We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
+1 732-775-9517
07:00 - 02:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 128: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Have been going here for over 20 years. The baked clams are phenomenal, everything else is just as good. Try the booze tea,if your not driving, lol.

Thank Ccaputo6042
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my hubby for our bi-annual "Rueban" ,sat at a table however moved because we could not read the menus....so very dark, ( 2pm) so we relocated to the light,we sat at the bar. Bar tender ,very professional,awesome! My hubby ordered the Rueban, I got the fish and dip,fries. And in anticipation told him I will take a LARGE... More 

Thank Suzie M
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Still one of the best bars in NJ. Hand made Bloody Mary, Black Russian (pastrami) sandwich. Bartender Sara was wonderful, great service and took a great pic for the 3 of us. One of my must stops when I get back up north.

Thank NeilVW
Neptune, New Jersey
Level Contributor
56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Kelly's is Kelly's. the Calamari is amazing. The food is typical American cuisine. You can always feed a group, and the price is reasonable. the food is always dependable and we go there when we don't want to cook, but also don't want to spend a fortune on a meal.

Thank dancindan01
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have been going to Kelly's for decades. Classic Jersey Shore bar, good food, cold beer and good decent people. The Ruben is a classic and is always predictable, love their onion rings too. The staff is always friendly and I have never been disappointed at Kelly's.

1 Thank TFW21
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Love the outside patio when the weather is right. Food is good and the beer is cold! Great service and a must to be at for St Paddys Day!

Thank Beachbaby2300
Lavallette, New Jersey
Level Contributor
39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch with one of my best friends and we had a Mini Turkey Rubin and the Gobbler. Which is turkey, call slaw cranberries stuffing covered with chedder cheese.

Thank valentinoborrelli
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place. Holy sandwich. Black Russian - pastrami, coleslaw, cheese, etc. perfect Guinness pour.

Thank Jay J
Newark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

So my wife and i...[yes we're a female couple ] went into this establishment [thats clearly an Irish pub] for a bite to eat because we were staying at a near by motel and needed food immediately...with NO CAR. As we walked into the restaurant/bar i could sense that we shouldn't be there. But my wife is always optimistic and... More 

Thank Chanell L
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife like the outdoor patio area in the summer. We tried the steamed seafood at the lobster shack. For $15 bucks you can get a lobster and corn and kettle chips. Add a cold beer all for around $20 bucks. We also like the their famous Rubin sandwich when we go inside the bar. Bar can be loud, but... More 

Thank flipfloptm

Travellers who viewed Kelly's Tavern also viewed

Neptune City, NJ
Neptune City, NJ

Been to Kelly's Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 35 South, Sylvania Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Neptune City
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-9517

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kelly's Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?