Pelican Cafe - Lake Park

4.7
547 reviews
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Pelican Cafe "Where Nantucket Meets The Florida Keys" Award winning restaurant, now celebrating 11 years. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Live Music from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, visit the thepelicancafe.com for details. Homemade Decadent Donuts complimentary weekend Brunch. Take-Out & Catering - Private Party space for 40 to 80 people. Breakfast served until 2 PM, Pet Friendly Covered Patio. Founded in 2008 by husband & 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. Mark, a Navy Veteran, has a passion for great food and customer hospitality. For a taste of Italy, try one of Mark's 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.
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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. I was looking for a Sunday brunch near Singer Island. Wonderfully appointed, super friendly staff, great breakfast choices and nice and spicy Bloody Mary's! Check this place out!

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g
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place. The soft shell crabs we outstanding!

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A
Miami
604 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent and the filet of sole was great as usual. Tudor's service was outstanding.

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AQ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous find. The food is unique, fresh and beautifully presented . Our service was outstanding, as always. The entertainment was perfect for the evening and our guests were extremely impressed with the charm of the restaurant. Highly recommend.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s in a quaint, delightful, old house. The servers were friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. I had a Belgian waffle that was bigger than I have ever seen; I couldn’t finish it. My companion had a turkey sandwich that also looked yummy. She also said it was excellent. The prices were fair considering the quality of the food.

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DW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience. Food was excellent as was the service. Management made us feel welcome and appreciated. The type of place you would remember and come back to.

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LB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Service was incredible

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VI
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Manhattan prices in Lake Park. Actually shocked me. Very poor value. Buccan is reasonable compared to this place and it is in Palm Beach. Everything on Pelican menu is at least 20% above reasonable.

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A
Miami
605 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Snapper was great

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous evening at the Pelican Cafe. Food and service were excellent, and the owner stopped by our table several times during the course of the evening to check on us. The live music was superb, and we will definitely be back!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service! Highly recommend

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DB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite in the Palm Beaches! While it is not in the hub of the area's activity it is well worth the drive up the intracoastal to Lake Park's best dining experience.

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SS
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is exceptional, the ambiance, and our waiter was extremely patient and very accommodating , we had a hard to please guest in our party of 6 who is very particular on his drink and the waiter was very very nice and the guest left extremely HAPPY with Pelican Cafe, apologies to the waiter, he was great , the music was very nice as was our food. Thanks again Pelican Cafe, will be back.👍🏻🍸😊

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Despite Open Table confirming a reservation for us, the restaurant turned out to be closed.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

I'm so sorry - are you sure you didn't make your reservation at the Miami Pelican Cafe Restaurant on Open Table? We're in Summer Hours and closed Sunday Nights and Monday. We hope you'll try us again - you can make a reservation at ThePelicanCafe website.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is delicious, doughnuts are my favorite and a courtesy of the house. Ambience is relaxed and at the same time feels intimate and cozy

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every category. Pleasant surprise. Great food, service, atmosphere.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is always very good but heavy. Prices are high but quality is consistent

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you. We do offer lighter fare such as Grilled Chicken, fish and salad dishes.

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SS
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff our waiter was extremely accommodating and pleasant I also go for the excellent music, food absolutely delicious❤️❤️❤️going back on tues with two other couples

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Better last time
Pinot noir changed and fish over cooked after asking for underdone

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Our apologies - our wine distributor is on backorder with our regular Pinot Noir. Will let chef know about Fish. Thank you for your feedback - Karen, Mark and Pelican Cafe Team.

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Miami
146 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and entertainment. Love this little gem.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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RV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual, the food and service was excellent, but the music was incredibly loud and detracted from the overall dining experience. I would not recommend it on a night when live entertainment is scheduled and do not plan to return on such evenings.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Our apologies if live music too loud. We try to keep it at a dining level..but do have quiet tables available on music nights too. Thank you for your feedback.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The staff are so friendly and make you feel so welcome. The food is beyond amazing. Wish I could go every night!

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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WJ
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Had all the specials of the day and they were outstanding.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for the kind words!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Looking forward to visiting the pelican café again. We have already recommended it to a couple of our friends.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind words!

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. Lovely outside porch to sit on. I like that you can make reservations on line. A bit pricy for breakfast/brunch but worth it!

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you!

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Miami
605 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner. The snapper Toscano was outstanding.

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you!

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G
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on mother’s day And it was fabulous. The food was great and we were surprised how nicely sized the portions are. They had entertainment and she was great. Customers were up dancing and having a really good time.

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The parking was a nightmare. The restaurant is small. The food was good. Floor plan was a little tight. It’s not really not kid friendly. But the food was outstanding. So are the mimosas

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AJ
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was the first time I was there. Considering it was Mother's Day, we had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the food. Our server was very attentive even though she was extremely busy.

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G
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered soft shell crab with pasta & oil and garlic
Everything was on one plate with the ran swimming in the oil. The owner said he plated the meal...he should have known enough to plate the pasta separately. Crab was inedible. Since it was over an hour that we had been there we chose not to order anything else. He was smart enough to not charge us

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Responded on May 30, 2019

Dear Gyndoc: Our apologies that your pasta was not plated separately..not sure if it was requested that way. Looks like you were there on Mother's Day Sat Night which is a very busy night - sorry for the delay on your meal. We do try extremely hard to please and don't want anyone to leave unhappy - hence our picking up your check. Best Regards, Karen, Mark and The Pelican Cafe Team

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My father got the special and the cook was not trained on the prep ..therefore we waited a little over an hour for our food and our dining time was over two hours.. we were the first ones to sit for dinner... great place just needed to be better trained on the specials.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, as usual. Excellent service in a great atmosphere.

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live entertainment added to the very nice ambience. Dinner was very enjoyable. The presentation beautiful and the food first rate.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat here every year we are on vacation. Love the food and the entertainment is fabulous. Love it so much we make reservations for the second week we are here.

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SL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homemade goodness and outstanding specials. Indoor or outdoor seating (even in the rain). Attentive staff. Beautiful for any occasion.

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t
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love the family feeling. Food and service fabulous

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B
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem.! The dinner menu offers a wide selection of delicious meals. I have also had breakfast there (best ever!) & lovely lunch. I highly recommend it!

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PM
New England
46 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience. Service is impeccable. Choices for brunch should satisfy anyone. And special requests are easily accommodated. Plus the doughnuts - YUM!

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M
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a shame the noise level in the room we were seated in actually affected our dining experience. We were a table of four; and it was impossible to have any kind of conversation. The food and service were perfect---but the main topic at our table was that we were unable to speak to one another.

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SS
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pelican Café was definitely our best dinner while we were on vacation. The food, the ambiance, and our waiter was awesome. The owner also came by all table to make sure everything was good.

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