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Kelsey's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

££ - £££
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill, Pub
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576 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L3, Canada
+1 519-772-1983
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband, son and I went to Kelsey's last night. We used to frequent it a lot a few years ago but as restaurants have opened closer to our home we haven't been in a couple of years. The first surprise was how quiet it was on a Saturday night. It used to always be full of people and not... More 

Thank Dave-n-Theresa
Kitchener, Canada
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280 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

After a 25 minute wait we were seated on a busy Saturday night. Our drinks were served quickly. Our table appetizer playe came out after a long wait followed again by a wait for entrees and children's portions. We were astonished that our steak and salmon were plated cold along with hot sides. Why would a busy restaurant have such... More 

Thank CdnGoldy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just left this establishment without being served. Not sure the hostess had a clue as to what was going on. Once we got sat we waited for 20 plus minutes with zero service. Lots of staff walked by but no one bothered to ask if we had been helped. Finally just gave up and left.

Thank SHODGSON1990
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Picked a table in the bar and got great service. Ordered the seafood fry up (calamari and shrimp) as an appetizer and it was very overcooked. But I know that calamari is difficult to cook well. I had a Thai stir fry and my wife had a loaded grilled cheese sandwich as mains, and they were both excellent.

Thank Clay W
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Close to hotel , however I personally would not recommend eating here. Alright for a beer & watching sport.

Thank Mark C
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Impeccable service, and great meals for what you are paying. There is a bar side, and a restaurant side, so ghe while family is welcome.

Thank Erik L
California (North)
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The food was not that great, the service was okay, and abysmal (First and second trip) The first time: (Ira Needles(?), Kitchener) the food was okay, bar food type fare. Not worth going out of the way for, but it was food. Service was fine. The second time, (King St. near Northfield) the food was cold (Salmon with a dill... More 

Thank Onsenhunter1
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We LOVE the wings/boneless chicken fingers, nachos and (non alcoholic) milkshakes. Universities provide great coupon deals that get you a free app or a good amount off of your total tab.

Kitchener, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My wife and I went to the waterloo store owned by David Abbott according to the wall plaque. We've tried this restaurant about 4 times in 4 years. Each time it was very poor or inept service. First time ordered steak well done and it came out bleeding into my mashed potatoes. Second time a year later our food came... More 

1 Thank tomcatmeow
Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

4-30pm Friday aft. not busy at all. Ordered Veggie burger for $14-99. Came with Very Salty, but reasonably hot French fries but the burger was barely warm ! The bun was air-filled and clogged up into a soggy ball so that I couldn't get it off the roof of my mouth! Burger was tasteless. One measly piece of lettuce and... More 

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
American, Bar, Canadian, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-772-1983
Enjoy one of Canada's original roadhouse restaurants, with Canadian favourites like double stacked burgers and unforgettable chicken wings. At Kelsey's the beer is always cold and a game is always on.

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