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Kelly's Tavern Incorporated

Irish, American, Bar, Pub
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11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
+1 843-837-3353
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is dreary! Plenty of TV's showing various sports but not too intrusive. They are known for their large portions but neither luncheon choices were up to par. Not able to put finger on why we were disappointed. Just know we have had better.

Thank Pickeeone
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Dublin...HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Great food, and fantastic service!! HUGE PORTIONS! Can't go wrong with anything on this menu!

Thank Rpollock007
Hilton Head Island, SC
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We met some our neighbors the other night at Kelly's Tavern. I got to taste their fried pickles! Also the fried onion rings. The pickles were interesting, and I love fried onion rings! I had a salad and as I said in the title my husband had a turkey Reuben he kept raving about. They have draft beer, which I... More 

Thank Retired_traveler_HHI
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Local Tavern with very good food and a large bar. Don't go here for the bar scene as its not happening. Everyone goes here for the food. Great food and large portions!

Thank billepierce
Hilton Head SC
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Simply the best Rueben sandwich I ever had . A great place to go for a quick and pleasant meal. Great menu.

Thank MartinHiltonHeadSC
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The food is great here. It is a bar and if you are not a bar person than it will not be good for you. The food is worth sitting in a bar.

Thank mag351986
Bluffton, South Carolina
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Stopped here because we had heard the burgers were very good. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food and the service we received. There is also a billiard hall in one end and the smell of tobacco smoke was a turn off. Take my picture, I won't be back

Thank millerthyme
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It's not fancy establishment. But this is where the locals go for a quick lunch, after-work-beer and the great ruben sandwich. The service is friendly and good enough, but not great. Again, it is not the fancy place. The prices is right, the food is good. Just enjoy your ice cold beer and ruben.

Thank hanaSC
126 Colvin Dr
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This had the very best Reuben - now I know why it's called "the Killer Reuben". Will go back just for another one!

Thank robertdO5035GV
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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406 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

A small group of us from a local plantation checked into this well established dive for lunch on none other than St Patrick's Day. Of course! We thought that we were arriving a bit early, but not surprisingly, the place was packed. No table space. So we sat at the bar, which is usually a more attractive alternative anyway. Try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $19
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3353
Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable atmosphere with local and new friends daily. Longest bar in the lowcountry and home of the "MINI" Reuben, Best of Bluffton two years running.

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