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Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
+1 732-775-9517
07:00 - 02:00
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Wall, New Jersey, United States
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to live about 5 minutes from here and fondly remember some of the best meals I've ever had being from this kitchen. Stopped by recently with the family for a late night snack and was not blown away, but satisfied nonetheless. Nothing bad, but not the meals of old. Maybe it's the nostalgia, maybe my tastes have changed. What... More 

Thank LlewellynWest
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Reuben mini. Have a Large selection of food to eat. Desserts are not so big of a deal. Usually don't have room for them . It can be loud at times, but that's what I like. Always see someone you know.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here my whole life.... great atmosphere, great drinks and Rubens!!!! From Avon stop by on you're way home. Sit outside have some fried mushrooms!!

Thank Melissa P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Have been going here for over 20 years. The baked clams are phenomenal, everything else is just as good. Try the booze tea,if your not driving, lol.

Thank Ccaputo6042
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my hubby for our bi-annual "Rueban" ,sat at a table however moved because we could not read the menus....so very dark, ( 2pm) so we relocated to the light,we sat at the bar. Bar tender ,very professional,awesome! My hubby ordered the Rueban, I got the fish and dip,fries. And in anticipation told him I will take a LARGE... More 

Thank Suzie M
Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Still one of the best bars in NJ. Hand made Bloody Mary, Black Russian (pastrami) sandwich. Bartender Sara was wonderful, great service and took a great pic for the 3 of us. One of my must stops when I get back up north.

Thank NeilVW
Neptune, New Jersey
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Kelly's is Kelly's. the Calamari is amazing. The food is typical American cuisine. You can always feed a group, and the price is reasonable. the food is always dependable and we go there when we don't want to cook, but also don't want to spend a fortune on a meal.

Thank dancindan01
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have been going to Kelly's for decades. Classic Jersey Shore bar, good food, cold beer and good decent people. The Ruben is a classic and is always predictable, love their onion rings too. The staff is always friendly and I have never been disappointed at Kelly's.

1 Thank TFW21
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Love the outside patio when the weather is right. Food is good and the beer is cold! Great service and a must to be at for St Paddys Day!

Thank Beachbaby2300
Lavallette, New Jersey
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch with one of my best friends and we had a Mini Turkey Rubin and the Gobbler. Which is turkey, call slaw cranberries stuffing covered with chedder cheese.

Thank valentinoborrelli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?