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About The Pelican Cafe
The PELICAN CAFE is a Miami Beach landmark. Since its opening in 1994 it has been a popular gathering place for international travelers, music and fashion mavens, designers and most importantly for Miami Beach locals. The Pelican Cafe offers an oasis of casual dining with a sophisticated menu of new Italian fare. The Pelican Cafe is without any doubt the best destination for great food and service in Ocean Drive and Miami Beach. It has been lauded by Giada de Laurentis (Food Network) as a must for breakfast and "Best Restaurant for Lunch" by Miami New Times, Best of Miami 2008. You will also enjoy our great cocktails as well as our wine list, noteworthy for its superb variety and value. The Pelican Cafe is located in the famous Pelican Hotel owned by the edgy Italian fashion company Diesel.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Dinner Nightly: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 12:00am
9th and Ocean Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
House DJ Entertainment daily
Public Parking available on Collins and 7th Street, Ocean Drive and 13th Street
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pelican Cafe Restaurant: Large dining room area smartly decorated with vintage artifacts.
Pelican Terrace: Pent House level terrace with unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pelican Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Our group of four traveled from Wisconsin for the Orange Bowl and enjoyed New Years Eve dinner at an outside table. The atmosphere was lively and fun, but not overwhelming. The service was excellent and the food exceeded our expectations. This would be an outstanding review for any meal, but given the occasion, the crowd, and the frenetic pace of the staff, The Pelican handled it all beautifully!
First of all my reservation didn't go through to Pelican. Pelican was able to accommodate us however this would have been embarrasing if I was not with understanding friends. Had fish and chips. The fish was really greasy. Pelican has gone downhill. At one it was a favourite of mine but it will no longer be on my short list. Food quality has really gone down.
Dined here with my daughter for brunch after a segway tour. We were seated promptly for our reservation and our server was very attentive and polite. I ordered the pancakes and eggs and turkey bacon and my daughter ordered steak and eggs. I also ordered a latte that was probably the best latte I have ever had, and that's saying a lot. I ended up having two, and actually, I wish I could have another one right now! Our food arrived promptly and was cooked as we requested. Nothing spectacular. My daughter did comment that her steak, which she ordered to be cooked medium, was perfect and very tasty. I had a piece and agreed with her. Since we were there for an early Sunday brunch, Miami Beach was still just waking up so the restaurant was pretty much empty. Our server gave us a cute note on a folded up napkin thanking us for dining there and wishing us a good day. Good service, good food, no frills. What more can you ask for? I'd definitely dine here for brunch again.
I went with my husband while we were in Miami for a couple of days. The location was good, the restaurant next to Pelican had live music which was better fun then Pelican cafe itself. We are vegetarian and there were very limited options available. Not to say the food was a little cold when it came out. The food taste was also not the best. We both love Italian food however we were not pleased with taste of the pizza or appetizer. But the service was good and in all we had ok time. You can try your luck!
My husband and I and our two young boys had a fabulous and fun dining experience on Christmas eve. He and I split the fresh fish for 2 and it was more than enough for two. The kids meals (hamburger and pizza) were tastier than the usual as well. The food make out in a timely manner and the service was excellent!!!
The only complaint we talked about was the music was too loud...but got used to it.
Mancanza di aria condizionata all'interno e gia' questo parlando degli Usa e' evento "poor", arrivati piatti sbagliati, vino in calice mediocre (poche scelte e nulla di sufficiente) e prezzi ingiustificatamente alti. Il pesce era mediamente buono cosi' come il filet mignon, ma nulla di eccezionale. Una delusione. Da non consigliare.
Dined on a Saturday night in Feb with 2 other girlfriends on the recommendation of another friend. Early dinner (around 7), so pretty quiet still. Gorgeous setting, table up away from busy sidewalk but still outside, with open view of beautiful interior. Shared a salad (delicious!), the shrimp pesto pasta (ridiculously fabulous), and a pizza (mediocre). Drinks weren't too pricey, but also weren't overwhelmingly wonderful (mojitos and caipirahnas). Considering how pricey it is to eat in Miami, we got a pretty good value - plenty of good food to eat without breaking the bank. Will definitely be back.
