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Lucky Pelican

6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
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Ranked #54 of 806 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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87% Recommend
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English first
Northern Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very popular seafood restaurant which was completely packed when we arrived on a Tuesday night. Instead of waiting, we took an outside table which was a bit breezy and seemed to be in a storage area but I guess that's why it was available. The outdoor seating would be great later in the season. Service was friendly and swift. Everything... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Generally, the best experiences happen when you least expect it. Just looking for a informal dining experience, we thought we'd try this place. It was one of those events where it all came together. A 45 minute wait inside drove us to find a first come seat outside on a delightful evening. The waiter was excellent. The food was outstanding.... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just had dinner at this wonderful seafood rest.....started with the chicken wings and ceasar salad with two for one wine....wings were a bit hot but just enoughnto spike sn interest...very tasty...the salad was very fresh and nice..just wish there was a bit more dressing...we then had the Sake Glazed Seabass.....all I can say is it was just wonderful....great flavour and... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Food is great! I had grilled cobia in a butter, lemon, Chardonnay sauce served with broccolini and red potatoes. Husband had 1/2 lobster, shrimp, mussels, corn, sausage and potatoes in a delicious tomatoey sauce. The bread, a crusty Italian served warm with butter was perfect. My algorithm in judging a restaurant is-if the bread's not good, don't expect great food.... More

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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

There is a lively vibe at this eatery and they consistently serve up fresh and tasty food. The Ceveche is amazing with a wonderful bit of heat, the fresh fish are always a good bet and one of my favorite is the Thai Mussles with lots of coconut milk, lemon grass and so yummy. Also love the Sweet Potato Ravioli... More

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Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends we had made in Florida ... it was our 'bon voyage' dinner until next year. We knew this restaurant was busy and we purposely arrived at 5 pm to ensure a good seat. No sooner had we received our drinks than the server arrived asking for our order. We informed her we weren't in... More

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Aberdeen, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was staying the Holiday Inn Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and walked across the parking lot. I had just checked in and wanted something for lunch. The Lucky Pelican was a great choice. The temperature was in the 70's. Some people were sitting outside loving life. We choose to sit inside. The service was quick and the food was good. I... More

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Oakville, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was a must to return to on this trip and we weren't disappointed. The tuna and haddock were wonderful and the oysters were delicious

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Lucky Pelican in the Lakewood Ranch area has been one of our favorite local restaurants for several years. We took friends from New Jersey there on a recent visit. We arrived at 8:30pm and didn't anticipate they would be busy at that hour on a weeknight but it was a full house. After a 15 minute wait we were... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Lucky Pelican Bistro is a bistro. As the name implies, this is an establishment where the focus is on excellent preparation and presentation of a wide variety of seafood dishes... in an informal, somewhat crowded, but pleasant, clean ambience. We eat here once or twice monthly, quite often with visiting guests. Service is informal but in our case has... More

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