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Pelican's Nest Restaurant

) #268 of 1,026 Restaurants in Rochester $$ - $$$ American,
566 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4724
+1 585-663-5910
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
566 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4724
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is on the water. That's the only thing it has going for it. The staff is rude - especially the bar tenders (male and female) and the food is absolutely terrible. We were there this past weekend and we're told it would be...More

Thank Izzy325
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Food and Service! Dear friends selected this place to celebrate my upcoming birthday as I had never been here before. I ordered a strawberry salad which was outstanding and my husband ordered a Southwestern Crab Cake Sandwich which he really enjoyed. We both ordered...More

Thank jebsinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The one thing that really stood out to me was how friendly our waitress was! Anyway, the scenery and atmosphere were nice. We were there on a sunny, warm, slightly breezy Tuesday for dinner, and it was perfect to sit out on the deck and...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Beautiful oudoor seating (indoor seating as well) along the river with view of Lake Ontario and boat slips. Food is very good and offers a variety from burgers to delicious salads and more substantial dishes. Good bar and excellent service.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited in the off season and the staff was not expecting the size crowd that was there for lunch that day. One waitress and one cook. The waitress ran hard but was too numbered. The food was tasty. Nice location on the water. Casual.

Thank ArtandGinnyNY
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Came here for a couple beers after an afternoon on the beach. Very casual laid back atmosphere. I enjoyed the short time I spent here. It's right on the river entering Lake Ontario. Perfect location! Would've stayed longer but had a long drive to go

Thank Skeets37
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

What a view of the boats & water !! What awful overpriced food . If it wasn't for the view this place would have nothing. 8 of us went out for a nice dinner. None of our food was very good. I don't understand how...More

Thank Mrsarti
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lovely spot to eat right on the water. watch the boats go by and profit from the breeze on a hot afternoon. Food is pub grub but pretty good at that.A bit off the beaten trak but not far off! Great scenic drive from Rochester....More

Thank Sylvia99_11
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a 15 min wait for a Friday lunch. We ordered drinks and food on seating (made use of those 15 minutes); drinks came quickly, food come out a little later but not much longer than usual (we were warned that the kitchen was...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 24 August 2016

instead, fly on down and relax on the water. The seating IS right above the water and you feel like your on a boat enjoying a nice meal. Friendly service. Great food. The atmosphere is like you are a million miles away on vacation yet...More

Thank mhernandez574
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 River St, Rochester, NY 14612-4724
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-663-5910
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