Pelican Cafe - Lake Park

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Pelican Cafe ...Where Nantucket Meets The Florida Keys... Award winning upscale restaurant, celebrating 11 years. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Live Music every Mon, Tues and select Sun nights, visit the ThePelicanCafe.com for details. Homemade Decadent Donuts complimentary weekend Brunch. Breakfast served until 2 PM, Pet Friendly Covered Patio. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife Team Mark Frangione and Karen Howe. We take great pride in providing the best quality food (Prepared Fresh To Order) and customer service. Newly renovated restaurant with a charming New England ambiance. Located on US Hwy 1 in Lake Park - directly across from Kelsey Park.

Mark, a Navy Veteran, has a passion for great food and customer hospitality. For a taste of Italy, try one of Marks dishes inspired by his Italian upbringing. Mark is a native of Greenwich, CT and Karen grew up on the beaches of FL and Greenwich, CT.

Support Pelican Cafe - Lake Park during COVID-19

Specials

LIVE MUSIC with Happy Hour 5 - 6 PM

Live Music select Sunday Nights with Alexandra Lewis, Every Monday with Pam & Dave and Every Tuesday Night with Dawn Marie & Giovanni Fazio.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 13, 2019

Ends: December 14, 2118

Availability: Sun-Tue 6:00PM-9:30PM

Happy Hour $7 Drinks and Appetizer at Bar Seats

Enjoy our Beautiful Bar with Happy Hour from 5-6PM

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 18, 2019

Ends: October 19, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-6:00PM

Happy Hour At Bar

Enjoy $7 Drinks and Appetizers with Full Bar and Great Wine List

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 31, 2019

Ends: June 1, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 5:00PM-6:00PM

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vipHBester
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each visit to Pelican Cafe is special. My family & friends have been enjoying this lovely restaurant for years. The meals are superb. Tonight we enjoyed the white clam pizza - the cheese is freshly made and the pizza is perfectly garlicky. We love the live music on Sunday, Monday’s & Tuesday nights - Tonight music was a treat - Rob Russell - love the atmosphere, the vibe, and the twinkling lights on the beautiful porch. Pelican Cafe is truly one of the best dining experiences in the Palm Beaches.

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Karen09
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful,delicious food!
Our new “favorite” restaurant!
Went back for Sunday Brunch!

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Hickory
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nicest ambience of the places we tried while vacationing on Singer Island. Sit outside for a quieter experience.

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vipArnold
Miami
698 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with excellent service by Alex

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FRANKIEB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! The food is top notch. A plus service. And the owner and staff add a party atmosphere that is contagious. Love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday.
The singer, Alexandra personally sang happy birthday to him, she can sing any genre with a phenomenal voice, people were dancing !
The owner personally greeted his guests, the food was amazing and wonderful service that knows how to decant wine. Thank you Pelican Cafe!!!

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BostonFamily
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Service was excellent. Food is a little pricy.

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Colette
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will love this honey cafe, weather you sit on the porch or in the living or dining room. Very personal service.

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vipBreadMan
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the BEST restaurant in the greater Palm Beach area. The food is incredible and the entire staff is perfection. And the live music is wonderful. Go there, enjoy and repeat.

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Spie
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Appetizers, entrees and desserts were exceptional. Kurt, the server, was attentive and friendly.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that we had a reservation, we were stuck in a tiny table literally up against two walls!!! I asked the hostess for another table but was not accommodated. I considered not staying but was looking forward to this evening for weeks.

Next time I will be more specific when I make the reservation!!! I will definitely be back.

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SamEats
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious perfect outstanding from bread to dessert

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had to wait 45 minutes after reservation time to be seated. It was very busy. Food was decent, but service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Carolyn was our very fine server. We drank her mother’s Bloody Marys recipe. Food was great but we wish we could have eaten outside on he porch!

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LindaH
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took visiting family for brunch. Food was great, service was the best.

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vipArnold
Miami
698 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch with excellent service. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! Food and service were exceptional!

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vipSteaklover
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner served at the bar.
Crystal our bartender And server was fantastic.
Great Drinks. Great Food
Mark the owner was chatting with everyone and made us feel like family.

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vipMarjorieC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Excellent food, service, atmosphere,
Wait staff, owner presence! We love this place❤️

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my faves ...never disappoints. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.

