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Kelly's Gingernut Pub

££ - £££
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
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133 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3121
+1 757-331-3222
10:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Providence Forge
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great spot! Kelly - in spite of being a New Yorker - is a terrific guy. I almost got him to cheer for the Cubs as we watched 'em win the World Series at his bar. VERY good food at a reasonable price. Jim (I think that's right) pours a good drink. What more can you ask for... More 

Thank Daniel D
Burnaby, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Monday and Tuesday are deadsville in Cape Charles but the pub added a special hello and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank motownKaren
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Pub atmosphere with good food. Busy and plenty of locals. Quite a wide menu with a lot of choices. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ianpengelly
central pennsylvania
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282 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of local seafood on menu. Oysters on half shell were good. Mussels in wine with jalepenos came with half not open. Lamb burger good. Crab cake not even up to average and served with a tomato slice with a big core. Poor showing. F fries were good. Craft beer selection ok; nothing special. Atmosphere was good. Nice... More 

Thank pennstatetraveler
Vienna, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Good beer, generous pours of wine, prompt, friendly service and yummy food! The potato "tumbleweed" appetizer is particularly good. We had dinner there the night before Hurricane Matthew, and liked it so well we went back the next evening in spite of the wind and rain.

Thank oncearoundthegarden
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Funky little joint in the sweetest little town served up a wonderfully spicy bowl of drunken mussels to my man and the BEST she crab soup I have ever tasted, to me! We shared a YUUUGE fresh strawberry, spinach and goat cheese salad and then each tucked into a crab cake sandy. The mussels were nice and tender and very... More 

Thank mbp1329
Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor. Restaurants are somewhat limited in Cape Charles. Restaurant is located in an old bank building. We actually ate in the old vault which was cool. The server was very friendly and helpful. We had the prime rib special and the boneless braised ribs. Both were excellent. The She Crab soup was very good. Menu not... More 

Thank brownfrog64
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We happened upon Cape Charles and Kelly's purely by accident and I'm sure glad we did! Kelly's has a great ambiance and terrific service. Our server, La'Reisha went our of her way and by her own accord to check if what my son ordered would come cheaper if requested differently - and delivered to us the cheaper (still same volume)... More 

Thank Nici V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have visited Kelly's several times in a previous life, but my fiancée had never been there. So on our second visit to Cape Charles I had to have her visit for dinner. It is a converted bank from the early 1900's and even the old vault is used for seating. That's where we sat and both ordered drinks. I... More 

Thank George H
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had delicious burgers. Loved the one topped with crab meat. Sadly they had no oysters; they had not yet arrived. We also loved the homemade yukon gold chips.

Thank pinkbeachtraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3121
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Cape Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 757-331-3222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?