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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sweet & Sour...but still good!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Glenn O
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a nice pub with good pub food. Located in an old bank, it has plenty of atmosphere. The burger is always a good choice and the she crab soup is excellent. I think it's a bit pricey for pub food but there aren't too many places to eat in Cape Charles. It's always a lively place where you... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our family of 4 ate dinner at Kelly's on New Year's Eve. They offered the children's menu for our girls, and they both enjoyed the chicken tenders & fries. My husband and I ordered from the New Year's Eve menu. It was a 4 course menu, and we had so much food that we took some home including our untouched... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went for a quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised. We got a Reuben and Fish Tacos and both were great. The waitstaff was very pleasant and friendly. The only thing I wished was different was the volume of music -- it was a bit loud but we will return next time we are in Cape... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Kelly's is the quintessential local Irish-style pub in a very small, but really cool, seaside town. It has a quaint and cozy atmosphere, friendly servers and delicious, simple food. I'm pretty sure our booth was in an area that used to be inside an old bank vault! I would go back for the food in a heartbeat.

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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Bad: 1) The first order of wings they brought out were room temperature at best. Seems like they had been sitting out for a while. We sent them back. 2) The service here is really slow. Don't come if you're in a hurry at all. We cancelled our last round of beers because we finished our meal before they... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I go here every time i make my way into town. When they have live music it seems like everyone from town comes here. I often come in the off season which creates a lot more inviting pleasantries than during the season from locals. they can make some mean drinks and are quite accommodating

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon but a very pleasant environment. We were pleased to be able to switch the TV to Notre Dame.

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Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the few places that was open when we were in Cape Charles. The food and atmosphere was very good.

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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?