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301 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-7897
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 249
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    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 87
    Poor
  • 75
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best key lime martinis on the island!

Highly recommend the key lime martinis and key lime margaritas for an afternoon break. Hopefully you will have these served by the best bartender in Key West. Jake was fun, entertaining, and poured fabulous cocktails! The atmosphere is fun, yet historic! Be sure to look around the bar for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Deb T
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Nisswa, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Sharpsburg, GA
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Some say, "You can't go back." Well, we did and loved it all over again! We ate here 10 years ago on a visit to Key West. We remembered it and wanted to put it on our list. We love their outdoor seating and we so enjoyed our meal!! Also, they make one of the best mojitos I've ever had!

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Nisswa, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the key lime martinis and key lime margaritas for an afternoon break. Hopefully you will have these served by the best bartender in Key West. Jake was fun, entertaining, and poured fabulous cocktails! The atmosphere is fun, yet historic! Be sure to look around the bar for remnants of old planes- remember this is the original home of... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thanks Larry for giving us a history lesson on Kelly's as well as the location. Food was very good. Loved the Bahamian Conch Chowder. Offers both indoor and garden setting. Nice ambiance

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Glasgow UK
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate twice here during our stay, once for lunch and once invited by friends for dinner. It's a nice courtyard setting and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. At dinner, I had the whole snapper, which arrives with head and tail, fried in a batter. Unusual visually but didn't really taste any different to normal.

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Amston, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The place is beautiful - outdoor patio with lights on the trees just away from the center of town. Famous owner, building has some history, cute upper deck for drinks, plenty of helpful waiters...if only the food was good. If one of our group of 4 had a bad meal, ok, but everyone's food was tasteless and unimaginative...doesn't help that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our family dined at Kelly's as we waited for our Ghost Tour. Food and drinks were delicious! Service was wonderful. Delicious warm bread and coconut shrimp with pineapple sauce was outstanding. I would eat at this restaurant again if we returned to the Keys.

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San Clemente, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We should've left after the mojitos and ceviche. The mahi po'boy was a huge disappointment - dry, overcooked, overbreaded. Everything else was just mediocre - but in a town with too many other choices, mediocre is not gonna cut it.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After 20 years Kelly's still has it. Lunch menus hit the spot. Had mahi-mahi and burgers. My 12 year old ranks the burger a 5 (out of 5) Fish was perfect (a little spicy the the way I like it). Larry L our server was great and nailed it! Did not have a chance to try microbrew, but will be... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had 25 ppl here for a quiet wedding reception between 5 and 7, not crowded but we felt like we were an inconvenience to the staff. The food was good though for the most part, the conch fritters were mostly batter though.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've been going to Kelly's for years, and looked forward to taking friends there for the first time. Unlike our previous experiences, however, the evening was a disaster. One friend ordered a pork dish, which arrived so tough that (and this is no exaggeration) it could not be cut with a fairly sharp knife! The restaurant was not crowded, nonetheless... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Whitehead St, 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: Romance, 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?