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‘Watts for Dinner:’ Pelican Bend for a wedge and a platter

Will Watts
Correspondent
Sunset from the marina at Pelican Bend, Isles of Capri.

The next stop on this dining train is Pelican Bend on Isles of Capri. In the back you’ve got tables, two bars and a marina. It’s a great place to watch the sunset while you wait on your table. And you will wait … this place is popular.

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As we made our way to the table, I casually noticed what appeared to be cake on many tables. Oh, but it wasn’t cake. More on that in a moment.   

The creamy garlic salad wedge from Pelican Bend, Isles of Capri.

For our main course we decided to pick from the lightly fried combinations – featuring shrimp, fish fingers, scallops, oysters, frog legs and clams. Here’s on it works. You get a choice of two for $18.99, three for $19.99, four for $23.99 or five for $27.99.

We did the pick five, choosing all but the frog legs. Actually, when asked which five of the six items we wanted, I said to the waitress, “guess which one we don’t want?” She got it right.    

This particular platter also comes with your choice of two sides – we picked fries and mixed veggies; and your choice of coleslaw or salad wedge, with your choice of dressing – creamy garlic, blue cheese, thousand islands, French or Italian. We picked the wedge with the house creamy garlic.

A lightly fried combination platter – featuring shrimp, fish fingers, scallops, oysters and clams from Pelican Bend, Isles of Capri.

When it arrived, I realized what all those “cakes” I saw where when walking in – the wedge covered in the creamy garlic.

This simple wedge was a tasty treat; and it all rested on that wonderful garlic dressing.

The platter provided a nice, sharable variety for dinner and was more than enough for two.

The surroundings are homey and harken back to a simpler time.

In the mood for fish, fried fish or fried anything, head over to the Bend.

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If you go

Pelican Bend

  • 219 Capri Blvd., Isles of Capri
  • 239-394-3452