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Kelly's Tavern Incorporated

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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
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable...
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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Pool & nachos

Favorite neighborhood dive! Specifically came to play pool & eat nachos. Staff consistently attentive. Nachos excellent. They make their own chips! Place is unique, but I wouldn't want to change a thing. Will be back. Not for a fine dining experience, but a local fav for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
va-va60
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Leesburg, Florida
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We almost didn't take our friend from Moss Creek to Kelly's due to the mixed reviews. She assured us that Kelly's is one of her favorites and we're glad we did go there. Both of our mini Reuben were as good as those we remembered from visits when we lived in the area. Our friend's turkey club was so large... More 

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Thank ecmt
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a neighbor place filled with locals who want a good, reasonably priced lunch or dinner. It is a true tavern atmosphere with dependable service and food. They also do catering for events if you are interested.

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Thank Barry M
Forest, Virginia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch experience, food was delicious. Quiet place not on the main road. Plan on going again.

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Thank churchmusiclover
Okatie, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food is mediocre but there is lots of it. If quantity is more important to you that quality, then this is a good place for you.

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Thank A-nony-mouse6969
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Favorite neighborhood dive! Specifically came to play pool & eat nachos. Staff consistently attentive. Nachos excellent. They make their own chips! Place is unique, but I wouldn't want to change a thing. Will be back. Not for a fine dining experience, but a local fav for sure.

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Thank va-va60
Bluffton, South Carolina
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Cheesesteaks good - ff were cold when I picked up the sandwiches. Bar atmosphere but not too bar atmosphere for children. Good sandwiches. Wait staff was acceptable. Must do something about the french fries/ can't stand cold fries.

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Thank Kay S
Ft Lauderdale
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were looking for a good burger and were very disappointed...the bun was crumbly and fell apart and the meat was inferior.

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Thank shellster249
Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We were looking for a place for a quick bite, couple of drinks, and to catch some college football on a Saturday afternoon. This was the closest place to our hotel and in hindsight we should have gone a little further out. It was between 1:00 and 2:00 on a Saturday when we entered, and there was only one local... More 

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Thank ClearwaterJen
Charleston, SC
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Locals only favorite. If you like cold beer in a friendly neighborhood bar this is for you. Seems like the golfers hangout at the end of the day. Great Reuben's, burgers and sandwiches

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Thank marisaf-SC
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

For pub style food it would be hard to beat Kelly's. Great renditions of familiar favorites. Good portion size, fresh, well prepared with out straying from the core of just darn good fare. Great Reubens and many others but I am particularly fond of the Philly Steak Sandwich. Drinks are good too and again very reasonably priced. Not the fanciest... More 

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Thank John R

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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: +1 843-837-3353

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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