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177 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ilwaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Local, fresh seafood. Classic and innovative cocktails. Great port view. Menu changes monthly to reflect current local catch & seasonal produce. Helpful, caring service from our wonderful staff. Everything we serve, including the bread and pastry, is made by hand in our kitchen.
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Milwaukie, Oregon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Pelicano was a delight to dine at. Jeff prepares salmon as well as I have ever had. He blends favors and knows how to cook the fish to the diners pallete. He is truly a Pro. Shelly was the true hostess, who made you feel like family. This dynamic couple will be missed on the pennesula. We hope they... More 

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Astoria oregon
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977 reviews 977 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A great little restaurant located in the port area with an absolutely astonishing view. The fresh seafood was prepared to perfection. A great little place to visit and have dinner. Return? Yes Recommend ? Yes

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I understand that a eulogy isn't exactly what you might be looking for, but people should know that this was one of the best restaurants on the entire west coast of WA/OR. Jeff McMahon and his wife Shelly and their staff provided food, service, and dedication to a craft that is rapidly being lost in this country, and it is... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

was really looking forward to eating here after reading the reviews. Waited outside with several others for it to open at 1700 as the sign on the door indicated and the website too. Finally after 30 min called the number on the web page only to be informed they were now closed. Too bad they could not have done the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food was tasty, and the service was great. We had the salmon and the seafood chowder ant they were both very tasty. All the ingredients were fresh, and they did not skimp on any items. The bread was serves warm, with soft butter.

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Spokane, Washington
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205 reviews 205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The location is fantastic with a nice view of the marina. I had the pan fried oysters (which were good, but would have been great with tartar sauce), I also had the salmon which was over cooked. We also had the cookie ice cream dessert which was really good.

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Great Falls
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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This spot always comes though. Last night the crab cakes, duck/green bean salad, ribeye, baked cod, salmon, were excellent. The sauces delicate but satisfying, the service impeccable and attentive. The wines a bit over-priced but delicious. So far this place is always worth going back to. Delicious but somewhat limited dessert selections. Nice view of Ilwaco harbor replete with a... More 

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Marysville, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I can't rate their food because we didn't get in, but I have to compliment them on finding us another top quality place and save us from having to drive around looking. That was greatly appreciated.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We are from Colorado and enjoy seafood when on the ocean. Fried oysters with pesto eggplant were great. The crab cakes some of the best ever. Looking out at the harbor and good service topped the evening meal off.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I had never been to this town before but we visited Ledbetter Point State Park and had read reviews about this restaurant. Usually I find a "weak link" in restaurant meals, be it the appetizer, salad, main course or drinks. However, everything my husband and I ordered was fantastic! We shared an oyster appetizer and a green... More 

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Additional Information about Pelicano

Address: 177 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone Number: 360-642-4034
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood

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