, the host/hostess try to get you to eat there and they can be pretty pushy. The host at the Pelican was actually funny and not pushy at all. That's how we made the decision to eat there. The food was great. Chicken lettuce... More 

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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: Outdoor seating, 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?