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Pelicans Reef

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7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
+1 513-232-2526
12:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, OH
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place reminds me of the seafood restaurants in Florida. My favorite dishes are the grouper sandwich, peel n eat shrimp, fried oysters and fish tacos. Absolutely the BEST place for Caesar's salad..... hands down. Very casual. Love, love, love.

Thank Marilyn386
Covington, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had po'boys. Off the chain! Sandwiches were filled to the rim. Fresh and very yummy! Staff is extremely friendly

Thank Robin M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pelican's Reef offers a large menu of some of the freshest, well made seafood you can find in land-locked Cincinnati. Outside it looks like a typical strip mall restaurant but the Key West themed decor, good selection, great food and friendly service shows that first impressions can be wrong. We'll be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Alexandria, Kentucky
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200 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Good thing we arrived early (4:30p.m.) because this place was packed and had people waiting outside by the time we left.The selection was difficult since there were so many items we wanted to try. For an appetizer we shared an order of crispy onion rings that were yummy. I choose coconut shrimp with a side salad and sweet potatoe fries,... More 

Thank debrandes
Management response:

Thanks for your nice review. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The decor and atmosphere reminds me of a seafood place you'd find in Florida. We've been going here for 20 years and we've never been disappointed. We shared a combo basket today (shrimp and cod with fries and onion rings). Very good and one order was plenty for 2 people. We both felt stuffed afterward. We sat at the bar... More 

Thank Denise H
Richmond, Indiana
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were in an unfamiliar area of Cincinnati so we turned to TripAdvisor, as usual. We didn't want a chain restaurant, but something local. We found several great reviews of Pelicans Reef. The restaurant was very busy, but we were seated immediately. The waitress was very helpful, pointing out her favorites and recommending some items over others. We had the... More 

Thank JLM47374
Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This restaurant is conveniently located on Beechmont Avenue, in a shopping/office strip that is somewhat easy to miss. We had to turn around and really look for it, but it is right there facing Beechmont Avenue. Food was very good. Service was good. Our server, per our request, rushed our order as we had to get to an event just... More 

Thank Tariq R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've been to Pelican's Reef countless times for lunch. The fish is always fresh, the service friendly and usually efficient, the atmosphere just right. We rarely go for dinner in part because their wine program is uninspired- I'm sure they just bring in what their distributer recommends, like several varietals from a handful of mass market producers. Just because you... More 

Thank Ralph S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant when we don't feel like cooking & want a casual meal. Great casual seafood. I love the Grouper sandwich, Caesar salad & sweet potato fries while my wife loves the crab legs. Wide variety of seafood as well as non-seafood items on the menu.

Thank FrqtTrvlr14
Management response:

Thanks for your nice comments! Hope we see you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband adores the gumbo, I have never been able to order anything BUT the Island tacos with blackened mahi mahi. The slaw is quite good and I always get extra crispy sweet potato fries.

Thank MaryAnneM1007
Management response:

Thanks, Mary Anne. We appreciate your valued feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7261 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230-4125
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-232-2526

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