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Kelly's Tavern

Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
+1 732-775-9517
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“reuben” (31 reviews)
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“corn beef” (3 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cold beer, good food, raucous atmosphere. This is one of truest Irish pubs you will find. The Reuben is renowned and fantastic. Plenty of TVs and a large bar. Shore institution since 1949. They even have a good breakfast.

Thank Das4545
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in Central Jersey and are looking for a place to truly maximize your Jersey Shore experience, you've got to check out Kelly's Tavern. Multiple beers on draft and in bottles, amazing memorabilia on the walls, and sports all over the place...More

Thank Dream581851
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its another family ritual to eat here when we visit Avon-by-the-Sea. Kelly's has been around since...well, since before I married Jersey Boy 20+ years ago. It's a typical Irish pub kinda place EXCEPT they added an outdoor space with the feel of a Key West...More

Thank queenofsqueeze
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Been going here for decades, and love the place! Unfortunately, it is a dying breed of of old style classic Jersey Shore bars. This place has been around forever! They offer great tap Irish and American beers and classic Irish fare mixed in with good...More

Thank DCFireMedic
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Came here tonight to celebrate with six people for an early dinner. Since it was Friday we thought they would have the lobster but they were sold out due to the fourth. The food portions are large and the prices good. Inside is very loud...More

1  Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Solid old style pub long established in the area. Reubens, home made italian style plates...a little rustic looking, gets crowded at times (waiting list) but you'll get plenty of food at a reasonable price.

Thank rcl69
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I decided to stop in for a quick dinner in the area. We had the Ruben balls for a starter they were very good and tasty. Main we had the Kelly`s sampler sandwhich good choice everything was wonderful will repeat soon

Thank scotsman201072
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Used to be a go to place for me but that was a long time ago! I visited with family and had talked the place up quite a bit but felt like leaving as soon as I stepped inside. It was so dark and dingy...More

Thank Malatchy
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were having a gathering of 20 friends. I saw multiple workers go behind the shed outside to drink beers multiple times. The Yankees were playing Game 7, USC at Notre Dame, Penn State v. Michigan. A patron at the bar very politely asked the...More

2  Thank michaelvoza
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good food, bigger than average portion sizes, great pub atmosphere. They're famous for their many varieties of the Reuben - bring your appetite!

Thank 02Jeter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Neptune City
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-9517
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