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Pelican Cafe

612 US Highway 1, Lake Park, FL 33403-2916
+1 561-842-7272
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“donuts” (39 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
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Bar, American, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
612 US Highway 1, Lake Park, FL 33403-2916
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been multiple times with friends and family. Brunch is outstanding, and the atmosphere is great. Sometimes the service is a little off, but is always compensated by everything else! The pancakes are wonderful!!!

Thank Kim W
khowe, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and comments we do strive for excellence with food quality and service will continue to work towards making every experience consistently the best

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Server seemed very distracted, and it wasn't even busy. It took forever just to order food. I heard great things about the shrimp scampi pizza, but was not impressed by it. Salad was good. Home made donuts they gave while we waited were good. Cute...More

Thank Ashley B
khowe, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ashley I'm so sorry for the slow service it does happen on occasion that a server will be distracted by another table or two we hope you'll give us another try thank you

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife & I visited on Mothers Day 2017. We had reservations and arrive about 10 mins early. We were immediately seated in a corner table in a very crowded side room. The service was suburb. Various employees took the order, delivered the entrees, and...More

Thank Bill L
Karen H, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

THANK YOU for the kind words and your support! Best Regards, Mark, Karen & Pelican Team

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We decided to try Pelican Cafe for breakfast and were not disappointed. We liked it so much, my husband, who is strictly a t-shirt and swimming trunks kind of guy, is willing to throw on a collared shirt for dinner. Breakfast included Smoked Salmon Eggs...More

Thank Doll_Lil
Karen H, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank You guys for the kind words! Mark & Karen

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Had not eaten here for some time. We used a coupon to keep the cost down. Service was very good and the food even better. The salad was big enough to share. The duck had plenty of meat, the orange sauce was not too heavy...More

Thank Mikesflorida
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a causal fine dining venue with inside and outside seating. The ambiance is very pleasant and the service was competent, Salads are large and were shared being split in the kitchen. The soft shell crabs were good but would have been better not...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

While moderately to higher priced, the value is definitely there. Service has been consistently friendly though at times perhaps not as quick as some would like due to an approach that leaves many customers feeling more like "family" rather than just customers.

Thank Bigdogxyz
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Had been there for dinner a year ago and it was a 5 star experience so decided to go for birthday lunch. They do serve breakfast and lunch until 2 pm. Service was great but disappointed in the food this time. Soup was serviced warm...More

Thank Islandprincess28
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Have been to the pelican cafe now four times, once for brunch and three times for outstanding dinners - we love the great choice on the large menu it caters for so many choices! Our waiter Paul was a top guy who even remembered us...More

Thank Joshluckhurst
khowe, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and support means a lot I will share your comments with the staff this regards Mark and Karen and Pelican Cafe team

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After Sunrise Service this morning (Easter Sunday) another couple and my husband and I had breakfast here. The servers were very busy, but you would not know it. Carolyn was our server and she was very attentive and very nice. Our food was hot, presentation...More

Thank C M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 45
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 US Highway 1, Lake Park, FL 33403-2916
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Park
  • Phone Number: +1 561-842-7272
  • E-mail
LIVE MUSIC Every Tues, Thurs, and select Fridays this Summer.

Owners and neighbors from Greenwich, CT understand what great dining is all about. Come visit our beautiful restaurant with a charming New England ambiance;"Where Nantucket meets the Florida Keys"Mark is a Navy Veteran and has a passion for great food and customer hospitality. Some of the dishes on the menu were inspired by his Italian upbringing; "Try Mom Frangione’s Sunday Gravy for a taste of Italia’. Proud Owners - Mark Frangione & Karen Howe

The restaurant was built by Mr. Harry Seymour Kelsey the founder of Lake Park, FL in the 1920's. Kelsey had owned restaurants, bakeries and a farm and then sold his restaurant enterprise to Waldorf Hotel System. The Pelican Cafe was built in the 1930's as one of Mr. Kelsey's guest homes. The Park across the street from the Pelican Cafe is named in Mr. Kelsey's honor. We are delighted to carry on his legacy with excellence in food and service.
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