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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

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!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

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.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019

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 !

Date of visit: July 2019
Chris C, Manager at Blue Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Thank you for your review Linda, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 3, 2019

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.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Chris C, Owner at Blue Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Susan thank you so much for the review, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 25, 2019

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.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Chris C, Owner at Blue Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

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.

Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: August 2019
Chris C, Manager at Blue Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

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.

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Has maintained good minue of tasty food selections. Priced right. We have injoyed this place for 9yrs + the entertainment.

Date of visit: July 2019
Chris C, Owner at Blue Pelican Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Thank you ! We do hope to see you again soon!

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November 9, 2017|
Response from hemlockmommy | Reviewed this property |
Check their Facebook page. They often post things there.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Rachel B |
Hi Wendy, We do offer a prime rib special on Friday nights (except during lent). It starts at 5pm until sold out. Reservations are recommended during the peak season. Hope to see you soon! Blue Pelican Inn 231-544-2583
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  • Yes, Blue Pelican Inn offers takeout services.

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  • Blue Pelican Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4