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The Pelican's Nest

5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
+1 231-533-9000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hesitate to heap too many praises on this place because at times it can already get a bit crowded, but it's probably my favorite restaurant around Bellaire. They have inside or outside dining (on a golf course...so nice views), good food on a varied...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jamesaT5154UX
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Was asked to get up from table from the manager after being seated to accommodate another party that came in after us. She lied amd told us she had another table for us when she really didn't. I don't appreciate how they favor certain guests...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heather H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

While on a guys golfing excursion at Shanty Creek Resort, we went on recommendation to the Pelicans Nest. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The beer was cold, our burgers were prepared as ordered, and we even went on the day when they were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dale Y
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I was able to enjoy the ambiance of The Pelican’s Nest three times during my annual Fall Golf trip in northern Michigan. I was looking for a sports bar with NFL coverage and a restaurant with a good menu. The Pelican’s Nest did a great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 322davem
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Friday night fish fry certainly worth the $12.99 price. Wish there was a lake view, but we had a mess of fish.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank drgreenster1
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Great causal eating. We sat outside and enjoyed live music while we ate. Portions were good. Nice selection of burgers, wings, salads, sandwiches etc. Nice location. Busy, popular location.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank windandsand
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I have been here numerous times and always have good food. We brought some family from out of town and sat outside.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Pulled pork, burger baskets on an excellent menu. Great outdoor bar, food service and entertainment on the weekends, this is a must stop and visit!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rodney T
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

When we vacation up north at Shanty Creek we always spend at least one evening at the Pelican's Nest. This was the first time we sat in their outdoor space and we really enjoyed it. It's big enough to hold big groups and even when...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 00vette48306
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Fish fry Friday night. Plenty to eat, fair prices and a nice mix of people in the crowd. Haddock isn't my favorite but they did a great job with it and would go back again. Service was good and with a smile.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 69Goatman
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Jim C
March 10, 2016|
Response from 81csvc | Reviewed this property |
Fish & chips, but they have a complete menu. The food is delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-533-9000
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Pelican's Nest where we build the best burger you’ve ever had. We start with the freshest ingredients and serve it just the way you like. If you're in the mood for delicious seafood or savory steak, or luscious salads and decadent desserts, we've got you covered. Full service bars and friendly wait staff can serve you and your friends indoors and out, weather permitting, and we bring you live music and special dinner events year-round. So fly on up to The Pelican's Nest in Bellaire, whether you're a local or a visitor to our area, you can count on a great time at The Nest!
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