The Pelican Restaurant

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23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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THE PELICAN
ULTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
The Pelican Restaurant is a BYOB located in Sewell, NJ. In reaction to the large number of “fusion” seafood restaurants appearing at the time, the aim was, and remains, to innovate and experiment with the classics, not reinvent them.
The Pelican Restaurant often reinterprets traditional dishes by introducing tastes and techniques from various cultures. However, the foundation of the dishes is quality ingredients, like jumbo lump crab, sushi-grade ahi tuna, and hand-cut steaks, to name a few.

The finest ingredients, the peak of the season, artistically inspired. Prepared simply and delicately for your memorable dining experience. Purist and adventurer alike will not be disappointed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 23 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.0
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3.8
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MaryAnnM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second visit in 2 months, both times wonderful food and great service.

CM
ChristineM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for a Friday night. It was delicious. I had the zucchini crab cake and my husband got the Ahi tuna. Both entrees were excellent. The restaurant is so pretty. Just a really nice night!

MB
MichaelB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of fresh fish, well prepared and terrific service.
Will be back.

MA
MaryAnnM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will make it our local go to place!

MO
MarieO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ! I had the zuzzbini crab cake which was outstanding and my girlfriend had the scallops and ravioli which looked delectable !! Waitresses were very very attentive and they r very covid friendly. Can not wait to comeback !!

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vip2kidMom
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve always enjoyed dining at Pelican but this time was different. We had reservations for 5:30pm and were seated right away. We were the first table sat but the restaurant was empty except all the Indian food. The restaurant smelled of currys and delicious, but just not like the smells of Pelican restaurant.

There was one server and a new trainee. Both were excellent however they were alone and the restaurant began to fill up. This lead to the service being slow.

Our food arrived just warm for two of us and the third persons was piping hot. We didn’t want to send it back as the kitchen was busy. We took most of our meal home. We than ordered dessert as yours is always the best! There were only 3 choices which was so unusual from the past.

Well wait a few months to return and hope the kitchen gets it together and they have more service staff. Huge change from before.

LJ
LouiseJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great 😊. We will definitely go back.

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vipDesigndane
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very delicious meal! Had the scallops with ravioli and fluke francese both were terrific! Will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for me and my husband’s anniversary and have never been here before. Everything was absolutely phenomenal! Our server Jules was so polite and fun to talk to. We started off with the stuffed mushrooms and they were amazing! Then I got the teriyaki salmon and my husband got the fluke francaise and they were to die for! I’m going to have dreams about how good the food was! We are 110% going to be back again.

MM
MariaM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon special was delicious, best I have ever had !

KJ
KishaJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night out with friends! And.......the Chef and his outstandingly staff perfectly executed well plated meals that we all enjoyed .
One of my favorite places to dine ♥️

TS
TomSher
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to The Pelican for Valentine’s Day weekend 2021. When we were seated, there was a paper on our table with a Pre-fix limited menu. This was not listed on their online website menu, nor were we notified of the limited menu when we made the reservation. At $55.00 a person we thought about leaving but figured we wouldn’t get in anywhere else at that time on Valentine’s Day weekend. This menu change felt sneaky and put us in an awkward position, and we heard others discussing it as well. Considering the reduced number of customers, due to Covid restrictions, and a limited menu, service was very, very slow. Also, the seafood bisque used to be to die for, but this time it was just ok. The appetizer choices were limited and written in a very confusing way. There were only 4 dessert options and they were out of two of them. We didn’t like either option so we didn’t get dessert and they didn’t deduct anything off the bill. The entrees were delicious and beautifully presented, but unfortunately didn’t make up for everything else. We are very disappointed and won’t be back for a while, if at all. It’s a shame as this was one of our go to BYOB restaurants.

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Nick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We were seated at 6:45, by 7:20 we had to ask a server if someone would wait on us. The person we spoke to said he would send someone right over. We waited another 15 minutes and no one came. We packed up our stuff and started to walk out. On the way out, we told the girl at the front desk that we had not been waited on since 6:45 and were leaving. At that time, a manager/owner ran out from the back and asked us what the problem was. We explained that we were seated for almost 50 minutes and no one came to us and we even spoke up and asked someone and still no one came over. He begged us to stay and promised we would have great service and offered free dessert. We wanted to eat there because we know the food is always good. We said okay and sat back down and he said he would send someone right over. We then waited another 5-10 minutes and again no one came over to us, so we left.

We fully understand it was Valentines Day weekend and it was busy, but all we wanted was to be greeted and have appetizers put in. We will go back, but it might be a few months before we do so.

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vipDesigndane
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fresh, tasty and served piping hot! Loved our meal! Hadn’t been for a while but just as good as I remember! Will be back!

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CCreview
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was way over priced for quality of food. Service was horrible. Up charge for salad was $6.95 for a disgusting salad with hardly any dressing. Definitely was disappointed after reading how great this place was.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was top notch. The service was great. The atmosphere was peaceful. It was exactly what we needed.

SB
vipSaulB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Restaurant was cold!
No ice tea. Food was horrible.

NB
vipNakiaB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was amazing and the vibe was great!

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very blah un interesting food

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alishap
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pelican served wonderful food. The ambiance was very nice and the workers were extremely nice as well. We left feeling full and have already told all our family and friends to go when they can. We will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife’s birthday. Food was very good as it is every time. We only come once it a while due to the expense. We completely enjoyed our meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The restaurant was very unorganized! Everything we ordered they were out of! Food was very ordinary! Can cook better food at home!! High priced -not worth it! Won’t be returning!!

MW
MaryannW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made reservations for 5:30 table of 8 and we were disappointed. We were actually one of the first tables there that night . Appetizers were overcooked . Overall the main dinner was good but over an hour wait ... all of our sides were cold and 1 person in our party their dinner came out 20 minutes later. It was a birthday celebration and it was disappointing! We’ve always had a great meal and great service but this wasn’t great service this time. Kitchen was not on their game that night. I did relay the message to waitress about our service but she seemed overwhelmed that night

Maryann Widen

FAQs

The Pelican Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 589-6969.

The Pelican Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.