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Lucky Pelican

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6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
+1 941-907-0589
11:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fredericton, Canada
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as two couples. They don't take reservations so we just showed up and luckily we didn't have to wait to be seated. This was unusual for a Saturday evening, perhaps because it was a little earlier, around 5:45. It did get busier around 6:30. Our server was Paul and he was fabulous, providing us with quick service, friendly,... More 

Thank Richard N
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was better than I expected. Fresh Good I would recommended it Very good Need to get there early for a table There is outside seating

Thank Helen556
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lucky Pelican is a small restaurant, specializing in seafood. There is a raw bar, a drinking bar, a small outdoor patio and the main dining area. Food choices are varied and there are specials every night. I had the Oyster Po boy. It was delicious but the Oyster to bread ratio could be better. Lucky Pelican serves in house... More 

Thank benefitsbabe
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One visit to this little out of the way place and you'll be hocked. We went there yesterday with our friends who live nearby Specializing in seafood is an understatement The choices are endless They have an oyster special, $1 each I couldn't have asked for more Fresh and delicious My entree was SeaBass Served on a bed of snow... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe it took us so long to visit this place,its on the east side of 75 in a strip mall but worth the visit.I love the Seafood on display and the large chalk board menu.The Clam Chowder was the best and my Haddock served over a medley of mixed veggies with potatoes was a perfect combination in both... More 

Thank Robert R
Freeport, Maine, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would think that a place called the Lucky Pelican in a strip mall could be so good. But it was, fresh fish delivered daily, also have a fish market in the restaurant. (And it didn't smell) Very busy, good food and attentive staff.

Thank Kerry L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I visit Sarasota, I get to experience something delicious here. Started with roasted oysters, raw oysters and shrimp, moved onto Lobster roll. Perfect ending with the key lime pie. Great waiter named Todd just added to the experience.

Thank coledac
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I live nearby, and have eaten at Lucky pelican for the past 6 yrs. The restaurant is consistent and the priced for what you get... aka. Fresh and Tasty. The market menu (insert) is my go to order, as the prices are under $20 and the dish always fresh and a good portion. The energy is great too, and plenty... More 

Thank the-Safari-Guy
Sarasota, Florida
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496 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

For fresh fish or seafood this is the local place of choice. The chef is always a master of great sauces. The daily selection of fresh fish is always abundant and portions are generous. Several years ago ownership changed but one would never know that. We eat there as often as we can but on weekends there can be a... More 

Thank JordanS8
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 7.30 pm and found a large proportion of the day's menu specials sold out. Somewhat disappointed by this we did manage to find some good mains in the end. Swordfish and oysters were ordered by my companions and I chose flounder. This was served in a light batter on fried potatoes with a rich sauce. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-907-0589

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