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Pelicans Reef

7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
+1 513-232-2526
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
“grouper” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grade school reunion of 15 ladies met at the Reef on a Monday night. We thought it may not be as crowded --- wrong.. However, they took care of us politely and as quick as possible. Food was good - everyone enjoyed their meal. Would...More

Thank OHIOBuckeye58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for the first time and absolutely loved it!! There was plenty of food for all of us at the table and all of us were very happy with our meals. The scallops were easily the best I’ve ever had. If you blink...More

Thank kdmcg414
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Been here a few times, and they always impress. The calamari is excellent, and everything else we have tried has been great. Big portions.

Thank Lee j
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and was equally as enjoyable as the first time. The oysters are superb. I ordered them as an appetizer but you can also get them as a platter. My husband ordered a hamburger and thought it was...More

Thank DZ7
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden Gem. It has the feel of a beach front restaurant in Florida or South Carolina. I had the crab cake which were perfect. My wife had the crab legs. The drink menu was a perfect match with the food. If...More

Thank F9869LJgregs
Reviewed April 27, 2018

My wife and I traveled about 70 miles to dine,the atmosphere was great our server was friendly and excellent, the food was out of this world my wife got the snow crab ,I ordered the cod basket we ordered the Cajun deep fried shrimp as...More

Thank Jamie C
Manager424242, Manager at Pelicans Reef, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks, Jamie. We’re so appreciative of the fact you traveled so far to dine with us. And very happy you thought it was worth the drive. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Loved the decor. Felt like we were somewhere in Florida for sure! But that is where the similarities end. Much of the food we tried lacked in seasoning or freshness. The lobster bisque was too heavy tasting of the cream and the gumbo was spicy...More

Thank ferreilo
Manager424242, Manager at Pelicans Reef, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We’ve been serving our valued customers for 23+ years and are grateful for their continued patronage. Hope you’ll give us a try again.

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Fairly long drive from where we were staying in Cincinnati, but well worth it. Located in a strip mall in Anderson Township. Jimmy Buffett style decor, but a bit hard to get the feeling on a gray March day. Very friendly server. My wife had...More

Thank Terry W
Manager424242, Manager at Pelicans Reef, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks, Terry. So glad you had a good experience! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed March 28, 2018

Pretend your at an ocean front restaurant in Florida, relax and soak it in. Men in business suits and others in shorts and jeans. They all come for the food. Fresh seafood grilled, fried and broiled perfectly and consistently. Don't let the strip center location...More

Thank Randy k
Manager424242, Manager at Pelicans Reef, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks, Randy! So glad you enjoyed the Reef!

Reviewed March 24, 2018

Been here many times with great service and food, but a few kinks this evening. Hostess / manager was rude, very rude. Food was good, timing and knowledge of specials were off. Server did not know details on specials menu and lacked timing on serving...More

Thank elise n
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Questions & Answers
February 21, 2016|
Response from jeb6294 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...probably. Crab legs aren't on the menu, but they usually have them up on their chalk board with market prices.
December 26, 2014|
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Response from Judith P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but they do have a full bar and a telephone.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, 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: +1 513-232-2526
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