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Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1408 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1706
+1 757-623-3216
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Wayne
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped with my husband on a nasty Saturday (weather wise) for a quick lunch. Wonderful waitress and this time it was cold when I ordered the famed Crab soup along with they considered 1/2 a sandwich. Holy cow, if this was a half, what must a whole be like? The soup was def worth the extra $1 but after a... More 

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Thank Judy Z
Richmond, Virginia
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191 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

first time here. we had hamburgers which were good. sat on the patio which was nice, the inside looks like it could use some refurbishing.

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Thank virginiahome64
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The best of both worlds. Cool location, full menu and great staff. Great outdoor seating for people watching!

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Thank Paytee
Norfolk, Virginia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

My boyfriend loves Kelly's Tavern for their sandwiches. I like it, perhaps not as much as he does, but the service can't be beat.

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Thank Oldmoviefan
Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

One of the friends in my group suggested this place for dinner after a movie at the Naro. She said they're famous for their burgers. So when I saw the monthly special on the board (burger with roasted red peppers and pepper jack cheese), it was a no-brainer decision. It was happy hour, so I also ordered a discounted Bud... More 

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Thank AlaskaOnMyMind
Virginia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I stopped in for dinner this evening. When we walked in, no one greeted us so we seated ourselves. Waitress found us in a couple minutes and was very polite. I ordered the burger of the month (special) - roasted red peppers and pepper jack cheese. My wife ordered the fish and chips. See pictures. The food... More 

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Thank SNPH
portsmouth, va 23703
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

A few years ago this was THE place to eat but I don't know what happened and it's not as good anymore. It's certainly not bad but the Nachos and burgers have really let me down and I have not eaten there recently.

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Thank Cavaliers2
Ahoskie, North Carolina
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228 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stopped one evening and despite having a large staff, they were not the least bit responsive. Finally gave up on waiting for someone to take our order, so went to bar to order and it was almost like they didn't want our business.

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Thank Terry428
Suffolk, Virginia
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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a mid-afternoon lunch. Ordered club sandwich with a local IPA. The sandwich was satisfying with lots of filling. The side of fries was fair, cool and not impressive. Split onion ring appetizer which was good but greasy. Service was prompt and efficient.

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Thank JLOaks
Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Kelly's has been around a long time because their burgers are to die for. They have won "Best of" awards for them. The fries and other sandwiches are top notch too. A good old Norfolk place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-623-3216

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