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“Awesome food, amazing people!” 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 #6 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
Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome food, amazing people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I've been to Kelly's more times than I can count and I look forward to each time. The people are always attentive, helpful, and enjoyable. Gene knows how to keep the place fun and real. I've never had something on the menu that I didn't like. It's not McDonald's, so don't expect that your dinner is going to be served the minute you sit down, they take their time to cook everything right and it's worth it. Enjoy a drink from the bar and the company you are with while you wait. I've never been disappointed and I'm looking forward to this summer season and going back again and again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Quantico, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Kelly's is the perfect pub and has never disappointed. I have been there after golf for a few cocktails or with girlfriends for a dinner out. The food is always delicious and the bar is exactly how a bar should be. Great service, and a fun time!

Visited March 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Dining in a 100-year old bank in historic old Cape Charles is great atmosphere, but only average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We loved the atmosphere and our server was attentive, but the entrees took quite a while to arrive and once delivered, the steamed clams weren't opened and the shepherd's pie was ground meat and mashed potatoes with a few peas and corn covered with melted cheese. It was heavy and not very flavorful. Overall, as a pub, it seems to make it, but as a restaurant, it was lacking. I doubt we'd return.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Charles, Virginia
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“Fantastic, cozy atmosphere & delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Exactly what you want in a traditional Irish pub in a little town right on the Chesapeake Bay! Really good beer selection and very tasty food in a cozy, casual setting. You can eat at the bar, in the old bank vault or at a spacious booth by the old spiral staircase. Or maybe have a pint and throw some darts. Publican Gene Kelly has fantastic taste in music, so you can count on a good live show at least one night out of the weekend, as well!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Smithfield, Virginia
1 review
“Food was burnt, cold and terrible-way over priced!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Steamed clams were cold and some were even empty. Nachos were torched. Caesar salad had old lettuce. Waited almost an hour for terrible food. Left a note on receipt for constructive criticism. Kitchen staff definitely needs to step it up and perhaps make replacements. As a former waitress I would never serve a customer with what came out of that kitchen.

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