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Open 11am Daily
 (515) 214-1873   ~  265 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA  ~
MONDAY HOT BEEF LUNCH   |   11am - 4pm
Hot beef open-saced sandwich  |  $10.99
Comes with mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans.

MONDAY STEAK NIGHT   |   6 pm - 9pm or until out
6oz sirlion  |  $12.99
8oz ribeye  |  $13.99
Comes with salad and baked potatoes bar.

TUESDAY STEAK BURGER DAY   |   from open to close
Single steak burger  |  $10
Comes with fries and a FREE draft beer. 

Your choice of marinara or meat sauce.
Add meatballs for $1.50.
Comes with a side salad and garlic bread. 

FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH   |   11am - 10pm or until out
5 pieces of fresh fried flounder and french fries or 10 pieces of honey butter biscuit battered shrimp. Or, do a combo with 3 fish and 5 shrimp. As many refills as you want.

FREE BEER FRIDAY   |  12pm and runs 'till gone!
Free keg taps

2 for 1 Bloodys
Pelican eating a taco



These dishes are great for sharing — or keeping them all to yourself!

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Gallon of Nachos

Fresh, fried-in-house tortilla chips topped with Pelican beer cheese sauce, bourbon n’ bacon black beans, fresh house-made pico de Gallo, chili gravy, fresh sliced jalapeño, shredded cheddar jack, diced red onion, cilantro and lime crema. Served with house made salsa. Toppings on every bite, guaranteed. Add sour cream, chicken of pulled pork

Pelican Exclusive
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Pelican Wings

Don’t worry! These wings are AT The Pelican, not FROM a pelican! Delicious jumbo wings, fried to perfection and tossed in your favorite sauce. Served with ranch or house-made bleu cheese. Hot, Mild, BBQ, Teriyaki, Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper or Gochujang sauce. Get 6 or 12. Add celery or carrots!

Cauliflower Wings

Crispy Cauliflower breaded and fried to perfection and tossed in your favorite sauce. Even if you are a carnivore, you won’t mind that these are vegan!


Chili Gravy Cheese Fries

A pile of our signature thin and crispy crinkle fries smothered in Easy Eddy beer cheese sauce, house made chili gravy, and topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese, diced tomatoes, and green onions.

Pelican Exclusive

Sweet Tater Tots

These sweet tater nuggets are delicious on their own, but we pair them up with delicious marshmallow cream sauce.

Chips & Salsa

Our fresh, fried-in-house tortilla chips served with house-made salsa.

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Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds

Squeaky just like they should be! These authentic Wisconsin yellow cheese curds are fried golden brown and absolutely delicious! Served with ranch.

Can get tossed with Buffalo Sauce.


All burgers served with our crispy crinkle fries. Additional toppings $0.60. Add a patty to any burger for $3.00. Gluten free and vegan options available upon request for an additional charge.

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Steak Burgers

Our 1/3-pound steak burger are delicious is made with a proprietary fresh ground blend of sirloin, ribeye, and chuck. Served smash-style on a split-top brioche bun with shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle. Offered in a single, double, triple or vegan. Can add cheese, bacon, gluten free bun and more!

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Breakfast Jam

Our steak patty topped with crispy bacon, thin sliced ham, American cheese, and finished off with an over easy egg and fig jam. This will get your motor running morning, noon or night! Spice it up with some fresh jalapeños.

The Baxter

The best burger on the menu? We can litigate that all day, but one bite and you will know the answer for yourself! We top our steak patty with jack cheese, bacon and a big dollop of peanut butter! This is one of our favorites, but you be the judge!

The Mos Pit

It is hard to beat a good mushroom and Swiss burger…unless you toss some perfectly caramelized onions on it. Smothered just like it oughtta be. Don't forget to throw on some bacon!

BBQ Bacon Burger

Steak burger + Sweet Baby Ray’s + smoked cheddar + bacon + crispy onion straws = 1 Happy customer. Need we say more?


Exploding with heat and flavor! Topped with our spicy buffalo sauce, crispy bacon, pepper jack cheese and fresh sliced jalapeños. Served with a side of Aunt Virginia’s Cowboy candy.

Chili Gravy & Cheese

Probably want to unwrap that knife and fork we gave you for this one. We smother your 1/3 lb. steak patty with our house made chili gravy, top that with shredded cheddar jack cheese and diced onion. Spice it up with a few Jalapeño slices.

Pelican Patty Melt

Two patties of our delicious, proprietary blend of freshground beef topped with crispy bacon, sautéed onions, and smothered with American and Swiss American cheese. As if that wasn’t enough we finish it off with our zesty Pelican Sauce! Served on toasted Russian black rye bread.


Get 3 sliders, all the same or mix and match!

3 Sliders

Steak Burger with Choice of Cheese

Hatch Green Chili Pulled Pork with onion straws and coleslaw

Sloppy Joe with Pickles

Beef Burger with Pickles

Reuben with Sweiss Cheese, Thousand Island and Kraut


All served with our thin and crispy crinkle fries and Aunt Virginia’s Cowboy Candy.

