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Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

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Address: 2316 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9012
Phone Number:
+1 252-441-4116
16:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 02:00

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fun with family

We met with family members to celebrate our niece's upcoming wedding and had dinner together. Most of the food was quite good, but we waited an extraordinary time for our entree... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Susan S
Plainfield, Illinois

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went to hear band,and have a few adult beverages. Website said band started at 8 ,however didn't start until 9,that's ok. Band was from Nashville and great however sound man sucked,as couldn't hear the two main singers as he had the band's instruments too loud which was a shame as vocalists were talented. Also website did not say there was... More 

Thank Barb I
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Our food was delicious and our waitress Estella did a fantastic job keeping our drinks filled and keeping an attentive eye on us.

Thank Bobby H
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We stumbled on Kelly's our first night in town. It was off season, so no problem getting a table. It was also restaurant week, and they offered three course meals for $20 or $35, plus the regular menu. For $20, I had a wonderful goat cheese and pear salad with a lemon vinaigrette, incredible shoulder filet with asparagus and garlic... More 

Thank maawandoon
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and I stopped here following a day on Roanoke Island. Were very pleasantly surprised as we had no prior knowledge of this restaurant. Food was excellent and plentiful. Service was top notch. We had a server named Raven who took very good care of us. We will go back on our next visit to OBX!

Thank Thomas P
Westminster, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Calamari appetizer is the best I've eaten anywhere, including Greece! The bouillabaisse is also outstanding . Friendly staff are helpful with the menu, which has extensive choices.

Thank Cleek42
Plainfield, Illinois
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We met with family members to celebrate our niece's upcoming wedding and had dinner together. Most of the food was quite good, but we waited an extraordinary time for our entree. It was a Friday evening in the summer, so crowds would be understandable, but there were a few empty tables in the dining room so that couldn't have been... More 

Thank Susan S
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132 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Took the family and friends out for an evening of fun and dancing. The popular dance band Delorean's were playing. The bar area is in a need of sprucing up as it has been there for a long time. The place got crowded later on and the bar staff was attentive enough.

Thank George19
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Last year for our wedding, Kelly's catered, and it was amazing. This year for our anniversary we wanted to eat the same food we had for our wedding. Everything was above our expectations. The food was awesome along with the service. We will definitely be coming back next year.

Thank Chris L
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

We ate there in a large group. The food and the service were excellent. The ribs and prime rib was perfect. The waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. They sat us in the "cave" which turned out to be a bit tight but had we complained I am certain they would have seated us elsewhere. In my book, Kelly's is... More 

Thank Sunsetbum
Faber, Virginia
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

OK I still like a restaurant where the servers are pros and take their jobs seriously. our server knew the menu, knew how to tailor each order to the customer. No trip to the beach should be without a nice sit-down meal in a well appointed setting. Been going there for years now, always know what to expect and I... More 

Thank Jim T

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