Blue Pelican Inn

Blue Pelican Inn

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+1 231-544-2583+ Add website
Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have private dining rooms?
About
Locally owned and operated business with a full menu and bar, outdoor tiki beer, pub style bar located downstairs and 7 rooms for rental. Daily specials
PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles109 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
31
Average
19
Poor
8
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

JAYBB1
204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Great food & comfortable environment. Nice outdoor patio if the weather permits! Grouper Del Mer was delicious- very rich. Prime Rib special was terrific as well. Desserts of Crepe w cream cheese & Raspberry sauce was very good. Key Lime pie was exceptional! We also had a wonderful server named Lizzie who was delightful!
Written June 26, 2022
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GTO
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Glad to try this restaurant to celebrate 🍾 an anniversary dinner. Live music, good food and good times, and a brief dance on the porch, 😃. Their menu choices included a decent vegan option as well. So important for families & couples who want to go out together and have something for everyone. Charlevoix has practically nothing in this regard. Service was attentive and pleasant, which is extra special in these Covid era times. 👍👍👍The food was hot, well prepared and delicious, and a good selection as well. Thank you for a memorable evening. We'll be back!
Written August 26, 2022
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David S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We had a small catered even at the Blue Pelican. The manager was easy to work with and tremendously helpful in the planning portion of the event. She was even able to adjust on the fly for the last minute changes that we encountered. Our server was attentive and on point all evening. A huge shout out to Trisha and her staff for the amazing job the did for us.
Written August 15, 2022
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Marissa C
Quincy296 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
The manager was incredibly rude when we first showed up and her staff looked miserable working for her. The waitress was very nice and incredibly helpful. But the food was honestly not worth $97 for two people. The whole vibe of this place is very tense and the patrons can feel it.
Written August 6, 2020
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Chris C
We are sorry that your visit was unpleasant, our regular manager was on vacation and had some fill in staff that day, they were probably just trying to work out the routine, please know all our staff is happy to work here and we would love to have you back.
Written May 15, 2021
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Linda W
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Worse dinner I ever had in a restaurant. Brussel sprouts tasted like lighter fluid was poured on them. Not roasted and the bottoms were not cut off. My friend had chicken nuggets that reminded me of school cafe.She said her meal tasted like the frozen chicken nuggets that you get at the store. The to top it off my dinner had a hair in it. The manager took my dinner off the bill and did ask if I wanted something else. After seeing the hair in my food it made me sick.
Written June 19, 2023
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Mr Tracy Scott
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Very clean and well laidback, snack and tv community room with refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot etc. we was there on a Sunday Monday and Tuesday the more quiet time of the week, but it was exactly what we wanted.
Written June 30, 2021
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John R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
This is a northern Michigan mainstay. Relaxed atmosphere, solid menu (with great fish), and a wonderful outdoor patio.
Written May 20, 2021
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purplenurple2017
Flat Rock97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 solo
The fish n chips were good and chicken strips were awesome according to our 2 children. Had a baked potato for a side with the fish basket and it was not cooked all the way, had to nuke it.
Written April 24, 2020
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Richard and Nan... W
Charlevoix8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 none
It is an old wonderful building with lots of character. The food is great! Lots of outdoor seating. We are in the area in the summer and always go there a time or two. Highly recommend!
Written March 10, 2020
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Spartydano
Bellaire67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 solo
Went here for wife’s birthday. Meal was great. Was disappointed on how hostess was sitting people so close together. Considered fine dining and it is. Old hotel with restaurant. Quaint.
Written March 7, 2020
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Wendy H
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
The Inn itself was very nice and the staff friendly, good food. However, there were many minor issues that if fixed, would have made the stay there much more pleasant. They have free beverages and continental breakfast. Found rotting peaches with fruit flies (which I threw away), 4 coffee cups and one 4 cup coffee maker for 12 rooms, ground coffee was decaf and the regular coffee was instant. No water or ice machine to at least have cold tap water. No silverware, had to stir coffee with a steak knife. Asked for extra towels did not receive them but friends found theirs on the floor on front of the door to their room. The do not disturb sign was on door but housekeeping should have just knocked and placed the towels in the room. No tables and chairs in the rooms (for eating, reading, laptop computers, etc) or tv's. Retired early felt ill and wanted to lie in bed and watch tv but couldn't. Had to go down to common room and sit awkwardly with people I didn't know to watch tv. Finally just went to bed. Two other rooms of guests although paid, left a day early. We all woke up with backaches. They need to focus a bit more on amenities and the place will be much better.
Written October 31, 2019
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Linda J
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 none
We like the Blue Pelican because it offers dining for everyone! The Side Door is great to pop in eat with local's, and upstairs is for a little up scale dining! However you are feeling it will accommodate !
Written September 4, 2019
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Chris C
Thank you for your review Linda, we hope to see you again soon!
Written October 27, 2019
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Susan C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
The Pelican Inn is an upscale restaurant with great food and a nice atmosphere. We went there on a Friday night in the Summer, and they had live music on the patio. It was a lovely experience, the ambiance, music, and great food. I would definitely recommend this place.
Written September 3, 2019
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Chris C
Susan thank you so much for the review, we hope to see you again soon.
Written October 27, 2019
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Gary C
Zionsville44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
We had a nice evening with live music and our server was very good. However, overall they were understaffed. Food was a 4 out of 5 as well. Atmosphere was nice in the outdoor patio and indoor seemed nice as well and they were busy on Thursday night.
Written August 25, 2019
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Chris C
Hi Gary, we apologize fpr the under staffing most our college kids leave around this time but we do our best to try to keep the customer from feeling it, we hope to see you again soon.
Written October 27, 2019
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cricket23chicago
204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 couples
Thought we would try this new place for is but we were disappointed. Very slow service and food was fair. My stuffed walleye walk around best and my husband's sandwich was ok.Wont be back.
Written August 23, 2019
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Chris C
Hi Cricket, we are sorry to hear this but we hope you give us another try to see that we really are a great place for casual dining.
Written October 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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