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Pelican Nest Seafood Grill

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 230 | Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
+297 586 2259
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Junction
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is right on the beach and the atmosphere was great. The service was also excellent. The food however was very average. The ceviche was delicious but the jumpo shrimp was not very impressive. Too salty and not stripped so you will make a mess. I personally wanted the "loaded" mussels instead of the original ones but they said... More 

Thank Ugne A
Hamilton, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a busy restaurant, but we were able to get a seat dockside.Watched the fish swimming. Servors were very friendly.

Thank Kathy P
New Jersey
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243 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Vrry good ceviche. We loved tje snapper. Other things looked interesting. Beautiful atmosphere. Get table bybwater tobwatch fish beg. Good service

Thank Hockeylover59
York PA
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327 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As part of a dinner cruise, dinner at this restaurant was included. Food exceeded our expectations. Great service with a beautiful ocean view. We liked it so much we came back for lunch the next day. Exceptional

Thank Burm
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner there right after a wonderful sunset cruise. Disappointed in the food. I had the grouper. My husband had the chicken. Very nice atmosphere. Next time we'll just take the boat ride and dine elsewhere .

Thank Diane P P
Reading, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Each of the four people in our party was able to find something to choose from this dockside restaurant menu. The service was attentive and there were large portions of food.

Thank Sharon W
new jersey
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200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is outdoors mostly on the beach. Food is very good and service is middle of road. Place just reopened after storms and still needs a good washing!

Thank cchriscap
Pickering, Canada
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two lovely cold bubbly glasses of Prospect then a wonderful Lobster dinner. Grilled, not dry like most grilled lobsters. They forgot my Shrimp appetizer which was probably a good thing as the lobster was quite large at 8 oz. Sunset was lovely...certainly worth the boardwalk stroll. I think I will do it again tomorrow.

Thank Diane S
Los Angeles, California
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night dinner as we arrived to Aruba. Food is very average after we experienced other restaurants around Aruba. You pretty much pay for the view that's all. Service is horrible. Our so called waiter was Carlos, he came took our order and left was gone for an hour. I saw that all other servers were serving basket of... More 

Thank Traveller2920
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is amazing. Great happy hour drink prices. The location can not be beat. Table seating on the dock just inches from the water. 2.5 pound live lobster, excellent seafood. This place is a must see. One of the best times while on the island.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 230 | Pelican Pier, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 2259
Open air restaurant over the water on Pelican Pier (between Holiday Inn and Playa Linda resorts).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?