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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
My New Favorite Place

Great food, great service!! I had the fish and chips which was great in itself while my wife had the traditional corned beef cabbage which we both shared each plate. I'm looking for something to be critical of but can't think of a thing. Everything was great. We visited on an early Friday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Thompson, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Thompson, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service!! I had the fish and chips which was great in itself while my wife had the traditional corned beef cabbage which we both shared each plate. I'm looking for something to be critical of but can't think of a thing. Everything was great. We visited on an early Friday evening and was seated right away. Many... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dinner was filling and tasty. Staff were pleasant. Check in process could be improved as it was initially unclear where to proceed and how to put your name in. We were skipped over prior to seating by several parties but the hostess was apologetic and accommodated us immediately once the error was discovered. There are a lot of artifacts to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went here on our recent stay in North Conway , NH. It took a little while to get waited on. Once we did, and our food arrived it was pretty standard for Irish food. I was expecting a little more based upon the reviews. I had the Fish and Chips, my husband had the Meatloaf, which he said was... More 

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68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love the feel of this place. It is very homey and they are so welcoming. There are lots of choices on the menu, and what I especially liked was their kids menu portions were decent sized. My kid raved about their grilled cheese. The onion rings as an appetizer were good, and I had the southwestern fish taco which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great service and food - I had the best ribs that I've ever tasted! The owner is charming and the waitstaff was exceptional! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you pass by this place, you have to stop, this is a Must. Home made food, big portion, price very reasonable. Owner is wonderful and friendly, service is excellent. All kinds of stuffs to discover which will remind you some souvenirs all over the walls.

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The most authentic decor, friendly staff and delicious food! We LOVE coming to May Kelly's and would miss it for the world. The menu offers something for everyone and the food is just fantastic. Home cooking at its best!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have gone several times now. the setting is nice, comfortable and casual. The wait staff is moderately attentive. It's always irritating when you have a hankering for bread and the waitress forgets to bring it. The food is very good. It is fresh and well prepared. It is one of the few places in North Conway where they actually... More 

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new york
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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We just arrived in New Hampshire, tired from the drive and hungry. The inn we were staying at gave a few ideas for dinner, so off we went. I checked the different restaurants on trip advisor and came across May Kelly's, which they hadn't mentioned. We decided to give it a try...... Good choice! Our food was excellent and authentic... More 

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Veazie, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to May's for dinner. Place was packed-always a good sign. We liked our meals but the atmosphere and decor were truly fascinating! Would go back for sure.

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

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