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Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill

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301 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6542
+1 305-293-7897
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here for lunch. It is a super attractive outdoor setting. Our service was excellent. I would only rate the food as average though. It was good, but not great.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful place. The food, service, and setting were outstanding. Great place to sit in a courtyard setting that is very tropical and have a Key West experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends and I went for dinner MLK weekend. We sat in a beautiful courtyard. The drinks were fun and plentiful - the food was delicious. They do have a drink that plays on the Top Gun movie (this is Kelly McGillis's restaurant after all). The menu offers fish, beef and pasta options. The coconut crusted snapper and island rice was... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lunch in the quiet courtyard with tall trees giving shade to the whole area provided an island atmosphere. Service was good as well as the service. Waiter very pleasant.

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Thank Stuart38KLF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Awesome margaritas! Amazing fish tacos. Superb service. Would fully recommend to anyone looking for a fun outdoor dining experience!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First on Dan's list of places to grab light eats and a happy hour beer. They brew on site but we're out of the IPA. They offer 3 of their microbrew beers (red ale, IPA and wheat) and about a dozen microbrews on tap. $3.50 margaritas and 3 $4.50 key lime margaritas and $2 house brews. $6 light food specials.... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kelly's is one of our favorite Happy Hour haunts ... love the fish tacos and the in house brewed beer!!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

WE loved this place so much we visited it daily while there and even ate dinner there one evening. My son and his girlfriend had been there before we arrived, and they spoke highly of it. After a day of scuba diving, the young crowd went to Kellys and we went to join up with them. Lindsey was their server,... More 

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MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the margaritas, several to choose from, sip and enjoy, classic tropical look with banyon trees, outdoor courtyard, not far from Duval, but classier, quieter and much more relaxing.

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Chapel Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch and a break in site seeing and had a great lunch on the patio. The food was delicious and the fish was extremely fresh. Service was quick and efficient and the wait staff were knowledgeable and helpful. They actually seemed to be having fun and not just going through the motions. Our group ate the fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-293-7897
Description
Located at 301 Whitehead St., on the corner of Whitehead and Caroline, stands one of Key West's most impressive and historic buildings - Kelly's Caribbean. Well known for being the birthplace of Pan American World Airways, Pan-Am's first tickets were sold out of this very building in 1927. Pan Am was the principal and largest international air carriers in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets and computerized reservation systems. Our Namesake - Kelly McGillis Kelly's was opened in 1992 by Fred Tillman and Actress, Kelly McGillis. We are proud to carry Kelly McGillis' name! Noted for her various movie roles - Top Gun, Witness, The Accused - Kelly now resides in North Carolina but she does keep a watchful eye on the Kelly's Caribbean. Should you stop on by Kelly's Caribbean...we do have her Top Gun Jacket in the "Crash Bar" area.

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