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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
513-232-2526
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 16
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  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual neighborhood restaurant with inexpensive seafood

Whenever I have someone come to visit from out of town, I try to take them to Pelicans Reef for lunch because it's such a cute, casual neighborhood restaurant. I always get the grilled grouper sandwich and sweet potato fries - very tasty and inexpensive!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
McSmitty23
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Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whenever I have someone come to visit from out of town, I try to take them to Pelicans Reef for lunch because it's such a cute, casual neighborhood restaurant. I always get the grilled grouper sandwich and sweet potato fries - very tasty and inexpensive!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to Pelican's Reef for some seafood. Our food was okay; nothing special. I ordered the blackened grouper sandwich and, when it came out, I could easily tell that the "grouper" was actually tilapia. I brought it to the waitress's attention who promptly told me that I was wrong and said it was grouper. She offered to get something... More 

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Ohio
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109 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is a local favorite and pretty busy, especially at dinner and even more so on weekends. Always good seafood, though quite a few offerings are fried, but still good. Good beer and prices. A fun place for friends and family or a casual date night.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of my favorite places for fresh, quality seafood. The grouper sandwiches are huge fillets of white fish. Love the mesquite grouper. Another favorite is the Greek salad topped with grilled scallops. Nice little neighborhood place!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great local neighborhood restaurant. The seafood is always delicious. Make sure to get there early though - it's usually packed, even during the week.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Three strikes and your out! Not sure what all the hoopla is at this restaurant, because the food is marginal at best! We tried the crab cakes, the Ahi Tuna salad, Clam Chowder, Chicken skewers, and the Salmon. When you serve ahi tuna in my opinion it should be sliced very thin and this was in large chunks. Chicken skewers,... More 

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Cincinnati
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

From start to finish, always great food. Succulent oysters. Great seafood stew. Fish tacos. Multiple grilled and fried options. Menu changes daily. Check the board over the bar. Speaking of the bar, great cocktails. Good looking desserts. Unfortunately, I never have room for dessert after all the tasty seafood! Get there early, or prepare to wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Fortunately the food is very good. The service, on the other hand, was very slow. A couple, fortunately very much in love, sat a table near us. They were there when we arrived and were still waitng for their appetizer after the three of us had finished. Many diners looking around for their server. I would give at least one... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best seafood I've had in Cincinnati. Friendly service. The restaurant is usually very crowded.

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Loveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I met here after work and enjoyed our meals. I had the seafood stew and she had grilled Mahi mahi. Our server was attentive and prompt.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-232-2526

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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