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Lucky Pelican

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6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
+1 941-907-0589
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for lunch on March 23. I had the cheese grits (love!) and my husband had the Lobster roll. We each had 2 drinks. The food was awesome and drinks were good. A little pricey, but we loved it so much we went back the next day for dinner. It was much busier the next day at dinner time!... More 

Thank ourroaminghearts
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike my friends, I don't love seafood restaurants. This is the only place where I am happy to order fish. Everything is of good quality and fresh. There are many types of fish and styles of preparation to choose from. Specials are on chalkboards, and it has a bustling, informal, atmosphere, which is charming, but you won't have a quiet,... More 

Thank Auntcake49
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents love this place so we go. Food is average. Did not care for the fact that the waiter rolled his eyes when my dad asked nicely for another glass. There was a severe crack/chips in a few places. Waiter said told us that's how all the plastic glasses are. He's right. None of the glasses were in good... More 

Thank Stephanie3636
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217 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem was indeed a delightful visit. We just love eating at a restaurant bar. Always fun and good conversations. The Margaritas are spot on. The food is so delicious!!! We can not wait to return. Enjoy!

Thank diddy66
Chicago, Illinois
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675 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out on a busy Saturday night. Table for four. Great fish options. Nice preparation with vegetables. Chalk board full of anything you would want. Enjoy.

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Annapolis, Maryland
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy busy place! Oysters were large but I prefer the smaller saltier ones, still very good! Fish I ordered was overcooked and a bit tough. Seems like its a place mostly for tourists

Thank GrandPaWalking
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky Pelican is a wonderful restaurant adjacent to Lakewood Ranch. There is indoor and outdoor seating depending on your preference. The food is absolutely fantastic and never disappoints. The quality and presentation is always pleasing and inventive. They have the best service around and everyone is very always friendly and helpful. The whole staff consistently go the extra mile to... More 

Thank randykat
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called the Lucky Pelican a week ago to make reservations for our group of seven since their website said that they only accept reservations for parties of seven or more. I was told that the website was wrong and that I could text ahead one hour prior to arrival to get on the list because they do not answer... More 

Thank SAinPA
new england
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fried green tomatoes to die for they were yummy the best fish I have had in a long time the wait staff hurries to get your food out! short wait time to get a table and a great key lime pie for desert

Thank vw1966
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've been here. The food is great . Unfortunately,it was season and they were packed but the service and food was stiil excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-907-0589

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