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11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
+1 843-837-3353
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable atmosphere...
Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable atmosphere with local and new friends daily. Longest bar in the lowcountry and home of the "MINI" Reuben, Best of Bluffton two years running.
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  • 38
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing how a waitress can ruin your dining experience. We were seated at 6:55. Waitress came at 7:00 for drink orders. We asked for 2 happy hour wines. She says -- no, my watch says 7:00. We say we were seated before 7:00, not our fault that you were not here. She says, take it up with the bar tender;... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was in a hurry to grab a bite and of course ran into friends and ended up having a great time with them - that kind of place with good food and friends!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Kelly's serves delicious pub food. We went there for their St. Patrick's corned beef and cabbage special, a side of onion rings and a grilled cheese sandwich with fries. All were excellent! The corned beef is the best I've ever eaten. No fat, no gristle, it is sliced thin and tender and juicy. They also use it in their outstanding... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had corned beef & cabbage--blandest food I ever ate--all of it. No spices at al, no salt, meat tasted like it was deli meat!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We found this place on our Garmin because it was nearby and we wanted to watch a basketball game. Walking in, it looked "rundown", but it was clean. Fairly busy in the afternoon and the menu had a lot of choices. Food was served timely and it was delicious. Draft beers $4, and the sandwich was around $9. It looked... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special. Very ordinary. Food was decent but nothing to write home about. Service was good but again, the food isn't anything special. What more can we say. We won't be back as it just isn't our kind of place.........

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Kelly's Tavern Incorporated

Address: 11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
Phone Number: +1 843-837-3353
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $5 to $19
Cuisine: Irish, American, Pub

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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: +1 843-837-3353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $19
  • Cuisine: Irish, American, Pub

Description

Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable atmosphere with local and new friends daily. Longest bar in the lowcountry and home of the "MINI" Reuben, Best of Bluffton two years running.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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