SH
vipSusanH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner as always. They had live music that was exceptional and an added bonus.

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Jerseygirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoy the food at Pelican Cafe. When we were in the area for a week last winter we went twice. We were back in the area for a week and once again enjoyed a great meal, plentiful food but this time the noise was very loud. The noise level bothered us but the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Have been here twice on vacation.
First time it was very good.
Second time it was not.
There was a big party in other room.
There were 4 tables in the other room which had to wait over an hour to be served.
The waiter was very cordial-But the owner was quite rude.
. At one point one of the people at the 4 tables complained very strongly- they were given free meals- which everyone heard the owner say.
The rest of us were not compensated in any way.
Very poorly handled.
Think twice before eating there!!

Pelican Cafe - Lake Park
Responded on February 27, 2020

Our sincere apologies. The owner Mark is hearing impaired from his time in the US Navy as Flight Controller on the USS Kitty Hawk. He sometimes talks loud because he can't hear himself. Regardless - he was just trying to make everyone happy. The large party arrived an hour later than expected which makes it difficult for the Kitchen to keep up. We always try our very best to make everyone happy - so I hope you will forgive us. Regards, Karen & Mark Frangione

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vipJeanF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Loved it. Will be back during the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The moment we pulled in we noticed what pride is taken by the ownership to present such a clean and welcoming restaurant. We sat outside on a cool and rainy night but we felt like we were sitting under the a beautiful clear, starlit sky thanks to cleverly lit awning. Our server Alex was VERY knowledgeable about the menu offerings and explained the specials in such a way that you couldn’t resist trying them. He was the perfect balance of attentiveness and kindness without being too much. The food runners were also VERY good! And when the owner/chef Mark visits the dining rooms what a pleasure it is to see how the regular patrons were so exited to see and greet him. We need to become “regulars” !

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vipArnold
Miami
698 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Broccoli soup was excellent. Everything including the service was superb.

LJ
vipLJGMJO
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Service, Ambiance and Food. Each one is special in its own way!! And every time I dine here, the owner and manager stop by the table and make sure all is fine!

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Michigander
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Half of our table was very satisfied with the food. Best sole I have ever had. Recommend you ask what their most popular dishes are before ordering. Pricing indicates they really do like their own food.

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Sparky
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Our waiter, Curt was awesome! We’ll be back!

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vipStuartG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day was excellent. We will be back. Like a small inn

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vipHeyjude
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Music very good

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vipClevelandFoodie
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Valentine’s Day dinner. Filet of sole was excellent. Superb service. Restaurant is an old home, so it is very comfortable. Nice selection of wine. Great service. The only down side is that it was our 30th wedding anniversary. We had noted on Open Table reservation and when restaurant called to confirm. The only acknowledgement we received was a small Happy Anniversary napkin left on table... a bit disappointing.

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vipSunshine
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Been here several times, with a 50/50 chance of being happy. This time, not a good experience. My dinner of salmon was horrible. Smallest piece of salmon I every had....very overcooked and tasteless, as were the accompaniments of dry spinach and roasted potatoes. I took about 3 bites of my meal and left the rest. My husband said his dinner of chicken marsala was good.
Our waiter never came over once our dinner was put down by other wait staff, to check on us to see how our food was. He never showed up until our dinner plates were taken away, and to only ask if we wanted dessert. We said no, so he gave us check. Still never asked us how dinner was.
Really disappointed as Pelican Cafe can be such a charming place.

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vipArnold
Miami
698 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal with excellent service from Alex.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Palm Beach. We have been dining at Pelican for over 10 years. Always amazing.

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vipJeffW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great owner chef! Service was outstanding

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vipDaniel
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Pelican Cafe!! From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left we were treated like family!! Mark the owner was amazing. The service at the bar and table was outstanding. If you want to have a terrific meal with exceptional service and quaint atmosphere the Pelican Cafe should be your choice!! Highly recommended!!!

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vipArnold
Miami
698 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Had the Chicken Parmesan and the service was outstanding.

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vipricharda
Tahoe
129 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Love the place and the service, food was just OK this time. Not sure why, seemed a bit off.

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vipjake
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Music was way to loud for a conversation. Not going back on a Tuesday.

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vipMaureenH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast options are amazing. We all enjoyed our meals.