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Blue Pelican Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2535 N Main St, Central Lake, MI 49622-9270
+1 231-544-2583
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Central Lake, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Amazing food and great staff......really lovin this place. Made me a fan all over again. Chef Patrick has great food and wonderful presentation.....

1 Thank Jefchef
Detroit, Michigan
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192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A great choice in Central Lake--their menu shows some creativity and their staff is attentive--you will always see locals there which is always a good sign--beer list is a little short but a solid wine list.

Thank Chris W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Friend told us this was a really good restaurant (prime rib) so we gave it a try. We were there on a Thursday(Italian night). Only one other table occupied on arrival although four or five were occupied when we left. Service was quick. Husband went for linguini and meat balls. Dish arrived with warmish noodles and room temp meatballs-nothing to... More 

Thank Wendy1107
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have been driving by this restuarants for years on my travels to northern Michigan and had never eaten there. It was suggested to my husband and I to try it out. It was terrific. Food was delicious and our waitress Shana knowledgeable and delightful. Restuarants we had visited in Bellaire had closed and this was a great find. An... More 

Thank Mary Beth K
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived to what is really the only dining facility in Central Lake. The Blue Pelican is also an Inn. We were here on Friday night about 6 and there were a few tables taken. Multiple televisions showed sports shows and one was showing news. My husband and myself both ordered the fried fish with fries and a small portion... More 

Thank Countryjules
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First time, which will be our last time. Service was very poor. Slow. Forgetful. Inexperienced. Would overlook some of the shortcomings of the waitress if the food was good, but no such luck. Skip this restaurant if you are in the area.

1 Thank Beth D
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were in town for a wedding and the rehearsal dinner was at the blue pelican. Food was ok, they seemed a bit overwhelmed with our party, even though they knew we were all coming in at the same time. The couple that did the music was great

1 Thank Scott F
Toledo, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very nice restaurant for Whitefish. Outdoor seating looked amazing but it was raining on our visit. Didn't try other entrees.

1 Thank beagle25
Boquete, Panama
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110 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I expected the "White Cheddar Chicken" listed under pasta and described as fresh chicken breast on bow-tie pasta to come as a breast of chicken on a bed of pasta - but it turned out to be mostly pasta with a few bits of diced chicken breast tossed in. Likewise, the "Chopped Salad" described as Romaine hearts, baby greens with... More 

1 Thank jabx
Bay City, Michigan
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I made reservations for 2 at 7. The hostess had our table reserved but neglected to assign a server. After a 20 minute wait I returned to the front desk and asked if we had a server. She immediately remedied the situation. Apologies flowed from both the hostess and server. Food was excellent and our server took very good care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2535 N Main St, Central Lake, MI 49622-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Central Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 231-544-2583

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