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Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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1010 Loftis Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-2980
+1 757-246-0080
Today
15:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
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Arlington Heights, IL
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had the Egg/Bacon Cheesebuger at lunch time, it was pretty good. Place was pretty much empty at 11:30 during the week, not sure how it is at a later time. The server was very nice. The place is off of Jefferson, behind a 7/11, so it might be hard to find.

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Thank AAASparky
Charlotte, North Carolina
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504 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was in Newport News for business, and we decided to go to Kelly's for lunch. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie lunch special and found that it was a great quantity for the price. The quality of the food was also satisfactory. I would give Kelly's another try.

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Thank Bowmanator22
Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Myself and a group of friends (between 5-8 people) have been coming here a few times a month for several years. It just keeps getting worse and worse, this location clearly has a issue with people who are not white (though half our group is). They have a jukebox but if you play anything other then hard rock or heavy... More 

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Thank Shane S
Jupiter, Florida
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

If this restaurant were smoke free it would earn higher marks! Service ,drinks and food were very good but very disappointed that we couldn't enjoy the bar area because it was too dense with smoke! Resigned to sit at a table we still enjoyed good service from Jessie and delicious appetizers while downing a few beers and enjoying family time... More 

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Thank Grace W
Norfolk
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Service was good and food was excellent. They give you alot of food. It was so much that i couldn't even eat it. I had to get it to go. I will definitely be coming back.

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Thank Sonja M
Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Service was excellent. The waitress was very efficient and nice. Atmosphere was good. It was on a Sunday so I really cannot say how it is as if it was a Saturday night. Dress code is posted on the door before you go in which made me wonder what age group attends.The crabcake sandwich has a lot of filler and... More 

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Thank lindaW4275ZB
Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I generally like this place because it is very smoke friendly. Most of the restaurant is smoking. There are dart boards and pool tables and a decent selection of beer. Food is your typical pub type fare of good enough quality. But the bartender this night was awful. I waited at the bar trying to get her attention as she... More 

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Thank foodmeplease0823
Norfolk, Virginia
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277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Stopped by for lunch today and cannot say enough about the front of the house. Simply stated, our waitress was fantastic, spot on service, wonderfully engaging personality and accommodating to the max. I cannot say enough about the service she provided and how she contributed to an enjoyable meal. Would that I could say the same about the back of... More 

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Thank JimCarroll3
Newport News, Virginia
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163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

All the menu items I've had are great, but the tuna bites are a cheap meal in themselves. I go back just for them, and they're only an appetizer. Great staff. Great value. Great food and drink.

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Thank Dan B
Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I really like this place, the food is good and the service is quick, but my problem is the amount they charge FOR A BURGER! Call it whatever you want, but it's still a burger. My other problem is depending where you sit in the restaurant you can feel like you're sitting in a smoking room. They have a pool... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Loftis Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-2980
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-246-0080

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