Bar stays open after dining room closes, closing time vary by business but last call is always by or before 1:30AM
The first Pelican's Restaurant opened in Santa Barbara, California in the early 1970's as a seafood and steak dinner house. By the mid 1970's, several more stores had been built in California and also in Texas. In 1980 Pelican's placed a store in Midwest City, Oklahoma.Pelican's Restaurant in Oklahoma has been operated by Jim Dolezel in one fashion or another since its inception. Jim worked for Pelican's International Corporation as a regional manager when the restaurant in Oklahoma was opened. In 1981 Jim moved his family to Midwest City to soley run Pelican's. Then in 1990 he purchased the property and business. After five years of exceptional growth Tim Thelin was made a partner in the business.