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Kelly's Tavern

101 E Market St, Congress and Market Street, Port Penn, DE 19731-3119
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
12 Oct 2017
24 Jun 2017
“Great local experience”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, American, Pub
££ - £££
101 E Market St, Congress and Market Street, Port Penn, DE 19731-3119
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Fried flounder sandwich on a burger roll. Not to good. Bowl of lima bean soup was excellent, however. Service was grumpy and otherwise just awful.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Kinda reminds you of 1959, with the old style bar, and paneling half way up the walls. But it is very clean. They make an awesome Vodka/Tonic, and the Jalepeno Poppers are the bomb. It's a great place to stop when you are tooling along...More

Thank Maureen W
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I've been to Kelly's numerous times and have never had a bad experience, whether it was for the Wednesday night shrimp special or dinner on other nights. The food has always been very good, service friendly and attentive, and drinks strong. It definitely has a...More

1  Thank bjdav
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Not much on the decor, inside or out, but the crabs were the best I have ever had on the eastern shore. We had 18 crabs for four people, large and meaty. Nicely prepared and seasoned, the meat was sweet and plenty full. Appetizers of...More

Thank vrrooom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Have gone a couple times, and have mixed feelings. The servers definitely treat the locals/regulars better than those they don't know. Seems to be a popular place for crabs. We have never had them, but have been told you need to reserve in advance. Also...More

Thank MyTravels033
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way home from work to grab a bite to eat. Don't let the appearance fool you, yes it is an old building, and may be classified as a dive, but what it lacks in physical beauty are more than made up...More

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and i went to kellys say before memorial day. Place is real dark like a dungeon waitress was snotty right from the start, ignorant would be an understatement waited about 10 minutes while she screwed off doing nothing then we got up and...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Partner had crab cakes which she described as average plus a "little bit" Had a shrimp Special which was average.

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Well, it's an older structure, maybe late 40's , 50's. The tables are covered with brown paper......But the crabs are excellent and the beer is cold. Everyone seems to know each other in this place .....kinda like "Cheers". The bar maid is awesome, and way...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I have been away from the area for about five years. I wanted to catch up with some old friends And this was a favorite place of ours.The crab cakes are still great and the beer is still cold..

Thank Peteo72
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Bar, Seafood, American, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Market St, Congress and Market Street, Port Penn, DE 19731-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Port Penn
The very best crabs, and crab cakes ANYWHERE. Long known for this. Several local best of awards.
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