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Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Creative Coastal Cuisine offered in a friendly family atmosphere. Seafood, wood oven pizzas, daily chef specials for both lunch and dinner, Sunday Brunch
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We had good service and the food was great! Enjoyed the stuffed crab mushrooms and crab rangoons as appetizers. I enjoyed the Wanchese Fisherman's Risotto, my son enjoyed the "Dixie's Finest" Shrimp and Grits and my husband enjoyed the the Black and Bleu Ribeye steak....Have plans to return again as soon as we can.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

Being in a mall parking lot, I expected a typical seafood chain experience. I was pleasantly surprised. The menu was large and varied and served with large portions. I had the 'surf and turf' that was clearly not a reheated entree prepared ahead of time....The coconut creampie for dessert was so large I needed a takeout box. I will visit here again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020

I have been to the sister Black Pelican in the Outer Banks several times. This visit to the Chesapeake location is a first. We brought our neighbor along. The usual Covid precautions ae being taken so we felt comfortable inside. There is also a ten...in the parking lot for outside dining but it was a rather windy and chilly Saturday evening and no one was there. Our neighbor had a chicken special, two large breasts covered with a light cream sauce. He said the chicken was very tender and tasty. I had the tuna takake app – marinated ahi tuna bites with seaweed salad, flying fish roe, soy sauce, wasabi and fried wontons. Very tasty. My entrée was a very pleasant surprise, the Scallops St. Jacques. It was sesame encrusted sea scallops with an excellent ginger beurre blanc sauce, sweet chili crab risotto and napa slaw. The scallops were tender and just right. Sauce added wonderful flavors. My wife had a vegetarian veggie pasta which she enjoyed. Service by Corrina was fine. 9-23-2020More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

I chose the pecan crusted mahi with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Key lime pie dessert. My party of two called to confirm the restaurant was open. We arrive through the last half hour of service. The wait staff and management we are...very attentive and patient as we enjoyed our delicious meal. My friend had the same entree with Crème Brûlée for dessert.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

My Pecan Encrusted Mahi was wonderful. I loved the Gouda mash potatoes and the fig reduction. My husband had the seafood and steak pasta. It was also good but had no steak in it?!? The spicy tuna bites were very good and the crab dip...was large and tasty. Would definitely return. Wait was about 10 minutes on a Friday night at 7.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

We were on vacation for a week in Chesapeake. We had dinner here, party of 5 adults, a 6 yo and a 1 yo. The waitress was amazing. Our food was delicious and fresh. The atmosphere was perfect. Social distancing was practiced. We will definitely...dine here again when in town!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 25, 2020

Since the pandemic hit my family has been trying to support our local restaurants a couple of times a week by ordering carry out. Today we decided to pickup food from Black Pelican as we’d never been there. I called in and ordered 2 blue...plate specials. The total after tax should have been $15.54. When the young lady brought the food to the car she said it was $18.96. $3.42 to walk the food outside. I asked what the taxes were, she said the manager had decided to add a surcharge when the blue plate specials are carried out as they were meant to bring people into the restaurant. If this is the policy it should be disclosed when an order is placed. There are plenty of great restaurants to choose from which don’t charge extra for carry out.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 23, 2020

Decided to order to go. We got the Blackened Salmon & Mahi dinners. It was delicious and would definitely order it again. The girl taking our order was very friendly and answered all my questions. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

The pop up oyster bar - soooo good! The Lynnhavens were my favorite!! And hubby surprised me with take out burger for lunch. Cooked to perfection (medium to medium rare). Happy that they are local!! Definitely will be my go to.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch at Black Pelican. As usual I opted for one of the daily specials. The swordfish plate was delicious. This is a good place to relax while sipping on a quality wine during and after the meal . Look forward to returning

Date of visit: March 2020
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