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Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill

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301 Whitehead Street, 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: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 92
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  • 80
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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
Evening meal

It was ok. Compared to rest key west food this was average. Of our trip so far this was a disappointment. Conch soup was watered down not flavorful. Bread was hot & fresh. Sever friendly. Coconut shrimp were tasty sides fresh. Just not great. I'd pass.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Frank R
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Oriental, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this place - sadly our visit was somewhat ruined by a fellow Trip Advisor member who berated the staff for poor service (we know this because she kept tossing "trip advisor" around. We thought the food was delish and the whole fried Fish was off the hook! We'd for sure go back!!!

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Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was ok. Compared to rest key west food this was average. Of our trip so far this was a disappointment. Conch soup was watered down not flavorful. Bread was hot & fresh. Sever friendly. Coconut shrimp were tasty sides fresh. Just not great. I'd pass.

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Baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Usually a decent Happy Hour, but was ruined by a bartender with a bad attitude, When my wife and others asked to speak to the manager, we were told he was busy with a computer problem! So much for customer service!

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cape coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Used to be better. They used to have tuna tataki and watermellon hybiscus soup during happy hour for great prices. Now its just basically bar food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We absolutely love Kelly's key lime margaritas and their wings. The setting is pure Key West and it's a great happy hour stop. We always make Kelly's one of our stops when we're here. Try it you'll love it.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate a late dinner on our first night on the island. We walked around Duval and the side streets, but couldn't find anything that really interested us--everyplace was too loud or crowded. We'd been to Kelly's like 12 years ago, and had a nice dinner. The patio looked inviting and not too busy, so we ducked in for a... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were looking for a more "traditional" restaurant than most of the places rated highly on trip advisor for Key West (wanted to sit down and order off a menu, not from a food truck or window). As we were walking around, we found the back entrance to Kelly's. It wasn't busy, so we walked in and were seated outside... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wait until the sun goes down for the best effect. The outdoor seating with lights wrapped around the trees sets a wonderful mood. The building is quite interesting in itself, being the original Pan American location where their first tickets were sold. My margarita came in a pint-size glass and was very good! Husband ate a seafood pasta which was... More 

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Key West, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Happy Hour food was great two years ago. Now, not even good at Happy Hour prices. Great margaritas, however.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped in during a rainstorm and discovered a nice happy hour. Discounted drinks, good fish tacos and wings. Diverse clientele, families & newlyweds mixed with groups of gay buddies, everyone having a good time together.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?