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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
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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93% Recommend
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Peoria, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to take a drive from Astoria, OR across the Columbia River to Washington State. (July 3, 2014) I thought we might find a good place to have dinner - we found a great place! This is a very small restaurant but also very good. Nice view as it is by a small marina. When we... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had dinner there last night and the results were mixed. My wife ordered the chef's selection, which was a four course meal for $41 and included a breaded oyster with pesto starter, shrimp salad, a small (4oz) salmon entree and a chocolate pudding dessert. She thought it was excellent; I felt it was okay but nothing to write home... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I noticed a couple of seafood places by the docks in Ilwaco so I thought I’d give it a try. By the time I got there one was closed which left Pelicano restaurant. Nice menu. Pricy but not outrageous. Great at selection of cocktails and local beers. The garden salad was nice. On the docks with a great view of... More

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Ocean Park, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We made a reservation for four people for 5pm (when they open) on a Saturday and we got there early to get a good table. The food is very high-end for our little peninsula. Good quality drinks and the food is excellent. Get a table by the window and enjoy watching the sports fishermen bring in their catch at the... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is always fresh and local with a new outstanding menu every month. Always fresh oysters, Salmon and other local seafood. Pelicano's also always has a fixed price four course dinner that is hard to beat at under $40. They also feature some of the best Dungenes Crab Cakes you will fine anywhere on the west cost. Great wine... More

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Top Contributor
708 reviews 708 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
1,676 helpful votes 1,676 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Last Saturday we explored the quaint little town of Ilwaco. We enjoyed the Saturday Market, then Cape Disappointment State Park. Our nephew is a vendor at the market and we met him for dinner at Pelicano. The inside ambiance is beautiful and very clean. You have views of the marina and waterfront from all of the tables here. I was... More

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Long Beach, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The location is perfect,right on the the waterfront,the food is fresh and very well cooked.We enjoyed the scallops...DELICIOUS. The service is great and there is a seasonal rotating menu. Not only that we do enjoy going there but we also recommend this place to our clients.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have a vacation home nearby and never miss the opportunity to stop at Pelicano for dinner. There are a lot of choices in the area but this is THE spot for us. The menu changes monthly and features seasonal delights. The cocktail of the month is usually not something to overlook! The view to the harbor and excellent service... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I love this restaurant and am sure to eat there once a month to experience their changing menu. The view of the marina is gorgeous, the service is excellent, and the food is sublime.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Of all the restaurants on the Long Beach Peninsula, and there are a lot of very very good ones, Pelicano is a hands down selection as top. With a seasonally rotating menu featuring local ingredients and the freshest seafood imaginable, combined with an absolutely gorgeous dining area on the waterfront in Ilwaco, its really hard to beat. A family owned... More

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