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Review of Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Kelly's wasn't busy at all and the service seemed slower than what I would expect. Food was ok.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were riding around on scooters & came upon this place during a happy Hour which is 4p-7p. I highly recommend stopping bynduringbthis time. They have 3 beers they brew on the premises which were $2 each, the red ale was very good. Happy hr also includes drinks, margaritas & sangria. The Happy Hour food list was enjoyed by us as we'll - $4.50 for 1lb of wings ( recommend the jerk seasoned) & the tuna was delicious!

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

My family and I visited Kelly's for their Happy Hour and enjoyed their wings and nachos along with our beverages. We found it to be a great place to eat while in Key West and you can't beat their wings!!!

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1  Thank Lakeview5
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

As other reviews have pointed out here this restaurant is a gem amongst the Key West tourist hustle. It was the first ticket office for Pan Am Airways and is owned by Actress Kelly Mcgillis. I'm in Key West a few times a year and this place is always on "the list" to get to. The food is varied - sometimes their creations are stunning, sometimes they're average. The happy hour is a pretty hopping time and the drinks are as good as you'll find in Key West.
Their outdoor courtyard is a great respite from frenetic Duval St.

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1  Thank Lawrence C
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were looking for a different place to have brunch and just happened to stop here. It was a slow day for them, so we were the only ones in the outdoor area. The server was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our Bloody Marys and our brunch and will return in the future.

1  Thank wisctraveler06
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