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177 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Ilwaco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
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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95% Recommend
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Kenmore, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Pelicanos was the exact opposite of our previous nights dining. We visit the Long Beach Peninsula a lot and We had never considered Ilwaco except that the rooms are cheaper. The port had great food. Very surprised and pleased. They have a seasonal menu, great service and really when you get down to it the only true waterfront fine dining... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Our waitresses were incredibly friendly. We were lucky to dine here at the tail end of the Kite Festival, so it wasn't all that crowded. The seafood was delicious, as was the pasta. I would definitely return here again! Very romantic.

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We recently ate at Pelicano and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The bread we were served at the beginning was burnt on the outside, but the inside was very tasty. We had the crab cakes and the seafood cioppino. They were beautifully cooked. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

So pleased to find fine (yet affordable) dining in the slightly unlikely surroundings of Ilwaco, so all credit to the chef and his wife for making an apparent success of this restaurant. Great menu, cooked with expertise and a sureness of touch and seasoning that belies experience in big city kitchens. Highly recommended. In fact, compulsory.

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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Four of us called at the last minute for a Friday night reservation. Nice setting as you come in, but the high bar tables at the front door with no bar didn't make sense. It's a nice spot considering Ilwaco doesn't have much to choose from. The shrimp pasta was ordinary, the bread was rather dense and plain (I like... More

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Las Vegas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had traveled nearly all of the Olympic National Park and the Washington coast and were dismally disappointed with most of our dining experiences. Illwaco was our last stop and we finally had the opportunity to experience great seafood, delicious wine, a professional wait staff all overlooking a beautiful harbor. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. The seafood PERFECTLY prepared,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We asked Doreen, one of the owners of Inn at Harbour Village, to recommend a few restaurants for dinner. We chose the Pelicano (short walk). We had a delicious meal: crab cakes for warm appetizer, followed by salmon for main course.. Dessert was also excellent. It was Monday night so it was not too busy but were told you have... More

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