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“Decent food, service a little slow” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pelicans Reef

Pelicans Reef
Ranked #86 of 1,952 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Berlin, New Jersey
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent food, service a little slow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Visited on a Saturday afternoon with a family group of 5. Decor is what you would expect, pleasant and nothing out of the ordinary. The food was good, everyone in my group was pleased with what they ordered, my caesar with broiled fish was tasty. I would be inclined to visit again. My only issue was that there was hardly anyone in the restaurant during our visit, however the food was very slow in coming. It also appeared that the servers might have been more interested in chatting with folks in the bar area than attending to their tables. I would have rated the visit better had it not been for this. The prices were very reasonable given the quantity of the food once it arrived. I think i would stop here again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant continues to be our Friday favorite. Wonderful fish tacos. Good beer. Great service. We've eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. I highly recommend.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Jane S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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335 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Good food; service could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have eaten at the Pelican's Reef many times before. It is a nice, clean, family-owned seafood restaurant. The food had always been good. Nothing spectacular, but good and satisfying nonetheless. Our service this time could have been better. Our server was friendly, but by the end of our meal only a few of our glasses and dishes had been cleared (and we had appetizers as well). Also, there were a few times in which we had to ask for refills on our water. I was a server for many years and know what good service is and this time it was only average.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KFCincy26
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Cincinnati
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Above average bar food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The seafood selections are good and and seem fresh. This place has a fairly large menu with good appetizers. The drinks are fair, sometimes a bit weak depending on who is pouring.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank conchie
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Seaood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

A little hidden gem in the Queen City. Some of the best seafood at great prices. Parking is tough at times, but well worth the effort.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jeffps40
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