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Pelican Cafe

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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 - 1:00 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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  • 231
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  • 67
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lcation

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
MathosJ
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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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 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 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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Northern Ireland
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Overland Park, Kansas
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253 reviews 253 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

With many dining choices on Ocean Drive, there seemed to always be someone blocking your path trying to hustle you into their restaurant – a little off putting… The young lady at the Pelican Café was not pushy and her politeness got us in the door as much as the interesting menu did. For lunch you can pick either 20%... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Terrible liars and FALSE ADVERTISING. We were roped by their sleezy employees on the front sidewalk, promised 20% off bill and promised if we didnt like it, we didnt pay. They had risotto on menu with no price. We ordered it. Was crunch like potato chips and charged us 35 dollars for this rice and mushroom dish. Brought bill, wouldnt... More 

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Jamiewin, I would like to apologize for your experience and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Please know that every issue is addressed by our managers. While we do not condone this behavior from our staff, I can share with you that in some occasions the servers neglect to advise the management staff. We truly believe this... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Compared to other restaurants at which we ate in the Art Deco district, the food here was quite good, and so were the portions. I had a gnocchi dish that was very tasty. It had more vegetarian dishes than other restaurants on Ocean drive too, including tofu, which is rare judging from the menus of other restaurants. The service was... More 

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PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Biscottie, Happy to read you enjoyed your dining experience in our restaurant. Know that we have invested in a new program with special emphasis on service time. We will share your experience with the team and correct immediately. Best regards, Giuseppe 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?