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Kelly's Tavern Incorporated

Irish, American, Bar, Pub
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11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
+1 843-837-3353
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tilton, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Owned by Paul Esposito, this tavern has great corned beef and Philly Cheese Steaks. Just behind Edwin Watts... a must for locals and visitors.

Thank ChasM8
Lampasas, Texas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No bling, definitely a pub - the rueben is absolutely the best!! Get a mini or you will wasting a lot of food.

Thank Owen D
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Kelly's will bring you back to a time when a neighborhood tavern was like your own personal club. Not some resort-theme venue where you get re-heated deep-fried fare and a cold reception. The atmosphere when you step inside is comfortable, the reception and service is always friendly, drink selection is great and anything on the menu is delicious. There's even... More 

Thank nitpikr
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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192 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife (author of mile high on a millionaire) and I was in the area and looking for a new place for lunch we we drove by this place. Of the beating Path edge of industrial area. We decided to check it out. Wow we we very impressed down home friendly service and outstanding menu options with Irish flair! I... More 

Thank AudieSisson
annapolis, md
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331 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Growing up in Chicago, you could find a patty melt at almost every corner cafe, diner, or lounge. Since moving from there, a good patty melt was hard to find. Kelly's has perfected this indulgence with the perfect juicy beef patty, caramelized onions, cheese, and griddled rye bread. Usually I have to pull the bread apart as the ratio is... More 

Thank llpupa
Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

For a touch of an original old time Lowcountry pub, this is a must stop to get the genuine "taste" of the area. Great Irish and Lowcountry fix'ns Nothing real fancy. Great staff.

Thank hankdruck
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you are a Bluffton local, everyone knows Kelly's Tavern has Great Food, Reasonable Prices and Outstanding Service! It's the weekly "Boyz Night Out" and I chose Kelly's for dinner. I made a reservation for our group so we were seated upon arrival. Our waitress addresses each of us Boyz as "Honey or Sweetheart!" There is no shortage of Sothern... More 

Thank John R
Beaufort, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Mini Rueben, yeah right, there's nothing mini about it! Soo good!! Large enough for leftovers! Nice atmosphere, excellent service and LOCAL feel! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Hileefsc
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Drinks are great, food can be outstanding or just good, depending on when you hit it. Locals place, out of the way but friendly and easy to want to visit more than once. Try the Escargot...you wouldn't think it but well worth the visit.

1 Thank GL W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The atmosphere is dreary! Plenty of TV's showing various sports but not too intrusive. They are known for their large portions but neither luncheon choices were up to par. Not able to put finger on why we were disappointed. Just know we have had better.

Thank Pickeeone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6504
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-3353
Very Casual. We are well known for our "hometown" comfortable atmosphere with local and new friends daily. Longest bar in the lowcountry and home of the "MINI" Reuben, Best of Bluffton two years running.

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