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Blue Pelican Inn

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2535 N. Main St., Central Lake, MI 49622
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sit on the porch

The food was good but not spectacular. What I enjoyed was sitting on the big front porch and watching the comings and goings in this lovely little town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Caroline D
Dublin, OH
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My friend and I had the mussels for an appetizer and they were terrific. Have not had any better. We both ordered the crab stuffed Walleye and I had a side of brussel sprouts which were inedible. We both felt the fish was way over seasoned, dry and too bready. But the most disappointing was the crab stuffing. It was... More 

Thank Judy G
Florida, US
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Stayed in Bellaire area and after driving in to town to avoid resort food and only finding either diner or pub style restaurants, a storekeeper mentioned the Blue Pelican. The TA reviews and menu were convincing enough to drive the 10 minutes to Central Lake. The restaurant was quite appealing from the outside and far better than the ones in... More 

Thank leslietravels
Dublin, OH
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was good but not spectacular. What I enjoyed was sitting on the big front porch and watching the comings and goings in this lovely little town.

Thank Caroline D
Frankfort, Indiana
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Beautiful location. Wonderful menu. Sports bar. Helpful staff. Live SOFT music when we were there there. Outdoor seating.

Thank keyboardqueen1022
Coopersville, Michigan
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was a 'special' birthday dinner, so we splurged a bit. It was really much more reasonable than I expected. Our dinner for two and drinks was $55. We had an excellent Walleye fillet dinner and a so-so chicken serving. Fresh veggies were excellent. We really enjoyed the beautiful evening as we dined on the covered porch area overlooking town.... More 

Thank Ronmsparks
Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The most surprising thing about this restaurant was that although it wasn't crowded the staff seemed like in a big hurry to get you in and out. Not exactly relaxing. As soon as you put your fork down someone was there to take your plate. I believe we ate our evening meal in twenty minutes total! The food was okay.

Thank Kathleen H
Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner at the Blue Pelican last night. Food was imaginative and well prepared. Wait staff,Zak, was attentive and knowledgable. Our table of 4 had different dishes that were all done to perfection. Can't wait to come back again.

Thank Craig S
Novi, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of our favorite spots for dinner with friends and is well worth the short drive from Shanty Creek. The seafood is very good and the pulled pork is outstanding.

Thank TimCNovi_Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very good! Lots of stories about ghosts in the kitchen. They even have video camera to prove the existence of her.

Thank SwanJoAnne
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were very happy with the menu selections and everyone's meal was tasty. The waitress was a pro...nice to have someone who isn't just waiting tables to put themselves through school.

1 Thank Lyn S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2535 N. Main St., Central Lake, MI 49622
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Central Lake
  • Phone Number: 231-544-2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?