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Kelly's Irish Pub

101 East Morningside Dr., South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-433-5380
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Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Port Isabel, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Newly renovated and captures the spirit of our beach resort community. Lunch menu gets better all of the time. Some of the best sandwiches outside of New York. Caroline brings back memories of the old days with Aaron and Lisa and my younger days in New Jersey at the Stone Poney in Asbury Park hoping Bruce Springstein or Southside Johnny... More

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Austin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great place. Not your normal tourist trap. I had the Reuben it was one of the best I have ever had. Caroline is a gem. Shared her local knowledge. This is a down home place with atmosphere to match

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Glendale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were a group of 17 celebrating a birthday and the could not have been any nicer to us. Chris was working all my himself and did a great job with serving us. The food was surprisingly very good. They have darts pool table and good music in the juke box. 2 thumbs up for this place.

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Abilene, TX
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here based on proximity to our condo and reviews. It's only a couple blocks from the beach. Their food is good. We actually ended up eating here again based on our first experience and we'll make sure it is on our list for the next time we're on the island. Bar staff is very friendly and accommodating. They... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great bartenders. Awesome juke box and dart machines. Music gets louder as night progresses, but it's tolerable. We hung out at Kelly's both nights we were in Padre. Wish we had one in San Antonio too!

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Rolla, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So everytime we are on vacation and there is an Irish place near by we have to go to it. So this was the case. When we walked in I was excited to see that it was happy hour however I was saddened to find that there was really only 3 beers on happy hour special. We ordered food and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I do see the comments about the food and I am sure they warrant some attention. However, if you are new to the town and you see Kelly's and literally think you are going to experience a culinary masterpiece then you must not travel much at all. My experience was pretty great; good bartender for the relative atmosphere; decent selection... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had the bangers and mash...it was bland and tasteless. My boyfriend had the baja hamburger it was okay.

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South Padre Island, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Food was OK, but not worth the price. Fish breading was soggy. Nothing special regarding food flavor. Waiter served hot rolls, but couldn't get his attention to get butter for them. (Only 1 other table eating at the time). So I asked a waitress instead and she threw 3 packs of FROZEN (not refrigerated) butter down on the table and... More

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Warsaw, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband eats Rueben sandwiches everywhere we go, from coast to coast, and this one is his favorite! They make their own brine...need I say more...WOW!! We also had the fish tacos..delicious! Great place!!

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