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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
CUISINES
Seafood, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

STARTERS & SHARES​
Freshly Made Potato Chips
W/malt vinegar aioli
$4.25
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
W/remoulade sauce
$6.95
Conch Fritters with Cajun Remoulade
$9.95
Calamari with Marinara Sauce
$9.25
Chicken Tenders (Plain or Tossed in Wing Sauce)
$8.95
Angus Beef Short Rib Turnover with a Sweet Red Onion Marmalade
$12.50
Crab Cakes, Jumbo Lump, Cajun Remoulade
$14.25
Mrs. Peter's Fish Dip Tomato, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Crackers
A local favorite
$9.95
New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels, Garlic, Lemon, White Wine Butter Broth
$13.95
Chicken Wings (Mild, Medium, Hot)
FROM THE GARDEN​
Flagler Avenue Caesar Salad
Grilled or blackened chicken, parmigiano-reggiano croutons, homemade caesar dressing
$11.95
Greek Salad
Grilled or blackened shrimp, artichokes, red onion, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, portobello mushroom, feta cheese
$14.95
Krueger Creek Salad
Grilled or blackened chicken, green apple, mandarin oranges, candied walnuts, feta cheese
$11.95
Southern Fried Cobb Salad
Crispy chicken with crumbled bleu cheese, bacon, tomato, egg, avocado
$11.50
House Salad
Tomato, cucumber, red onion, cheddar jack cheese choice of dressing
$4.95
FROM THE SEA​
Almost Famous Fish Tacos
Blackened white fish with black bean and corn salsa, lime sour cream, lettuce, tomato, cheddar jack cheese served with choice of side substitute blackened shrimp
$11.95
Blackened shrimp $+2.30
Tropical Mahi
Blackened, topped with pineapple salsa served with vegetables and rice pilaf
$14.95
Coconut Mahi
Served atop fries with sweet Thai chili sauce
$14.95
Hand Battered Fried Shrimp
Served atop fries, cocktail sauce or tartar sauce
$15.95
Fish and Chips, British Style
Beer battered cod, French fries, malt vinegar and tartar sauce
$11.95
Fish and Chips, Floridian Style
Hand battered mahi, French fries malt vinegar and tartar sauce
$14.95
Mediterranean Mahi
Sautéed with kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, capers, tomato, garlic and white wine served with vegetables and rice pilaf
$16.95
Bay Scallop and Shrimp Scampi
Garlic herb white wine lemon butter, served over linguine
$17.95
BURGERS & MORE​
Served with choice of one French fries, potato chips, cole slaw, fresh fruit, rice or vegetable
American Burger
Lettuce, tomato, red onion
$8.95
Cheese $+0.50
Bacon $+1.50
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Cowboy Burger
Cheddar, bacon, onion petals, barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato
$10.95
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Black N Bleu Burger
Blackened, topped with blue cheese, lettuce, tomato
$10.75
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Smothered Burger
Grilled onions, portobello mushrooms, provolone, lettuce, tomato
$11.95
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Caribbean Chicken Burger
All-white meat chicken, jerk seasoned, pineapple salsa, lettuce
$9.75
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Philly Cheese Steak
Grilled onions, provolone
$9.95
Peppers $+0.50
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Chicken Quesadilla
Grilled​ chicken, onions, peppers, cheddar jack cheese, salsa and sour cream
$9.95
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Jumbo Hot Dog
Half-pound, foot long, angus beef dog red onion, cheddar jack cheese
$8.95
Bacon $+1.50
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
Short Rib Hoagie
Beer-braised short rib, provolone, sweet red onion marmalade
$13.95
Sweet potato fries $+1.95
Onion petals $+1.95
HAND HELDS​
Served with choice of one French fries, potato chips, cole slaw, fresh fruit, rice or vegetable
Portobello Wrap
Grilled portobello mushrooms with roasted red peppers, red onion, tomato, provolone cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
$9.50
Crunchy Mahi Rueben
Hand breaded mahi, cole slaw, thousand island, swiss cheese on grilled rye bread
$13.95
Club Wrap
Roast turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheddar jack cheese, honey mustard
$10.25
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled or blackened chicken, romaine, tomato, parmigiano-reggiano, homemade caesar dressing
$9.95
Citrus Fish Wrap
Grilled or blackened white fish, avocado, pineapple salsa, romaine, citrus vinaigrette
$10.95
Tuna Salad or Tuna Melt Sandwich
White​ albacore, lettuce, tomato, choice of bread
$8.50
Wheat
Multi grain
Rye
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or blackened, grilled onions, provolone
$9.95
Mahi Sandwich
Grilled, blackened or fried, lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce
$13.95
Crab Cake Sandwich
Jumbo lump, grilled, lettuce, tomato, cajun remoulade
$14.95
KIDS​
Children 10 and under served with choice of French fries or fruit
Grilled Cheese
$4.95
French fries
Fruit
Chicken Tenders
$5.25
French fries
Fruit
Macaroni and Cheese
$4.95
French fries
Fruit
Fish and Chips
$5.95
French fries
Fruit
Mini Corn Dogs
$5.95
French fries
Fruit
Fried Shrimp
$7.95
French fries
Fruit
SIDE ITEMS​
French Fries
$2.25
Sweet Potato Fries
$3.50
Fresh Fruit
$3.25
Cole Slaw
$2.25
Rice Pilaf
$2.25
Vegetables
$2.25
Side Salad
$2.95
DESSERTS​
Homemade Key Lime Pie
$4.95
Pie Du Jour
$3.95
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Lunch with our feet in the sand. Surprised it wasn’t a tourist trap given the sweet location. Really good food. We did a surf and turf sharing. Orders the Cubans and the fish taco plates with waffle fries upgrade. Would surely go back next time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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LindaDFL, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Hello ajcricket and thank you for your 4 star review! Team Pelican appreciates it very much too! If you get a chance to come back, try our Crunchy Mahi Reuben Sandwich. It’s our number 1 seller and big enough to share. Thanks again! Linda

