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Lucky Pelican

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6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
941-907-0589
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food ! Decent service

Great food, decent prices. Decent service. Chowdah ! Had a long wait, but it was worth it. Good from first bite to last. Save room for dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ronald H
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Placida
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Placida
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, decent prices. Decent service. Chowdah ! Had a long wait, but it was worth it. Good from first bite to last. Save room for dessert.

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Thank Ronald H
Markham, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here 3 years ago and gorged on mussels and mojitos. Best Mojitos I've ever had (including Bahamas and the DR). The Mussels Rockefeller are a must try. Hold off ordering a main since these are quite filling. Great service and great price. Definitely a must visit when in the Sarasota/Tampa area.

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Thank George V
Atlanta, Ga
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the absolute best meal I've had in ages. I had sea bass over snow peas and tomatoes and small amt of a buttery sauce. The sea bass was tender and sweet. They served a crusty warm bread that was delicious. The others in our party enjoyed their meals as well. We arrived 5ish and had a short wait.... More 

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Thank psl126
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a wait for a table so go early or go before closing. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and casual. There's a fresh seafood market right inside and a bar as well. A great find!!

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Thank mamabearb14
Ohio&Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All three of us had very good food. The service was excellent. Many, many wait staff in the restaurant. Not warm enough to sit outside but while the place was busy we didn't have to wait to be seated. Looked like a nice bar area also. We stay in the Lakewood ranch area every year and didn't know this place... More 

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Thank 2castine
Milwaukee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wait outside in the cold, warmers provided. Two4-1 drinks and appetizers OK. Order quickly once inside, but orders screwed up. Not bad food.Will try again.

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Thank mccrfl
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal: raw oysters, grouper and lobster. All were excellent and served with interesting sides. Just be aware - this place is busy, a bit noisy and bustling. You can enjoy the atmosphere but be prepared for an experience that is not quiet and mellow. Also tables are somewhat close together so you may meet new folks whether... More 

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Thank GolferRan
Canton OH
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238 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just here with another couple for great seafood. I had a dozen Gulf oysters on the half shell, huge, fresh, tasty and reasonable at 99 cents each. Photo included. Then I had top notch swordfish, which you don't see too often. A meaty, tasty fish. My wife had shrimp tacos, and the other couple had cod, and Mahi.... More 

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Thank David H
Hampton nh
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233 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times but this is the first time under new ownership, we did not realize when we pulled up it was under new ownership and wondered why the parking lot was not as busy as usual. We were able to be seated right away it was a Friday evening about 8 o'clock things were a bit inconsistent... More 

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Thank Hollmark
Naperville, Illinois
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, this non-descript restaurant in a small mall area attracted my attention...OMG! This is the best seafood restaurant ever! No kidding. The wait staff to the cooks and bartenders are friendly and accommodating. The food it out of this world...as long as you understand that this is a jean and t-shirt restaurant with outstanding food. Strongly recommend the seafood plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-907-0589

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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