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Kelly's Landing

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1305 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1707
(954) 760-7009
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 228
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  • 44
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood and service!

We accidentally came across this place and there was a line out the door, so I inquired about wait time, the server said if you would like to sit out side we can get you in immediately!! Good was damn good, and service was quick and efficient. The lobsters where cooked perfect and the seafood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Corey C
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  • Families with children
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Orangeville, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We were told we HAD to eat here. Walked over for a reservation and found out that they do not take reservations...which is not what we were told when we emailed from home. Waited and then were squished out on the patio which is really in the alley. Loud, sub par service and I paid $21 for 6.5 sea scallops!... More 

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miami
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I can put up with the "sports bar" decor for the awesome chowder and fresh seafood, but over the 4 times that I've visited I've been disappointed with the service! I know there's a wait and I know the waitresses are quick, but why does there always have to be something wrong with our order?? This drives me bananas!! Each... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We accidentally came across this place and there was a line out the door, so I inquired about wait time, the server said if you would like to sit out side we can get you in immediately!! Good was damn good, and service was quick and efficient. The lobsters where cooked perfect and the seafood soup was spot-on! The Boston... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find Kelly's Landing near SE 17th St. in Ft. Lauderdale. Serving traditional New England seafood, we decided to give it a try. We found all of the comforts of home...with familiar seafood dishes on the menu. The New England clam chowder was excellent, as were the fried clam strips ( not expected so far from... More 

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Boston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you know the difference between fresh and not so fresh seafood you will really appreciate this place. In my experience nowhere is fish better then New England and Kelly's is a New England type restaurant in Florida. I believe the owners are from the Boston area and have a restaurant in Greater Boston as well. The hostesses, waitstaff and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As noted in other reviews, you don't go here for the decor! This is a local secret that's not so secret anymore but you won't get a better deal for lobster. Tuesday night special is a 2 lb. lobster for $30 and that includes one side dish - you can't beat the price or the freshness. There are crab specials... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation. Kitschy decor is like a 1980s seafood joint. That's where the similarities end. The seafood here is unreal. So fresh. We had the "scrod". It was fried, cooked to perfection and super fresh. We also had steamers which were apparently unreal and the onion rings were super crispy and delicious. Even the coleslaw was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you love seafood - this is the place! Be prepare to wait, it is a small and very, very popular restaurant. But it is worth waiting! The lobster is really delicious and so is also the stone crab and the crab cake. The Evening special is a bargain! This is the place with the best Key Lime Lie in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled to find Kelly's Landing after searching TA for restaurant ideas in Fort Lauderdale. It was a little difficult to find - tucked on the side of a strip mall - but we certinally know where to go from now on - and Kelly's Landing will be a must visit when we are in town. It is just... More 

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San Diego, California
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311 reviews 311 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So fresh so good! Did our research prior to our cruise on trip advisor! Right off of 17th st. Was greeted by Donna who gave us a great outdoor seating. This is definitely a local place, not down by the water, but in a small shopping district. Across from Win Dixie grocery store. This lace rocks! Had a great bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 760-7009

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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