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Lucky Pelican

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Seafood, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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9~offered from 11am to 2:30pm ~ monday thru saturday
Join us after work for our happy hour 4:30 -6:30
2 for 1 drinks house brands only. Well drinks starting @ $3.95. 15 tap beers
Todays Soup
Crispy Calamari
Bacon Wrapped Scallop “Poppers”
Shellfish Bar
Oysters, shrimp and clams each (min.6)
Smoked Fish Spread
Fries or Chips W/Blue Cheese
Poppy Seed Slaw
Hummus with Grilled Bread and Feta
Blue Cheese Dressing
Ranch, Honey/Mustard or Horseradish
½ Lucky Pelican, Greek, or Caesar Salad and Soup For
Lucky Pelican
Mixed​ greens, goat cheese, cukes, roma tomatoes, red onion, croutons, artichokes, carrot, and herb vinaigrette...6.25
A bit lemony with romaine, croutons, and parmesan cheese
Romaine, cukes, onions, tomato, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, and grated feta
Like our sandwich below served as a salad
Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad
Mixed greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, bacon, eggs, jack and cheddar, buttermilk blue cheese dressing
I’M BACK!!!​
Spencers Portabella Veggie “Burger”
Sliced tomato, roasted red pepper, gorgonzola, onion crisp
Choice of slaw or chips ~ sub fries 1
Miss Vicky's Corned Beef
Super tender, hand cut and stacked on thin rye with grain mustardslaw
Señor Oscar
Fish tacos with baja sauce, pumpkin seeds, lime, cilantro and cabbage
Dixie's “Ocean Burrito”
(Made one way only) spicy shrimp, crispy cod, crawfish, corn salsa, cilantro, cheese and our jambalaya rice in a tortilla
Beth's Crab and Corn Quesadilla
With corn salsa, spicy sour cream, and mixed greens
Shrimp $+2.00
Leos Gulf Oyster Po Boy
Crispy fried oysters with remoulade sauce (for shrimp add $2)
Asian Chicken Salad Roll Up
With romaine, cucumber, scallion sesame dressing
Dolly's “Drunken Pastrami”
Warmed in beer-thin slices of peppered pastrami, onions, mustard, horseradish sauce, baby swiss on a pretzel roll
Mac's Roast Beef
Thinly sliced med-rare roast beef, provolone, horseradish sauce, red onion tomato, and lettuce on a sub roll
Baileys “Cuban” Panini
Pork, ham, swiss, and pickles
Salty's Ale Battered Fish and Chips
Crisp cod with homemade tartar sauce, fries and lemon
Simply Grilled
Blackened or grilled with lemon, fries and slaw (shellfish not included)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife has been here several times for lunch and wanted to try for dinner. 3 of us came for Friday night dinner, a bit of a wait as they are busy but we got a booth after 40 minute wait, there is outside seating...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cableguy4642
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow!!, stopped by on a Thursday evening, wanted to try a new place on our travels to Sarasota. Had no idea what we were walking into, upon arriving we saw lots of people, which means they must be good. We sat outside as inside was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Atanza64
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wife and I have been there many times over the last 3 years. Nothing changed. If you are so lucky to get a seat at the bar, JImbo and Heather are fantastic. You'll think you bought tickets. Oyster bar has 4 seats if you enjoy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 150joei
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super popular fresh seafood restaurant that doesn’t take reservations. Wait can be an hour. Fantastic fresh selection at reasonable prices. Best seafood in Sarasota area.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Consistently great food! Small place so it is super busy - be prepared to wait for a table. Our go-to place for seafood in Lakewood Ranch. Highly recommend swordfish Marsala.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 80deborahg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside dining is the best. Truly a unique and top shelf menu. Oyster on a half shell, peel and eat shrimp and the best is their cod fish and chips. Great selection of craft beers as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank schmitty4023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky Pelican does it the best. Quality fresh fish and seafood in a relaxing, laidback environment for a chill lunch or dinner with couples, family or friends. Best selection and options beyond standard fried seafood. Fresh oysters, oyster roast, clams, Italian or Thai style mussels,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank waynep747
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Lucky Pelican on our first visit to Sarasota about 4 years ago. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. Seafood is always fresh and the selection is large. Daily lunch and dinner specials are offered each day. Today we enjoyed a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Health department report in the paper today: • A walk-in cooler was soiled with slime/mold-like build-up. • Walk-in cooler or freezer shelves were soiled with encrusted food debris. • An employee was observed dicing cucumbers to be served with raw oysters without being cooked with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank BT V
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

First, I have to say the food was incredible. We ordered the specials and straight off the menu and everything we had delivered was fantastic. The food was fresh and prepared correctly. Where did they go wrong? It began when I called the restaurant and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank bradshawkr
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