The Plaid Pelican

★★★★☆
Tuesday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • 27 South Pleasantburg Drive Suite 160A

    Greenville, SC 29607

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  • 864-271-0096

About The Plaid Pelican

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday: Closed
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My wife enjoyed their offerings at Fall For Greenville so we were eager to try out the Plaid Pelican. We were sorely disappointed. Our server had to veto several of our selections, including Italian salad dressing, which were on the menu but not available. Our calimari appetizer was wet and slimy and was mostly whole baby octopi. For my main course I settled on the Pelican Platter which consists of four different seafood items. They only had three of the four (no oysters) and they were fried to the point of being burned. My wife's broiled shrimp was barely warmed. The vegetables were rock hard and inedible. I can only imagine that the positive reviews of the past are from the old and much smaller restaurant. As for us, not again.

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My wife enjoyed their offerings at Fall For Greenville so we were eager to try out the Plaid Pelican. We were sorely disappointed. Our server had to veto several of our selections, including Italian salad dressing, which were on the menu but not available. Our calimari appetizer was wet and slimy and was mostly whole baby octopi. For my main course I settled on the Pelican Platter which consists of four different seafood items. They only had three of the four (no oysters) and they were fried to the point of being burned. My wife's broiled shrimp was barely warmed. The vegetables were rock hard and inedible. I can only imagine that the positive reviews of the past are from the old and much smaller restaurant. As for us, not again.

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Interesting that The Plaid Pelican has never served at FALL for GREENVILLE. Very shocking that a server would veto any dish on the menu. As for the issues with the food, perhaps if any problems were brought to the attention of the owners, these problems could have be resolved.
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My family ate there last night 4/30/11 and it was by far one of the worst experiences we have ever had. 2 tables left around us and I wish we had done the same. I had to go to the bar to get my water refilled which was never done by our waitress the whole visit. We had to ask for our food several times. When we received our salads they were the saddest salads I have ever had. My daughters pb&j was on a dinner roll and not good. My husbands shrimp and grits were awful. The shrimp was undercooked and he left his plate. Except saying they were going through some pains in the relocation nothing was done to compensate the awful food and service. Fix all your kinks BEFORE you open!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My family ate there last night 4/30/11 and it was by far one of the worst experiences we have ever had. 2 tables left around us and I wish we had done the same. I had to go to the bar to get my water refilled which was never done by our waitress the whole visit. We had to ask for our food several times. When we received our salads they were the saddest salads I have ever had. My daughters pb&j was on a dinner roll and not good. My husbands shrimp and grits were awful. The shrimp was undercooked and he left his plate. Except saying they were going through some pains in the relocation nothing was done to compensate the awful food and service. Fix all your kinks BEFORE you open!!

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If this place were downtown, it would be packed every night! The good news is that the price is not that of a downtown restaurant, and you get every bit (or better) of the quality and service! It is well worth going to! I loved the salmon and my daughter said the shrimp and grits were fabulous!

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★★★★★

If this place were downtown, it would be packed every night! The good news is that the price is not that of a downtown restaurant, and you get every bit (or better) of the quality and service! It is well worth going to! I loved the salmon and my daughter said the shrimp and grits were fabulous!

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The Plaid Pelican is superb. I crave their shrimp and grits... by far the best around! The service is always very warm, friendly and inviting. It is especially nice to have the owner personally stop by each table to make sure everyone enjoyed their meal. Thanks Paul :) Can't wait to go back!

5
★★★★★

The Plaid Pelican is superb. I crave their shrimp and grits... by far the best around! The service is always very warm, friendly and inviting. It is especially nice to have the owner personally stop by each table to make sure everyone enjoyed their meal. Thanks Paul :) Can't wait to go back!

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We love The Plaid Pelican. We have been there many times since it opened and every time is a treat to look forward to. The service is always fantastic and the food is sublime: fresh, well-prepared and delicious. I can't say enough about how good it is.

