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May Kelly's Cottage Restaurant and Pub

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Route 16, North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-7005
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must stop if you're in North Conway

Based on the overall great reviews we read on Tripadvisor, we visited May Kelly's. I was a little underwhelmed pulling in as the restaurant was not particularly noteworthy on the outside, the parking lot wasn't paved (gravel lot). Well, first impressions are sometimes wrong, and this one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
markjshap
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Based on the overall great reviews we read on Tripadvisor, we visited May Kelly's. I was a little underwhelmed pulling in as the restaurant was not particularly noteworthy on the outside, the parking lot wasn't paved (gravel lot). Well, first impressions are sometimes wrong, and this one certainly was. We were greeted by a lovely lady with a charming Irish... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to May Kelly's and it was easily the best meal and atmosphere we have had in North Conay. Excellent service and great food in a comfortable family setting. I had the Rueben sandwich, which was huge pieces of fresh cooked corned beef on great marble rye. I subbed out the sauerkraut for cole slaw and... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday night to the #1 restaurant in North Conway based on TripAdvisor and we were disappointed. The drinks were average, the service was just OK and the food was ordinary. We had a salmon dinner and a meatloaf dinner. The fish was dry and the meatloaf was loaded with gravy. The local townspeople were hanging out in... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

May Kelly's Cottage is the best deal in North Conway. Excellent food, very reasonable prices, and top-notch service. Not to be missed. Both the dining room and the bar areas are comfortable and family-friendly.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

During our stay in North Conway, we saved the best for last. We love May Kelly's Cottage. We went there for dinner on a Thursday night. There was about a 10 minute wait which was fine because it gives you a chance to see all the neat décor in the restaurant. The food was delicious as always and the staff... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

On a suggestion from hotel clerk we ate dinner on a Saturday night in August. We went early to eat but there was already a line of folks waiting both inside and out. The wait was to be approx 30mins but were seated on the much desired deck within 5 mins of arrival. The view is beautiful on the deck... More 

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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Delicious! I can see why May Kelly's is number one. We walked from our inn and had an awesome dinner here. We sat out back and the view is beautiful. We had surf and turf and a delicious salad with apples. We will definitely return.

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Gray, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My sister recommended May Kelly's for a family lunch. My son, who has traveled to Ireland, was anxious to see just how Irish this Irish Pub really was. He was thrilled with the results. My sister recommended the potato patties and we were not disappointed. The patties were very flavorful and large enough to share between the 3 of us.My... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great Irish menu, friendly staff and a fabulous view off their back deck. You won't be disappointed. Closed on Mondays.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very nice food, I had the meatloaf, my wife and son had the stew and my daughter had the turkey. All very good - great comfort food. The restaurant is also really interesting inside - lots of things to see!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 16, North Conway, NH 03860
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: 603-356-7005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?