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Kelly's Gingernut Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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She Crab Soup
An old family recipe, rich and creamy and full of local blue crab
1/2 Dozen $8.0
Dozen $12.0
Kelly's Jumbo Wings
Fresh jumbo wings prepared with buffalo, BBQ, Bourbon, parmesan garlic, or Kelly's wing sauce, or plain
Nacho Loco
Fresh tortillas piled high with black beans, fresh Pico de Gallo, melted Queso & Jalapenos. Choose ground beef or BBQ chicken breast
Chicken Tenders
5 tenders plain or tossed in buffalo, BBQ, bourbon, parmesan garlic or Kelly's famous wing sauce
Bacon Cheddar Tumbleweeds
5 potato tumblers loaded with bacon, & Irish cheddar. Served with a ranch sour cream dipping sauce
Onion Ring Tower
A foot long tower of crispy beer battered thick cut onion rings. Served with our house made chipotle ketchup for dipping
Basket of Fries
Our delicious crispy fries served with our chipotle ketchup
Top any of our salads with: Chicken $7, Shrimp $8, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake $12
Cape Charles Cobb
Fresh romaine topped with chicken breast, bacon, avocado, boiled egg, tomatoes, Chevre cheese & local Chesapeake Bay jumbo lump blue crab
Goat Cheese Salad
Baby mixed greens topped with frosted pecans, blueberries, strawberries, shallots and crumbled Chevre cheese
Caesar Salad
Crispy romaine tossed with fresh shredded parmesan cheese, croutons and our tangy Caesar dressing
House Salad
Baby field greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and croutons
Local Steamed Clams
12 tender clams steamed in a white wine broth
1/2 Dozen $10.0
Dozen $17.0
Local Shucked Oysters
American Shellfish Co Oysters served over ice
1/2 Pound $13.0
1 Pound $24.0
Steamed Shrimp
Large shrimp steamed in Old Bay, Garlic and Butter
Drunken Mussels
A full pound of mussels steamed in a white wine jalapeno broth
Liam's Pub Burger
Half pound Certified Angus Chuck burger grilled over an open flame, served on a toasted Brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and melted Irish Cheddar. (Make it a black bean or grilled chicken breast for no additional charge)
Lamb Burger
Fresh organic border springs local Virginia lamb grilled over an open flame and topped with fresh baby spinach, caramelized onions and Chevre cheese
Kelly's Crab & Brie Pub Burger
Our Certified Angus Burger topped with our fresh local Chesapeake Bay jumbo lump blue crab and creamy brie cheese
BBQ Burger
Our Certified Angus Burger dressed with our tangy sweet BBQ sauce and topped with bacon, onions, pickles and melted Irish Cheddar
Roasted Turkey Panini
Maple smoked turkey breast, bacon, crisp apples, Irish Cheddar and our house made Kelly's sauce toasted on a Panini press
Maple Smoked Turkey & Swiss
Our delicious turkey and aged flavorful swiss on a Brioche roll with lettuce tomato and our house made Kelly's sauce
A large BLT made with a mountain of our yummy bacon and to add a Cape Charles twist, dressed with our Old Bay Aioli
Kelly's Reuben
You've never had Reuben this good thin sliced corned beef grilled and topped with sauerkraut and melted swiss on grilled marbled rye with 1,000 island sauce
Crab Cake Sandy
This is what you visit the Eastern Shore for fresh local Chesapeake Bay jumbo lump crab cake on a Brioche roll and served with our hose made Cajun Remoulade (highly recommended)
Fish Tacos
2 Lager battered Cod tacos served with lettuce, fresh Pico de Gallo, Irish Cheddar and an avocado poblano ranch sauce
Sheperd's Pie
Fresh organic border springs local Virginia lamb and Certified Angus Chuck in a delicious pan sauce topped with fluffy mashed potatoes and Irish Cheddar
Fish & Chips
Guinness battered Cod lightly fried and served with a heaping pile of fries
Crab Cake Dinner
Fresh local Chesapeake Bay Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes (2) broiled perfectly and served with mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Braised Boneless Beef Shore Ribs
So tender and delicious served with pearl onions, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Braised Lamb Shank
A lovely 20oz. lamb shank braised in demi-glace and served with fluffy mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Bourbon Chicken
Grilled chicken breast tossed in Bourbon glaze and served with mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Chicken Milanese
A crispy fried chicken breast topped with baby field greens and tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette, crumbled Chevre cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives
Spinach a Five Cheese Ravioli
A trio of large ravioli tossed in a pesto cream sauce with walnuts and tomatoes
Clam Bake Platter
Large shrimp, tender mussels, fresh local clams and smoked polish sausage in a savory seafood broth with corn on the cob and baby baked potatoes
16 Oz. Ribeye
(certified angus) A hand cut full pound of premium Angus beef grilled over on open flame and served with our delicious steak butter, mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Plate Sharing: $5. Upgrade for $3: Onion Rings, Side Salad, Side Caesar Salad, Cup of She Crab Soup
Yukon Gold Pub Chips
made in house
French Fries
Cole Slaw
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable of the Day
Please, only children 12 & under. Served with french fries or chips. $6.50
Finn's Chicken Tenders
Kelly's Mini Corn Dogs
Grilled Cheese
Fish & Chips
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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Pub several times in the past two years and it never disappoints. It has a quaint atmosphere that has you looking at the exposed brick, wondering what history they held. The food is delishes. Besides the Reuben being stacked with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Myckelphillips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel to Cape Charles every Dec., & this is always our go to in this cute lil town! We’ve tried almost everything on the menu & it always good & stays consistent. Love the history & architecture of this spot! If you’re around on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank monica1033
Reviewed February 13, 2019

My husband and I spent a really fun afternoon at Kelly's Gingernut Pub. Gene Kelly, the owner/bartender was friendly and made us feel like one of the locals. The pretzels and beer cheese hit the spot and went well with our Guinness. We will go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LuckyDuck44
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Barely any seating, food half-way OK, salty. The owner puts down liberals regularly in his Facebook posts. Before you spend any money at Kelley's check out his posts.

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Lia L
Reviewed December 17, 2018

12 of us went to the Pub and ate and drank. Everyone had a very good time, and good food. The food included fish & chips and Shepherds pie and other entrees, no complaints. Would positively return. Neat atmosphere in old bank building.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gordon B
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Located on the main street in a former bank, this pub offers darts, beers, drinks and decent food. Enjoyable. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 664lrd
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Best ever Rueben sandwich & turkey Panini. Great service. Before it transformed to a beautiful pub - it was an old bank. Ask to see the photos. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank diannek275
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Visited for lunch and the food and deserts were very good. My problem was that I had to eat lunch with a sweat shirt on because it was so cold in the restaurant. Turn on the heat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kurt N
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Had lunch and dinner here during a weekend visit and what a fun place! The food and beer/cocktails were good, and at least when we visited the customers were a great mix of locals and people visiting/vacationing. Spent way too much time talking and drinking...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank jenbackoff
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My brother suggested Kelly's on our return trip from the OBX to DE this past summer. He and his wife had discovered it the previous year. It was awesome. Cape Charles is super cute and it's not far off 13. It made a nice break...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jenaye
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May 12, 2018|
Response from Virgil S | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it was on the wine list.
John R
August 1, 2015|
Response from Loveofryen | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about inside - saw no pets - but most of the places there have an outdoor eating area and bringing pets to an outdoor eating area is pretty common in Virginia.
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