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★★★★★

We love The Plaid Pelican. We have been there many times since it opened and every time is a treat to look forward to. The service is always fantastic and the food is sublime: fresh, well-prepared and delicious. I can't say enough about how good it is.

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We have eaten at the Plaid Pelican numerous times and have always had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The shrimp & grits are the best around and the crab cakes are to die for! This is a small, friendly, unpretentious restaurant that offers excellent food at a reasonable price. I love the way the chef does his veggies. Not many folks comment on this part of the meal, but for me, it is a sign of the attention to detail for the entire plate, not just the entree. This is a real "keeper".

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★★★★★

We have eaten at the Plaid Pelican numerous times and have always had a wonderful meal with excellent service. The shrimp & grits are the best around and the crab cakes are to die for! This is a small, friendly, unpretentious restaurant that offers excellent food at a reasonable price. I love the way the chef does his veggies. Not many folks comment on this part of the meal, but for me, it is a sign of the attention to detail for the entire plate, not just the entree. This is a real "keeper".

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There were three of us that visited the Plaid Pelican and we ALL ENJOYED our meals. Two of us got the crab cakes (YUM) and the other got Shrimp and grits (she said it was the best she had had). A group of 8 of us (the Ya Ya's) will be visitng next Tuesday and I am so looking forward to eating there again. I highly recommend!!!

5
★★★★★

There were three of us that visited the Plaid Pelican and we ALL ENJOYED our meals. Two of us got the crab cakes (YUM) and the other got Shrimp and grits (she said it was the best she had had). A group of 8 of us (the Ya Ya's) will be visitng next Tuesday and I am so looking forward to eating there again. I highly recommend!!!

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We have thoroughly enjoyed both of our so-far experiences @ The Plaid Pelican! Wonderful, fresh seafood; awesome sauces and sides; and for the price, the dishes cannot be beat! Our server was the same both times, and he has so far been right-on in recommending we allow Chef's Choice for parts of our dishes (my husband is a chef, so we are always excited to try the choices of other chefs!). On our second trip to PP, we had the pleasure of meeting Paul, the owner, and felt welcomed and appreciated as customers. We are grateful for small, humble gems like this in the area -- definitely a reprieve from the bustle of Downtown when you're not in the mood for it. We will definitely be back again!

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★★★★★

We have thoroughly enjoyed both of our so-far experiences @ The Plaid Pelican! Wonderful, fresh seafood; awesome sauces and sides; and for the price, the dishes cannot be beat! Our server was the same both times, and he has so far been right-on in recommending we allow Chef's Choice for parts of our dishes (my husband is a chef, so we are always excited to try the choices of other chefs!). On our second trip to PP, we had the pleasure of meeting Paul, the owner, and felt welcomed and appreciated as customers. We are grateful for small, humble gems like this in the area -- definitely a reprieve from the bustle of Downtown when you're not in the mood for it. We will definitely be back again!

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We chose the Plaid Pelican to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The entire staff provided us with a dinner experience we will always remember. We ordered salmon and mahi mahi and asked that they be done the chef's choice. They were EXCELLENT. We've eaten at the Plaid Pelican several times and the food is always excellent, very fresh, and served in a great atmosphere by excellent customer service. This restaurant will always be at the top of our list and should be a "must do in the Greenville area".

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★★★★★

We chose the Plaid Pelican to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The entire staff provided us with a dinner experience we will always remember. We ordered salmon and mahi mahi and asked that they be done the chef's choice. They were EXCELLENT. We've eaten at the Plaid Pelican several times and the food is always excellent, very fresh, and served in a great atmosphere by excellent customer service. This restaurant will always be at the top of our list and should be a "must do in the Greenville area".

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My husband and I, along with our friends, enjoyed your shrimp and grits. I have been preparing this dish for years, (my husband likes to go shrimping) and I must admit, yours is better!!! Thanks for a wonderful meal.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I, along with our friends, enjoyed your shrimp and grits. I have been preparing this dish for years, (my husband likes to go shrimping) and I must admit, yours is better!!! Thanks for a wonderful meal.

