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Kelley's Bar & Restaurant

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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5076 Velasko Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215-1916
+1 315-478-6773
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Syracuse, New York
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with what sounded like a good idea -- Utica Greens. Our advice: don't get an Italian dish at an Irish restaurant. The dish was swimming in water from the greens and there was no "hot" to the dish at all. We only picked at it and had the rest boxed to go (with a request to leave out... More 

Thank Linda T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I have gone to Kelley's for many years. It was a constant local pub with good food and service. What a disappointment tonight's meal was. My chicken riggies were served cold, overcooked and with chicken bits and crumbs. I asked for more sauce and the waitress forgot about us and when she finally brought it, my meal was not edible.... More 

Thank islandgirl913
Auburn, New York
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to Kelly's twice and was not impressed either time. Service was good but food was inconsistent. Fish was overcooked but salads and sides were far better than the entree. I would not go back.

1 Thank kgfarr19
Palm Coast, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family get together at Kelley's where our family has gone for over 25 years. The drinks were limited to the usual plus any number of first rate draft beers. The soup and special of the day (a haddock sandwich with coleslaw) were far and away our choices for lunch. The wait staff were very, very good and... More 

Thank parksw01
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Kelley's for over twenty years. Whether going there with a large party for dinner or just stopping in for a quick beer, I've never been disappointed. Food, service, and atmosphere are all superior. The Kelley family is as nice as they come. They, along with the rest of the staff always makes you feel welcome and... More 

Thank MiloIsKing
New York
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We used to go to Kelley's for birthday dinners and just the heck of it about five or six times every year. The last few times, there have been problems with the food ranging from a burger cooked well on one side and medium rare on the other to dry stuffed salmon that used to be consistently properly cooked. It's... More 

Thank snowball6655
B'ville, NY
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went with a group of 6. It was a 50/ 50 mix of who enjoyed their food. I was lucky, the chicken riggies were delicious! Meatloaf was enjoyed by 2 of the guys and the beef brisket by another was not. A salad was average and I do not recall what the 6th eater had. The place is Amish decorated,... More 

Thank reynoldsrac
Central New York
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We came for lunch and were seated in the bar (no problem), but were placed in a booth tucked in an alcove. There were other tables available but we didn't want to complain. Once we were seated, our waiter, Jon, (who was also the bartender) came and waited on us. Because we were tucked in behind a wall, we could... More 

Thank geejam
Skaneateles, New York
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Kelley's was a great choice for a business meeting just outside of Syracuse on Onondaga Hill. The service was outstanding. The chicken riggies were amazing! It is the perfect place for meetings as it is not too noisy although I am sure later in the evening it is. The food was very good and it came out quick after ordering.... More 

1 Thank Jatracy3
Camillus, NY
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a comfortable, fun neighborhood tavern/ restaurant with a great selection of craft beers and delicious wines by the glass. The Happy Hours have finger foods including pizzas. A full bar with friendly regulars are part of the atmosphere. The dinner menu offers a variety of choices that will appeal to everyone. The prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering... More 

3 Thank mmkathnp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5076 Velasko Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215-1916
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-478-6773

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