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Pelicano

177 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
360-642-4034
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ilwaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
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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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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English first
Spokane, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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