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“Great Sunset, Okay Food”

Pelican Nest Seafood Grill
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Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open air restaurant over the water on Pelican Pier (between Holiday Inn and Playa Linda resorts).
Oakville, Canada
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291 reviews
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“Great Sunset, Okay Food”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Noord for two weeks and so frequenting Palm Beach, we were lured to this location by the Happy Hour but stayed for the food. (Happy Hour at the bar in front is a joke: only all drinks $4, not 2 for 1, when most are regularly priced around $4 anyway.). Before 6pm in the open air and breezy restaurant, however, are some real deals. All sandwiches under $8, of which the standout is the grouper, fresh and hot. Another crowd pleaser was the chicken sandwich, moist and juicy. The burger rated only an okay, as did the chips. Service was very good. Food and drinks for 4, $56 including tip. (Be careful here. The menu and bill included a 15% service charge, but also state explicitly 'Gratuity not Included'. What's up with that? Use your discretion to tip.)

Visited December 2013
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Georgetown, Texas
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“Great water location”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We are here twice while visiting Aruba. The fish sandwich is amazing. The hamburger was not. It's a fun spot to sit out over the water in a casual atmosphere and watch all the activity going on throughout the day. Our first waitress was great, but on the second visit we had a mean one (but as long as we had the ocean view we were happy).

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Manaus, AM
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“Great food, great location”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a simple restaurant, with a sensational location. Ideally, go for the sunset, or if there is a nice moon, as the restaurant is at the end of the pier. The decoration is extremely rustic, with the plain floorboards of the pier, and basic furniture made from simple and untreated wood. No AC or any electronic aenities, and the toilets are extremely simple, shared with other activities of the pier. The seafood was always fresh ( I went 3x ), and is varied, from sides and salads, through apetizers, and meals. The portions are not very large, and the food not over spiced, or decorated in a fashionable way, but tasty, fresh, and satisfying. They accept credit cards too, and are open for lunch and dinner. I thought the prices were not cheap, but fair, as I ordered salad/apetizers, and shared the main meals. On average, I was paying USD 25-35 per person.

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Bowie, Maryland
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Don't Go”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We heard so much about this place and the great happy hour. We went there are first day in Aruba. What a disappointment, drink are not cheap and the food is OK at best. The service was not good and hard to get a drink. Then they add the 15% service on the check and the server was hoping to get more. Do not waste your time going to this place.

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Highlands, New Jersey
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“Great spot right over the water on a pier in a great location”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stumbled on the Pelican's Nest on an easy beach walk from the Marriott. We found the place great for families. Fun, casual food in a fun environment and you don't only have to have the seafood, though I had grouper, my wife had a salad with grilled chicken and our daughter had pasta and chicken. This place is absolutely worth checking out!

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