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“superb fish” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pelican Grill

Pelican Grill
Ranked #31 of 2,709 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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!
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
“superb fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Today I had the lobster bisque, shared some crab cakes and had a fabulous grilled arctic char. The restaurant is tiny but you are served on lovely copper topped tables. The meals are a delight and the fish perfectly prepared. For fish lovers this is a treat not to be missed,
The bisque was spicy but not overly so. The char was grilled so that the skin separated.

Beware, the plates may not look big but I had to take away half of my dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Karine427
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“Great fresh seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I had a great lunch in this restaurant located away from the city center and with good parking facilities. We had calamari oysters Manhattan clam chowder all excellent. The main dish was Thai shrimp which was good. We drank a nice Pinot Gris. Great meal.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank jarlbertil
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Without the Snootiness.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Ate at the Pelican Grill last night with a roommate after reading on Trip advisor. You walk by the fish market to get into the restaurant, which is small and intimate. If going on a weekend, I would suggest making reservations. We shared the mussels in white wine sauce (which were pretty good), but the calamari was amazing (and only $10!!). We were pretty full after that but seeing the entrées purchased by our neighbours, so we each only had a bowl of soup to save room for dessert. Had the maple creme brûlée (which was amazing) for dessert with tea. The prices don't seem to quite fit the venue, but are definitely appropriate for the quality of food!

Whatever you do - don't miss the calamari!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank IndigoChrist
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Ottawa ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I am not a fish eater but the beer-battered halibut fish and chip dinner was absolutely delicious. The side sauce was perfect- not your average tartar sauce and the coleslaw was creamy and delicious. The fries were fresh-cut /skin-on and were perfectly crispy. The fish was not fishy tasting at all but had a mild sweet flavour.

My mon had the fresh raw oysters and she said that they were the best that she had had outside of Nova Scotia. The scallops and mussels with garlic sauce were very good also according to my tablemates.

We will return to this restaurant. Not hard to understand why it has been around for 16 years. Service was attentive and informative.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Very good place, recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place, waiter presents himself very well, food was great, prices are acceptable, I will return

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Billard90
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