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“Need for lots of improvement to be successfull”
Review of Kelsey's Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Kelsey's Restaurant & Lounge
Cuisines: American, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Need for lots of improvement to be successfull”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Salad was good, but meal was served way too soon before we had finished 1/2 of salad. They forgot to bring rolls and some side dishes until we asked for them. Baked potato was cold & chicken hardly warm. Way too large of a menu-no way too keep all entrees fresh. Portions were large. Did not offer any specials. Had to take our own check up front to pay & than was embarrassed when asked verbally in front of everyone "how much to add for our tip"!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank LynneHemenway
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English first
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“SUNDAY STEAK LUNCH”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had been on the road and were really hungry. Stopped at Kelsey's for lunch. Decided to splurge and have a steak. Long story short, not cooked right. Steaks are expensive and don't eat them often. Did speak to management. Undecided whether to return or not.

Visited February 2013
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Thank AnnaJason
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Went there for a late lunch/early dinner. New ownership and management. The food was good and there is a variety of choices. I had the Greek combo, which was delicious. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Sandy H
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“New Management”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Kelsey's had been one of our favorite places for about 12 years. A year ago or so, they closed up shop and the building was vacant for many months. A new owner re-opened the restaurant under the same name. We have been there three times since their opening. Each re-visit found a new and more expanded menu. Our last visit was mid January 2013.

My wife and I and our adult son ordered from the new menu. My wife had lamb chops, was served two ample ones and found them very good. I ordered broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast. The serving looked very ample. The broccoli stuffing was mostly stems 2 to 3 inches long, though the cheese was ample and good. I found that disappointing. Our son had crab stuffed shrimp. The plate contained four shrimp. Our son said it was "OK", kind of a small portion. The price was in my opinion quite high for what was served. Better food can be found in this city for 20% less in places with similar atmosphere. Perhaps the management is still trying to find a niche in the local restaurant scene. They are near our home and I wish them well. Perhaps a smaller menu with the items done well would help. We will try them again.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Ronald A
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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224 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“New ownership/management doing well”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

They kept the name but the menu and everything else is new. The food is good and there is a very wide menu. This was our second time to visit the new Kelsey's and we enjoyed it. The service both times was spotty but acceptable.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Gerald G
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