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826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809 (9th and Ocean Drive)
(305) 673-1000
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Rome, Italy
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is impossible to have a nice meal if the Latin music is sooo loud! We were seated by the usual people who almost stop your walking and attract you In with the usual, tricky offers of special "discounts of the day", happy hour ...'buy one and get one free' and stuff like that, which is very common on Ocean... More 

1 Thank dapper777
PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dapper777, We apologize that we were not able to make your experience at our cafe a great one your comments have been shared with both the manager on duty and executive chef. We welcome all reviews as it allows us the opportunity to get a pulse on the operations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was just walking by the Ocean Dr. and was surprised by the presence of the host in that restaurant. So I decided to take a seat. After that the most awesome server that we had on the weekend appeared and from that moment I knew this was gonna be good. We decided to have 2 cocktails first - And... More 

Thank janthonymia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best breakfast on ocean drive.... Fresh salmon bagel,first time having nutela crepes amazing!!!... Our server was nice and on point, perfect music no to loud like the rest of the restaurant around the area.The lady on charge was checking on us and we get complementary Rosinis hahaha never have that before was really good after the meal.Next... More 

Thank Juan M
Peoria, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a reason they don't have drink prices on their menu. I ordered a pina colada and it tasted like coconut water- not a drop of alcohol was in it!! Also ordered a kiddie cocktail for our daughter and my husband had 2 draft beers. Total bill was over $70!!! They charged us $25 for a kiddie cocktail- the whole... More 

4 Thank PeoriaParent
PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Peoria, We believe you might have mistaken our cafe with a neighboring restaurant. Our menus are printed with rates and ask you to please refer to our website page under (restcafe) to confirm. Wishing you a wonderful fall season, Lily More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast here one morning on my holiday in Miami and thought I'd give it a try. I had the pancakes which were cold and rubbery and service was painfully slow. The guy who served us clearly didn't enjoy his job. When we were ready to leave we had asked for the bill 4 times before we were presented... More 

5 Thank Miss g
PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Miss G, Thank you for visiting our cafe, our feed back has been shared with our executive chef to ensure we improve upon the dish you mentioned in your review. During the period you visited our cafe we were experiencing technical difficulties with the system and we apologize for the inconvenience. Know that our credit card stations are located... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I had the lobster paella, it was really good so full of flavor. The drinks was good in the picture you see the Margarita that was a "large" for $35. Do not come here if you looking to spend under $100 our bill was around $175 with added gratuity with two meals and 2 drinks. Still will come back for... More 

Thank Suzahnna M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

For the amount of money they charge you'd think that their food was spectacular. However, that was not the case. The location is great along the Ocean drive strip for people watching. The staff was nice and that's about all. My friend had to return her spaghetti carbonara plate because is was disgusting. My niece's fettuccini Alfredo was bland which... More 

1 Thank Latonya H
PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Latonya H Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and are happy to learn that you enjoyed our Mussel appetizer. Rest assured we will immediately share your feed back concerning the other two dishes with our chef. We use the freshest ingredients and while some restaurants use bacon in their carbonara we use "guanciale" perhaps... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant but slow service. My daughter had chosen a pizza -she is a vegetarian- after ordering they came back to say there were no pizzas left. The only option left for her was a mushrooms risotto - she hates rice and mushrooms. But by then our orders were in and we were sipping cocktails - so we could not leave.... More 

3 Thank KatyStaples
PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear KatyStaples, Thank you for your visit to our cafe and allowing us the opportunity to serve your family. Thank you for sharing your experience of the Burger and Paella. I do want to point out that we recently made changes to our menu to include a vast selection for vegetarians & vegans. We are working towards including many more... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Thanks to this restaurant I suffered for over a day. Had the tuna tartare which I should have known would have this result as I didn't think it tasted nice when I ate it. Oh how I wish I had sent it back!! Thought service was poor too.

3 Thank RickMer50
PelicanHotelSobe, General Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear RickMer50, I'm truly sorry for your health situation. Please know that our seafood is delivered fresh every two days. Our Tuna Tartars is one of those dishes that require to be made upon request. I'm very sorry for your GI however please know that our dish is prepared with Fresh Tuna, Avocado & Spicy Watermelon sauce ( created from... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I will never go back to this place. I'm not gay and I have not had much friction with people with this sexual preference. But I respect people no matter who they sleep with. In this restaurant I saw the ugliest act DISCRIMINATION I've seen, and by the Manager. The manager told a waiter, "helps this fagot, which already has... More 

3 Thank Máximo P
PelicanHotelSobe, Manager at Pelican Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Maximo, We do not discriminate against our guests under any basis of life preference. Specifically with the gay community which we welcome with open arms year after year. Having said this, please note that we take these reviews very serious and will be conducting an investigation concerning this matter. Sincerely, Giuseppe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5809
    (9th and Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 673-1000

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