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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood seafood restaurant.

If you are shy about coming to this place, don't be. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is casual, and the restaurant is kitschy in a delightful way (please don't change your decor :) ). Try the lobster bisque and you won't regret it. Even the basics (fried... anything) were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Donald C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are shy about coming to this place, don't be. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is casual, and the restaurant is kitschy in a delightful way (please don't change your decor :) ). Try the lobster bisque and you won't regret it. Even the basics (fried... anything) were very good.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Softshell crabs were very good - just enough breading to not overwhelm the crab! Craft beer selection was good. Had an amber ale - very thirst-quenching!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Another good meal at Pelicans Reef. Late lunch on 6/10/15 for a group of four. We shared multiple apps, all tasty. Coconut shrimp are great. Mahi Mahi and swordfish sandwiches were fresh and tasty. Really good slaw and perhaps the best sweat potato fries around.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Thus is an unassuming neighborhood restaurant, always packed for dinner.. Cute decorations. Seafood is wonderfully fresh. Nothing fancy but good. Portions a bit small.

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Cincinnati, OH
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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