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Kelsey's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill, Pub
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576 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L3, Canada
+1 519-772-1983
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Niagara Falls, ON
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were here from out of town & stopped in for a bite. Service was ok... food came out FAST & hot, but after food was dropped off it was hard to track down our server. We both LOVED our apps... the Roasted Pepper & Tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons was so flavourful! Hubby ordered the Under the Sea... More 

Thank LL44
Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We've been to Kelsey's many times over the past few years. Generally speaking we've enjoyed the meal and the cheery atmosphere. The staff are attentive and pleasant and the background music non intrusive. However, it seems that there has been some corporate changes. The music level on our latest visit was loud, intrusive and offensive. We're not fans of rap... More 

Thank MagOiraightaig
Waterloo, Canada
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

So we decided to go to Kelsey's for a change and were shocked to find it fairly busy but so far behind in serving drinks and food that people were walking out of bar and restaurant. We waited 15+ for a table which wasn't too bad. We only got a couple tables in the bar because the previous people walked... More 

Thank Angela M
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband, son and I went to Kelsey's last night. We used to frequent it a lot a few years ago but as restaurants have opened closer to our home we haven't been in a couple of years. The first surprise was how quiet it was on a Saturday night. It used to always be full of people and not... More 

Thank Dave-n-Theresa
Kitchener, Canada
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286 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

After a 25 minute wait we were seated on a busy Saturday night. Our drinks were served quickly. Our table appetizer playe came out after a long wait followed again by a wait for entrees and children's portions. We were astonished that our steak and salmon were plated cold along with hot sides. Why would a busy restaurant have such... More 

Thank CdnGoldy
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just left this establishment without being served. Not sure the hostess had a clue as to what was going on. Once we got sat we waited for 20 plus minutes with zero service. Lots of staff walked by but no one bothered to ask if we had been helped. Finally just gave up and left.

Thank SHODGSON1990
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Picked a table in the bar and got great service. Ordered the seafood fry up (calamari and shrimp) as an appetizer and it was very overcooked. But I know that calamari is difficult to cook well. I had a Thai stir fry and my wife had a loaded grilled cheese sandwich as mains, and they were both excellent.

Thank Clay W
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174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Close to hotel , however I personally would not recommend eating here. Alright for a beer & watching sport.

Thank Mark C
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Impeccable service, and great meals for what you are paying. There is a bar side, and a restaurant side, so ghe while family is welcome.

Thank Erik L
California (North)
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The food was not that great, the service was okay, and abysmal (First and second trip) The first time: (Ira Needles(?), Kitchener) the food was okay, bar food type fare. Not worth going out of the way for, but it was food. Service was fine. The second time, (King St. near Northfield) the food was cold (Salmon with a dill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-772-1983
Enjoy one of Canada's original roadhouse restaurants, with Canadian favourites like double stacked burgers and unforgettable chicken wings. At Kelsey's the beer is always cold and a game is always on.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?