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Pelican Reef Restaurant

11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
+1 251-973-2670
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
4 days ago
“Great late lunch on the road”
5 days ago
“Good fried seafood”
Closed Now
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fresh shrimp poorboy hoagie sandwiches were delicious! So happy we saw signs and decided to stop. Good atmosphere, ok service.

Thank DjBakerMissouri
Reviewed 5 days ago

It has deck seating, which is great this time of year, as well as inside. Food is served hot! Oysters were especially good, raw or fried.

Thank Ellis T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year on vacation we make it a point to stop into Pelican Reef Restaurant. Most of the time we have the buffet. The gumbo is very good. It is not as good as the gumbo found in New Orleans, but it is 1000X better...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The price was for first class food, Snow Crabs bad, Buffet was ok, I want be back. Wasted 60.00 Now we did love the view.

Thank windhillscommuni
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My fiancé' , his sister in law ,brother and I went here on a Wednesday night. There was a musician playing good music in the bar. I thought " oh this is going to be a treat!" I had a summer cold, not feeling the...More

Thank Gwen L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a group of guys together for a class in the area and the instructor suggested we might like lunch at the Pelican Reef restaurant. The guys ordered fish tacos, Mahi melt and I had blackened shrimp tacos. It was all good. No sides...More

Thank Capt_Chris_Outside
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after finding out many restaurants on Dauphin Island were closed. The buffet offered meatloaf and a few other things, so we ordered the fried shrimp plate and the fried seafood platter. We were hoping for more options other than just...More

Thank Rmask1
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Didn't find fresh oysters on the island so we traveled back over the 3 mile bridge to find them. It was worth it!!

Thank Savannah H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Some of the best food I've ever eaten. The food is fresh well prepared and properly served. The dacor is fitting for the area and a beautiful view of the river.

Thank mikeandpammurphy
Reviewed 28 February 2017

New to the area three of us walked in and were told there was no table with a water view, we did notice all but one was full, but there was an outside area, the reason we know this because the next three sets of...More

Thank Laura S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Theodore
  • Phone Number: +1 251-973-2670
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