Reviewed February 25, 2020

Forget the hustle bustle of the area or even the marina and come here to relax, make new friends and enjoy the view. The food was very good and the view was wonderful. This is not for "fine dining" - this is more for "real...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LindaDFL, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hello Bruce and Laurie! Thank you for your 4 star review! Team Pelican appreciates it very much too. Thanks again! Linda

Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

There is deck and beach seating with a lovely boardwalk surrounding the cafe. We had a Cubano sandwich and shrimp tacos. Large portions and delicious!

Date of visit: February 2020
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LindaDFL, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Hello Carol and thank you for your 4 star review! Team Pelican appreciates it too! Linda

Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Not being familiar with the area we had a little trouble finding this restaurant. But once we arrived parking was easy. We arrived around 1:30PM greeted and seated promptly on the east side overlooking the St. Lucie River. The weather was perfect even a little...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LindaDFL, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2020

Hello Bud and thank you for your 4 star review. We’re glad you loved the food and I apologize for the onion that arrived on your sandwich which you didn’t want. I sent a note to both our restaurant manager and the chef about the...More

Reviewed December 11, 2019

Located under the Stuart bridge waterfront we enjoyed our lunch. Outside seating on the deck or in the sandy beach area , We started with a nice chowder and lovely seafood followed. Plenty of parking available.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2019

Hello 2muchfun4us and thank you for your 4 star review. Team Pelican appreciates it very much too! We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks! Linda

Reviewed December 3, 2019

The Pelican is one of Stuart’s most beautiful locations - outdoor dining on the bank of the St Lucie River in a palm studded park. Over the years the food has been up and down. When it first opened decades ago they had a chef...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

Hello Adxelrod608! I’m not sure how to respond because you don’t seem to like anything on the menu. We’ve been in business for 13 years, not decades, and yes we have changed line cooks, chefs, kitchen managers, hosts & hostesses, servers and even restaurant managers...More

Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Such an awesome little find! We thoroughly enjoyed the WHOLE experience...from the awesome sand to put my feet in, to the views, to the food! I didn't even want to leave the restaurant! If you are looking for an awesome, relaxing, fabulous experience, Pelican Cafe...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Hello 210rhondap and thank you for your 5 star review that is giving all of us that makes up Team Pelican great big happy smiles. We hope you come back soon and often! Sincerely! Linda

Reviewed September 12, 2019

We went to the Pelican Cafe for lunch. Most of the food was fried and had a heavy batter. The view was great! My friends loved it. I would go back again. We found out they have live music other times. They serve beer and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019

Hello OptimisticLady! About 25% of our food is deep fried, but most is sautéed or cooked on the grill top. The menu clearly states which items are fried so you should be able to make healthy choices if you need to. Our serving staff can...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

I brought my nephew downtown Stuart for a late afternoon. We walked the boardwalk and decided to stop in ... We sat in the beach area. It was an enjoyable afternoon and he liked the food, burger n fries, I had the conch fritters, a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hello OptimisticLady and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Yes we do have several items on our menu that are prepared in a deep fryer, but the bulk are done on our grill or in a saute pan. If you come...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Went on a warm summer’s night with a group of friends. The venue is very cozy and homey. You feel like you are in some other state in the south. The food is very good and the service is excellent. Monday night they have entertainment,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Linda D, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Hello Anitagluski and thank you for your 4 star review. Everyone behind the scenes that makes up Team Pelican appreciates it very much. I must say we don’t have entertainment on Monday nights. Perhaps you were referring to David Goodman who has been playing on...More

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