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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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Ohhhhh so good comfort goof

If you are looking for some good comfort food this is the place. May is usually there(owner) and is sooo sweet. The chicken pie is amazing. The bread is really good. My husband had the Irish Beef stew which he said was excellent. The staff is very attentive but not hovering over you every minute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
shirleys594
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Methuen
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Methuen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for some good comfort food this is the place. May is usually there(owner) and is sooo sweet. The chicken pie is amazing. The bread is really good. My husband had the Irish Beef stew which he said was excellent. The staff is very attentive but not hovering over you every minute. Always busy, so make sure... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Looking for a fun North Conway local spot after slumming at Applebee's the night before. Saw this was highly rated, and gave it a shot. Very cute place upon entry and it continued into the dining room. Service was friendly and sincere. Had a great beer to start off, and the bread came soon after. I was expecting Irish soda... More 

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NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The food wasn't fancy but was very good. The server knew how items on the menu were made and helped me choose something that would fit in my dietary restrictions, and made suggestions for small changes that the kitchen would be able to accomodate. I will return.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We ate there on a Sunday evening in the pub where there was live Irish music. The menu had a wide variety of offerings. The food was great, especially the home made bread! The wait staff was attentive, friendly and made us feel welcome.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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103 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great place for dinner if you’re interested in kicking back and enjoying a fun evening. Servers are responsive and very engaging, meue is varied but obviously focuses on Irish dishes. I’ve enjoyed mulitple dining expereriencs at May Kelly’s, pay attention to what you order. Be sure to politely advise your server of your expectations in terms of how your meal... More 

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Plympton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good to great Food and atmosphere Love the wall "art" very interesting memorabilia. ate in the bar area just wish they kept this area for adults only as got noisy with kids

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate there the other day. The lamb supposed to be slow roasted (as per the menu) and it came out rare to medium-rare done / difficult to chew some parts of it, which was unexpected as we thought it would be soft & melting. Ask before your final order, best way to go. Food good overall.

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Meath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ate in the bar.The Barman served us he was very friendly and attentive.I had the Atlantic Haddock Filet Baked with Seasoned Cracker Crumbs it was so fresh.My sister had the Cheese Steak Sandwich it was a little to much cheese for her. I would eat here again.

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Kent
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We use May Kelly's as a pub whenever we are in North Conway. This is such a fun place to visit and May and her staff are always friendly and welcoming. Try to save Sunday afternoons for a drink here, it is always great fun.

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Bremen, Maine
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It definitely feels like the real deal.You will think you've been transported to Fitzpatrick's in Dundalk.It is very cozy.There is alot of historic memorabelia displayed.We went on a late Sunday afternoon,so there was traditional irish music playing.The food was very good.It was my favorite place that we ate while we stayed in N.Conway.This restaraunt IS all its cracked up to... More 

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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