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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were both very nice. We all had standard pub fare - fish & chips, bangers & mash, and shepherd's pie; all were pleased. Excellent beer selection, as you'd expect.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly genuine Irish pub with great Irish food and ambience. The service was very friendly but they were very understaffed, as most places are in these days. She crab soup and shepherd pie was as good as any I’ve had anywhere.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Good service attention to detail bank vault was quiet. Bar tender knows how to make a drink

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 17, 2020

We ate a late (1pm) lunch at Kelly's on a beautiful Monday in November, and the weather was conducive to sitting outside. We appreciated the chance to keep our distance from others, but I think those who opt to sit outside tend to get forgotten,...or at least the young man serving us seemed to do so. We both started with the she crab soup, which was decent but a bit thin. The crab and brie burger was tasty, though the brie wasn't detectable at all. When the second entree was delivered (Finn burger), we asked for mayo and ketchup and our young man said he would be right back. After waiting 10 minutes another server came out to a different table and we were able to get her attention to ask for ketchup, which proved to be an overly sweet off-label brand that didn't improve the now-cold fries. A few minutes later our actual server returned not with mayo, but with tartar sauce. Needless to say I didn't put it on my burger, which was cold at this point. He eventually returned to bring us our check but didn't think to ask why half of our entrees were left uneaten - was something wrong? Would we like boxes? Just clueless. The beer selection was good, and we will probably try it again once we've tried everywhere else in town, but they really need to get their service together.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

The onion rings were very good! Crab cake sandwich is full of crab and light on filler. While the sandwich was good, the sauce that came with it was NOT! I opted for a squeeze of lemon. We tried the She Crab soup but it...was cold and not very good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020

Nice restaurant/bar that has something for everyone. Inside and outside seating. A bar. Good Irish food and American food and ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

It’s September of 2020 so we went to Kelly’s because we could eat outside, however the flies were terrible on this night. We had read this in another reviews but decided to take our chances. We ordered but decided to change to take out. Glad...we did this and not simply go elsewhere because the food was delicious and the server completely understanding. We ordered the steam spiced shrimp and Caesar Salad. Both were perfect. Don’t miss Kelly’s but check for flies before you decide eat in or take out. Cooler weather may help!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020

We were advised to dine inside because of a fly problem outside and after reading the most recent reviews, I'm glad we took the advice. Kelly's had a cool vibe inside with a nice bar area. Tables were spread out nicely due to COVID regulations...and we managed to get a table inside what appeared to be an old bank vault. The fish tacos were really good and after spending the day outside in the heat of Kiptopeke a nice Smithwicks topped off the day.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

First, we went into Tim's and it looked ominous, so we left and ended up at Kelly's. Super glad we did. We ended up sitting outside, and they warned us the flies were bad outside, but, what they didn't think we realized, is that the...flies were bad inside too. Anyhow, our server was super friendly and the food was awesome. Very happy we stopped there and will be back. If only the flies aren't there this time. Everyone enjoyed their meals.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020

We left Chincoteague, VA and headed home the long way to check out some of the eastern shore. We stopped in Cape Charles to look around and had lunch here. It did not disappoint. My wife had the Bangers an mash, I had the Corned...Beef Reuben and my son a Grown up Grilled Cheese. All were very good. The service was good also my only knock on the place is they had too many flies hanging around. Not sure if it was due to the rain or the overall area. The restaurant itself was clean.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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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 familyof3n2crazydogs | 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelly's Gingernut Pub

  • Yes, Kelly's Gingernut Pub offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Kelly's Gingernut Pub offers delivery services.

  • Kelly's Gingernut Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5