Welcome to Kelly’s

About Kelly's:

At A Glance

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  • Address: 2316 S. Croatan Hwy Nags Head 27959 Click for map
  • Phone: 252.441.4116
  • Latitude: 35.987590
  • Longitude: -75.646233
  • Hours: 364 Evenings a Year 4:30-10pm/Tavern 4:30pm-1:00 am
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.
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  • Atmosphere: Casual Dining for adults & families. An Outer Banks Landmark for Hospitality & NC Indigenous Memorabilia. Open Year Round.
  • Cuisine: NC Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Pasta, Vegetarian. Homemade Desserts, Signature Sweet Potato Biscuits. 300+ Wine Collection.
  • Price Range: Dining Menu $15.99-$36, Tavern Menu $3-$14
  • Reservations? Recommended But Not Required - Reservations Available during Season & Holidays. Call Ahead Seating Available.
  • Features: 28 Years Serving Outer Banks & Coastal Cuisine with Trademark Hospitality. Our casual dining and children's menus satisfy the most discerning palates. We are proud to serve NC seafood. Our signature sweet potato biscuits are served by the thousands annually. Daily homemade desserts complete your meal. We are open Year Round, Closed Christmas Day. We seat dining 4:30-10 pm nightly. Our Tavern Menu offers light to hearty fare $3-$14 with some selections available after 10 pm.
Welcome to Kelly’s

Honored to serve the Outer Banks for 28 years.  Our friends,neighbors and vacationing guests have made Kelly’s an Outer Banks landmark through their continued support and patronage.  The Kelly family has had the opportunity to serve families across generations in our restaurant and by catering life’s special events: weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, celebrations, and the final farewell in passing.  When you dine at Kelly’s, you are a guest only once, after that you are family.

When you dine at Kelly’s you can count on the finest Coastal Cuisine.  We are proud to serve NC seafood and to support those who fish our waters.  Certified Angus Beef, Vegetarian Selections, Pasta, and more ensure there is something for every palate and wallet.  You don’t serve generations without acknowledging the little ones.  Our children’s menu features universal kids’ favorites. 

Friends Dine, Gather and Dance here.  Kelly’s Tavern boasts the largest dance floor on the beach and presents Entertainment Year Round.  The Tavern Menu serves light to hearty fare priced affordably $3-$14.

On the Go!  Kelly’s Catering serves 2 to 1,000!  Bring your celebration or event to our restaurant and forget the details.  We like home too!  So if you want to host an event in your home, business, or another destination, we will come to you!  Pick-up, Drop-off, Full-Service-we can bring Kelly’s kitchen to you.  Free Consultation, Customized Menus. 

When you want to out for dinner, come to Kelly’s.  We open nightly at 4:30 pm Year Round (closed Christmas) and seat dinner till 10 pm.  So, if you enjoy an evening event and want to dine afterward, we are here for you. Walk in at 9:59:59 pm and get dinner!  We won’t say, “Sorry, the kitchen is closed.”

At Kelly’s, your table is waiting!

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Food Menus:

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Great Plates:



Whole Maine Lobster served with starch and vegetable of the day.



Seared Shrimp and Scallops tossed with Pasta and a Spicy Scampi Sauce Topped with Asiago Cheese

Homemade Desserts

Homemade Desserts

Enjoy our famous Homemade Desserts baked daily from the Taste of the Beach "People's Choice Best Desserts" 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. FIVE YEARS IN A ROW... Pictured here is the Hershey Bar Cake, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Bourbon Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake



Black Angus rubbed with Chefs Spice's and Slow Roasted Served with Horseradish Sauce and Soaked with Au Jus 12oz



Served with Black Pepper Fries and North Carolina Slaw

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Rich Whiskey

Rich Whiskey

Fri, September 5th 2014 10:00 p.m.

The set for Rich Whiskey Audition will spread every category in your music collection, ranging from the 70′s tunes all the way to tracks played on today’s popular radio stations. The genre spectrum ranges from Classic Rock and Modern Rock to Reggae, R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop and even Oldies. Powered by ultramodern advancements in sound and lighting, don’t be surprised when the Rich Whiskey Audition has your whole event on the dance floor. It’s all part of the show. More Info...

More Entertainment & Events:

Rich Whiskey - Friday, September 5th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Rich Whiskey - Saturday, September 6th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Practically Einstein - Friday, September 12th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Practically Einstein - Saturday, September 13th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

On the Edge / Jennifer Warner - Sunday, September 21st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Krunch - Friday, September 26th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Krunch - Saturday, September 27th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

DJ Fresh - Saturday, October 4th 2014 12:00 a.m. - 01:45 a.m.

East Coast Rhythm & Blues Band - Saturday, October 4th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Jonny Waters Band - Friday, October 10th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Kelly Hospitality Group Charity Golf Tournament - Monday, October 20th 2014 12:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Tailgate Down - Friday, November 14th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Tailgate Down - Saturday, November 15th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Rich Whiskey - Friday, November 28th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Rich Whiskey - Saturday, November 29th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.
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