At Pelican Seafood Market & Grill, pretty much the only thing we take seriously, is our seafood. Owned and managed by partners Jim Foster and Marc Roy, with the support from all-star chef James MacMillan, Pelican Seafood Market & Grill thrives in all areas of customer service, preparation and professionalism.

Ottawa's Freshest Seafood for almost 40 years!

Pelican Fishery & Grill offers a full service fish market with a wide variety of wild and farmed fish and seafood and shellfish. From sashimi grade tuna to wild pacific salmon to fresh wild Lake Erie pickerel fillet we offer a wide variety of seasonal fish.The market has been in operation since 1978 our philosophy is "to provide our customers with superior food quality, excellent service and good value". We cut the fish to suit your dish.

Our suppliers provide sustainable products

The Grill was added in 1996 and is an unpretentious Seafood Bistro using the freshest fish of the 4 daily deliveries. We focus on classic dishes that allow our fresh fish to shine. Enjoy Pan roasted Black's harbor N.B. salmon, wild Atlantic Haddock & Pacific Halibut. We care deeply about what we serve and offer a balance of wild and ethically farmed fish. Please have a look at our menu and save room for dessert.

Newly Renovated Market and Grill

We always dreamed of having an oyster bar and after 20 years our dream came true! Our recent expansion also allowed us an expanded seating area and seafood market, an intimate private seating area and a new kitchen with another fish smoker. We were thrilled to watch Jamie & Laura from Rusty Nail Design build us a new space out of reclaimed wood and metal. Our favourite spot to eat is sitting at the bar beside the hand built draft taps.

Thank you for your interest in working at the Pelican Seafood Market & Grill.

We're always looking for team members that have experience, are hospitable and professional. Drop by and apply for a position in person with your c.v. on Mondays and Tuesdays between 2pm and 4pm. Ask for Marc or Jim.

Please click the link below to download and print off our Pelican Fishery and Grill employment application form (PDF). Please bring it with you when you apply.

Pelican Employment Application Form


We seat tables from:
Mon - Thu                    11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat                          11:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday                           2 pm to 8 pm
Sunday Brunch         10 am - 2 pm


Sun - Mon        9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri                    8:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday                         8 am - 8 pm


1500 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7Z2