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The Pelican's Nest

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
+1 231-533-9000
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This has been my favorite place to eat ever since we started going up to Shanty Creek. The atmosphere is great, food and drinks top notch too.

Thank Kevin B
Ft Worth Tx
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We've eaten here on previous visits and it was equally as good as always. Enjoyed the fish fries both Fridays of our vacation. Sports bar atmosphere with TVs inside and music and fun if you sit outside. Staff was friendly and fish was delicious. Had a good time! If you are visiting in fall or winter verfiy hours!

Thank Nancy P
Bon Secour, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great fish on Fridays. In the summer you can enjoy great music outside. A full menu and drink slections to choose from. Great service everytime.

Thank Dave W
Battle Creek, Michigan
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice tables outside and food was good. Service that night was OK as one staff person didn't show. Our server did her best with the a smile. Would certainly go back!

Thank Kathy s
Boquete, Panama
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were a large, extended-family, group and the service was prompt and efficient. The live music - hamburger- fish n chips - beer combination well-suited to a noisy, summer early-evening get-together. Pleasant outdoor seating - the interior decor is a little tired. Unpretentious, friendly.

Thank jabx
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,051 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Going on a Saturday night they have a BBQ special where you get choice of two meats and two sides. My husband had the brisket and turkey with sides of Mac 'n cheese and Cole slaw. Large portion and overall good. I had the Ahi tuna and a salad which was okay. Enjoyed sitting outside and the music w could... More 

Thank mixaconsulting
Whitmore Lake
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Quick, affordable, good food, friendly staff. Perfect post round food and beer spot. Easily accessible from Shanty or the Chief. outside seating is perfect for the post golfing crowd.

Thank markdL366ET
Aurora, Illinois
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited The Pelican's Nest on recommendation of our cousin who lives in the area. Despite being a life long visitor to this area, we were unaware of this place. So pleased to have found it . . . we visited twice. The first visit our daughter absolutely loved the ribs with the apple pie BBQ sauce, the shrimp was... More 

Thank ljtheodore1122
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You MUST add this place to your itinerary. Part of The Chief Golf Course, the Pelican's Nest is situated on a gorgeous hill top with stunning views. The night I was there, the music was OUTSTANDING! Local musician Kenny Thompson played outdoors in a near-perfect setting. A large covered deck made eating and enjoying the music very pleasant on a... More 

Thank Michelle F
South Lyon, Michigan
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The food is great. I especially like the chicken pesto salad. Morgan was our server and she was friendly and fast. She had a lot of other tables but still was able to provide us with outstanding service.

1 Thank Angela R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5085 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-9105
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Antrim County  >  Bellaire
  • Phone Number: +1 231-533-9000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?