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Pelican Grill

#38 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1500 Bank St | The Blue Heron mall, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7Z2, Canada
+1 613-526-5229
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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun 10:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have long been a patron of this nice restaurant. It is bright and cheerful (if not a little loud), great service, and beautifully prepared fish. The menu is not extensive but everything on it is tempting. Wine is a little expensive, I find. There is also a fish bar attached and I go every week for excellent fish (so... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I occasionally escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, including our two tiny humans, and grab a lunch date. This is one of our favourite spots. I really enjoy the moules frites and I think my husband has had everything on the menu with no complaints. It is small and reservations are recommended. If you... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
St. Catharines, Canada
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, very friendly and accommodating, but the timing of the service was a bit of a let down . Great location and lots of parking.

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Thank 895default
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my husband for lunch on Saturday. He had the lobster bisque, which he said was rather tasteless, as well as the seafood soup, which was ok. I had the clam chowder, which was pretty good, and the crab cakes, which I also enjoyed. So a mixed review from us for this restaurant. We would only go... More 

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2 Thank DeeCP2012
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went today (Sunday) at 1130. More than half the restaurant was empty with reserved signs on the table. Server was all frantic, apologizing for not having any room. We set at the bar. We left at 1230pm with the same amounts of tables only with their reserved signs on. Very bizzare organization. The food was whatever even... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I will try to visit here on the weekend and reservations are recommended. I would recommend the Halibut and chips. It's a bit pricier but I think the quality is there. The salmon dish changes on a regular basis and is always an interesting combination of flavors.

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1 Thank Kevin Y
Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But what would you expect from a fishery that also serves food as a restaurant. Awesome seafood, and the fish & chips is special. One piece is a great size for lunch, and makes for a reasonably priced meal.

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1 Thank Rob L
Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been some time since I've visited Pelican. Wow. What a difference. The menu is much mor varied. I had curried shrimp and my wife had a lobster roll. Both excellent. Had a fish taco to start that was also excellent. Service good enough to get an extra tip. Will go again.

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Thank Bernard S
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant because we wanted good Fish & Seafood. My husband's Fish & Chips were 'average at best'. My Seafood Stew was boring, bland and barely lukewarm. Unfortunately the server was nowhere to be found and didn't bother to check on our food. When she cleared the plates, I mentioned my disappointment to her and she reacted with a... More 

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2 Thank 101Gourmet
Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I had lunch at Pelican Grill with a few friends and was just blown away by the quality, taste and presentation of the food on the lunch menu. All three of us were equally as happy with our food but I have to say, as a Maritimer, I have never had such a fabulous lobster roll in my life. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 36
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Bank St | The Blue Heron mall, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-526-5229
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?