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“Service was excellent very friendly and extremely nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pelican Grill

Pelican Grill
Ranked #40 of 2,725 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A casual seafood bistro with a fresh fish market attached. We are only interested in serving the freshest fish and seafood we can get!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Service was excellent very friendly and extremely nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

Fresh fresh fresh .... Fish that's melts in ur mouth or shrimp that's taste like shrimp... Michelle and I our great sea food expert and this place PELICAN FISHERIE is what you've been waiting for ur whole life REAL FRESH seafood ... Top seafood place in Ottawa .... I travel alot ...Dubai top seafood restaurant does not even come close it's a must try if you know seafood

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Thank Eskouan
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Jim F, Owner at Pelican Grill, responded to this review, September 21, 2011
We really love that you noticed that the shrimp were great ! We only use wild shrimp in the Grill.
The Jumbos, that are served in the red thai coconut curry come from the Gulf of Mexico and it takes a lot of effort to peel and clean them. Our customers deserve the best! Thanks, Jim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good and Accomodating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

I had reviewed many restaurants on Trip Advisor before our trip to Ottawa and chose this one from the reviews. We arrived a little before 5 p.m. without reservations not realizing we needed one and they were booked. Nevertheless they seated us at a table whose reservation was at 6 p.m. Very accomodating. The food was excellent. My husband had the salmon, I had the halibut. Both cooked to perfection. The staff were great, extremely friendly and attentive.... I will return on my next trip to Ottawa.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Pixy61
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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food in unpretentious setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

Great seafood in a small restaurant in a strip mall. Lots of lobster and other seafood in the bouillabaisse. Salom and Shrimp dishes were excellent . The Maple Creme Brulee for desert was outstanding. Sevice was friendly and attentive. Wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank diam0ndtraveler
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Ottawa, Ontario
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

The Pelican Restaurant has zoomed up the ratings here at TripAdvisor over the past couple of years and its top 10 rating is well deserved. Our family has tried many of the top rated restaurants in Ottawa and the Pelican is our favorite of all of them. The fish is outstanding (be sure to try the fish and chips) and the staff are energetic and friendly. The only downside is the location: a dreary strip mall on a section of Bank Street South dominated by big box stores and car dealerships.

Visited August 2011
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Thank servicecomesfirst
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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We visit Ottawa at least once each year and always eat at this restaurant. The seafood is consistently fresh and very tasty. The menu items are unique and many different choices are offered. The ambience is informal and friendly and the nothing is too much trouble for the staff. On our last visit we were served by Chris, Pete, and Art.

  • Visited July 2011
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