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Lucky Pelican

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
+1 941-907-0589
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service from very attentive waitstaff. Have eaten here twice now for dinner only and the food was very good. My only complaint is that after 4pm you cannot get a booth for a party of two. (They don't let you order dinner until 4:30 because that's when the "specials" menu is printed, but you will be seated and can... More 

Thank Terry B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in a strip mall, Lucky pelican doesn't have great atmosphere and they don't take reservations so there is usually a good wait. But this isn't why we eat here. This place has great seafood at reasonable prices. There is a huge fresh fish and oyster selection nightly and the pre meal bread is delicious. I recommend the Stone Crabs... More 

Thank rjlevy14
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for fresh seafood. Their menu has lots of choices but primary it is a seafood restaurant. You can choose your fish of choice and then decide how you want it prepared. Peel your own shrimp is another good choice.

Thank Terry T
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be prepared to wait but this restaurant is worth it. The food is consistently excellent. The fish is fresh and served with various sauces. I am a bread addict and find it very difficult to find good bread in Florida. The Lucky Pelican has great fresh baked bread. There is a very small bar and the happy hour well drinks... More 

Thank Mikeydi910
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was as usual very good: had a salmon dish and clam chowder both of which were very tasty; friends were very pleased as well; got there at 5:30 PM on a Wednesday and just beat the crowd

Thank Phillip R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been talking about trying this place out for a while. We were bored on a Sunday and decided to venture down for a late lunch/early dinner. They have 1 1/4 lbs of crab legs for 19.95. Not a bad deal at all honestly. We enjoyed ourselves so much. It's a small but roomy place. Very... More 

Thank Benannie
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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464 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating outside on the 75° night in January and having fun nominal food with exceptional service is to die for! I ordered the swordfish medium rare and it was absolutely perfect. My wife snow crab was to die for. This is truly one of our favorite new restaurants!

Thank Rockydogz1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible service, food, and in the same parking lot as the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch! I would've eaten every meal there! The price was not bad either.

Thank Shannon P
Longwood, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lucky Pelican is a hidden gem, in a strip mall behind University Parkway in Lakewood Ranch. Everything on the menu is fresh, I had a Flounder Poblano , which was cooked perfectly and came with the best slaw. The others in my party had Thai Mussells which were out of the world and Salmon cooked and moist.

Thank Casey C
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tried the lightly battered fried flounder sandwich. Very tasty and filling. Ate indoors on this chilly windy day. Seated immediately.

Thank tru7447

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?