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Pelicans Reef

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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful people, wonderful food, wonderful bar tenders, hidden Jem !! This comfortable restaurant is a rare find. Don't be afraid of no reservations!

Thank Jim S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited 45 minutes for a table on a Saturday night with crablegs listed on the special board. Not only were they out, we all ordered something different. The stuffed sole was a soggy mess and I could not eat it. The crab cakes were also overly wet and nasty inside. Very disappointed. Not sure if we will be back.

Thank KatChadwell
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, very interesting menu and excellent service. I didn't get to go upstairs, but I will the next visit.

Thank Laura H
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159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Goshen, Ohio
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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🍤🍻🍷🍸🍹

Thank Alice R
West Chester, Ohio
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Thank tj3js289
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank JBReview98
2 reviews
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.

Thank Steve W
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank HoptownTraveler
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?