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Kelly's Cafe and Expresso

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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7806 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1133
+1 253-851-8697
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe how tasty Kelly's ones. Low key diner with superbly friendly staff. We ate there twice, amazing omelette, crab cakes and burger. We plan to return again real soon. Big favorite, not just for their friendly staff or deelish baked goods but also because they have comfort food (fish n chips!) without using cheap ingredients!!

Thank ShedaLA
Gig Harbor, Washington
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is the quintessential "Gig Harbor" restaurant with delicious food, a great ice cream counter, and terrific service, surrounded by locals. We eat there often. Kelly's is noted for wonderful breakfasts too. A cool thing to remember is that kid's are free on Tuesdays!

Thank Smiles963
Gig Harbor, Washington
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Last night we had the Thursday night prime rib dinner here. It is always consistently good. The prices are good and the staff are very friendly. I have eaten breakfast, lunch, dinner and an occasional cup of coffee. My only complaint is the noise level. It can be deafening when they are busy.

Thank mellen2000us
Lacey, Washington
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite not expecting anything exciting and oh wow we were wrong! Some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Also serve beer and ice cream and cookies. Lemon meringue pie ice cream and praline pecan are to die for.

Thank Amaris C
Bellevue, Washington
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friend talked me into popping in here for food. Said he had been before and it was great....umm, not so sure. Yes, it looks mom and pop and the food is the same, but guess what? It was yummy. I wanted to go back , but we ran out of time.

Thank ronnacurrier
Corning, California
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place was a nice surprise for us! We were greeted by very friendly staff, served within a short amount of time after ordering and very much enjoyed the ambience of the building. Hubby ordered a basic fried egg dish and sadly, they were not cooked properly. My California omelette was served with guacamole rather than avocado. But the food... More 

Thank Budlink
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop in for breakfast and was greeted by smiling servers and dining tables. Coffee arrived shortly and the menus had enough selections for all. I chose pancakes, bacon and hash browns; my cousins had the California omelet and burrito. The pancakes were a tab bit overcooked, but the bacon and hash browns were delicious. The California omelet and... More 

Thank cindyfawn
Aspen, Colorado
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place is an institution, the food is good with a varied menus and day specials. I had breakfast and lunch. It's a friendly place and customers chat even with me...a stranger. Warning. They do not know how to brew descent cup of coffee. They serve Cutters Point...and excellent local brand, but mine was watery and weak...disappointing since I'd had... More 

Thank Peter_Plantec
Gig Harbor
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

What was once a great cafe has declined in the last couple of years! It used to be a great breakfast place but lousy service and inconsistent food has caused us to stop eating there.

Thank Edward C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We go here for breakfast. Be early to beat the churchgoers who flood in before noon Sunday. I love the breakfast burrito. My wife loves the eggs benedict. Service can be slow and attention form your waitress falls off a little too much when it's busy.

Thank 58CherrySunburst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7806 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Gig Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 253-851-8697

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