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Carlos O'Kelly's

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1810 N Diers Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803-1233
+1 308-384-3045
11:00 - 23:00
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Curtis, Nebraska
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stop here every time we're in Grand Island! I just love their pasta diablo and they are extremely reliable in their service and amazing flavor! They've got cheap margaritas and the best queso around!!! I highly recommend!

Thank Emily G
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We had a large group so we called ahead. Table was ready for us and we were even early. Server was great. Food came quickly and was all very good. Will go again.

Thank Paege2
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My family likes to go to your restaurant as we no longer have one in Kearney. Today 1-21-17 we arrived when you opened and was the first of 3 tables sat. We ordered right away as we have a 5 year old and knew what we wanted. My daughter's drink came with no ice, we had to wait for another... More 

Thank Heather H
Valentine, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great food! I had not ever been to Carlos before but the menu easy to pick out something I could identify. The waitress was fantastic, and the margaritas perfecty mixed. Plenty of queso and chips to munch while making our dining decisions!

Thank Ann C
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was not impressed on my visit to Carlos O'Kelly's. The restaurant seemed dirty to me with the floor covered with debris, and dust on the decor. I had one of the combo platters and was very disappointed in the food. Really didn't seem any better than a fast food restaurant. The one saving grace, the friendly server who always... More 

Thank Brian B
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I stay next door at the Comfort Inn. So it's a great place to walk to for dinner. I have been here 4-5 times in the last few months. I think it's sliding down a very steep slope to horrible. The food seems bland and the service is apologetic. Meaning about all they do is apologize when they come to... More 

Thank Chip S
Manhattan, Kansas
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying next door at the Comfort Inn and this was a good place to grab dinner after a long day on the road. Service was average. The meal was good typical Carlos O'Kelly's.

Thank Peggy M
Fort Collins
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were staying at a hotel within walking distance and this was during their college basketball playoff food and drink specials. Awesome margarita specials and for our night, queso specials. We sat and ate/drank at the bar. Super hard working and friendly bartenders. Great ambiance. Reasonable prices. The smothered burrito was good but not exceptional but the ambiance more than... More 

Thank FunAnywhere
South Dakota
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We eat there when we are in town visited relatives, kids and grandkids. We enjoy the atmosphere and the food is excellent.

Thank BuddaSouthDakota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We've eaten at this restaurant many times, but it's been a long time since our last visit. There are so many restaurants in this town and new ones are always opening. Our waiter was awesome, very friendly, sincere, not fake. We each had the Cinco Sampler which gave us a nice variety and was very tasty! It was a lot... More 

Thank kim g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 N Diers Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803-1233
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Grand Island
  • Phone Number: +1 308-384-3045

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