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“This restaurant has it all: A view, incredible food, creative menu and very friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kelly's Cantina - CLOSED

Kelly's Cantina
Cuisines: American, Soups, Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A relaxing atmosphere on the Siuslaw River. Comfortable, non traditional patio furniture that encourages you to sit back and relax as if you are truly on vacation. Even the locals feel as if they have had a break from everyday life!
Oregon House, California
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35 reviews
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“This restaurant has it all: A view, incredible food, creative menu and very friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Two friends and I had a leisurely late afternoon lunch at Kelly's Cantina in Old Town Florence recently. We had a window table with very comfortable chairs overlooking the river and the beautiful Florence bridge.

The menu at Kelly's Cantina is one of the most creative I have ever seen. Who would expect lobster rolls? However, one friend had been there before and raved about the beet and greens salad served with a light, house made peach-infused dressing and the many kinds of crostini, so two of us got those two things and our third friend ordered large shrimp that had been cooked in beer and spices.

Throughout our meals there, our charming server, Joe, checked on us with just the right amount of care and definitely added to our satisfying experience there. Will definitely return!

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Barb1606
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redheadedmermaid, Owner at Kelly's Cantina, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thanks for the feedback! We just started serving lunch this year, and as we are new to the restaurant business, it takes some doing to figure out the best way to handle thing! Sorry for the slow service and thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again!
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Brookings, Oregon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food & view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Located in Old Town, this restaurant is right on the river. Food is tasty, with many items to choose from.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank linjmiller
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Elk Grove, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tasty food but slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

the food is delicious ... and the view can't be beat ... but it took a long time for service. I would eat there again but I would hope the service would have improved by then

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Joni M
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redheadedmermaid, Owner at Kelly's Cantina, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thanks for the feedback! We just started serving lunch this year, and as we are new to the restaurant business, it takes some doing to figure out the best way to handle thing! Sorry for the slow service and thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you again!
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A perfect light lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were looking for a place where we could have a light but interesting lunch in a relaxed atmosphere and, having checked tripadvisor, we certainly came to the right place. Shared crostini followed by great tomato, basil and goat cheese salad with generous glasses of good wine, all at a reasonable price with great service and a view of the water - we couldn't have asked for more.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Paradox98
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surprise find In Florence, Oregon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Kelly's Cantina looks very unassuming from the outside. Located in old town, it is part of the historic buildings that line the Siuslaw River near the bay. We chose it because it was near the water, and the crostini menu looked fantastic. What blew us away was not only the crostinis, but the roasted beet and goat cheese salad with a peach infused vinaigrette dressing. THis was one of the best lunches I've had. I plan to come back again and again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Cheryl G
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