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“Damn you Yanks can cook meat!!!”

Kelly's Steakhouse and Irish Pub
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Description: Mission Valley tradition for over 30 years, serving Steaks, Prime Rib and the tastiest Ribs and Chicken around. Kelly’s proudly features select hand cut steaks, chops, pork, beef , chicken as well as Kelly’s famous slow roasted prime rib. We pains-takenly prepare salmon and pasta dishes that will make your mouth water .In the evenings, the cocktail lounge is filled with song when the piano bar comes alive as the crowd joins in the serenade.
Shoreham by Sea
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235 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
“Damn you Yanks can cook meat!!!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I love America. I make money from America (thank you USA!!) but I generally don’t like the food. Fried stuff everywhere, high calorie snacks everywhere, but a complete dearth of salads, vegetables and low calorie food. You can get salads of course, but they are huge and always come laden with coleslaw, sauce, bacon etc, so they too are laden with calories. And if you ask to have these items removed you usually just end up with lettuce. And yet part of me loves visiting America because damn the meat is good!
Want a medium rare steak? You’ll get it, and it’ll be perfectly cooked. Want ribs done in a certain way? Yep, that’ll be easy. Want lamb chops medium but slightly burnt on the outside? Check. In the UK if you want a medium rare steak you’ll get one part of it like this and the rest will be well done, ribs come chewy and lamb chops are so expensive you wouldn’t bother! So thanks USA for knowing how to cook meat – it sound ridiculous but it is rare to find meat cooked to perfection every time you order.
And Kelley’s is a fine example of this, so well done them on keeping up the standard. Kelley’s only issues are the restaurant itself. It has a difficult to access front door (I walked around the building once before knowing which entrance to use) and very dated décor inside – 70s or 80s really.
I also had fish here and it was very good indeed. So go to Kelley’s if you’re staying in the Town and Country Hotel as it’s only a short walk and you’ll enjoy the food. If you want a better ambience and better looking restaurant then you really need to be looking elsewhere.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Too much food, average quality.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our waitress was a real character, who we enjoyed being served by very much.
I had a steak and it was well cooked. The salads aren't great, but overall it was okay.

Visited September 2012
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good menu selection”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Enjoyed the shrimp pasta and salad. Portion size was ok for this meal but my fellow diners had trouble eating all that was on offer. Service was a little haphazard but we did have all evening - fortunately

Visited September 2012
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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Steaks”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Steaks done the way you order witrh great service and friendly staff to assist you for an enjoyable dining experience.

Visited August 2012
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had steak and ribs and both of us really enjoyed the food. Service was fast and pleasant, ood prices and the portion sizes were huge! Neither plate was clear and we were full. Easy to get to if you are staying on hotel circle.

Visited August 2012
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