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Pelican Reef Restaurant

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11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
+1 251-973-2670
11:00 - 21:00
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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The price was for first class food, Snow Crabs bad, Buffet was ok, I want be back. Wasted 60.00 Now we did love the view.

Thank windhillscommuni
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé' , his sister in law ,brother and I went here on a Wednesday night. There was a musician playing good music in the bar. I thought " oh this is going to be a treat!" I had a summer cold, not feeling the best, so decided to order only gumbo. The others ordered their special which was red... More 

Thank Gwen L
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of guys together for a class in the area and the instructor suggested we might like lunch at the Pelican Reef restaurant. The guys ordered fish tacos, Mahi melt and I had blackened shrimp tacos. It was all good. No sides with tacos, but it was plenty for me. The service was really pretty good. I... More 

Thank Capt_Chris_Outside
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant after finding out many restaurants on Dauphin Island were closed. The buffet offered meatloaf and a few other things, so we ordered the fried shrimp plate and the fried seafood platter. We were hoping for more options other than just fried seafood (such as blackened or grilled), but if you are in the mood for... More 

Thank Rmask1
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't find fresh oysters on the island so we traveled back over the 3 mile bridge to find them. It was worth it!!

Thank Savannah H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best food I've ever eaten. The food is fresh well prepared and properly served. The dacor is fitting for the area and a beautiful view of the river.

Thank mikeandpammurphy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

New to the area three of us walked in and were told there was no table with a water view, we did notice all but one was full, but there was an outside area, the reason we know this because the next three sets of people coming in were offered outside on the patio seating to be on the water.... More 

Thank Laura S
Saint Cloud
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 30 of us were on a day trip from Fort Morgan, AL to Dalphin Island when our driver kept going when we got off the Ferry to this great little restaurant and then we came back to Dalphin Island. The feature of the day was a seafood buffet for under $10. What a great find. The food... More 

Thank William S
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Food was great. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. She was very personable. Food was great. Chowder was awesome. I also tried the seafood appetizer with sample of everything - yummy.

Thank Kelly C
Adel, Georgia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were traveling & detoured to check out Dauphin Island for future vacation rental and found this restaurant on the way home. It sits directly on the bay, nothing fancy but good service and good food. I would love to get their cole slaw recipe as that is the only time my husband would eat it :) Both the shrimp... More 

Thank SGI2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Theodore, AL 36582-7625
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Theodore
  • Phone Number: +1 251-973-2670

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?