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11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
843-837-3353
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Like Ruebens Like Kelly's

We have eaten Ruebens in many places, including Ireland. The Rueben here at Kelly's Tavern is the best anywhere. Don't be concerned about the price, $19.95 for a big sandwich, as you will receive a Rueben with more corned beef than on it than 4 of most Rueben's you have had elsewhere. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
BillCarraway
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Late Night
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have eaten Ruebens in many places, including Ireland. The Rueben here at Kelly's Tavern is the best anywhere. Don't be concerned about the price, $19.95 for a big sandwich, as you will receive a Rueben with more corned beef than on it than 4 of most Rueben's you have had elsewhere. The atmosphere is that of a neighborhood bar,... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Many years ago a tavern in Neptune, NJ was renowned for its baked Reuben sandwiches. Low and behold, 850 miles South of NJ I see Kelly's Tavern and they are advertising Reubens. And it has the same fabulous Reubens as Neptune. This is a neighborhood bar, pool table and all and friendly people. No pretentiousness here. Great burgers too and... More 

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Fort Myers
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lunch hour specials daily. Get there early, they run out! Good food. Had a corned beef sandwich, had to take 1/2 home. Next time we share. Nice atmosphere and large bar seating area.

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Ridgely, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband loves to go to little local bars. I am not a fan. However, on a recent business trip to Hilton Head Island, we went to Kelly's. We had seen it advertised in a local "to do" book. Just looking at the outside, I was not eager to eat lunch there. It is a small place that almost didn't... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been here three or times for evening sandwiches and a beer. The beer is always good but the sandwiches not so much. There is usually 6-10 of us and seating is never a problem, server attentive, but the meal varying degrees of good. Price is ok but value is not.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Food is good and very reasonable in price. The service is friendly. Come and join the locals who eat here regularly. They have good sandwiches and other pub food. Their special giant sandwiches with Irish names are a real treat. Come when you are hungry.

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Hilton Head, SC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stopped for lunch, to say hi to Paul and to set up a reservation for 20 of us at Happy Hour. Food is always great, simple and plenty of it. Have the Rueben....you will not forget it!

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Zionsville, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very affordable and good quality food. Super friendly atmosphere but very casual. I will return and recommend. Nice daily specials.

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Hilton Head Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Four of us met at Kelly's for an early dinner on a Saturday night. We had never been. The driveway is hard to spot and they are around the side of the building just off Route 278 at the first light before the Hilton Head Island bridge. As I don't drink beer I asked about wines and got a verbal... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kelly's has a large bar and a good number of tables for their customers. The appetizer and sandwich menu is good, simple and varied. We had the potato skins which were good, as well as chicken fingers, which we really liked. The mozzarella sticks are also good, and their burgers are 1/2 pound and cooked with various toppings. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: 843-837-3353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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