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“The slowest service I have ever had anywhere”
Review of Pelicatessen

Pelicatessen
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Description: Requires Membership or Guest Membership. Affectionately known as the "Peli", this poolside, family friendly venue has it all! The Peli's menu features items such as breakfast pizzas and pastries, bagels, and coffee, as well as fantastic deli sandwiches, pizzas made to order, ice cream, and great burgers. Peli seating is available on the pool deck, on our "Peli Perch" which is our elevated balcony that overlooks the Atlantic, or inside where you can enjoy the hottest sporting events on the large screen television. Last, but not least, the Peli's poolside bar gives the relaxing vacationer the opportunity to sip a cold beverage while watching the kids enjoy a dip in the pool. Hours of Operation 7:30am-8:00pm Oct/Nov/Mar 7:30am-9:00pm Apr-Sep 7:45am-8:00pm Dec-Feb
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Description: Requires Membership or Guest Membership. Affectionately known as the "Peli", this poolside, family friendly venue has it all! The Peli's menu features items such as breakfast pizzas and pastries, bagels, and coffee, as well as fantastic deli sandwiches, pizzas made to order, ice cream, and great burgers. Peli seating is available on the pool deck, on our "Peli Perch" which is our elevated balcony that overlooks the Atlantic, or inside where you can enjoy the hottest sporting events on the large screen television. Last, but not least, the Peli's poolside bar gives the relaxing vacationer the opportunity to sip a cold beverage while watching the kids enjoy a dip in the pool. Hours of Operation 7:30am-8:00pm Oct/Nov/Mar 7:30am-9:00pm Apr-Sep 7:45am-8:00pm Dec-Feb
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Let me begin by saying that Bald Head Island is one of my favorite places in the world! I am also not criticizing the quality of the food at Pelicatessen - nothing to write home about, but not bad. However, you can count on waiting for your food - even breakfast - for 45 minutes at the minimum! I am not sure why the service is that painfully slow - I am not sure where they find the staff who can't cook an omelet in less than 30 minutes with a 2/3 empty café, but in our experience it has never taken less than that. The view is OK, but even watching the same people swimming laps in the pool underneath the deck you are sitting on gets somewhat boring after 40 minutes. This morning we had to leave the café when we were informed that after waiting for 45 minutes for our 3 omelets, it would be 10 more minutes before we would be served. There were at most 6 tables occupied at the café at that time. You can get exactly the same food at the small eatery at Maritime Market for the same price and 10 times faster. If you are already at the pool, and want to grab something to eat (figuring you might get hungry in an hour - so plan ahead), by all means, order at the Peli. Vacationers are on the "turtle time" on the Bald Head, but I think the Peli takes this expression much more literally than any other service people on the island.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere overlooking the pool area. Cordial servers aiming to please. Food was not over the top, but good and more or less what we expected for the price. Fish tacos were a bit skimpy. Spinach salad was delish. Would go back again

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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

We loved the Peli!! The food is very good, not just your typical bar food. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Everyone there is relaxed and family oriented, but not so much so that you feel uncomfortable having a few drinks. The bar tender, Julie, really knows how to mix a good drink! The deserts and milk shakes are a big hit for the kids, not to mention the pool! The only reason I gave it a 4 rather than a 5 was that there was no music. No matter, when we return to BHI, we'll definitely be back to the Peli!

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