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“Better than Average, Nice Atmosphere”
Review of Pelican Cafe

Pelican Cafe
Ranked #56 of 280 Restaurants in Stuart
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Pelican Cafe is casual waterfront dining with a beautiful wide water view of the St. Lucie River, with a soft sand beach or deck seating. We're located in the Historic District of Downtown Stuart, under the south east corner of the Roosevelt Bridge, adjacent to Flagler Park. Bring the whole family and beach toys for the little ones.Your favorite Fido can come too because we're pet friendly ALL THE TIME! We are 100% open air with umbrella's on most tables. Please check our cold/wet/windy weather status on our Facebook page as we close if the wind is blowing more than 25 MPH, it's an all day rain-out or we have both high wind and temps in the 60s to low 70s in the winter season.
Louisa, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Better than Average, Nice Atmosphere”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was a quick lunch stop after coming in from the airport. Service was good and friendly and the food was above average. It is a little old, but clean enough. The "beach sand patio" was a nice touch. I would go back for lunch again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Brian12B
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Stuart, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice location but not impressed....”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I had heard good things about this place from a few people, but our experience was not good. From the minute we walked into to this place I had a bad feeling. Two guys sitting out back smoking cigarettes, and the few people working inside were rushing around frantically. Not a particularly busy night, open tables all around, just no organization anywhere in this place. It also appeared very unkempt, almost dirty. We sat outside in the cute little 'beach' area with a nice view of the bridge and waterway. It took a while to get service, the waitress was very pleasant, got a few drinks and an app to start out so we could test the waters.....good thing we did not order all at once. We tried the calamari, it is always our test food, a good cook can prepare it any way and serve it with a special sauce and make it unique or in this case it can be fried (in old grease) and tossed on a plate with standard bottled marinara. We chose to move on and not order dinner. I wanted it to be good because the location is quite nice, this is just my experience, but I didn't care for it at all. The location has so much potential I don't understand why they wouldn't take advantage of making it great rather than standard.....and the beach area needs more atmosphere, a tiki bar and some music would really add to the overall feeling of a waterside setting. Apparently others find it to be quite good, maybe we hit it on a bad night???

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank lily429
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Jensen Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lunch with Fido”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

If your looking to take your 4 legged best friend for lunch, the Pelican Cafe is the place. We took our pup there for lunch, this was the first time we ventured to a restaurant with her. The staff brought her a bowl of water with ice and made sure it stayed filled. We received tail wagging service as well. The food was good, we had wraps, and the view was excellent. It is right on the intercoastal waterway. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone with 2 or 4 legs.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Tammy D
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome "Greek" salad, chock full of shrimp”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Artichokes, grilled portobello mushrooms and red peppers, olives, feta etc. A bargain at $14.95. Almost famous fish tacos were also gret with incredible stuffings. Yum!
Rustic outdoor seating only, very casual. For what it is, excellent.

Thank PrincessCT
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Stuart, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great waterfront dining”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have eaten breakfast ,lunch , & diner in this unusual place, you sit on a dock over the water. Food is always fresh & well prepared.

Visited September 2012
Thank Tim D
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