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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service!

While I ate only two dinners at May Kelly's....excellent salads and yummy bread both times, and a luscious chocolate cake for dessert....the atmosphere was inviting and the service excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sue K
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While I ate only two dinners at May Kelly's....excellent salads and yummy bread both times, and a luscious chocolate cake for dessert....the atmosphere was inviting and the service excellent!

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Rhode Island
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I love everything about May Kelly's. Wonderful authentic Irish Pub atmosphere, and the food is great. Hearty portions will fill you up. Excellent beef stew, shepards pie and chicken pot pie. Try the appetizer with all three of those and you won't be able to finish it. Best corned beef and cabbage anywhere. The service is excellent... More 

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Thank BrianRI
NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stopped here for lunch during a day trip to North Conway. Having just gone to Ireland, I was nostalgic for an Irish pub, and this place didn't disappoint. We were surprised at how many rooms the place has, and also all the 'stuff' in these rooms -- furniture, knick-knacks, photos, art, sculptures, etc. etc. We sat... More 

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Thank NHjojo
North Conway, New Hampshire
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We return again and again to this charming, cozy Irish pub and their menu filled with favorites like fish & chips, shepherds pie, chicken pot pie, meat loaf. Don't think this is just a comfort food station, my favorite dish is a baby spinach salad with steak slices and gorgonzola cheese. It's a house special, it's an entree, it's incredible.... More 

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Thank CaliforniaGirl500
Eaton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for years - and it is always fantastic. The staff, atmosphere and food are always great. Good, basic, well-priced pub-style food.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped into May Kelly's after a last minute trip (Dec 15th) to New Hampshire. Started with the Baked French Onion Soup,Demi Salad & the special for the evening was Patty's Original Steak (12 oz NY Sirloin served sizzling with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions and Mashed Potato) Excellent food cooked as requested,nice pub atmosphere & a very pleasant waitress. I will visit... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is outstanding fare, the waitstaff helpful and knowledgeable with how dishes are prepared and their contents. The Irish mixed grill is outstanding !

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Thank Dave C
North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food is all good I like the paddy's steak or the irish mixed grille. the whole family works and their enthusiasm is infectious so all the help is great wait staff bar staff dishwashers everyone

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously, the food was that good. The place itself is charming ... great ambiance with lots of fun vintage ephemera decorating the place. But the food is where this place really shines; every course and every bite was a real treat. We had the potato cakes and stuffed quahogs for an appetizer; both melted in your mouth and were absolutely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique, almost too much to look at when you first walk in. I went twice for lunch. Haddock sandwich with fries the 1st time, chicken sandwich second time. The outside deck is lovely. The fries are amazing! I want to try May Kelly's for dinner.

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?