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.

“Menu change -- Beware”
Review of Kelly's Tavern

Kelly's Tavern
Ranked #344 of 510 Restaurants in Chesapeake
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Reviewed 1 June 2014

went to Kelly's on Battlefield tonight. What a disappointment !! I checked the website menu and had a few choices made. WTH ?? Menu was half the size when we got there. No salmon, scallops, NOT ONE steak.
Most food was fried. The " famous burgers" ? Only about half are on menu.
The crab soup was nothing but flour. I ordered crab stuffed shrimp. Shrimp were small, way overcooked, with a bread/crab over salted bit on top.
Roasted red potato -- whole with a tiny bit of Rosemary. Best thing was the water. Will not be going back. — feeling annoyed.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Rose757
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (73)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

45 - 49 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Got to the restaurant around 7. Was told there was a 15 minute wait, that was fine. 20 minutes later was told the kitchen was backed up, not there were no available tables, because of large parties. Some of the parties looked planned in advance. When we asked how much longer of a wait, the girl at the stand had no clue. Really!!! A Saturday night on a Holiday weekend and the kitchen was backed up. What kind of restaurant does not plan for this! We weren't even offered a table to sit at and have some drinks, until she could have an idea of when the kitchen was ready. This was a joke!!! Needless to say we left.

Thank ndsisve1976
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 April 2014

On the Elizabeth River. Can watch people fish while eating good food. Oyster sandwich with large amount of fries will fill anyone up and at a decent price. Good draft beer...try Devil's backbone Vienna Lager as it's a local beer.

Thank georgiacajun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Delicious food and friendly staff! Mom recommends the White Chili and I highly recommend the fried shrimp. Looks like a great place to celebrate with family and friends.

Thank Lapburd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Made a stop for the night heading down the ICW. Great filling burgers, good sides, and there's a cute Franken-Waitress that intriguingly really sexy!

Thank Jojoscircus90
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kelly's Tavern also viewed

 
Chesapeake, VA
 

Been to Kelly's Tavern? 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