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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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94% Recommend
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Marysville, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
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
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Vancouver, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food is fresh and local and it super yummy. The staff is very friendly. The menu changes monthly. I highly recommend the Pelicano.

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Peoria, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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714 reviews 714 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
1,681 helpful votes 1,681 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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