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Pelican Post Chili Dog

What says day at the beach better than a good ol’ fashioned chili dog? Nada. We love a good chili dog and this is one definitely counts. A delicious hot dog smothered in homemade chili gravy, topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese and onion.

Pelican Exclusive

Footlong Pelican Chili Dog

The only thing that can make the chili dog any better is to make it longer!

Yo Mamma's Beef Burger

2 delicious loose meat sandwiches served on a white bun with fries. It’s ok to lick the plate when you’re done. Just like Mom used to make.

My Mamma's Sloppy Joe's

My Mom made the BEST sloppy Joe’s. We would think about them all day in school and we couldn’t wait to get home for supper! Over the years, I have made this recipe about a thousand times for my friends and family. They are sweet, and tangy, and different than any other version of this famous sandwich I have ever had. I hope you love them as much as we did growing up. 2 sandwiches on a white bun,
served with Love…and fries.


All sandwiches served with a pickle spear, and your choice of chips or thin and crispy crinkle fries.

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Grouper Sandwich

This goliath filet of grouper is hand breaded to order and fried to golden perfection, served on a soft, split top brioche bun. Served with lemon wedge, pickles, tartar sauce and thin and crispy crinkle fries. Garnished with house made coleslaw. Availability depends on supply.
Add your favorite cheese!

Pelican Exclusive

Giant Grouper Sandwich

The same great Grouper sandwich you have come to love, just more of it! To reel this monster in, you might need a friend, and a bigger boat. Availability depends on supply.

Pelican Exclusive
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Pelican Club Sandwich

Thinly shaved smoked ham, turkey breast, crispy bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, with Monterey jack and smoked cheddar cheese with Pelican sauce. A delicious twist on this classic sandwich.


This Iowa pork cutlet is triple tenderized, hand breaded with a cracker crust, and perfectly fried to a tender, juicy and crispy finish. An Iowa staple, you will be hard pressed to find a better one in the state! Served with pickle, red onion, tomato, mayo and thin and crispy crinkle fries. Try it grilled if you like that sort of thing. Add your favorite cheese or some yummy bacon!

Chicken Sandwich

Delicious and tender 6 oz chicken breast fried or grilled and served on a toasted split-top brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. Served with your choice of mayo, ranch or Pelican sauce. Add hot buffalo, pepper juack , Jalapeños or bacon.

Pelican Exclusive
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We take the best corned beef brisket around (we asked), and slow roast it until it just kinda wants to fall apart on its own, then we cool it in its own juices and shred it, and heat it to order. Then we pile it high on toasted Russian black rye bread, with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. You won’t need another one when you’re finished, but you’ll want one.

Pelican Fingers

Three hand-breaded chicken tenders fried to crispy perfection and served with our crispy crinkle cut fries and house made honey mustard sauce or ranch. Toss 'em in your favorite wing sauce.

Pelican Exclusive


All wraps served with choice of side.
Dressing Choices Handmade In-House.: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Creamy Italian, Dorothy Lynch, French, Thousand Island, Parmesan Peppercorn, Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Asian Sesame.

Side Salad

Our blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce with Roma tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, diced egg, croutons, and your choice of dressing.

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Southwestern Cobb Salad

Our lettuce blend with SW seasoned grilled chicken, diced egg, Roma tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, diced crispy bacon, topped with sunflower seeds, red onion and fresh avocado slices. Served with your choice of dressing.

Pelican Chicken Salad

Crispy or grilled chicken served atop our lettuce blend with cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, red onion, cheddar jack cheese and croutons. Served with your choice of dressing.

Crispy Asian Chicken Wrap

Crispy or grilled chicken served atop our lettuce blend with cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, red onion, cheddar jack cheese
and croutons. Served with your choice of dressing.

Buffalo Bleu Wrap

One of our HUGE crispy pelican fingers tossed in buffalo sauce and topped with bleu cheese, chopped bacon, cheddar jack cheese, red onions, and lettuce. All packed into a roasted tomato tortilla. Yum!

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Cobb Wrap

I’s like right there. We might as well
salad up in a roasted tomato tortilla right? We
Dorothy Lynch on this one!


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Thin and Crispy Crinkle Fries

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House-Made Coleslaw

Cottage Cheese

Grilled Veggies

Bourbon Bacon Black Beans

Sweet Tots

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Tater Tots


Key Lime Pie Bars


Pepsi |. Diet Pepsi. |. Mt. Dew. |. Diet Mt. Dew. |. Mug Root Beer. |. Starry. |. Dr. Pepper. |. Brisk Iced Tea. |. Tropicana Lemonade. |. Cranberry Juice. |. Orange Juice. |. Pineapple Juice. |. Milk. |. Chocolate Milk. |. Coffee


Includes One Side and Soft Drink

Chicken Tenders

Hot Dog

Chili Dog


Prices are subject to change without notice.

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