Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

7,6 based on 52 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Seafood
Main Course:
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
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Meals:
Brunch, Dinner
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Ratings & more:
Good!
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Restaurant Information

Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

Pelican Pier
Aruba
Tel: +(297)- 5872302/5861
Opening Hours:
Champagne Brunch: Departs Daily at 9:30 am
Starlight Dinner: Departs Daily at ....
Pelican's Nest Seafood & Grill Bar
Aruba's favorite restaurant completely above the water offers many unique attributes; the spectacular view at any time of the day and especially during sunsets, the wide array of fresh seafood, a relaxing atmosphere, exclusive seating for dinner and the option while dining to feed the fish. Our Peruvian chef makes a famous and delicious fish ceviche.
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Mar 1, 2012 - posted by
We were told we couldn't order burgers, that they stopped serving them at 6pm??
I thought the food and menu were pricey for the setting.
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Jan 26, 2012 - posted by
1st time to this place, can't figure out why.....what a place to have dinner... on a pier out over the water... THIS is what we come to Aruba for......... Had the grouper grilled, my wife had the grouper with coconut... both dishes were GREAT will be back again for sure.
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Nov 27, 2011 - posted by
The only good thing about this restaurant is the location and the really nice view since you are literally right on the ocean. The service here was horrible, the waiter forget half of our dishes, no apology or anything. When I needed more water I had to get up and go the bar because the waiter never came back to check on us and we couldn't flag him down. There were only 4 groups of people in the entire place so there was no excuse.
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Mar 16, 2011 - posted by
We went to Aruba for the 15th time last october. We had never tried the pelicans nest before. Some of the reviews were not favorable. We decided to try it this year because it was close to the Playa Linda where we were staying. I got a couple of the grilled grouper sandwiches for lunch one afternoon and took them to the PL pool. They were wonderful. Price was about $8 each. We decided to try dinner there that evening. We were seated by a very friendly waitress at a table on the waters edge. A perfect view of the sunset. We both ordered the grilled grouper dinner. It came with rice and grilled veggies and a roll. The fish portion was quite large. We did not order any apps or mixed drinks. This was an excellent, and filling meal and the price was $19 each. We went back a couple of more nights to eat here. The 3rd time we went the fish was a little overcooked, but that was the only complaint we had on the 4 visits we made there. We highly recomend it. I have seen people post here that said they spent $100s for dinner. They must have had the fresh lobster that is usually available or a lot of apps and drinks.
Best time to go is just before sunset and get a table on the end.
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Nov 7, 2010 - posted by
Stopped in for lunch while walking the beach. Awesome views, sitting right on the water. Food was average and prices outrageous. For lunch, we had 2 appetizers and 2 entrées and it was over $100 so be prepared for tourist food at tourist prices.
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Oct 27, 2010 - posted by
We enjoyed dining at Pelican Nest twice during our recent stay in Aruba. Food was wonderful. Sat of the edge of the pier next to the sea and wonderful sunsets. We love Pelican Pier
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Sep 17, 2010 - posted by
Ate here 9/5/10 on our first night. Pleasant atmosphere out on a pier...sat right next to the water. I had the Mermaid Trio(assort.fish/shrimp/lobster tail).It was good but portion could have been bigger. My husband had the Tenderloin which he enjoyed. Great service and a nice location. We walked to it from the Hyatt where we were staying.
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Sep 1, 2010 - posted by
Just had dinner there. Great view, caught the sunset. Not a lot of people here yet cuz still early, 6pm. Ordered the whole grilled red snapper, $30 each. Was very good & fresh! Thought the fried calamari at $7.25 was a good deal but you get what you pay for...only a small bowl with about 15 pieces on top of a lot of shredded lettuce & carrots! Iced tea was $2.60 in a small glass and NO refills (as per our waiter, Julius)!!?? Soda was $1.95. Good thing iced water was free refills! Also had the 15% service fee added automatically as mentioned in earlier reviews and they still expected a tip! Service was average. If it wasn't for the excellent whole red snapper, we would not be going back (will have water next time :-)).
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Jul 17, 2010 - posted by
The food at the Pelican's Nest is just OK. Good lunch spot. Warning - Take a good look at your bill. This place still includes a hefty service charge of about 15% which the staff does not call gratuity. When you ask them about they will say its for utilities or it is split amongst all of the staff (sounds a lot like a tip). Many restaurants in aruba use to charge this years ago. Most have moved away from the deceptive gratuity scheme.
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May 25, 2010 - posted by
We just stumbled on this place while walking the beach and it was amazing, we had the coconut shrimp and both got the grouper- both dishes were fantastic and the views from our table could not have been better to watch the sunset. I would highly recommend this place for lunch AND dinner!
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