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American, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

The family and I have been dining here for more than 30 years. We try to get there at least twice a week during our week of vacation. From the time my kids were toddlers and now into their late 20's they have always enjoyed...to food and atmosphere that kelleys has to offer. It nothing fancy but the food is always fresh and their staff is always pleasant. We are already planing our 2020 visit!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Been going here for years, it never fails to please. great seafood selections. Not at all fancy (cash only), there is counter service or table service. Pleasant people. Spare air conditioning, so don't go on a really hot day. The bathroom is ancient. Look ahead...foir hours of operation. Sometimes they are closed at the end of the season.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Friendly service, warm and inviting. We go every time we visit the island. After meal we go out back to visit the lighthouse “Barney”. Boats go in and out to ocean. Beautiful to watch. Of course, if up to it, you can climb to top...of Barney. Water pic is scene as you walk along path along the Inlet. 💕More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

For many years my family owned a home on Barnegat Light. We went back to visit and when young always had to go to Kelly's for ice cream. This time we went for lunch with friends and our server was friendly and attentive. We all...enjoyed our meals though one suggested the roll could have been fresher or toasted.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We ate at Kelly’s after spending the day wandering around the island and ending up at the lighthouse. The food was very good and the service was great. From the broiled seafood platter to the fried chicken, everyone in our group really enjoyed everything we...had. The New England clam chowder was fantastic, and how can you go wrong ending your meal with Dairy Queen?More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

When visiting the Barnegat Lighthouse, this is a pretty good spot for lunch depending on what you select. The hits were: the crab cakes, the caesar salad with a delicious, moist broiled salmon and the spinach salad with fresh tuna. Things to skip are the...clam chowders: hardly any clams, over seasoned, and not pleasant in consistency. We were there on a Monday and it was busy but we were to get a table for 10 without much of a wait. The restaurant looks as if it has not been updated for ages but that adds to its charm. The waitstaff was very friendly and steered us through the menu. When tuna was ordered well done: it arrived well dine and Moist. I think timing is everything. If there is a line out the door, move on. Ice cream bar on site.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

So here I am at the end of the island - looking for lunch. Read the reviews kind of knew what I was expecting - Thought why not I’m here. Very friendly wait staff and pleasant end of the line old school fishing decor. Ordered...the Clam chowder - soup was hot, I like that - However the over potatoey- gluey consistency turned me off. I also ordered the Flounder plate - Flounder was good if a bit too breaded- Fries were not edible as was the Cole slaw too thick and over sauced. In summary pleasant atmosphere- nice wait staff - average run of the mill fried fish shack food. 3 Tums lunch. Make a plan - don’t do it for the sake of doing itMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

I love this spot for Dairy Queen on a summer day or night, but they need to get their act together. The wait is ridiculous and the staff works in slow motion as the lines get longer.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

Went there for lunch this past week. To say were disappointed is an understatement. Its usually very good but for some reason, this time everything was wrong. Service was slow (and it wasn't that busy), kitchen was disorganized (so was just about everything else), and...the portions were very small and not great. chef salad has two slices or turkey and one piece of ham, very thin and the rest was all salad greens in a small plate. actually, it was the size of a side salad at most every other restaurant. the fried clam platter was very small, both in quantity of clam strips but more so the the size of the clam strips themselves. most were little chunks of mostly breading with a few small strips of clams. NOT the usual platter. too bad because its usually a very good place but we will have to find alternatives.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

Loaded with charm, and fairly good food, a great bet for breakfast or lunch. nice people, bathroom is awful.

Date of visit: September 2018
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