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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
+1 513-232-2526
12:00 - 00:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Management response:

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
Management response:

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

Milford, Ohio
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thanks so much! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here. Food was great. Beverages were great. Service was exceptional. No waiting. Was able to get seated right away.

Thank Dixon47
SW Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We eat regularly at this restaurant, perhaps 3x per month. They have 2 restaurants, the Reef downstairs and the Reef Top upstairs. Each has its own menu. Both are fantastic. My usual at the Reef is a large Caesar Salad with Blackened Salmon. The Salmon has to be an 8 Oz. filet, and is always cooked Medium with just the... More 

1 Thank payday1972
Management response:

Thanks for the nice review, Jim! It's "regulars" like you and your family that make this crazy business so much fun. See you soon! Patti More 

Spring Valley, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

After having my niece ask to go to this place for the seven years she has been in Cincinnati, we finally decided to give it a try..and it was worth it.. My sister said she had the best Coconut Shrimp ever!! My niece loved the Calamari and I loved the Lobster Fitters and Crab cakes ..Are server was very pleasant... More 

Thank Kimberly J
Management response:

Thanks, Kimberly. Your nice review is much appreciated. Be sure to stop back and try out additional items from our large menu. See you soon! More 

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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent seafood, excellent prices, great service, plenty of food, and comes out quickly, ahi tuna, grouper, and clam chowder are phenomenal. Great deals on beers and drinks as well, never get tired of going there, we are there at least twice a month and more. 20 years and never a disappointing meal, very few places can say that

Thank ms2112

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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?