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The Pelican's Nest

5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
+1 231-533-9000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“fish fry” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Extensive menu offerings, good friendly service. Had gumbo, side salad, parmesan and garlic wings, with homemade ice cream mud cake ... all very good. Good selection of beers. Reasonably priced.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This has been my favorite place to eat ever since we started going up to Shanty Creek. The atmosphere is great, food and drinks top notch too.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We've eaten here on previous visits and it was equally as good as always. Enjoyed the fish fries both Fridays of our vacation. Sports bar atmosphere with TVs inside and music and fun if you sit outside. Staff was friendly and fish was delicious. Had...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great fish on Fridays. In the summer you can enjoy great music outside. A full menu and drink slections to choose from. Great service everytime.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice tables outside and food was good. Service that night was OK as one staff person didn't show. Our server did her best with the a smile. Would certainly go back!

Thank Kathy s
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were a large, extended-family, group and the service was prompt and efficient. The live music - hamburger- fish n chips - beer combination well-suited to a noisy, summer early-evening get-together. Pleasant outdoor seating - the interior decor is a little tired. Unpretentious, friendly.

Thank jabx
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Going on a Saturday night they have a BBQ special where you get choice of two meats and two sides. My husband had the brisket and turkey with sides of Mac 'n cheese and Cole slaw. Large portion and overall good. I had the Ahi...More

Thank mixaconsulting
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Quick, affordable, good food, friendly staff. Perfect post round food and beer spot. Easily accessible from Shanty or the Chief. outside seating is perfect for the post golfing crowd.

Thank markdL366ET
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited The Pelican's Nest on recommendation of our cousin who lives in the area. Despite being a life long visitor to this area, we were unaware of this place. So pleased to have found it . . . we visited twice. The first visit...More

Thank ljtheodore1122
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You MUST add this place to your itinerary. Part of The Chief Golf Course, the Pelican's Nest is situated on a gorgeous hill top with stunning views. The night I was there, the music was OUTSTANDING! Local musician Kenny Thompson played outdoors in a near-perfect...More

Thank Michelle F
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Jim C
what do you serve on the Friday all you can eat fish fry?
10 March 2016|
Response from 81csvc | Reviewed this property |
Fish & chips, but they have a complete menu. The food is delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-533-9000
  • E-mail