Restaurant Welcome to The Pelican Reef
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. And it's just a few minutes from where ever you're staying.
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.
Where is Fowl River and The Pelican Reef? According to Google, it's located only 18 minutes from Mobile, 15 minutes from Dauphin Island, and 16 minutes from Theodore. The Pelican Reef is right in the middle of all these areas, so it's just a short drive before you're enjoying a relaxing meal no matter where you're staying.
Scroll down and you'll find our menu, crowd favorites, and information about what's happening now.
Hope to see you soon.
Crowd Favorites Check these out next time you're here
Lunch Buffet If you get hungry for lunch, stop in between 11am and 2pm to enjoy our lunch buffet. Served Monday - Friday.
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.
Best of all, it's only a short drive from Mobile, Theodore, or Dauphin Island. Click here to get the exact directions.
What Others Are Saying
Excellent river atmosphere & the sauteed hot garlic crab claws are simply to die for!
Love you guys and miss you all. I will have to make sure I stop in next time I am down that way.
Fabulous stuffed flounder tonight! Thanks chef!
Service was spot on and weather was perfect for dining on the water.
It was great the onion rings where so big and fresh I could only eat two, then got my food...shrimp, fish, hush puppies, baked potato wow it was awesome could not eat all of it. The service was great thank you Jen. I will definitely go back when I come to town.
This is one of the first restaurants my husband and I visited when we moved down here. Now when family comes to visit we always make it a point to take them.
The snapper stuffed with crab is wonderful!
We loved our meat at Pelican Reef, sitting by a window looking out at boats and bay, eating local shrimp and oysters on the half-shell. Don't miss the fried crab claws!
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 251-973-2670 or click the button below to discover more.
Happy Hour & Weekends
You have your choice of beer specials and monthly food specials while your here. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4pm until closing time. Come enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine and relax with your friends.
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.
And because we're just a short drive from everywhere, you can drop in and have some fun without spending all your time in the car.
Click this link here to view our full calendar. Updated monthly. The Pelican Reef Event Calendar.
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About The Pelican ReefThe 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.
Whether you're in Mobile, Theodore, or Dauphin Island, The Pelican Reef is less than 20 minutes away. According to Google, it's located 18 minutes from Mobile, 15 minutes from Dauphin Island, and 16 minutes from Theodore. We're located right in the middle of all these areas, so you can have a relaxing meal in just a short trip no matter where you're staying.
By car, go south on 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.Address
The Pelican Reef
11799 Dauphin Island Pkwy
Theodore, AL 36582