Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

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Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern
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4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
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Sunsetbum
Matthews, NC274 contributions
Friends
This is one of my go to places when visiting the obx. This was my third visit to Kelly's and I left just as please as the other visits. We were part of a large group. We were seated in a very open area which was nice. Of course I had the ribs again... they really are awesome here. For those that enjoy bread, you must try the breads here! I can say that everyone in the group was more than pleased with the dinner.
Written August 14, 2017
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MAnders192
Maryland19 contributions
Couples
We decided to try Kelly's on a recommendation from a friend. It wasn't very busy when we go there, but quickly filled up. The food was exceptional. The coconut shrimp appetizer was great. My boyfriend loved the apricot glaze that it came with and decided to keep it for his entree as well. They brought out plenty of bread to hold us over until our food came. The sweet potato biscuits are to die for! We had heard reviews about them, and they were right on. The entrees were large enough to have leftovers to take home. We also decided to take home dessert. The desserts are made in-house and have won many awards in the area.

On a side note, our waiter, Brandon, was outstanding. My boyfriend mentioned that he was a fan of the apricot glaze that came with his appetizer, and he brought out a to-go cup full of it for him to take home with him. He was beyond thrilled! He also brought out fresh bread to take home as well. He was very friendly and gave us recommendations on places to visit while we were in the area, a few of which we were able to check out later that week. We will definitely be coming back next year!
Written July 8, 2013
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Pat Q
1 contribution
Family
Kelly's Catering provided all the dinners for our trip to OBX. We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our children and grandchildren, all 27 of us. Everything was wonderful and we couldn’t be anymore pleased with the food and the service we received. We would certainly recommend Kelly’s to anyone coming to the Outer Banks. Thank you for all your help. Our trip was AWESOME!!!!
Pat
Written August 17, 2018
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garv5
Kirtland, OH3 contributions
We had high expectations because the owner personally made room for our table of nine. The owner and server were very kind but the food was terrible. The crab cakes were full of shells. There were shells in other entrees at our table as well. The potatoes were sticky and cold. We had a large bill and the value was poor. We looked forward to great seafood in the Outer Banks but we found it elsewhere after asking a local for suggestions. We will not return or recommend Kelly's.
Written July 19, 2014
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WBRLSmithTN
Kingsport, TN2 contributions
Couples
CLOSED Catering only since 2017. No restaurant. bar, club or nightlife. Not sure what else to say. Sad
Written October 21, 2018
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Still Enjoying Life!
Arlington, VA1,074 contributions
We've been coming to Kelly's for over a dozen years now for the superb food & wine list, outstanding bar & wait staff & the always appreciated visits to our table by owner Mike Kelly. We have a special table we especially enjoy dining at since it's not in the main dining area -- which can become a bit crowded and 'busy' in the summer season.

We meet up with friends in the bar area for cocktails & let the always helpful and friendly folks at the reservations desk near the front entrance know that we wanted a table in an hour or so ... but that we were in no rush.

Our latest visit was on a Tuesday nite (around 6 pm) ... & despite it being at

(For those of a more partying disposition, this area does liven up considerably after 9 pm or so, especially on Friday & Saturday nites when there is live music and dancing.)

We specifically went this time to enjoy the Kelly's 12 oz Prime Rib entrees which are perhaps THE BEST to be found in the OBX! We preceded our main courses with Kelly's superb Oysters Rockefeller appetizer + a cup of the equally delicious Crab soup. Two other members of our party had the Special of the Evening: Broiled Rockfish ... sourced locally and some of the best fish any of us can remember having at Kelly's.

As our table was enjoying both meat & fish, we enjoyed bottles of a Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon and an Adelsheim Sauvignon Blanc -- both perfect matches for our dinners.

Mr. Kelly also topped by twice, once to welcome us back and a second time to help us select our wines -- a fun experience we always appreciate.

We can't' wait to return soon!
Written August 29, 2017
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Barb I
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania22 contributions
Couples
Went to hear band,and have a few adult beverages. Website said band started at 8 ,however didn't start until 9,that's ok. Band was from Nashville and great however sound man sucked,as couldn't hear the two main singers as he had the band's instruments too loud which was a shame as vocalists were talented. Also website did not say there was a cover charge,and we sat at a table near the bar and had to get up to order drinks,even tho there was a waitstaff. Place was gorgeous.
Written September 29, 2016
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Bobby H
1 contribution
Family
Our food was delicious and our waitress Estella did a fantastic job keeping our drinks filled and keeping an attentive eye on us.
Written July 17, 2016
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maawandoon
Rochester Hills, Michigan171 contributions
Family
We stumbled on Kelly's our first night in town. It was off season, so no problem getting a table. It was also restaurant week, and they offered three course meals for $20 or $35, plus the regular menu. For $20, I had a wonderful goat cheese and pear salad with a lemon vinaigrette, incredible shoulder filet with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes, and the most incredible chocolate mousse that I have ever had. Some in our group started with fried green tomatoes, just for a taste of the south - delicious. Also offered where seafood options, and pasta. Their service was stellar! It was so good that we just had to go back one more time, and were not disappointed!
Written November 9, 2015
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Thomas P
16 contributions
My wife and I stopped here following a day on Roanoke Island. Were very pleasantly surprised as we had no prior knowledge of this restaurant. Food was excellent and plentiful. Service was top notch. We had a server named Raven who took very good care of us. We will go back on our next visit to OBX!
Written October 4, 2015
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Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern is open:
  • Sun - Thu 4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 4:30 PM - 2:00 AM