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Kelly's Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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1010 Loftis Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-2980
+1 757-246-0080
15:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
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Rzeszow, Poland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a smoker this place is for you otherwise stay away. Bar is closed off for smoking. And as far as a true Guinness pour forget it. 16 oz pint in one shot, and not even to the rim🙁 unfriendly service is included

Thank gypisy
Arlington Heights, IL
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had the Egg/Bacon Cheesebuger at lunch time, it was pretty good. Place was pretty much empty at 11:30 during the week, not sure how it is at a later time. The server was very nice. The place is off of Jefferson, behind a 7/11, so it might be hard to find.

Thank AAASparky
Charlotte, North Carolina
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546 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was in Newport News for business, and we decided to go to Kelly's for lunch. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie lunch special and found that it was a great quantity for the price. The quality of the food was also satisfactory. I would give Kelly's another try.

Thank Bowmanator22
Newport News, Virginia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Myself and a group of friends (between 5-8 people) have been coming here a few times a month for several years. It just keeps getting worse and worse, this location clearly has a issue with people who are not white (though half our group is). They have a jukebox but if you play anything other then hard rock or heavy... More 

Thank Shane S
Jupiter, Florida
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

If this restaurant were smoke free it would earn higher marks! Service ,drinks and food were very good but very disappointed that we couldn't enjoy the bar area because it was too dense with smoke! Resigned to sit at a table we still enjoyed good service from Jessie and delicious appetizers while downing a few beers and enjoying family time... More 

Thank Grace W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Service was good and food was excellent. They give you alot of food. It was so much that i couldn't even eat it. I had to get it to go. I will definitely be coming back.

Thank Sonja M
Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Service was excellent. The waitress was very efficient and nice. Atmosphere was good. It was on a Sunday so I really cannot say how it is as if it was a Saturday night. Dress code is posted on the door before you go in which made me wonder what age group attends.The crabcake sandwich has a lot of filler and... More 

Thank lindaW4275ZB
Newport News, Virginia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I generally like this place because it is very smoke friendly. Most of the restaurant is smoking. There are dart boards and pool tables and a decent selection of beer. Food is your typical pub type fare of good enough quality. But the bartender this night was awful. I waited at the bar trying to get her attention as she... More 

Thank foodmeplease0823
Norfolk, Virginia
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286 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Stopped by for lunch today and cannot say enough about the front of the house. Simply stated, our waitress was fantastic, spot on service, wonderfully engaging personality and accommodating to the max. I cannot say enough about the service she provided and how she contributed to an enjoyable meal. Would that I could say the same about the back of... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Newport News, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

All the menu items I've had are great, but the tuna bites are a cheap meal in themselves. I go back just for them, and they're only an appetizer. Great staff. Great value. Great food and drink.

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 Loftis Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-2980
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-246-0080

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