Pelican Cafe - Lake Park

4.7
575 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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Miami
637 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another unique and outstanding dinner. Mark went overboard on the charcuterie plate. Service superb

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dinner. My fish with Livornese dressing was prepared beautifully and the service was extraordinary.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated but not stuffy, elegant but approachable... the staff, the music, the diners all contributed to an excellent experience. My new favorite place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Veal medallions and Snapper were done perfectly. Good wine selection and service was exemplary.

DW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time at Pelican Cafe! The atmosphere was cozy, food outstanding and the service was top notch! Mark, the owner, was very friendly and stopped by our table to make sure we were well taken care of. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was as normal, PERFECT. Service was SUPERB.

DS
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new go to place for special occasions...
The wife and I had dinner at Pelican Cafe last Tuesday night and we both fell in love with the place.
The restaurant is in a Cape Cod style house with different small dining rooms and outside dining on the porch. The place is full of Cape and Key's type of decor. What a beautiful and relaxing environment to have dinner with family or friends.
The owner (Mark I think) introduced himself and came by a few times to ensure we were Okay, he even caught up to us at the door to say good by as we were leaving.
Beautiful, live, easy listening, sing along music being sung by a lady in the main dining room added to the experience, and every now and then the owner would jump in and played the tambourine and got the whole place singing alone.
Service is top notch with everyone jumping in to make sure you have every thing you need. Bread and water glasses never get empty.
You can tell the Pelican Cafe has a lot of regular customers.
In face an older couple sitting at the next table that dines here every week, so they told us all about the different entrees and what was their favorites.
Portions are large and you will be taking something home. We started with Zucchini Blossoms - these were the special starter for the day, these babies are stuffed with cheeses and flash fried and full of yum!
Our waiter Alex talked us out of ordering 2 salads and recommended we split the chop salad - Great Call.
The wife really enjoyed her Veal Francaise and for me I had to have the Veal Parm which is so huge it still has the bone attached.
Well I can't speak for the desert because the entrees were so huge that we took at least half of our meal home. Both entrees make wonderful leftovers.
Thank you Pelican Cafe, can't wait to dine with you all again.

R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We introduced friends to the Pelican Cafe. We had not seen them recently so we were looking forward to an opportunity to visit. Pelican Cafe was the perfect spot. Our waitress Carolyn was attentive, but ave us time to chat without making us feel like we were lingering too long.

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with outstanding service

DC
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were perfect. Asked for a quiet table and was accommodated in a small anti room for most of the meal. We were surprised to find the dinner special menu that turned out to be perfect. All appetizers, entreas and desserts gave a varied chooise and both of ours were perfect. Flavors were exceptional and all were perfectly cooked and presented. Out waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in each menu item we questioned. We questioned a wine selection and the suggestion was perfect. All in all we were pleasantly surprised how great the evening turned out. Will return in the near future.

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding dinner with wonderful service.

R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit at Pelican Grill. Like our first, the food and service were outstanding. We were greeted at the door, seated promptly and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. We definitely will return soon.

FC
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was as special as always. Can’t beat it in Palm beach county

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was a delight and as usual excellent. I had the salmon which was superb, done to perfection and exactly the way I like it. Wes's service is as always a pleasure, but that is true of the entire staff at Pelican Cafe

MB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was great. A little loud for dining space. Always enjoy dining here. Outstanding food and service.

R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and professional service. Fun to be there on music night.

RS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food as usual.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant, awesome food and the owner touches every table and clearly cares about the customer experience. We will return many more times....

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent dinner. Salmon was superb. Outstanding service as usual. Everything was great.

MM
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the fettuccini Alfredo

V
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the Pelican is like going to a friends house for dinner...the food is delicious, the portions large (enough to enjoy the next day for a delicious lunch) and we always leave happy and ready to come back again...

R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Sunday brunch for our first visit. Charming restaurant with interesting menu. Will definitely return soon.

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I will speak with the Manager or the owner next time we are in the restaurant.

Pelican Cafe - Lake Park
Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear Arnold: Our apologies that your service was not excellent which is what we always strive for. Regards, Mark & Karen

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A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Snapper Toscana was outstanding as was Burrata appetizer

AT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday celebration at Pelican Cafe. They made me feel like family. Such a lovely experience. Food was delicious.

AR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pelican Cafe is simply an Enchanted Place to dine! Singers fill the restaurant with such a Romantic Ambiance. An Marie and Giovanni are Truly Incredible! I have Enjoyed many meals....Explored the menu, appetizers to entrees to dessert....Always Award-Winning! Strongly Recommend The Pelican Cafe if you are in search of a Memorable Experience.

e
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful place. Excellent food. Attentive service. Great menu. Highly recommended.

M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
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!

g
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
Miami
637 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AQ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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

Amazing food!! Service was incredible

VI
Miami
4 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.

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

Excellent dinner. Snapper was great

A
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!

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

Great meal and service! Highly recommend

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.

SS
Miami
34 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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