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“Great Local spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pelicans Perch

Pelicans Perch
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Local spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of the Islands great spots to relax and enjoy your libations and food. Outdoor seating is available and staff is friendly and courteous.

Visited December 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good choice for off-season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

One problem with coming to the beach in December is that lots of the mainstays are closed. One of the few that isn't is Pelican's Perch (formerly the Second Street Bar & Grill).

They offer a standard beach menu (fried, steamed, and grilled seafood), plus burgers and a few specialties, such as the bang-bang-type shrimp appetizer we had. The food was well prepared and arrived promptly, and the staff were friendly and attentive. Good options for the gluten-free folks, and enough options for vegetarians. Prices were very reasonable, especially for the beach.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Pat F
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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I dine at the PP often in off season. Lunch on a Saturday is the place to be if you have a special game to watch as TV' s are throughout the dining area. We usually sit at the bar because we enjoy the very friendly servers there. Their house salad with teriyaki glazed grilled salmon on top cannot be beat. And their grilled fish sandwich is consistently great. Have you tried their chowders and soups? They are award winning. Try the oyster chowder. You will be glad you came.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Laura Davenport M
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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
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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
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