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“Our favorite dinner in Key West”

Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill
Ranked #144 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located at 301 Whitehead St., on the corner of Whitehead and Caroline, stands one of Key West's most impressive and historic buildings - Kelly's Caribbean. Well known for being the birthplace of Pan American World Airways, Pan-Am's first tickets were sold out of this very building in 1927. Pan Am was the principal and largest international air carriers in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets and computerized reservation systems. Our Namesake - Kelly McGillis Kelly's was opened in 1992 by Fred Tillman and Actress, Kelly McGillis. We are proud to carry Kelly McGillis' name! Noted for her various movie roles - Top Gun, Witness, The Accused - Kelly now resides in North Carolina but she does keep a watchful eye on the Kelly's Caribbean. Should you stop on by Kelly's Caribbean...we do have her Top Gun Jacket in the "Crash Bar" area.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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“Our favorite dinner in Key West”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We sat in the courtyard which was very pretty with lights on trees. There was a wedding reception upstairs so there was music, which was nice. The Caribbean chicken dishes were excellent. Service and atmosphere were very good. It's near Duval, but on a quiet street. The Key Lime Pie was excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Williamsburg
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“Nasty ladies room set the tone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Ourdoor patio is very nice if you don't stumble on the old uneven steps leading down to it. Turkey wrap was VERY spicy so they replaced it with mayo in place of their super hot pico de gallo. Kelly's hit it's heyday years ago and is slipping. Very disappointing.

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Washington DC
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83 reviews
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“Never a miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I never miss stopping at Kellys. The food is always good and the Key West Lime pie is the best on the island. Try the cocunut shrimp and don't forget totaste their homebrewed beer.

Visited January 2013
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Kansas City Missouri
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“Hogfish alert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is our favorite fish in Florida, and they have it on the menu regularly now. Kelly's is a rustic, quaint restuarant with a friendly bar area. We've never had a bad meal on any of our 6 visits to Key West here. I recommend the outdoor seating as the best. Go for the food, return for the hogfish!

Visited January 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Great place for happy hour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We've been to Kelly's several times and love it, although we've only had their chicken wings and margaritas. Very cool atmosphere, awesome staff, fun patrons and easy location! Did I mention their wings and margaritas?! Can't wait to go back!

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