We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Roast Beef Sandwich”
Review of Kelly's Roast Beef

Kelly's Roast Beef
Ranked #9 of 133 Restaurants in Natick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$16
Restaurant details
Natick, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best Roast Beef Sandwich”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Their beef sandwich is the best! Never order a large anything because you will NEVER be able to finish it! Just note that they do not salt ANYTHING, I am not a big salt user, just basically use salt to cook, but their food ALL nees a bit of salt! Their fish is good but if you don't like onions don't eat their tartar sauce because it is full of raw onion, bring you own!

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank UmassMom1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    24
    19
    5
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
MASS.
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic foods!”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We make the trip a few times a year to Kelly's. The roast beef sandwiches are great, the onion rings are the best and the pint of clam chowder make this trio absolutely delicious. Now for the fried clams, yes they are the best in the area!! Lightly battered, always crispy and hot and served golden brown, now that I have reviewed them I will be off today to stop in here again as I made myself crazy just thinking about Kelly's!!!

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank pjopie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A GREAT Roast Beef Sandwich”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Who would expect a GREAT roast beef sandwich would be available in a little restaurant tucked into the front corner of a furniture store (Jordan's)? What a find! This is the way roast beef sandwiches are SUPPOSED to taste. YUMMY!!! If you're in the area, and want an exceptional sandwich, stop here. I ordered the large - definitely a meal. And they also have the neatest soft drink dispensing machine I have ever seen. Almost worth a stop by itself.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Connoisseur36
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milford, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Roast Beef sandwiches???”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Very neat place that is attached to a monster furniture store that is like no other!!! After all I've heard about Kelly's we had to go. We all ordered the roast beef with bbq and horseradish, as that is what they recommend. I will say the flavor of the beef is great. But...it was very dry. Not enough sauce for my liking especially since the beef was so dry. I like my roast beef rare and this was med-well. Like I said though, the flavor was great, but I couldn't finish. Their onion rings are not to my liking. I love batter rings and these were a cornmeal like crumb. $33 for 3 sandwiches and 3 drinks(which they have a design you own soda Coke machine-like Five Guys!!)and small onion rings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank fullnest
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not the best of the lot”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Being born in Mass, and having quite a bit of family there, Kelly's has always been the place that I have to go to whenever I am in the Boston area. Usually I stay on the North Shore, so the Saugus and Danvers locations are where I will go. If I have time, I still prefer the Revere location seeing as the food seems better there than anywhere else.

I had business in Dorchester and stayed in Framingham, so I went to the Natick location. The clam plate was excellent, and the service was acceptable, but it was not like the North Shore locations.

On my way out of town the next morning, I stopped back at a little after 11 AM for a Roast Beef Sandwich and an order of onion rings. I was shocked to see that the parking lot was totally empty, and when I walked in, I was the only customer in the place. Apparently the management was having a staff meeting, and it took about 5 minutes for someone to come out to take my order.

The roast beef was not anywhere near what I would expect from Kelly's. It was overdone, and cold. The onion rings were OK, but most of them seemed to be overcooked too,

A trip to the Boston area is not complete for my family, unless there is at least one stop at Kelly's The Natick location does not live up to the service or food quality that I have come to expect from Kelly's

  • Visited June 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank mike4511
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kelly's Roast Beef also viewed

 

Been to Kelly's Roast Beef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing