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Pelican's Nest Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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566 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4724
+1 585-663-5910
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Endicott, New York
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We visited in the off season and the staff was not expecting the size crowd that was there for lunch that day. One waitress and one cook. The waitress ran hard but was too numbered. The food was tasty. Nice location on the water. Casual.

Thank ArtandGinnyNY
Millis, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Came here for a couple beers after an afternoon on the beach. Very casual laid back atmosphere. I enjoyed the short time I spent here. It's right on the river entering Lake Ontario. Perfect location! Would've stayed longer but had a long drive to go

Thank Skeets37
Seabreeze. NY
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What a view of the boats & water !! What awful overpriced food . If it wasn't for the view this place would have nothing. 8 of us went out for a nice dinner. None of our food was very good. I don't understand how they can stay open with all the wonderful places to eat in Rochester. I haven't... More 

Thank Mrsarti
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely spot to eat right on the water. watch the boats go by and profit from the breeze on a hot afternoon. Food is pub grub but pretty good at that.A bit off the beaten trak but not far off! Great scenic drive from Rochester. Helps to have a GPS but not imperative. just ask at the hotel desk.

Thank Sylvia99_11
Fairport, New York
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292 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a 15 min wait for a Friday lunch. We ordered drinks and food on seating (made use of those 15 minutes); drinks came quickly, food come out a little later but not much longer than usual (we were warned that the kitchen was backed up). They do have a rather small parking lot - when it is full,... More 

Thank CaptnGphs
Greece, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

instead, fly on down and relax on the water. The seating IS right above the water and you feel like your on a boat enjoying a nice meal. Friendly service. Great food. The atmosphere is like you are a million miles away on vacation yet you are only five minutes from downtown Rochester. Rest your wings and sit a spell... More 

Thank mhernandez574
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Only open in summer (May?) through Halloween. PARADISE on the river ... Water front dining and drinking and bands. Great beers selection.. Delicious wraps (I like the crab meat wrap), IMPRESSIVE full rack of ribs and appetizers -- Bangin Shrimp. artichoke dip..

Thank JeffSturgeon
Palmyra, New York
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

THE GOOD; Nice setting on Charlotte Pier, Nice waitresses, decent food THE BAD; not very large portions. THE UGLY:$70 for an average tasting meal during lunch

Thank ClintAdvisor
Rochester, New York
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223 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A fabulous summer location with a beach feel - you can sit and watch the boats go by and enjoy the lake breezes with cold drinks, good food and friends. Check out the NE clam chowder it's delicious even on a hot day. Wide variety of good and specials. From here you can walk to Charlotte Pier or take the... More 

Thank Julie T
Webster, New York
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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our table was very close to the water so we had nice breezes and great scenery for lunch. The food (bacon cheddar burger and fish sandwich) were quite tasty. Fries were better than most places. Service was excellent although we were there at the start of lunch hour so that might have made it better than what others have experienced.

Thank Luvocean3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4724
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-663-5910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?