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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Outer Banks Shag Club

Outer Banks Shag Club

Mon, September 22nd 2014 06:00 p.m.

Shag Club is from 6 to 9pm. We offer a tapas menu ranging from $4-$12 as well as our tavern menu. All invited – free to the Public FROM THE OBX SHAG WEBSITE: The purpose of the Outer Banks Shag Club is to promote and preserve Carolina Beach Music. WE GATHER ON MONDAY EVENINGS for Open Shag Dancing from 6 to 9pm AT KELLY’S Restaurant and Tavern. Most Mondays, just before Open Shag, there will be an opportunity to see a new step that may enhance your basic moves. Harvey Taylor spins the tunes along with Jack Fertal. There is a $3 cover-charge for all members each Monday to help pay for the DJ. We are committed to having a great time shaggin’ the night away! We hope to see you on Mondays beginning at 6 pm! More Info...


More Entertainment & Events:



Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, September 22nd 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 08:00 p.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.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, September 29th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, September 30th 2014 08:00 p.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.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, October 6th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, October 7th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Jonny Waters and Company - Friday, October 10th 2014 10:00 p.m. -

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

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, October 13th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, October 14th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

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

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, October 20th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, October 21st 2014 08:00 p.m. -

DJ Fresh and Marshall - Saturday, October 25th 2014 11:00 p.m. - 01:45 a.m.

Out n The Cold - Saturday, October 25th 2014 07:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Halloween by OBX Entertainment - Sunday, October 26th 2014 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, October 27th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, October 28th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Halloween Celebration & Dueling DJ’s! - Friday, October 31st 2014 10:00 p.m. -

DJ Fresh - Saturday, November 1st 2014 10:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, November 3rd 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, November 10th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, November 11th 2014 08:00 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.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, November 17th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, November 18th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, November 24th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Karaoke - Tuesday, November 25th 2014 08:00 p.m. -

Kelly’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet - Thursday, November 27th 2014 12:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.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.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, December 1st 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, December 8th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, December 15th 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

Outer Banks Shag Club - Monday, December 22nd 2014 06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party - Wednesday, December 31st 2014 09:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.
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