Restaurant Welcome to The Pelican Reef

Fresh seafood. Bold burgers.

Cold beer. Chilled wine.

These are just a few of things you'll discover at The Pelican Reef. For over 15 years, thousands of people have come through the doors to enjoy dinner with us.

Located at the corner of Fowl River and Mobile Bay, the beauty of Fowl River is a beautiful backdrop for you and your family. You enjoy the meal as you enjoy the view.

Whether you like the spicy taste of bright red boiled shrimp or the savory crunch of bacon on our signature Reef Burger, we have something for you to enjoy.

The Pelican Reef has been a secret getaway for the locals of Mobile, AL. since we opened 15 years ago. Our menu ranges from mouth watering seafood dishes to lite fare to our monthly special dishes. Kick back on the deck and watch the water roll in from Mobile Bay as sunlight bounces off the water.

Scroll down and you'll find our menu, crowd favorites, and information about what's happening now.

Hope to see you soon.

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Crowd Favorites Check these out next time you're here

  • Snapper Supreme

  • Steamed Shrimp - 1LB

  • Garlic Crab Claws

    (Market Price)
  • The Mahi Melt

  • The Reef Burger

  • BLT - The Reef Way

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Enjoy Your View

The view makes a difference.

When the weather is nice, the view of the river is wonderful way to enjoy your meal.

You can turn a quaint little meal into a wonderful experience.

Nestled alongside Fowl River Marina, you can see the boats at dock and watch the boats bustle up and down the river.

On quiet days, you'll see the sun reflecting off each ripple of the water. When the wind blows, it turns each tiny wave into a tiny mirror, reflecting the sun back at you. The pulses of shimmer hypnotize you with their regular rhythm.

Between the whirrs of the boats, you can hear the tiny laps of waves hitting the boats and the dock. The tiny gurgles compose a peaceful river melody that may be one of the most relaxing sounds you'll ever hear.

It will wash away even the most stressful day.

What Others Are Saying

Excellent river atmosphere & the sauteed hot garlic crab claws are simply to die for!
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Having A Party?

Let us host it for you

Book Your Party

Fun Fact - At The Pelican Reef, we have a downstairs party area you can use to host your party. It holds intimate parties of 25 all the way to up bigger ones of 100 people. We handle all the catering and can offer plate dinners to buffet style spreads. We regularly host birthdays, corporate parties, and non-profit events. We even have had promotions parties, Christmas parties, and Mardi Gras events here. If you're looking for a place to host your party, look no further than The Pelican Reef.

Call Us at 251-973-2673 or click the button below to discover more.

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Happy Hour & Weekends

You can almost always find a crowd at The Pelican Reef during Happy Hour.

You have your choice of beer specials and monthly food specials while your here. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday until 6pm. Come enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine and wind down from your day.

On the weekends, it gets even better.

Friday night, Saturday night, and on holidays, you'll often find live music and loads of your friends here. From Karaoke to Djs to killer live bands, the weekends are something you'll want to experience first hand.

News & Events Stay up to date with us

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It's the $1.4 BILLION Party Night!

It's the $1.4 BILLION Party Night!

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New Website is Here!

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am - 9pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday through Saturday: 11am - 9pm Sunday: 11am - 9pm

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About The Pelican Reef

The Pelican Reef has been a secret dinner hideaway on Fowl River for 15 years. Our menu ranges from mouth watering seafood dishes to lite fare to our monthly special dishes. Kick back on the deck and watch the water roll in from Mobile Bay as sunlight bounces off the water. Or just stop in for a drink. Either way, we'd love to have you.

Driving Directions

By car, go down Rangeline Rd. as if you're going to Dauphin Island. At the end of Rangeline, turn left on Laurendine, then right on Dauphin Island Parkway. Continue for 4 miles and The Pelican Reef will be on your left. Turn before you go over The Fowl River bridge.

By boat, head towards Middle Bay Lighthouse. Go west towards land until you hit the channel markers. This channel will take you to the mouth of Fowl River. Once inside the river, The Pelican Reef is about 1 mile from the mouth and located on your right.


The Pelican Reef
11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy
Theodore, AL 36582

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