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Pelican's Net Coastal Grille & Draught House

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8465 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
+1 607-569-3536
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 15:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended by our hotel Best Western across the street. If we had not got the recommendation, we'd have driven past it and missed an amazing experience. A small restaurant along a deserted countryside road that gives you a cozy and welcoming feelings the moment you walk in. It is run by twin brothers who live, breathe and love... More 

Thank Mai P
Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a down home eclectic bistro type place with excellent food and service. We were there early on a Wednesday night. Just us and later a local. The server/ owner was friendly, engaging and told us a lot about the local area, things to do etc. We had fried smelt to start, then blackened catfish and the shrimp stuffed... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I should've known by just looking around the outside of the restaurant that we shouldn't have eaten here. It is a dump, they obviously don't care about cleanliness. Never again!

Thank stayCRae
Prattsburgh, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My first review We walked out...it is on this site. I gave it a second chance and we had drinks and dinner with in an hour. 10 times better than my 1st visit. HAD THE FIS FRY AND WAS VERY GOOD. so will return for another. Gice it a try, I did and glad I went back.

Thank George M
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

On a quiet Sunday evening in February the restaurant choices in and around Hammondsport are limited. Luckily we happened upon the Pelicans Net. With an unassuming exterior and an eclectic interior, this is where you want to be for excellent service and delicious seafood. Get a taste of the local flavor, you won't be disappointed! We had the fried clam... More 

Thank Susan A
Penn Yan, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Incredible fine dining food in a casual atmosphere. Our hosts were awesome. It was a slow weekday night in November when we went. Incredible seafood! The food rivaled anything we've ever had, even in very fancy restaurants. It was a nice surprise since it looked like a very low-key casual place but the food was magnificent. Pricey but well worth... More 

Thank ColleenBF
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I had the crab cakes, which were pretty good (not the best). The bread seemed average to me. The salad dressing options were quiet interesting. The service was good, waitress Kim was helpful. The biggest problem was the SMELL, ugh. It smelled like mildew, which gave me bad vibes over the cleanliness.

Thank Andy M
Cicero, New York
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I usually don't like corn bread/corn muffins, but for some reason I figured I would have a bite. Wow! It was amazing. Dinner was also very good, as was the service. Local beer and wine on the menu a big plus. To top it all off live entertainment from a talented young musician. Great night at Pelican's Net!

Thank Mark M
Smithsburg, Maryland
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly, we stopped in for dinner because we liked the name of this restaurant and wanted good seafood! We were pleasantly surprised. When we first went in, we were the only ones there. Our waitress was very friendly and told us about several local beers on tap from a brewery near by. We enjoyed one of the offerings. My husband... More 

Thank Lisa L
Ithaca, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

After spending the day driving around Letchworth State Park and visiting the local museum were were looking from some place "easy" for dinner, and as Pelican's Nest is across the road from our hotel, it seemed like the obvious choice. Our overall impression was similar to other reviews. The atmosphere felt and decor left a bit to be desired but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8465 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9795
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hammondsport
  • Phone Number: +1 607-569-3536
Pelican's Net is a CASUAL friendly place where people enjoy succulent seafood,steaks, BBQ, and a variety of popular soups & sandwiches in a "coastal Crab shack" atmosphere. We want you to return time and again, so we operate with that in mind by providing creative chef's features with reasonable portions at fair prices with quality in all we do. Graze on icy chilled shrimp, snack on great Calabash style fried seafoods, steamed clams, or tangy BBQ, munch a crisp fresh salad, savor a chef prepared soup or chowder, or "anchor two hands around a sandwich or burger. For an extra treat, feast on a bountiful "seafood steam pot" or "incredible Premium Choice Certified Black Angus Steak". Good food is out credo when it comes to carry-out.

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