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The warm inviting atmosphere is your first impression. The amazing food is your lasting impression. You won't find any seafood in Greenville that is fresher or more wonderfully presented, than the seafood prepared by owner/chef Paul Fernander. Scallops and shrimp, lobster cream sauce, shrimp & grits - you name it, Paul can prepare it. Give it a try - you will make it a habit.

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★★★★★

The warm inviting atmosphere is your first impression. The amazing food is your lasting impression. You won't find any seafood in Greenville that is fresher or more wonderfully presented, than the seafood prepared by owner/chef Paul Fernander. Scallops and shrimp, lobster cream sauce, shrimp & grits - you name it, Paul can prepare it. Give it a try - you will make it a habit.

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Four of us had a delicious dinner at "The Plaid Pelican" - 3 of us had the "Chicken Veloute" (spelling is probably wrong) and it was probably the best or certainly one of the best dinners I have ever had. The 4th had a fish special and he thought it was really tasty too. I had never heard of the place, but our friends had someone tell them how good it was so we decided to give it a try and we are going back tonight. Fish is the speciality there, but I would definitely eat the chicken again. Just wish it were in downtown Greenville. Quality is great - please check it out! Prices are reasonable.

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★★★★☆

Four of us had a delicious dinner at "The Plaid Pelican" - 3 of us had the "Chicken Veloute" (spelling is probably wrong) and it was probably the best or certainly one of the best dinners I have ever had. The 4th had a fish special and he thought it was really tasty too. I had never heard of the place, but our friends had someone tell them how good it was so we decided to give it a try and we are going back tonight. Fish is the speciality there, but I would definitely eat the chicken again. Just wish it were in downtown Greenville. Quality is great - please check it out! Prices are reasonable.

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When it comes to fresh seafood you will not find a better restaurant in this area. After our first visit with some friends we were all pleased with our orders. Prices are reasonable and the staff was friendly.

We intend on visiting again.

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★★★★☆

When it comes to fresh seafood you will not find a better restaurant in this area. After our first visit with some friends we were all pleased with our orders. Prices are reasonable and the staff was friendly.

We intend on visiting again.

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We had a great experience in dining Friday evening at the Plaid Pelican. The food was excellent and the staff very personable. This won't be a secret too long as word gets out and more and more people start coming. We experienced seafood and chicken and both were equally good. I sure hope as it starts getting more popular that the food won't go down in quality. We will be going back for more and quite often. Try it and enjoy a delicious meal.

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★★★★★

We had a great experience in dining Friday evening at the Plaid Pelican. The food was excellent and the staff very personable. This won't be a secret too long as word gets out and more and more people start coming. We experienced seafood and chicken and both were equally good. I sure hope as it starts getting more popular that the food won't go down in quality. We will be going back for more and quite often. Try it and enjoy a delicious meal.

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Wow. I didn't expect that calibre of food to come out of such a humble little restaurant. It topped a lot of seafood dishes I have had at restaurants for twice the price. The setting is casual and clean. The owner, Paul, is quite a character and often comes out and chats with the customers. What a great find this was. If they will keep making the shrimp and grits I'll keep coming back.

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★★★★★

Wow. I didn't expect that calibre of food to come out of such a humble little restaurant. It topped a lot of seafood dishes I have had at restaurants for twice the price. The setting is casual and clean. The owner, Paul, is quite a character and often comes out and chats with the customers. What a great find this was. If they will keep making the shrimp and grits I'll keep coming back.

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I read about the Chef/Owner of the Plaid Pelican in the newspaper the past couple of weeks. My husband and I stopped in for dinner. It was the best seafood we have had in the upstate. My husband said even better than the coast. The fresh catch was awesome. The service was great and the atmosphere was inviting. We will definitely return with our friends! The location is out of the way, but well worth the trouble.

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★★★★☆

I read about the Chef/Owner of the Plaid Pelican in the newspaper the past couple of weeks. My husband and I stopped in for dinner. It was the best seafood we have had in the upstate. My husband said even better than the coast. The fresh catch was awesome. The service was great and the atmosphere was inviting. We will definitely return with our friends! The location is out of the way, but well worth the trouble.

