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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 good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (10 reviews)
“brisket” (3 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Was a good meal and service was fine. Not much wait. So picked a good time. Would return again. Menu has a good variety.

Thank 781David
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Top notch food, great prices. Friendly staff every time we've gone...even when they have to deal w/less than friendly patrons. Great specials that keep us coming back!

Thank theartistici
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nicely decorated restaurant restaurant with typical Up North menu. Food was delicious and servers were helpful.

Thank NCactuary
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great service, we visit often and are actually on way now to eat, watch game and have a cold one. Perch is great too but the smashburgers are dynamite. Check it out at Big Chief entrance. Chow!

Thank Stantz
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat there because it was close to our condo and discovered a very nice restaurant with very friendly and efficient service. The perch dinner was outstanding and the sweet potato fries with brown sugar sauce very good. We will repeat and highly...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

There is inside and outside seating. The service is great - very friendly local staff that are knowledgeable and efficient. I recommend the grilled chicken pesto salad. It has dried tomatoes that are excellent and it also has some pasta in the bottom that adds...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The food is very good and having the option to eat outside is great. Kenny Thompson offers live music outside on Friday nights (I think) during the summer. If for no other reason than watching and listening to his outstanding talent putting the Pelican's Nest...More

Thank evat77
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We've been visiting the Shanty Creek area for years, and this is our favorite place to eat on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer. We always sit outside to listen to the band and so the kids can play. The place opens up the practice...More

Thank Michsnowbird
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice place to eat al fresca. They have a one-time trip to the BBQ buffet where you can get multiple meats and a couple of sides. It will definitely fill you up. Although I'd say the chicken and pork are the best meats. The brisket...More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The Pelican's Nest is always a good option for either appetizers for full meals. If you're looking for a great place to enjoy all the sports that are happening this is your place. After we ate there we found out from a friend that Roy...More

Thank 00vette48306
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Jim C
10 March 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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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.
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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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