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The Pelican Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965-9729
+1 415-383-6000
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Being British myself , I found my self embarrassed by the total fiasco we encountered this afternoon in this establishment . We waited 50 mins after having our name added to a waiting list for food only to then be told they had stopped serving having let unlisted guests take others reserved seats . We asked to see the manager... More 

Thank BanbridgesueB
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After hiking at Muir Woods, we came upon this fun find! Cute atmosphere that reminded us of our recent trip to Scotland. We ordered drinks - alcohol menu consists of beer and wine- and then sat outside on their patio. We also ordered oysters and a cheese tray. Both were tasty. 4 drinks were $20 and the oysters were $18... More 

Thank Brenda H
Ellisville, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We stayed at the Pelican Inn and ate both dinner and breakfast there. Dinner was very good. I had the salmon and my husband had the fish and chips. Both were very good and the service was attentive but not cloying. We had the English breakfast which was good with large portions.

Thank TwinMom1995
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb steak and my husband had beef Wellington. They were extraordinary! Amazing accompaniments with both that made the flavor shout! The service was amazing. Out of the ordinary and nestled in the woods after traveling through the winding cliff hanger roads. Don't drink too much Guinness if you are driving home!

Thank 641christina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great dark pub atmosphere inside and sunny, enclosed patio and lovely gardens outside. The hubby and I both enjoyed the breakfast buffet - he particularly enjoyed the bacon and beans. I love the hash and scones with raspberry preserves and fresh butter.

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146 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped by after hiking in Muir Woods. We were wet and cold, so their quick service of beef tenderloin stew was welcome. Eating in the pub was quick and economical. Old building and somewhat dated, but warm.

Thank AlexiVenice
Prescott, Arizona
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A+ for ambiance. Inside looks like Harry Potter movies. Lunch was the Shepherds Pie and the Porabello Mushroom sandwich. Quite pricey for what you get. $14 and $18 dollars. Sheperd's Pie was ground lamb, peas and carrots and lacking seasoning. Served in cereal bowl with about 3/4" of 'filling" and over 2" of mashed potatoes with melted cheddar cheese on... More 

Thank tsarantopulos
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A great little restaurant in Muir Woods! Our group of 6 shared a cheese appetizer plate (should have ordered 2) and wine before dinner. However, one turned out to be more than enough because the dinner portions were generous. 4 in our group had the lamb roast with pomegranate sauce, and it was the best lamb I have ever eaten!... More 

1 Thank 395Travellers
North of San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We often go to the Pelican Inn after going to Muir beach. It is a quaint place that has been there for many many years. Get an afternoon tea or stay for lunch or dinner. A must stop if you are in this neck of the woods.

Thank efejle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in after a morning spent at Muir Beach. AMAZING. Felt like a little piece of Europe right there off the coast. Authentic and old fashioned. Fish and chips were to die. We want to go back and stay there for a weekend!

Thank Samantha R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965-9729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Muir Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-383-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?