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“party all the time - and pate” 4 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
Cape Charles, Virginia
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“party all the time - and pate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Since there's really only one bar in town, it's easy to figure out where everyone is going to be on Friday night - Kelly's.
The owner books some great bands, and the crowd gets into the music. The beer selection (and pricing) are a bit reminiscent of a big city. The building is super cool, except for one spot where the whole place is split in two by a wall that comes within a couple of feet of the bar. But it was apparently built as a bank and converted into a bar, so you can't really complain about the layout.
The food is hit & miss, but when it hits it's awesome.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
“Great Atmosphere, food not so good...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Disappointed in the menu, not a lot of "Pub Appetizers". Dinning seating very uncomfortable. The sweet potato fries were good, but that's it!!! Would be a better place to sit at the bar and have a few. NOt a family dinning place, too expensive for the quality and quantity.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Best food far and wide, plus great beers and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

The food is great. Don't order just from the pub menu; the best stuff is on the daily menu and the main dinner dishes. I had the best duck breast this side of the Atlantic here. I have been coming ehre frequently for about four years and have never been disappointed. The wide selection of ales includes several from the British Isles. The atmosphere is great, service friendly and informal but relaxed, Eastern-shore style. The pub is very friendly to kids and families.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fordyce, Arkansas
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Great Pub; Bland Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

This Irish Pub is a great place to have a few brews. They have an excellent selection of pub style drafts and an authentic pub atmosphere. The food, however, is bland to the point of being tasteless. It doesn't taste bad, it just has no taste whatsoever. Go for the beer, perhaps have a snack, but better food can be had elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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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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