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Kelly's Steak and Seafood

316 Boal Ave, Boalsburg, PA 16827-1447
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Boalsburg
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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- Sep 8, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Canton OH
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were just back to State College for a football game and had reservations with another couple for this restaurant. It has changed hands several years ago, since we were taking our youngest to school at PSU, and for the better! Completely redecorated and expanded from our 15 year old memory, we were delighted. Two of us had an evening... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place came with a recommendation by family members. We went on the Sunday Labor Day weekend and the place was mostly empty. The food was a disappointment. The calamari appetizer was strange--shaped like coated french fries and totally limp, I'm not 100% sure it was really calamari. My sesame-coated salmon was previously frozen and overcooked, with its deficiencies hidden... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our family had the opportunity to eat dinner at Kelly's last week while we were moving our son into his new apartment. We arrived at the restaurant around 8pm and were seated right away. Our server was attentive and was helpful with suggestions of what to eat. When our meals arrived, we found the portions to be robust. My son... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sometimes the meals are great, but other times I scratch my head. We ate this past week with a large party and steaks were good, but the seafood was a bit disappointing. The potential for being one of the very best in State College is there, but some things are amiss. Virtually all of our meals had the same medley... More

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Kelly's is really amongst the top restaurants in the state college area. Food is well prepared and staff was friendly. Four of us had different dishes and we all loved it. I think the calamari was different from what we had at other places, using bigger pieces of the squid makes it more chewy when you eat it. The clam... More

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Kelly’s in early August 2014. We had eaten there several times in the past, although not recently; 2011 or 2012 may have been the last time we were there. In the past, dining at Kelly’s was always a pleasant experience because of their excellent food and great service. Wow,... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am fairly particular about steak and this place had a very good one. The service was great, The starters were generous. The waitress was very helpful and honest.

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99 reviews 99 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
764 helpful votes 764 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we arrived, it took a few extra moments, for some unknown reason, for the hostess to figure out where to seat us, even though there were plenty of open tables. The server we were matched with was efficient and attentive. My companion ordered the mahi mahi fish tacos, which were quite filling and had an excellent flavor, but were... More

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here for a special birthday celebration, and it was anything but special. We were not greeted by friendly front desk, just an abrupt and disinterested "hostess" who definitely did not have the "mostest!" Our waitress was completely UN-interested in being a waitress. She did not tell us about any dinner or dessert specials. WE had to ask HER... More

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central PA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I'm a pretty easy-going reviewer, but there were multiple problems that will preclude our choosing to return to Kelly's. First of all, despite it being 5:57pm, the server told us we were too late to get the dinner specials which ended at 6pm. I wasn't sure if my watch was correct so I didn't question her like I should have.... More

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