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“Excellent Food and Drink” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pelicano

Pelicano
177 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624
360-642-4034
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ilwaco
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.
sequim
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Went with a group of 4. Everyone raved about their meal. We started out with drinks, they were all freshly prepared and yummy. Salads and soups were top notch. We had the chicken, the steak, the rockfish and the salmon and all of them were perfectly prepared. We then split a couple of desserts and we were equally impressed. The wait staff was very good too, very friendly and knowledgeable. A great find in a small town. 2 thumbs way up!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Whidbey Island, Washington
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best Rockfish ever had and a steak good every bite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Being gluten-free at nice restaurants is difficult, but the food was so perfectly cooked and combined, I didn't miss it. Great Cesar Salad that was dressed as a Cesar should be and the best rockfish I have ever had. I always order fish and rockfish with the quinoa was superb. And a steak that was perfectly fired and so good she ate the whole thing.

Visited March 2012
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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Elegant, relaxed, fishing atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Excellent seafood from the local fisheries, and the greens also felt locally grown and organic, though they didn't claim it. Attentive but relaxed service with no pressure for upselling. Located in the middle of the Port of Ilwaco, the restaurant features views of numerous boats at anchor, but the breakwater is built so high that there's no view of the Columbia River on the other side. We were the only non-locals in the dining room so got to overhear a little gossip.

Visited March 2012
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Seattle, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

We love stop here whenever possible. Wonderful seafood. Great view of the habor. Menu changes monthly and never disappoints.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mission, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Raving Fans of Chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We have followed Jeff and Shelley since the Moby Dick Hotel and make this restaurant a destination each year because his food is 5 star and the service is outstanding. They have a wine list any foodie would embrace and their cocktails are famous! If you are serious about food, this is the restaurant for you.

Visited March 2012
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