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“Great menu great service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kelly's Gingernut Pub

Kelly's Gingernut Pub
133 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3121
757-331-3222
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Cape Charles
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great menu great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011 via mobile

Excellent spot. Will definitely go again. Just had wonderful meal. I had bbq pork and brisket. Sides were great as were appetizers.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Down on Wilsonia Neck
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I hope Kellys can improve ; They have so much potential.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

I hate to complain , especially about Kelly's ,so consider this " feed back." The king needs to be told.
My wife and I went there last night : She had the meat loaf which was very good ; I had the fish and chips which was horrible. The service was as good as it gets.

Fish and chips is the most basic dish for an Irish pub . You need to get that right before you move on the hamburgers. The last time we were there the F&C was very good- a big piece of halibut fried right. Last night the fish was a tasteless ,oil-soaked , blob.
And OBTW : Our expectation at any pub is Bar Food. We do not expect fancy.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Millsboro, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Kelly's Gingernut Pub - Go for the Beer, not the food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Been there about 1/2 dozen times and was impressed with the beer selection. As far as the food goes, the penne pasta was good. The artichoke and spinage dip was bland and served with an assortment of stale crackers. The portebella mushroom was served with copious amounts of goat cheese and balsamic reduction to cover the miniscule amount of mushroom. If you hate goat cheese, it was awful and very tart, the menu never mentioned the fact that it would have it. The "salad to Die for" would have been very good if only a chicken had died for it. The lack of a decent amount of chicken breast left a lot to be desired. Calamari was awful, the coating would fall off and was greasy. The fish and chips was right from the freezer. I am going to be hard pressed to go back there again, unless it is for a bloody mary which was exceptional.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One night was great, the other not so great...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

The first night my wife got the crab cakes and said they were delicious, but the sides (potatoes and veggies were overcooked and bland. I got a cheeseburger and it was good. We sat in "the vault" because the building is an old bank. My wife said the Jack and Coke she had was weak. We tried to go to Aqua one night but the sprinkler system malfunctioned and was closed so we went to Kelly's and the place was packed. My wife got the Penne Norfolk (Shrimp and garlic cream sauce). There was so much UNCOOKED garlic in it it even affected the people sitting next to us. Also, she said the shrimp had a chemical taste to it. I had a special Salmon dish that had a strawberry glaze on it that was OK although they covered the entire plate in it, including the pottaoes and veggies. They just don't have it all together at this place. Only reason for 3 and not 2 stars is the crab cakes on the first night

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Cute place, food just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

Not a lot to choose from in Cape Charles, so we were disappointed that food was average at best. Seated at a very small four-top near the noisy bar on a night when restaurant wasn't crowded. Was expecting a better dining experience based on other reviews. How can "cheddar & garlic mashed potatoes" have no taste?

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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