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Pelican Reef Restaurant

11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
+1 251-973-2670
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
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11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time there and it was worth the 20 mile trip. Large selection on the buffet plus the server brings crab legs when you want more. We will be going back.

Thank checker1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shrimp cocktail appetizer was delicious. The waitress we had was great - super friendly and took great care of us. I ended up getting lightly battered and fried crab claws which others in our group loved - but I was expecting more meat -...More

Thank loribS9254DJ
Reviewed 18 November 2017

menu was southern food , some fried or broiled with vegs with a southern flair,beautiful day and served on the porch overlooking the water with wild life and birds around the area.

Thank vkrumel
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We live just down the road from The Pelican Reef and had enjoyed eating outside on Sunday afternoons in the Spring and Fall some years back. Unfortunately, at some point, we began to notice the quality of the food had gone downhill and we had...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We always enjoy Pelican Reef. It's on the water so the atmosphere is relaxed. You can go in fresh off the boat after swimming in the river or dressed for a date. Food has always been great. They have entertainment quite often.

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Real down home Alabama cooking. Excellent food and service. Owner had collection of offshore fishing gear on display. Nice.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I see why they were busy but the staff handled the crowd with ease. Great views and even better food. Fried flounder is to die for and the oysters and crab fingers were delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank paju1452
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Good seafood, excellent bay inlet location, wait staff were busy but right on it. Fresh fresh fresh. We were very pleased.

Thank 6second79
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Pelican Reef is located at the marina on Fowl River, right at the mouth of the bay. We usually eat on the Patio, looking out on the boats, & River. As we have a house on the Island, seafood isn't a novelty. So I usually...More

Thank dwdawg
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Ribeye, fried crab claw dinner and onion rings for appetizer. Good dinner! Great view you can sit outside on porch or dine inside. Decor is appropriate for area.

Thank AuntBeeb
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Theodore
  • Phone Number: +1 251-973-2670
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