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Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Pub
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1934 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666-4235
+1 757-313-9555
11:00 - 02:00
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Hampton, Virginia
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

For some reason this location never did catch on. I've had the food at both the Newport News and Norfolk locations and the food and service were great. Here not so much- the service was turtle like and the food was served cold. When asked to speak with a manager, no one ever showed up! But the other locations have... More 

Thank Hevilift2014
Hampton, Virginia
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place use to be good, but went by recently and I was that it was closed, food was good but service wasn't

Thank pat23661
Hampton, Virginia
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Unlike their sister restaurants in Norfolk and Newport News, the Hampton unit just could not keep customers, a lot of that was due to real crummy servers and a lack of appropriate management. You would wait 10 minutes just for the server to wait on you at lunch time with only one other table occupied , just not a good... More 

Thank Hevilift2014
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

it doesn't exist anymore but i'm pretty sure why. my husband and i went in for a nice dinner or so we thought. the hostess wasn't at her station and when she did come , her sweater was hanging off of one shoulder. not presentable at all. she took us to our seats, told us the waitress will get to... More 

Thank Donna I
Hampton, Virginia
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Closed there's one in Newport News but this one never caught on, the service was slow, and poor management we walked out more than once. However the one in Port Warwick is fantastic with good eats and great service

Thank Hevilift2014
Newport News, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The servers are outstanding - knowledgable, attentive, and friendly. Full bar with an extensive selection of liquors and beers. The menu has something for everyone and everything I've ever had has been great.

Thank Dan B
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Kelly's tavern food is pretty decent. This place is closed, though. It happened a few months after a shooting took place there. It never was in a particularly popular place, anyway.

Thank ShakraE
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292 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Went here while in town at an event at HR Convention Center. It sits right off of Mercury near the Hooters. The parking lot was kinda small and there is a seating area on the left as you enter and one on the right (you can smoke INSIDE on this side). There are pool tables, gambling machines, a music player... More 

Thank pky_pook
Suffolk, Virginia
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155 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We could not stay in this establishment more than five minutes due to the cigarette smoke. We walked out! I thought there was a no smoking law for public places in Virginia. I can see why there were no diners in the establishment. The state should close this place down.

Thank John S
Hampton, Virginia
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This location is dark dingy and dirty. The menu I was given was disgusting. The burgers were not at all like they used to be. It was overall very dissapointing

Thank l b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1934 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666-4235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-313-9555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?