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Pelicans Reef

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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
513-232-2526
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good quality, fresh seafood with several options. If I'm going to get seafood in Cincinnati, this is the place. Can get busy if you go at peak hours, but they will offer you drinks while you wait at the bar.

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Thank cincyfoodsnob
Goshen, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pelican reef is a great place.Clam chowder is great,scallops wonderful,service very good.Good drinks hot food good service what more could you ask for🍤🍻🍷🍸🍹

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Thank Alice R
West Chester, Ohio
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what I was wanting this evening. Fish basket, fries and cole slaw. My wife ordered the coconut shrimp with a side of grilled asparagus. Better than we expected. The service was great. We are adding this to our dinner rotation list.

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JBReview98
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great find. I think you would be hard pressed to find seafood any better than this as far inland. The lobster fritters are amazing. For an entree I had the combo basket of oysters and shrimp. I had Caesar salad and fries for sides. Both were exceptional- far from the ordinary. It appears the owners and... More 

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Thank JBReview98
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is terrific! There was a wait to eat, but worth it. I had the cod and shrimp that were tasty to say the least. I got a twice-baked potato and would get fries next time but side items mean nothing when the main course is this good. Besides the biscuits, Red Lobster has nothing on this place.

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Thank Steve W
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

When we travel we tend to go to non-chain restaurants an. d usually find better food. This was no exception We went there on a Friday night and even though they were busy it was worth the wait (about 40 minutes) The have an extensive menu that has everything from seafood to pasta, to wraps and sandwiches/burgers. We both opted... More 

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Thank HoptownTraveler
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We always prefer to eat non-chain and Pelican's Reef is one of our go-to spots. Wide-ranging menu includes a great variety of seafood dishes served as salads, wraps, sandwiches, in baskets, with pasta, as fillets, etc., as well as good non-seafood dishes (my husband says the burgers are excellent). I've always enjoyed my meals. The staff is super. There's usually... More 

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Thank NBentley2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood experience and very friendly wait staff. Lobster critters were amazing. As was the shrimp alfredo! Very cool esthetic!

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Thank Joshua T
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Nice family run establishment with dependably good and fresh fish. Can be noisy and often a wait but worth it.

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Thank travelsmith_26
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My wife and I have found it difficult to find a really good fish restaurant around the Anderson area. This last Summer we made several trips for lunch at Pelican Reef for lunch. They have a wide selection of fish choices and they all exceed expectations. The Island fish tacos and several fish soups are first glass. The best news... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-232-2526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?