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Pelican Grill

#41 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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1500 Bank St | The Blue Heron mall, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7Z2, Canada
+1 613-526-5229
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
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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327 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a very busy place, I would recommend a reservation. They managed to squeeze us in but put us on a time limit for the table, not my preferred way of dinning. The food was good in general, the chowder was excellent, the scallops were awesome, but I found the fish of the fish and chips to be on the... More 

Thank Ottawa_uhl
Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a strip mall on Bank Street in Ottawa south it is worth checking out with lots of accessible parking. Had not been there since it's renovation/expansion several years ago. Was not disappointed. Difficult time deciding between the Real Thai Curry Shrimp, Fish Taco Platter or wild Halibut Fish and Chips. The Real Thai Curry Shrimp won and was... More 

Thank David W
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I had was so tasty. Mussels, Red Thai Curry Shrimp, Fish Taco, After Eight Cheesecake. The staff were also very friendly.

Thank ABoddah
Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here for a Sunday brunch. While there is no buffet the a la carte menu is extensive enough to suit. My wife chose the Benny Classic( Eggs Benedict) while I chose the breakfast sandwich( 2 poached eggs each in an English muffin with a generous slice of ham). The fries were the wedge type with... More 

Thank twowheelfever
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went to The Pelican for supper not having been there in over a year. As always, the fish dishes are good but, my God, they could afford to give each dinner more than one small dinner roll and one plastic tub of butter. Diners might not use more than one each but it just looks so cheap to... More 

Thank Droynick
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was once one of my favourite seafood restaurants, just a few minutes from work and relatively close to home. It went through a rough patch about 10 years ago - maybe a change in the kitchen staff? - and fell off my list. I returned for lunch with a colleague last Friday and it was so packed, we wound... More 

Thank Tim M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are a sea food lover this is the place to go, the eatery is attached to their market and everything is super fresh. The menu has a variety of dishes to please everyone's taste. The place is simple and yet rusticly sophisticated! Great service, fair prices, will go back there any time!

Thank Raquel P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went with friends because I like shopping at their fish store. It was mussels month and the server promised big juicy mussels. All we got, however, was a pound and a half of shells and tiny little mussels in them, so small it was even hard to find them with the little mussel fork. Too bad, because it makes on... More 

Thank Mike W
Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place for the delicious fresh fish and comfortable friendly atmosphere. Pride of ownership shows! Absolutely the BEST crime brûlée I have ever tasted in my life! It rivals the Fairmont hotel's creamer brûlée in Edmonton and Lake Louise. I liked the Pelican's better!!! 10 mins away from airport. In an unassuming strip mall. Visited between 3-4:30pm so there... More 

1 Thank PinkVibes
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fairly small grill associated with a retail outlet for seafood & other fish products and condiments. Ample wine list with reasonable prices. Lunch menu is great with plenty of choices. Service was superb. Can't wait to return for lunch or dinner, or maybe even a decadent lobster/eggs "Benny" for brunch.

1 Thank craigmunro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
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
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?