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J. J. Kelley's

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2455 Bernice Rd, Lansing, IL 60438-1055
(708) 474-9977
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Newbern, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

First off this is a pub. Saying that they have some great cooks working for them. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They have live music and the band that played on June 10th 2016 was really really good. It's is a place to put on your list.

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Thank Larry A
Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

A staple of the community proving itself with its menu selections, it's ability to cater, and a beer selection that incorporates local producers. Fried Chicken is spectacular. Rubens that are so good, you will change your religon.

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Thank Dana W
chicago
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We started by entering the restaurant area where we sat for what seemed like 10 minutes, and no one came. No one even looked our way. We moved into the bar where it was quite uncomfortable, the swearing at the bar was atrocious (I understand it is a bar, that is why we started went in the restaurant) which made... More 

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Thank cmama
Lansing, Illinois
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

JJ Kelly's was recommended to us for their Friday soup and salad bar and also their good food. We entered the establishment at 5 pm thinking we would have to wait but I saw the bar had a handful of people and the dining room had two tables filled. We helped ourselves to sit down at a empty table with... More 

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Thank Joy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

If my 10 and 14 year old boys complained the food was extremely greasy it tells you a lot about the quality of this establishment. My kids don't want to come here again.

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Thank Billy P
Chicago, IL
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here recently. She ordered the Chicken Vesuvio and I had the seafood platter. The food was pretty good. They give you big portions. The potato soup (they ran out of chicken noodle by 6:00) was very good and hot. My wife liked the Vesuvio, but felt the Vesuvio potatoes and sauce was not as... More 

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Thank EyeDoc01
Lansing, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great food and atmosphere . Not the fanciest place around , but you are made to feel welcome . Very friendly and helpful staff and customers that make you feel welcome . There are rules to be followed on some of the specials though . That is because the specials are so good . Give it a try !

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Thank Joe M
Lansing, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This establishment has been in Lansing for over 25 years. They offer great food from appetizers to sandwiches to dinner entree's and all at reasonable prices. There is entertainment on most weekends. The owners are very generous and host many benefits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The best prime rib sliders I've ever had. Actually went 2 days in a row to eat em.Super nice staff. Felt right at home

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1 Thank Randy M
San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

This is the worst sort of dive bar. The place is FILTHY!! They do have good live bands but they permit guests to become insanely intoxicated and they have no security to handle unruly guests. I was threatened and verbally assaulted by a group of belligerent drunks while a bartender watched and did nothing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2455 Bernice Rd, Lansing, IL 60438-1055
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: (708) 474-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?