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“Too bad it's come to this.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pelicans Perch

Pelicans Perch
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Elkview, West Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Too bad it's come to this.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We've been vacationing at OIB for over 30 years. When this location operated under the name of Second Street Bar & Grill; we'd find ourselves there for lunch or dinner several times during our stay. It was good, basic bar food with friendly service, cold beer on tap, and a nice, welcoming vibe. Not so much any more, apparently.

Tired from a day on the road, we checked into our hotel and walked over to Pelicans Perch, hoping for a quick meal and a chance to decompress. We found a bartender, a bunch of young, pretty girls (may or may not have been employees?) and a couple of other guys loitering about. Except for the fact that the one guy was behind the bar, I may have guessed that nobody was minding the store. There were no customers in the joint, unless aforementioned gaggle hanging at the end of the bar were customers. Didn't seem to be, though.

I sat down at the bar & ordered a beer while waiting for my husband. Mr. Barkeep wasn't exactly thrilled to be of service; he seemed in a hurry to get back to the conversation with said pretty young girls. I had paid for my drink, and when hubby came in & sat next to me, he had to literally shout to get service. One of the other men served up a beer and walked away without collecting. We quickly finished our drinks, left enough cash on the bar to cover the unpaid-for beer, and went to Sharky's.

It appears the owners put a lot of money into remodeling this place. Too bad he didn't give some attention to customer service.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan S
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atlanta, ga
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Go somewhere else”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Food was barely eatable with strange tasting spices. Everyone working in the place the night we visited was under 25. They were all more interested in playing around than doing their jobs. Poor service, poor food = never again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tiggerkhb
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Randleman, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“Owner Heckles Disabled patron”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This establishment owner is very disrespectful to those with a handicap or need. Had a very bad experiance with discrimination of one of my good friends when we were down a few weeks back. We were heckled for parking in a handicap parking space even though we had a handicap parking sitcker, and my friend has a disability due to an accident. The owner then proceeded to not let us enter the door nearest to us but have to go around the building and past him to enter the resteraunt. All of this at the time not knowing he was the owner until we asked, we left and before leaving the owner tried to buy us a drink to make it all better. This establishments owner should really look at how he treats those that might come to his resteraunt.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dwayne V
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Could not pay me to eat here again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

1st of all, they 'miscounted' our party as 8, when it was only 7, and added 18% gratuity to both checks (7 people on 2 tickets). Ridiculous! Especially considering our waiter was clearly high and didn't take one persons drink order then was very slow on delivering food & bringing the check. I'm highly disappointed and will not be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kittymax1
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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401 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good place to stop in for a cold beverage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We dont often frequent bars primarily because we have kids in tow. This is an easy stop (across the street from the museum and just next door to the putt-putt course on OIB) on our way back to our house. Don't expect gourmet if you are going in to eat, but decent bar-food with a beach flare. Give it a try!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Brad945
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