I was in San Fran with friends and we decided to dine at The Pelican Inn after one of my friends explained the historical heritage associated with this restaurant. With evening rush hour, it took us a good 2 Hrs to get to the restaurant, just before the kitchen closed. The drive to the restaurant seemed like the Road To Hana, for those of you who have driven to Hana in Maui, HI. In any case, The Pelican is very home from the outside and extremely welcoming inside - it's like you are at home with the old wood furnishings. Since we were in a rush to order before closing, I didn't get to poke around that much. The waitresses were very friendly, yet professional. I started out with the Half Dozen Miyagi Oysters - never had oysters before, now I am becoming a fan. My main dish was the Beef Wellington - I did not like the breading on the filet. Once the breading was off, the filet was tasteless. My friends loved their selections, however. I really like The Pelican. Wish I had more time to evaluate the restaurant. I'd recommend to try and make your own conclusion. However, if I'm back in the area, it #1 on my list.