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2535 N. Main St., Central Lake, MI 49622
231-544-2583
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cant say we will be back

We went there for Valentines day this year and had pretty high expectations. I must say we were very disappointed. Portions were very small at best, food tasted ok but definitely not worth the price. Service was very good and the guy singing was nice but other than that cant say we would go back or... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Grizz1120
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Boyne City, Michigan
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Boyne City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went there for Valentines day this year and had pretty high expectations. I must say we were very disappointed. Portions were very small at best, food tasted ok but definitely not worth the price. Service was very good and the guy singing was nice but other than that cant say we would go back or recommend. I got the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We sat in the lounge area and really enjoyed our food. I had walleye and my husband had a steak and they were both delicious. And the service was really good also. We really liked the atmosphere in the lounge area too. It was more casual than the dining area. The restaurant gets quite busy so come early or make... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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262 reviews 262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were on our way to Bellaire to eat at Lulu's and saw the Blue Pelican which used to be the Lamplighter. We decided to stop for dinner. We ate outside on the deck and the weather was one of those perfect evenings. They have a full bar and wine, and mojitos were the start. The salads were wonderful. I... More 

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Lansing MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wonderful food. Nice to eat on the porch at the end of a busy day. If there is live music, ask for a table away from the singer if you want to have a dinner conversation.

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Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I and her 89 year old mother stopped in again in July 2014. The food was much better than our last experience. I had the Crab Boil and it was pretty good. We called ahead for a reservation and left a message per their recorded instructions, but received no call back to confirm. Drove about 35 minutes... More 

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Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dinner on the open air patio at this bed & breakfast, restaurant and bar this evening. Absolutely great as the Chef combines northern Michigan flavor a with the owners southern heritage. The fried grit cakes are an absolute must try! Blackened walleye also a very good dish. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently visited the Torch Lake area and had a nice dinner on the porch of the inn. The food was very good and although we were "stuffed" we both got dessert. The service was excellant and we will definitely return on our next visit.

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Holt, Michigan, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Blue Pelican Inn has provided our family and friends the best food in the area. Their offering of crab-legs and a seafood bucket, along with a variety of fish and steaks makes this THE DESTINATION for us when we want to enjoy a great meal. The restaurant is located in Central Lake (maybe 10-15 miles north of Bellaire) but... More 

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Manistique, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Food was delicious, service very professional and attentive. Good portions so that I was too full for dessert, so next night I ordered dessert first, then meal. Looking forward to eating here again.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I've had the steak and the pulled pork. They were both fantastic. The entire meal was great side dishes and salad are all good. It's nice to know i can count on this place for a great meal when I'm up north.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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