We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A quaint place with friendly service ”
Review of Pelican Cafe

Pelican Cafe
Reserve with OpenTable
Pelican Cafe is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Lake Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 75
Cuisines: American, Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, LIVE MUSIC Every Mon & Tues Night, Select Sun nights. Owners and neighbors from Greenwich, CT understand what great dining is all about. Come visit our beautiful restaurant with a charming New England ambiance; "Where Nantucket meets the Florida Keys"Mark is a Navy Veteran and has a passion for great food and customer hospitality. Some of the dishes on the menu were inspired by his Italian upbringing; "Try Mom Frangione’s Sunday Gravy for a taste of Italia’. Proud Owners - Mark Frangione & Karen Howe The restaurant was built by Mr. Harry Seymour Kelsey the founder of Lake Park, FL in the 1920's. Kelsey had owned restaurants, bakeries and a farm and then sold his restaurant enterprise to Waldorf Hotel System. The Pelican Cafe was built in the 1930's as one of Mr. Kelsey's guest homes. The Park across the street from the Pelican Cafe is named in Mr. Kelsey's honor. We are delighted to carry on his legacy with excellence in food and service.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A friend and I ate lunch here and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is homey, upscale. All of the staff were warm and friendly. The lunch menu is great. It has so many offerings we will be going back. A huge plus for nonmorning people like me is that you can get breakfast for lunch. The prices are a tiny bit high, but are comparable to its waterfront competitor. I am glad to have a new regular spot to dine.

Thank Andy W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (352)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

19 - 23 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was a special dinner out for us, and the Pelican lived up to it. The place is a converted little old house, and has a wonderful sense of intimacy. The service was good, even though they were a bit swamped. But the food was over-the-top good! Good food, expertly prepared, and well served. Generous portions, nice selection, and well-priced wine list. We dined outside on the covered porch, and had a great time.
We'll be back.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank bangtherocks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Have only been there for lunch several, but it is great lunch - fine dining. If you would like to take someone out for a very special lunch - this is the place. Highly recommend it. AL things on menu are very good.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank maxim3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We discovered Pelican Cafe three years ago. Every time we go to the beach on the way home we stopped for brunch. We have been there also for dinner.
Food is excellent as well as service. The owner is always kind to our children and interacts with them in a very positive way. You have three different seating options as well as eating at the bar.
During season they make wonderful homemade donuts (these are a must try). The really now how to make a proper Egg Benedict as well other breakfast dishes.
Not to be forgotten dinner menu is also excellent. We highly recommend this establishment.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Stanley P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
khowe, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you so much for your loyal support! Our team tries very hard to please from Back to the front of the house. Will share your kind words. Best Regards, Karen, Mark & The Pelican Cafe Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Pelican Cafe was the best restaurant we found during our month long stay on nearby Singer Island. The staff was fantastic from the beginning - we had mistakenly made a reservation for another night and the hostess found us seats at the bar, which was delightful. We happened to hit it on music night and the two musicians were very talented. The food is spectacular. On dining companion said it was the best meal he had had since traveling to Switzerland for business. Definitely a five star meal!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank mljohnston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
khowe, Owner at Pelican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words I'm glad you found us and we hope to see you next time you're in town best regards Mark Karen and the Pelican Cafe team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Pelican Cafe also viewed

 
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Been to Pelican Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing