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301 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-7897
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Kelly's needs a new Top Gun. Looks run down. Food is not great.

Kelly's used to be one of our favorites in Key West. We heard it is for sale. That's probably a good thing. A new owner with fresh ideas and energy could really do something with this location. Maintenance was lacking in the courtyard and the food wasn't great. Our waiter was terrific. We've been... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
bornin63
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Kelly's used to be one of our favorites in Key West. We heard it is for sale. That's probably a good thing. A new owner with fresh ideas and energy could really do something with this location. Maintenance was lacking in the courtyard and the food wasn't great. Our waiter was terrific. We've been to Kelly's many times and it's... More 

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Key West, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were attending a happy hour event at Kelly's that I understand was scheduled 2 weeks in advance. Upon arrival, the staff didn't know anything about it and apparently there were no preparations to accommodate the event. The group of roughly 25-30 people were sent upstairs to the event room at which time we learned that the A/C unit that... More 

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Washington, DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

They bill themselves as a brew pub. They even have a big, stainless steel kettle in one of the windows, but it's not a kettle, it's a crock! We went in for an afternoon drink expecting an afternoon taste of a local brew - what a disappointment! They listed 3 local brews.....but none of the three were available! Instead they... More 

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Steelville, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Another ok place to eat in Key West. Our waitress was super friendly and suggested I try Kelly's Dark & Stormy. She said if I didn't like it, she'd drink it. Lol I was sorry to disappoint her.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a nice midday meal out on the patio when Duval got to be too much. Great food, friendly server. Highly recommended.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Kelly's (co-owned by Kelly McGillis from Top Gun, and her ex-husband) has one of the BEST happy hours in KW. They have homemade margaritas (not that mix stuff) for $3.50. They have micro brew beer. The appetizers are half price and are amazing. You have to come here!!!!

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Nashville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Comfortable eating outdoors. Saw that it was for sale and that made me sad. Food was good for Key West. Atmosphere was great. I try to make it to Kelly's every time I'm in town.

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Hoeven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Been here on a quick visit to Key West. Just off the main streets is this restaurant located. Friendly staff and some nice food. Would recommend .

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ny
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In the past Kelly's has always been one of my favorite restaurants-not anymore!!! The hostess is absolutely horrible had a puss face every time she had to seat someone. Seriously if you hate your job that much do every one a favor and quit. And whatever you do don't ask her a question!!!! Omg!!!! We had a fabulous server, but... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When visiting Key West this is one of our regular stops for Happy Hour - easy walk from Duval. Their appetizer menu is superb, their

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 293-7897

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?