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Blue Pelican Inn

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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Nice menu/greatservice...we enjoyed dining with the 'pelican'

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ronmsparks
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Coopersville, Michigan
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Coopersville, Michigan
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Novi, Michigan
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?