Welcome to Kelly’s

About Kelly's:

At A Glance

  • Visit us on the web at:
    www.kellysrestaurant.com
  • Visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KellysOuterBanks
  • Email: Click Here
  • 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.
    Cash & Travelers Checks
  • 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

WHOLE MAINE LOBSTER

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

SHRIMP AND SEA SCALLOPS

SHRIMP AND SEA SCALLOPS

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

PRIME RIB

PRIME RIB

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

HONEY-HICKORY BBQ RIBS

HONEY-HICKORY BBQ RIBS

Served with Black Pepper Fries and North Carolina Slaw


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Working Women’s Wednesday

Working Women’s Wednesday

Wed, April 23rd 2014 05:30 p.m.

Presented by East Carolina Radio Group = WERX, WRSF, WOBR, WKJX, WCNC, WZBO & Kelly’s Restaurant. $15 M&M = Manicure & Martini OR $5 Martini / Games, Gifts and complimentary Appetizer’s / Accoustic More Info...


More Entertainment & Events:



Working Women’s Wednesday - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 05:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Working Women’s Wednesday - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Seven Ten Oil - Thursday, April 24th 2014 09:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

DJ Rusty - Thursday, April 24th 2014 12:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Krunch - Friday, April 25th 2014 08:15 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Karaoke - Friday, April 25th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 08:15 p.m.

Pigman’s Bikini Coleslaw Wrestling - Friday, April 25th 2014 12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Krunch - Saturday, April 26th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, April 28th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, April 29th 2014 07:30 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

Working Women’s Wednesday - Wednesday, April 30th 2014 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Working Women’s Wednesday - Wednesday, April 30th 2014 05:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Jug Tucker - Friday, May 2nd 2014 08:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Rich Whiskey - Saturday, May 3rd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, May 5th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, May 6th 2014 07:30 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

The Hark - Friday, May 9th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

The Hark - Saturday, May 10th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, May 12th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, May 13th 2014 07:30 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

Tailgate Down - Friday, May 16th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Tailgate Down - Saturday, May 17th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

‘On the Edge” Party - Sunday, May 18th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

On the Edge /  Naomi Black - Sunday, May 18th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, May 19th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, May 19th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, May 20th 2014 07:30 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

Llamas at Brunch - Friday, May 23rd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Llamas at Brunch - Saturday, May 24th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, May 26th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, May 26th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, May 27th 2014 07:30 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

The Deloreans - Friday, May 30th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Moonshine Band - Saturday, May 31st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, June 2nd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, June 2nd 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Virgilantes to present Cassidy Bonilla-Silva - Friday, June 6th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Virgilantes to present Cassidy Bonilla-Silva - Saturday, June 7th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 p.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, June 9th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, June 9th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The Wailers w/ The Wheeland Brothers - Thursday, June 12th 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Krunch - Friday, June 13th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Krunch - Saturday, June 14th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, June 16th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, June 16th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Monster Band - Friday, June 20th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Monster Band - Saturday, June 21st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

John Browns Body w/Session Rockers - Sunday, June 22nd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, June 23rd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, June 23rd 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Furious George Band - Friday, June 27th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Furious George Band - Saturday, June 28th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, June 30th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, June 30th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The Deloreans - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The Deloreans - Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Rich Whiskey - Friday, July 4th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

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

Ballyhoo! w/ Stick Figure - Sunday, July 6th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, July 7th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, July 7th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Collie Buddz - Thursday, July 10th 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Karnivale - Friday, July 11th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Karnivale - Saturday, July 12th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, July 14th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, July 14th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

BLP Band - Thursday, July 17th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

BLP Band - Friday, July 18th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Jonny Waters Band - Saturday, July 19th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Jennifer Warner “Queen Review” - Sunday, July 20th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, July 21st 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, July 21st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Tailgate Down - Friday, July 25th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Tailgate Down - Saturday, July 26th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, July 28th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, July 28th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Borderline Crazy - Friday, August 1st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The English Channel - Saturday, August 2nd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The Original Rhondells - Sunday, August 3rd 2014 07:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, August 4th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

The Deloreans - Friday, August 8th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Llamas at Brunch - Saturday, August 9th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, August 11th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Monster Band - Friday, August 15th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Monster Band - Saturday, August 16th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Donavon Frankenreiter - Monday, August 18th 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Fat Tuesday & The New Custards - Thursday, August 21st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Vinyl Headlights - Friday, August 22nd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Carbon Leaf - Friday, August 22nd 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Vinyl Headlights - Saturday, August 23rd 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.

Bikini Contest - Monday, August 25th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Rusted Root - Thursday, August 28th 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Pebble to Pearl - Friday, August 29th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Pebble to Pearl - Saturday, August 30th 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

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.

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.
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