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Pelicans Reef

7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
513-232-2526
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Ranked #166 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
Cincinnati
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great casual seafood place. Island tacos were great spicy (blackened) & crunchy (slaw) with cheese - which I don't think I had before on a fish taco. Loud & busy on Friday night... Like a beachy dive should be.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Pelican's Reef is a casual, local restaurant that is not a chain same-stuff food. It has a casual atmosphere, friendly staff, and the seafood is fresh and delicious. The extra surprise is that it is reasonably priced as well. There is a complete menu for those who do not want seafood, but the scallops are to die for.

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Butler
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went with another couple who had raved about the place. We too, enjoyed it. We had the Sea scallops and they were delicious. I had a twice-baked loaded potato and my wife had the sweet potato fries. Everything was very good. I want to go back again. Very pleasant and fun atmosphere.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The margarita pizza was wonderful and drinks were great price. Ate on Friday night in new upstairs. Atmosphere was great. Waitress a little slow in taking order but after that she was great

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Being only a few miles from our house, Pelicans Reef is always a suggestion when we want fresh seafood. There is almost always a wait, but It's generally worth it. The food is very good and the service is usually good as well.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've enjoyed a few carryout meals from Pelican's Reef so we decided to head there and eat in since some of the specials are only available in the restaurant. The one thing I notice every time I am there is that it is crowded - a good sign. We've enjoyed the salads and the fresh fish - ahi tuna is... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a very popular neighborhood gathering spot that we have tried a number of times over the years. I always keep going back, hoping I will like the food more, but sadly I don't. The atmosphere is great -- casual and relaxed, definitely a fun, island feel -- and always crowded. We were there on a Thursday night and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I like the blackened grouper - not too spicy at all, really nice and non greasy. Avoid the place on weekend nights if you don't like crowds.

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Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Been here several times and it seems to get better with each visit. Bartenders and waitresses are attentive and friendly particularly, Star. Wide selection of seafood at a reasonable price.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best fish places to eat at in the Cincinnati area. Very great variety of types of dishes.

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