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Kelly's Gingernut Pub

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133 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3121
757-331-3222
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 102
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unpretentious with very good food.

Neat location in what used to be - long ago - a bank. Able to inside the old vault. Good down-to-earth food at reasonable prices with good service. We were there over St. Patrick's Day, and they served several Irish specialties.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Colonel37
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever our house, Seashell Cottage is not booked we try to get down to beautiful Cape Charles. We routinely have lunch or dinner at Kelly's because we love the food, the spirit of the friendly people, and especially the ambiance of this small town Pub. The other evening, Friday night was buzzing and we patiently waited a very long time,... More 

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Franklin, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We waited over an hour and a half for appetizers that never showed up. We waited for a table for an extra 45 minutes on top of the original 45 minutes that was expected while our host drank beer and rolled silverware. Although the waitress was apologetic, when we were walking out the door there was no attempt to compensate... More 

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Stoneham, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Attentive service with a great beer on tap selection. Excellent ambiance and decor. Food is top-notch. The boiled shrimp were a fantastic appetizer. The fish & chips were fresh, not frozen. You cannot go wrong at Kelly's. Right off the beach and easy to find.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Neat location in what used to be - long ago - a bank. Able to inside the old vault. Good down-to-earth food at reasonable prices with good service. We were there over St. Patrick's Day, and they served several Irish specialties.

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for a drink during our visit to Cape Charles. We were pleasantly surprised by this place. Friendly staff, good drinks, quaint inside. We did not try the food, but it looked and smelled wonderful. Great place for a drink. Bartender made me a pomegranate martini and it was great. We enjoyed this place very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Busy environment, attentive staff, quick bar service. We went in for beers after dinner on both Friday and Saturday and it was great.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Definitely gotta give it a try if you are in the area. Had a good meal and great service in a fun pub. We will visit again!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

and so much more. Great food, great drinks. Try the Bloody! Spent the better portion of an evening here, eating and drinking and was quite impressed with the place.

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Melbourne
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I spent several weeks in the Cape Charles area on business and over the course of these weeks I had a number of dinner orders placed for take-out. The food here is actually good, it's the inconsistent way the orders are taken that is curious. If you are lucky you to order a take out on just about any weekday... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great "tavern"-like ambiance. Great martini and the steamed shrimp was to die for! Friendly owner Gene Kelly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3121
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: 757-331-3222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?