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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
Luck O' The Irish At May Kelly's!

What's not to like about this Irish eatery? Authentic Irish owners and dishes for starters. We enjoyed outstanding antiques surrounding us as we dined and drank our Guiness. We chose the Chicken Pot Pie that had a pastry puff three inches deep, May's Meatloaf, Turkey Dinner, and a phenomenal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
happyincharlietown
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What's not to like about this Irish eatery? Authentic Irish owners and dishes for starters. We enjoyed outstanding antiques surrounding us as we dined and drank our Guiness. We chose the Chicken Pot Pie that had a pastry puff three inches deep, May's Meatloaf, Turkey Dinner, and a phenomenal Shepard's Pie made with ground lamb & Rosemary as it should... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Really fun and interesting decor; cozy restaurant and great bar. Hostess was lovely. Of the 4 meals ordered, 3 of us thought the food was excellent (shepherd's pie, meatloaf, and chix pot pie). The steak and gorgonzola salad was decent but not great. Waitress was good but we were her last table of the night and it kind of felt... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You just have to eat here as the staff and the food is without doubt the best in North Conway. The Hospitality that you are shown by Marie when you walk in is without doubt one of a kind ,Irish! The menu has something for everyone which is reasonably priced for such high Quality food. We have eaten here on... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to May Kelly's when on a recent trip to North Conway and had a nice time at the bar. The atmosphere is incredible with a well stocked bar and friendly staff. The food was just alright but nothing to write home about. I ordered the Irish Mixed Grill. The steak was good but the Sausage and Black and White... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were a party of 7 looking for somewhere to eat on school vacation week. We stumbled upon this place. They had good food. The service was ok for the the meal but they were great with seating is promptly in a section that was reserved. They let us know it was reserved ahead of time and said they could... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This funky Irish pub really delivers, both on food and ambiance. Great place to drink, good whiskey on hand, though we mainly ate so I will focus on that. I had the Reuben, it was hands down the best Reuben I have ever had, the sandwich is layered with huge chunks of meat, not the thin deli meat style that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

No real complaints, food was very good, cool atmosphere, wait staff very friendly. The potato cakes are excellent, the Gaelic chicken was delicious.

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Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband is a big fan of this restaurant. The night we went recently, we were able to take advantage of an early bird special and we got two appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 desserts for $28. We both loved the awesome potato appetizer. My husband loved his meatloaf. My fish was fine; the sauce was blah. Desserts were good... More 

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place brings you back to Dublin if you've ever visited the Emerald Isle. May's potato cakes are "to die for". Sunday's music circle is fun and entertaining. You must stop here if you're a fan of all things Celtic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great place. Cozy and cool decor. The steak dinner was cooked perfectly . Only problem was they were definitely under staffed . The waitress did her best and was very apologetic and bought us a round of beers to make up for the long wait for our food. So I'd say the customer service was excellent. We will definitely be... 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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