Pelican Landing

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Considered Fort Lauderdale hidden gem, Pelican Landing is a casual waterfront bar and restaurant with unprecedented views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Experience a front row seat to the best sunsets and boats cruising along the way, while you enjoy fresh seafood, great cocktails, waterfront views, daily specials and a fantastic Sunday brunch.
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GD
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Perfect place for dining on the water in Fort Lauderdale, and currently, with the hotel shut down, parking is a breeze. Sitting on the second floor above the water is perfect, surrounded by boats, I don't think you can beat the atmostphere. Service and food were fine. Our party of 4 was annoyed at the bait-and-switch technique of adding small print to the advertised BOGO offer on their website: "Enjoy BOGO* day at Pelican Landing every Monday. Take advantage of two-for-one entrees all day. *The complimentary entree applies to an equally or lower priced item." The manager qualified once we got there that it isn't all day Monday, only after 5PM. Three days later, the website still hasn't been changed to reflect the change in the promotion.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this place, but I think tonight I fell in love once again. I brought 14 first time diners and they were *in love* with the place.

First is drinks—of course, everyone had different drinks, cocktails, brews and shots. Bartender Morgan hooked it up. I personally had a margarita—it was not over-powered or too acidic, it was perfect. All of our shots were chilled perfectly. They recommended great local beers.

Next came food. I made sure to get the name of the chef—Jeffrey. Our orders were complicated and many, and the food made it out PERFECTLY and we ate every bite.

Finally is my girl (she’s always my waitress, I look forward to seeing her!) CHEYENNE!! And new super sweet waitress Leila(?) who helped out the whole way through. All 15 of us were ordering at once. Some people didn’t know what they wanted, some people added to their orders... some weren’t focused... let’s be honest a party of 15 can be hard to organize. But we had a GREAT time. Like I said all of our food came out at the same time. All of the plates went to the right people, there were no mistakes in the orders, there were no mistakes in ANY of the checks. It was perfect.
They were ALL. THAT. GOOD.
I purposely tipped-out, I’m certain my party did as well. I will be bringing all 15 of us back to spend more money again.

Thank you all so much for an amazing Sunday, you made it so memorable. Xo Jaimie

E
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great view of water boats and cruise ships!!

MV
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This was horrible they were totally understaffed. It took 1h to get our food in between nobody really refilled our water. The restaurant itself was nice. Guessing the management has some problems. I dont even think there was a manager on duty

MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was New Years Eve, so service was very slow starting, but all worked out. food was good, menu is small but the atmosphere makes up for it. will go back

JM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Location-great! Food-wonderful! Service- subpar only because they were under staffed on a busy New Years Eve. Everyone was very pleasant and apologetic. It’s a fine line that separates too many servers and too little. We still had a very nice evening overlooking the intracoastal.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Terrible service. Had reservation and was told to self seat. 30 minutes later the waiter came to see us. Restaurant was not busy at the time but the operation was so disorganized. Several friends of servers hanging around drinking and interrupting the operation. Too bad because the food itself was good.

AM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch so much we came back for dinner the next night. Both waitresses, Gabbie and Cheyanne (hoping I have their names correct), made our meals even more enjoyable. This place is a hidden treasure.

r
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat! Food was good, staff was friendly, but the best part was the view from the restaurant and looking at all of the spectacular boats while walking on the docks to the restaurant. Would definitely go back! Great for kids too!

KM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made reservations for Christmas Day but unknowingly they were closing at three and our reservations were at 3. They did honor our reservation and we had a server named Cheyenne who was wonderful, she did not rush us she was attentive and friendly. She made our Christmas Day very special. The food and drinks were also very good. Would highly recommend.

BG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Difficult to locate. Not handicap accessible. No ambiance.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Great restaurant, terribly rude service! I made a large reservation a month in advance and they made very little accommodations for us. They spilt us into two tables and would not let us put them together. But another large party (without reservation) walked in and rearranged 4 tables together! The manager was extremely rude and dismissive to me. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!

L
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is amazing. I can understand why some say it is a bit hard to find, but the signage is pretty good and we found it easily. The food was delicious and the servings generous. The conch appetizer was so delicious that we’d go back just for it! We had tacos for the main dish and it comes with a delicious salad, garnished with cashews! Two tacos are more than enough! Finally the dessert of cinnamon and sugar croissant donut with vanilla bourbon creme was to die for! All in all, everything more than lived up to our high expectations!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our stop for brunch when getting off the cruise ship. Great Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people. Great spot.

