Nutritionists are quick to note that a diet rich in seafood promotes heart health, decreases the risk of certain cancers, and may cause you to feel newfound empathy for your beta fish. Today’s Groupon treats you to the above benefits and more: for $10, you get $25 worth of some of Oklahoma’s tastiest seafood, landfood, airfood, and drinks at Pelican’s Restaurant in Midwest City. This rustic seaside shack has been beached in the parking lot of the Heritage Shopping Center since the Pacific tide receded in 1980.
Don't let the giant hanging fish and miniature live ones swimming through the warm wood walls in brightly lit aquariums fool you; Pelican’s extensive dinner menu actually features a great deal of fish and seafood. Prep your stomach for a long voyage with a starter of blackened-chicken nachos ($10.49), a half-dozen “topless” fresh oysters ($8.59), or escargot ($7.99); or pillage Pelican’s extensive soup and salad bar ($8.79). Deep-sea dive into Pelican’s seafood specialties—Alaskan king crab (market price), Australian lobster tail (market price), Norwegian salmon ($17.99), frog legs ($14.49), or a pound of steamed mussels ($12.99). Landlubbers who have offended Poseidon, meanwhile, can stick with turf-based classics such as prime rib ($16.99), chicken Dijon ($11.99), and a number of fresh pasta dishes and sandwiches.
A lunch menu ($6.49–$12.99), on the other hand, lets you preview the most popular dinner options, including shrimp scampi, blackened catfish, and Hawaiian chicken, at a moderate price, while younglings can develop a taste for the sea with a $3.59-and-under kids' menu. Two Groupons can be combined for parties of six or more, so bring along the entire Shakespeare troupe and celebrate coming up with a satisfyingly happy alternate ending for King Lear. Reservations are recommended for large groups.
While some people had qualms with the fish they chose, others looked back to the sea and found a perfect match. Six Yahoo! Local users give Pelican's Restaurant four solid stars, two Insider Pages users give three, and 80% of Urbanspooners like it:
- I think the food is outstanding. – Chad mcnamar, Urbanspoon
- Tasty, Tasty, Tasty: Have to try the coconut shrimp and french [sic] onion soup, excellent salad bar. – Yahoo! Local user
- The BEST restaurant in the okc [sic] metro! I would dine there every day if possible! – Vicki, Yahoo! Local
- As far as the main entres [sic] go there really is something for everyone. the menu ranges from pastas to freshly cut steaks to seafood and sandwiches as well. There is even a kids menu. – Jeremy D., Insider Pages