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All 71 Nags Head Restaurants

Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

2316 S.Croatan Hwy, US 158 Bypass. MP 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-4116
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Ranked #29 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Price range: $3 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This unique restaurant welcomes families with children, large groups, small groups, offers private quaint dining, special occasion and party services, accomondates business meetings, and takes reservations! On the other side of Kelly's, behind the unique antique stained glass facade, is the smell of the free fresh popcorn which just lures you into the beautiful tavern! There you'll find more delicious food, drink specials, TVs, games, pool tables, a cozy fireplace, comfortable smoking area, a stage & huge dance floor, and a balcony too! It's a cozy place for the whole family, and later in the night it's a fun late night bar scene with a varity of live music and the best dance floor on the OBX! You can dine on a budget at Kelly's or shoot for the moon.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this restaurant when out looking for somewhere open later than most places. I am so glad we stopped in! The food was top-notch but even better was the service. Michael was a delight to have as a waiter, he recommended two excellent entrees for us and was very informative and attentive. If you get the chance, I... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I needed a caterer for an event on the Outer Banks. Kelly's had great reviews so I called, the staff is certainly pleasant and very accommodating. However, I feel totally taken advantage of on the price. A simple family cookout of basic hamburgers and hot dogs ended up costing about $23 per person, even after a price adjustment. This to... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We dined with four adults. The food and service were excellent. This place has a relaxed feel while the food is still very good. Our waiter, Michael, was excellent.

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North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had dinner here on a Monday night. Our server greeted us promptly and we ordered the fried green tomato appetizer. When it arrived, the pimento cheese on top was frozen solid so we sent it back. After a long wait, the same tomatoes arrived again and our server informed us that our entrees would be coming out right behind.... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We went for dessert and drinks. Desserts were ok nothing out of ordinary. I had a Margarita it was tasteful well prepared. They had dj playing good songs and then a band from Virginia Beach, it was wonderful we had a great time dancing, great place to hang out and have fun.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We often eat at Kelly's when we visit the Outer Banks after the summer season. This last visit was Labor Day weekend so the crowds were still a little high. We called to have our name put on the waiting list and they told us it wasn't necessary but for some reason, it still took them 5 to 10 minutes... More

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kelly's is the one place we always go while in Nags Head. While the seafood is Great My son love's the Ribs --- said its the best ever. few years ago we had Glenda as our sever, So now when we go we always ask for her!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We just had the best meal ever on the Outer banks at Kelly's and fantastic service by Dale!! And Mr. Kelly's hospitality is over the top. We could not have been happier with the entire evening!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Kelly's is one of the top restaurants on the OBX.. We go every year on our vacation and ask for Glenda every time. Her knowledge and friendly personality makes our evening!! She feels like family!! Prime rib is our dinner of choice.. The fresh seafood is amazing. When visiting eastern NC. Stop by and enjoy The Martin Family

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shrimp dinner overpriced and alright at best. Sweat potato biscuits not my cup of tea. For the price of 2, we could of went to a AUCE place and spent lease and got more.

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