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Pelicans Reef

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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
+1 513-232-2526
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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, United States
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband adores the gumbo, I have never been able to order anything BUT the Island tacos with blackened mahi mahi. The slaw is quite good and I always get extra crispy sweet potato fries.

Thank MaryAnneM1007
Madeira, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Tuesday for lunch. Best clams in the non ocean tristate ! Had the crabcake appetizer. although a little small,not bad, But,again, we aren't close to the shore ! Always like the atmosphere, and service.

Thank markump
Milford, Ohio
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times in the past so I knew what to expect. Today, I tried the clam chowder. The description on the menu says.... "Best inland clam chowder anywhere". I adamantly disagree. It tasted like canned soup, at best. It was not creamy and the potatoes were in perfect little cubes, like you would find in a... More 

Thank KimBux
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Cincinnati of and on for 30 years and I just found the best all around seafood restaurants that I never thought existed in Cincinnati. I will tell all and ask for forgiveness for not finding it sooner!!!!

Thank BurningNV
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here. Food was great. Beverages were great. Service was exceptional. No waiting. Was able to get seated right away.

Thank Dixon47
SW Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We eat regularly at this restaurant, perhaps 3x per month. They have 2 restaurants, the Reef downstairs and the Reef Top upstairs. Each has its own menu. Both are fantastic. My usual at the Reef is a large Caesar Salad with Blackened Salmon. The Salmon has to be an 8 Oz. filet, and is always cooked Medium with just the... More 

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Spring Valley, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

After having my niece ask to go to this place for the seven years she has been in Cincinnati, we finally decided to give it a try..and it was worth it.. My sister said she had the best Coconut Shrimp ever!! My niece loved the Calamari and I loved the Lobster Fitters and Crab cakes ..Are server was very pleasant... More 

Thank Kimberly J
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent seafood, excellent prices, great service, plenty of food, and comes out quickly, ahi tuna, grouper, and clam chowder are phenomenal. Great deals on beers and drinks as well, never get tired of going there, we are there at least twice a month and more. 20 years and never a disappointing meal, very few places can say that

Thank ms2112
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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: +1 513-232-2526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?