I haved dined at the Pelican a half dozen times, twice with my wife, and the food and service are consistently good. When I am traveling to Miami, I always make a point of visiting the Pelican. The paella is a personal favorite. Spend the extra amount and add the lobster tail. It is a good dish to share with your loved one. The oysters on the half shell are also delicious. they are on the large size. Ask to be seated on the veranda. It is perfect for people watching while enjoying the ocean breeze.
Great location, vibrant atmosphere, good-looking people. fantastic fireworks and lots of music that helped melt together the picturesque crowd of Ocean Drive in South Beach. However, food and beverages were a real disaster and service was nothing to write home about... The menu was limited (my wife has an allergy to seafood and mushrooms and she almost could not find anything to eat), quantities small and some of our choices actually tasted bad or were either overcooked or too cold to be served. The first bottle of wine was undrinkable and sent back, the second and third were below average for their price. Not much of a choice for wines.
Very very very Disappointed, According to some reviews I was expecting a very high-end restaurant with great service, And great food, But I got the contrary the food was mediocre the service was terrible because there was an event going on, So So the waiter did not give us the proper attention the food took so long to come the bread was very stale ,was never serve the proper way that I usually am served at a high-end restaurants.. I heard the pelican Café is owned by diesel company well they should give me a refund on jeans or something for the money I paid for the restaurant cause I was extremely disappointed... Too bad because the ambience is good with the energy of South Beach which is Great ,they should improve the restaurant service.
Cocktails incredibly large and overpriced. Overheard waitress being quite rude to Japanese visitors at table opposite when they received their bill and complained about price of cocktails -would maybe suggest some form of price indication on your drinks menu so that you do not take advantage of visitors to your city. In the service industry it is imperative that good customer service is exhibited and quite frankly my entire stay in your city was very poor on good customer service which did surprise me somewhat as I always believed that America was a bit of a leader in this field.
Very unpleasant. Water was never refilled, chairs were uncomfortable, waiter was rude, hostess was not trained how to check a reservation, music was too loud, and the bill included the tip but did not say so, instead asking for an "extra tip." Don't go here.
What we ate was very tasty, but it wasn't as described by our waiter or as represented on the menu. My wife ordered snapper in parchment that was supposed to be cooked with cherry tomatoes and zuccini. The dish had no tomatoes and only a small piece of zucchini. I ordered an open faced ravioli dish that was supposed to contain shrimp, prawns, and assorted other fish. It had one prawn and some very tiny shrimp. Both dishes were tasty, but frankly were skimped on in the contents. The wine was also heavily marked up. On the plus side, the service was excellent.
I always stop in on The Pelican Cafe when in South Beach. It is located in the heart of the famed Ocean Drive facing the ocean. The food is delicious and specialty drinks very tasty. My wife and I dined at the Pelican on April 3, 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. A word of caution: the prices are extremely high but it probably competitive with all the other establishments on Ocean. The total for the two of us over $230. We both had an appetizer and a cocktail, but shared an entree. Still, we would do it again because the ambiance and food were worth it.
Pelican Cafe is our favorite restaurant in South Beach for good reason. They are consistently reliable, the food is delicious, the location and people watching is top notch, and the service is excellent. There is nothing not to like. They have always honored our reservations, taken table requests, and the servers aren't pushy or overbearing - they are laid back and the meal is paced well. The food is always amazing, good portions, not enough to stuff you but not too small either. We had a 4 course meal (1appetizer, 2salads, 2entrees and a shared dessert) and the bill was about $150 with added tip. FYI: The gratuity is included on all checks in south beach, you can add more if you like. Also, the vibe here is great, perfect spot for people w
This restaurant is a fun place to people watch while you dine. They have an excellent shrimp cocktail appetizer. The portions are large and we very much enjoyed our meals. Our timing was off though and there was a downpour of rain that lasted the entire hour we were dining outside on their patio. There was a lot of splashing and the staff used broom handles to push up the canopy to get the rain to pour off onto the sidewalk near the diners.
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