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Kelly's Old Barney Restaurant
Description: Serving cheap frozen food fast. Friendly staff making sure you get done quickly and out the door fast.
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Description: Serving cheap frozen food fast. Friendly staff making sure you get done quickly and out the door fast.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We love Kelly’s and have been going there for over 35 years. It’s a family tradition place-we went, then we went with our own kids, now we go with the grandchildren. The ambiance is nautical and relaxing with large windows overlooking the inlet and Old Barney. Unfortunately, over the years, the food just keeps getting worse and worse. Rolls are stale, FF lukewarm, hot roast beef sandwich almost cold, fish not cooked enough. It’s soooo disappointing. We keep going back, hoping the quality of the food improves, but it doesn’t. The only good thing is their servers. They are personable and very efficient. A joy to have wait on you. But in the kitchen—- please get someone, not kids, who can cook!!

Thank Joanne G
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was our second choice for lunch, but I am glad it worked out for us to eat here. The chowder is homemade and delicious. We tried both the New England and Manhattan and they were both great. Had fried clams but I don't think were homemade.

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Thank theoktravler
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Kelly’s after walking to the Lighthouse. I had New England Clam Chowder and my husband had the Manhattan. We also tried the Disco Fries. Everything was delicious!! Homemade cheese sauce on the fries. Service was good. They were training some new servers and they were doing a good job. Very laid back feeling. Cannot wait to go back!!

Thank Linmad
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Enjoy the views at the Lighhouse and then consume a breakfast or lunch Jersey Style!!!! Pancakes are simply the best....

Thank JerseyJohnnie
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here so many times for breakfast which is good with above average service. No complaints for this meal. But had dinner here only because the other place in town had a 45 minute wait and Kelly's had immediate seating outside in their pleasant outdoor area which has nice views of the lighthouse. One problem are the flys - if the tables had been wiped better and weren't sticky, less bugs would be hanging around. Plus they could enhance the area with maybe some tiki torches or something to deter the bugs. The food was unremarkable, tasted like frozen fish on the fried oysters. An ear of corn which has been served here for years as a side tasted like it was hanging around in the hot water for hours. Coleslaw good. Salad wilted and basically just some iceberg lettuce, maybe a cucumber or so. But pleasant service and prompt too. Wouldn't go back for dinner but breakfast and lunch are fine.

Thank 167LindaE
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