S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love eating at the pelican landing so took our friends for lunch as it was her birthday. But the server didn’t get the order correct and brought fries instead of a salad . But they made it right by bringing out a salad after . So e dry one was happy and really enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Will be back soon .

LM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding food, service and ambiance!

WP
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little bit of a walk to get there but well worth it for the inter coastal views.

DO
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little hidden spot with outdoor seating overlooking water.

F
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Pelican's Landing. the service is friendly and efficient. The view is awesome.

G
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and the plates were excellent. Not big, not small, great presentation and service really good. Prices are ok. The only thing to mention about the coffee was served on a disposable cup. Other than that nothing else to add. I would come back and definitely a recomend it place to go.

j
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Drink a long time to get

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

RS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only issue was the cocktails. A margarita tasted as though there was no alcohol. They took it back and didn't charge for a fresh one which definitely had alcohol. Then a couple joined us and ordered a flavored martini and it also tasted as though it had no alcohol. They took it back and the lady asked for a glass of wine instead.

NG
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Although the location was lovely, there were several things that I could not help but pass along to the next potential diners. First off, if you have an individual that is disabled, be prepared to have them walk up some pretty steep steps as there is no elevator to the top floor. Secondly, the lighting was horrible!! I understand it intent was to set a certain type of ambience; however, it was ridiculously dark! Not only myself but I seen other diners having to use their cell phone flashlight to look at the menu. On a more positive note, the food was prepared quickly and it was pretty tasty.

To sum it up, this place has delicious food, is great to grab a bite to eat when there is ample lighting outside, and/or no one in your party has a disability that would preclude them from taking those stairs

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it was nice but we went there for a specific entertainer and there was nobody. No live music. No vegetarian food

IB
Birmingham
100 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Friday night on the waterfront. Located at Pier 66, the restaurant was a bit challenging to locate due to dim lighting and a 2nd floor location. Once we arrived, the food, service and especially the environment were ideal. Fish of the day was swordfish, and it was terrific blackened. Nice touch with music from Hollywood Mike. Peaceful setting, romantic and good value.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not many options on the menu
Food OK
Service - Less than OK
The place is not well maintained and needs a good cleaning.
The only good thing was the view for the rest I don’t recommend this place.

HB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and service was fantastic. Staff very polite and attentive. However very limited menu. Husband had the burger which he said was “ok”. I was going to have the shrimp but waitress recommended Conch fritters which I hadn’t tried before. They were tasteless so won’t be having those again. I would return but for drinks only.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dining experience! Sunset was beautiful and live music made it extra special. Love everything about this place.

S
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Outdoors all the way. Right at the marina where you can literally see into the mega yachts nearby. Food is all snack type casual food with atmosphere to match. ONE NOTE: NOT HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. You must use a long and somewhat dangerous set of stairs to reach the restaurant. Long walk to the end of the pier from the parking lot.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The music was a little bit too loud for the small place . Food is good , service is excellent and ambiance is amazing !!!🥰

EG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great service and great views. Limited food selection and hit or miss. Coffee was bad. Ne

PH
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

If you want to sit in a sweaty dive bar while eating overpriced food served by a dude in a tank top this is the place for you.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, loved the view. Everyone was really nice. Will definitely go back there. Please wear shorts and tank tops, very hot outside and out in the open.

N
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and view but the music that was played was all wrong. And too loud. That atmosphere calls for a low, smooth mellow jazz, not hard rock or heavy metal sounds as was the case when I was there. That detracted from the experience.

PR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We may live on the west coast but Pelican Landing is always top of the list every time we visit the Fort Lauderdale area. We often wish we had a similar restaurant with the same views, atmosphere and ambiance. Staff is always friendly and professional. The food is always fantastic. Already looking forward to next year's visit.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place was perfect.
Very clean and the food was delicious.
The service was excellent.

IH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We got a great table outdoors to enjoy the sunset! Food was delicious! We ordered crab cocktail, fried shrimp, conch fritters and skirt steak!
Service was very good as well, they were very kind on the recommendations and the food was brought promptly! It’s our first time in Fort Lauderdale and Pelican Landing will be in our top places list. Highly recommend!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was raining when we went there, but it was still an amazing experience. The waiter made some recommendations that were awesome. Very attentive, friendly and the attmoshpere was amazing...great views. We will definitely go back.