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Pelicans Reef

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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
+1 513-232-2526
12:00 - 00:00
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Alexandria, Kentucky
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198 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good thing we arrived early (4:30p.m.) because this place was packed and had people waiting outside by the time we left.The selection was difficult since there were so many items we wanted to try. For an appetizer we shared an order of crispy onion rings that were yummy. I choose coconut shrimp with a side salad and sweet potatoe fries,... More 

Thank debrandes
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Thanks for your nice review. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and atmosphere reminds me of a seafood place you'd find in Florida. We've been going here for 20 years and we've never been disappointed. We shared a combo basket today (shrimp and cod with fries and onion rings). Very good and one order was plenty for 2 people. We both felt stuffed afterward. We sat at the bar... More 

Thank Denise H
Richmond, Indiana
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in an unfamiliar area of Cincinnati so we turned to TripAdvisor, as usual. We didn't want a chain restaurant, but something local. We found several great reviews of Pelicans Reef. The restaurant was very busy, but we were seated immediately. The waitress was very helpful, pointing out her favorites and recommending some items over others. We had the... More 

Thank JLM47374
Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is conveniently located on Beechmont Avenue, in a shopping/office strip that is somewhat easy to miss. We had to turn around and really look for it, but it is right there facing Beechmont Avenue. Food was very good. Service was good. Our server, per our request, rushed our order as we had to get to an event just... More 

Thank Tariq R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We've been to Pelican's Reef countless times for lunch. The fish is always fresh, the service friendly and usually efficient, the atmosphere just right. We rarely go for dinner in part because their wine program is uninspired- I'm sure they just bring in what their distributer recommends, like several varietals from a handful of mass market producers. Just because you... More 

Thank Ralph S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant when we don't feel like cooking & want a casual meal. Great casual seafood. I love the Grouper sandwich, Caesar salad & sweet potato fries while my wife loves the crab legs. Wide variety of seafood as well as non-seafood items on the menu.

Thank FrqtTrvlr14
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Thanks for your nice comments! Hope we see you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband adores the gumbo, I have never been able to order anything BUT the Island tacos with blackened mahi mahi. The slaw is quite good and I always get extra crispy sweet potato fries.

Thank MaryAnneM1007
Management response:

Thanks, Mary Anne. We appreciate your valued feedback! More 

Madeira, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Last Tuesday for lunch. Best clams in the non ocean tristate ! Had the crabcake appetizer. although a little small,not bad, But,again, we aren't close to the shore ! Always like the atmosphere, and service.

Thank markump
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Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again! More 

Milford, Ohio
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've eaten here a few times in the past so I knew what to expect. Today, I tried the clam chowder. The description on the menu says.... "Best inland clam chowder anywhere". I adamantly disagree. It tasted like canned soup, at best. It was not creamy and the potatoes were in perfect little cubes, like you would find in a... More 

Thank KimBux
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Cincinnati of and on for 30 years and I just found the best all around seafood restaurants that I never thought existed in Cincinnati. I will tell all and ask for forgiveness for not finding it sooner!!!!

Thank BurningNV
Management response:

Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-232-2526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?