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Kelly's Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and his family have been going to Kelly's for 50 years, and I was brought there for the first time nearly 30 years ago. Not much has changed, which makes it a necessary stop for any Jersey Shore excursion. The food is nothing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LaurenSwan
Reviewed 9 December 2018

A group of us came here for dinner after work on evening. The atmosphere is definitely that of a pub! I had the pork roll sandwich and loaded Irish potato soup and both were yummy! One of the group had the fish and chips and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mrsgfhjr
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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