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“Fish and chips the way it should be”

Pelican Pier Seafood Bar
Ranked #633 of 3,668 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
Description: The Pelican Pier restaurant specializes in a lightly battered fish, fresh cut fries, and homemade chowder, sauces and desserts. The standard fish is pollock but haddock, cod, halibut and salmon are also very popular. Grilled fish and pasta dishes add variety to the menu. For those dining with a non-seafood lover Pelican Pier also offers a choice of chicken dishes.
Reviewed February 10, 2010

This is an outstanding inexpensive seafood house. The owner runs a very tight ship, and his kitchen never lets you down. The menu is limited in a sense, emphasizing fish fillet preparations and chowder, but there is nonetheless something for everyone, including pasta dishes and chicken. Nobody leaves hungry. The wines on offer are a sweetish jug wine called Chabilis, strictly for the 18-year-olds, and an acceptable if unexciting Chardonnay, and I'd like to see some more attention paid to wine selection. But that's the only thing on my wish-list for this place. Everything else is outstanding.
I particularly like the way they bread the fish fillets, a fine, dry crust, that serves its purpose of keeping the fish flesh from drying. It's never the least bit greasy. This is the only restaurant I've been to in Calgary that has mastered the art of breading, and when I think of some of the awful experiences I've had in other so-called seafood places in this landlocked town, it makes me deeply thankful that Pelican Pier is here.
The service is friendly if unsophisticated, "hi-ya honey" rather than "good evening, sir and madam," but everyone on the staff, in the kitchen and out front, does a superior job.

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Reviewed April 8, 2009

Hands down, this is the best fish and chips in Calgary. The only real competition this place has for seafood is Catch, and the price at Pelican Pier is SO much better. And the key lime pie tasted hand made... it was to die for. The frozen fish you can buy and take home is excellent too.

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Reviewed January 2, 2008

Friendly owner who has been on site every time I've been there. Great prices, great tasting seafood, yummy key lime pie. They sell fresh and frozen seafood to take home too.

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