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$5 - $8
American, Deli, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding homemade sandwiches with friendly staff. Looks crowded but the get food delivered quickly with a smile and a thank you.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Great lunch stop. My wife had the gourmet grilled cheese and I had the French dip. Highly recommend eating here.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 23, 2021 via mobile

I had the Grilled Cheese with wheat berry bread, tomatoes,basil, cheddar and Swiss cheese with honey. Delicious. My husband had the French Dip. Extremely good! Staff was very nice.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021 via mobile

This place was very disappointing. After reading the reviews we thought we would give it a try while in the area. We ordered online so it was ready and waiting when we got there. The outside tables were full so we took it back to...our cars to eat. The ciabatta bread was so hard it literally cut the roof of our mouths and our bottom gums. Seriously, the hardest ciabatta bread I've ever seen. I got The Godfather sandwich, which would had been good, but could hardly bite through the bread to eat. Husband got the club, which also came on the ciabatta bread, which was also as hard as a rock. He said there was very little bacon and the sandwich had no flavor. Our two young boys got the pb&j which was actually good and is the only reason I gave this restaurant 2 starts instead of 1. I really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately we will not be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Donny H, Owner at The Hungry Pelican, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2021

Being a small family run business we strive to make everyone happy and most of the time we do! We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your sandwiches. I found your online order and issued you a full refund. We were extremely busy and your...More

Reviewed May 26, 2021 via mobile

You order at the counter and they bring your food to you. They can customize the order to your liking. There is an inside booth area as well as outside tables. It is close to waterfront shopping area and they bring out your food quickly....Everything tasted great!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

Wow, my family and I had a great experience at the Hungry Pelican on our visit to Roanoke island! The large menu is packed with all kinds of yummy sandwich and soup options- I had a hard time choosing! My husband ordered a delicious Reuben,...I had the French dip (which was also good) and my kids LOVED their kids meal hot dogs with applesauce, drink and scooby snacks! I loved the very reasonable $5.50 price tag for the kids meals! Staff was friendly and while we are outside in the sunshine (only 4 tables) the interior looked lovely and clean. I imagine this place gets slammed with customers in the summer, but I think it would be worth the wait! Especially as there didn't seem to be many other eateries nearby.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

Mmmmmm..... super yummy sandwiches. Small hole in the wall and ruff around the edges but don’t let that fool you. The food is really good and a great lunch.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021

We had a special of the day brie apple and chees plus the chipotle chicken. Both well above average deli sandwiches. Good service.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 13, 2021 via mobile

Recently went to the hungry pelican because of 4.8 review on google. That was a lie. Run by teenagers, who complained whole time. A club comes with 3 pics of bread not 2. Definitely not worth the $8.25, didn't even get the pickle. Won't be...returning.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed November 18, 2020 via mobile

My husband got the Angry Bird and I got the chicken salad sandwich. Both were amazing. The Angry Bird has layers of flavor almost a grilled cheese like sandwich but with a delicious amount of spice. The chicken salad had almonds and bacon on a...wonderful ciabatta bread. We also got an amazing salted pretzel cookie that you should definitely try.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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The Hungry Pelican is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4