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My wife and I chose to go to The Plaid Pelican for our aniversary. I can say we have eaten al over the world. We found the service and freshness of the food at The Plaid Pelican to be very high on our list of great places to eat.
We have been married for 5 years and we plan to make going to The Plaid Pelican our aniversary tradition.
Try the oysters. The Chef owner shucks them fresh daily, we had them grilled.It was the first time we've had them grilled, and I find myself craving them often.

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★★★★★

My wife and I chose to go to The Plaid Pelican for our aniversary. I can say we have eaten al over the world. We found the service and freshness of the food at The Plaid Pelican to be very high on our list of great places to eat.
We have been married for 5 years and we plan to make going to The Plaid Pelican our aniversary tradition.
Try the oysters. The Chef owner shucks them fresh daily, we had them grilled.It was the first time we've had them grilled, and I find myself craving them often.

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my husband and i have dined at the Plaid Pelican six times. The first 2 meals were excellent. The last 4 were not good. The fried oysters were about the size of a dime. All we got was the breading. The chef sould have pulled them from the menu when he saw how small they were. Service was really bad. The waitress kept saying "i'm not really a waitress...i'm just helping out" I wanted another glass of wine and could not get someone too the table. I like the atmosphere and i suppose one day i will give it another chance, but, only one more.

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my husband and i have dined at the Plaid Pelican six times. The first 2 meals were excellent. The last 4 were not good. The fried oysters were about the size of a dime. All we got was the breading. The chef sould have pulled them from the menu when he saw how small they were. Service was really bad. The waitress kept saying "i'm not really a waitress...i'm just helping out" I wanted another glass of wine and could not get someone too the table. I like the atmosphere and i suppose one day i will give it another chance, but, only one more.

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I am the proud mother of a small infant who recently caught a horrible virus. After finally getting her to a comfortable sleep, I was starving. I called the Plaid Pelican about 5 minutes before closing and requested a delivery. Delivery orders should be called in 30 minutes before closing, but I was unaware of this policy. The owner allowed me to explain my situation and he agreed to help me out. Now that's service. + it's Excellent food in a timely manner.

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★★★★★

I am the proud mother of a small infant who recently caught a horrible virus. After finally getting her to a comfortable sleep, I was starving. I called the Plaid Pelican about 5 minutes before closing and requested a delivery. Delivery orders should be called in 30 minutes before closing, but I was unaware of this policy. The owner allowed me to explain my situation and he agreed to help me out. Now that's service. + it's Excellent food in a timely manner.

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My husband and I happened upon the Plaid Pelican on a business trip to South Carolina. The atmosphere was so quaint and the food was amazing. You MUST try the shrimp and grits and the stuffed mushrooms. The owner/chef is attentive to detail and has a clear "passion" for perfecting the dishes that are served.

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★★★★★

My husband and I happened upon the Plaid Pelican on a business trip to South Carolina. The atmosphere was so quaint and the food was amazing. You MUST try the shrimp and grits and the stuffed mushrooms. The owner/chef is attentive to detail and has a clear "passion" for perfecting the dishes that are served.

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I would recommend the Plaid Pelican to anyone!It has a quaint, clean and friendly atmosphere and wonderful food. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and experienced. I have enjoyed every meal at the Plaid Pelican and the variety of food is pleasing to all of my family and friends. It was so nice to be able to see the owner cooking the fresh food at every visit. It is a terrific restaurant!

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★★★★★

I would recommend the Plaid Pelican to anyone!It has a quaint, clean and friendly atmosphere and wonderful food. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is knowledgeable and experienced. I have enjoyed every meal at the Plaid Pelican and the variety of food is pleasing to all of my family and friends. It was so nice to be able to see the owner cooking the fresh food at every visit. It is a terrific restaurant!

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Fresh Seafood, Casual Atmosphere.......and Coastlina Cuisine! Great FRESH Seafood. New wine list and great beer choices. Full Bar available. Lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch

 

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