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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pelican Pete's open year-round?

No, we are a seasonal restaurant.  Most years we open the beginning of April and close the end of October.  Spring and Fall we are open only weekends and then seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  

Is the restaurant open to the public?

Yes! Although we are located within Port Royale Marina we are open to the pubic by car or boat!

Does Pelican Pete's have boat parking for customers coming from water?

Yes, a large number of our customers come by boat.  We have a courtesy dock located behind the restaurant.  

Can I make a reservation?

No, we are simply a first come, first serve restaurant.  We have found this method allows for us to be more efficient in getting folks in for a wonderful dining experience.  

Does the restaurant have a space available for group bookings?

Unfortunately, we do not have a rentable space at Pelican Petes.  The area has many lakeside parks with pavilions that can be used for lakeside group gatherings.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, we are dog friendly if you have a friendly dog!  All dogs are to be on non-retractable, 4ft leash at all times, as well as, remain on the ground while in the restaurant.  Please let our hosts know you have a dog at arrival so we can be sure to seat you in our dog friendly zones of the restaurant.  

Do you offer to-go food orders?

We do offer to-go food orders during our slower times, but once we are on a wait for table we do stop to-go to keep the efficiency for our guests.  

When do you have live music?

We have live music every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Check out our music page on this site for a detailed performance calendar.

Does the restaurant have indoor air-conditioned seating?

Although we do not have indoor air-conditioned seating, we do have the advantage of being on the water which seems to bring better opportunities for a “beach breeze” to pass through our open-air dining room.  We also have motorized retractable wall curtains which we lower on the off chance we get rain or cooler weather.  

Do you do anything differently on Holidays?

We are open with normal business hours on holidays that fall during our open season.  In many cases we do add additional live music for holidays.  

Where are you located?

We're located at 

Port Royale Marina on the Gas Island

8800 Port Royale Drive

Gainesville, GA 30506

How do I go about applying to work at Pelican Pete's?

We have an online application on our companies website: bestinboating.com/apply and follow the link on the bottom of the home screen.