About Us

Welcome to Kelly Hospitality Group

Kelly Hospitality Group includes three exceptional restaurants – Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, Mako Mike’s and Pamlico Jack’s Pirate Hideaway.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern, located at 2316 S. Croatan Highway in Nags Head, is open 364 evenings a year (closed Christmas Day) and seats for dinner nightly from 4:30 to 10 p.m.  Satisfy your palate with a wide variety of menu options – Outer Banks Catch seafood dishes, chicken, Angus beef, pasta and vegetarian delights prepared fresh by our amazing team of culinary chefs led by Executive Chef Whit Whitford. Dessert at Kelly’s is unlike any other. All of the scrumptious desserts are freshly prepared in-house by our award-winning Pastry Chef Jamie Plumley.  In the separate Tavern area, Kelly’s offers a casual but hearty tapas menu with entertainment most evenings.  A visit to Kelly’s will not only satisfy your palate, but will also give you a glimpse into the history of the Outer Banks. Hundreds of artifacts that are 100% indigenous to eastern NC, and a comprehensive collection of artwork adorn the walls giving guests that unique local experience that won’t be found elsewhere.

Mako Mike’s is open year-round and located at 1630 N. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills. Mako Mike’s, a shark-themed restaurant, specializes in Killer Food that takes a bite out of hunger to  satisfy tummies of all ages! Offering a wide variety of menu and dining options, Mako’s offers a fun-filled, colorful setting for groups large and small. There is even a private dining area available for larger special events and celebrations.

Pamlico Jack’s located at 6708 S. Croatan Highway in Nags Head, is open mid-March to January 1st and is the our only venue offering outdoor, waterfront dining. Situated on the Roanoke Sound, this pirate-themed restaurant for kids of all ages offers panoramic breathtaking sunset views and delectable dining delights prepared by Executive Chef Lee Miller. Outdoor dining and entertainment are offered during the summer on the Rum Jumpers deck. With a magnificent second floor private dining room, Pamlico Jack’s has fast become THE place for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, holiday parties and other celebrations.

Kelly Hospitality Group offers many on and off-site catering options, including dining at home. Choose from our menu or customize meals to easily pick up or be delivered. We are proud to be northeastern North Carolina’s premier caterer and we thank you for all the wonderful things that you’ve said about our food, hospitality and professionalism (testimonials on Kelly Hospitality Group website under about us).

Thanksgiving is one of our special, favorite days.  All three Kelly Hospitality Group venues are pleased to serve you the finest cuisine and beverages as your gather with your family and friends. Please consider reservations for this special day.

We have always been North Eastern North Carolina’s home of live music. We bring in diverse and popular bands, including national acts, making us always the place to be. Check the events calendar at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern and at Pamlico Jack’s for year-round entertainment options.

The Outer Banks, its heritage, and our local waters are important to us. From all of us in the Kelly’s family, we thank you for letting serve you.

  • Testimonials

    KELLY'S
    RESTAURANT & TAVERN

    "We couldn't have been more pleased. It was amazing! Kelly's made us feel so special! What a memorable experience."

    - The Massey Family
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    PAMLICO JACK'S

    "We enjoyed Pamlico Jack's. The view of the sound was excellent and the service was prompt and attentive (thanks, Lilly!). The food was excellent. I had the she crab soup and Black Beard's Shrimp and Grits. Both were great. Definitely recommend Pamlico Jack's."

    - Kate
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    MAKO MIKE'S RESTAURANT

    "The clam chowder was great, clam in every bite! We will be back for more!."

    - AJ
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  • KELLYS RESTAURANT
    KELLY'S RESTAURANT & TAVERN
    MILEPOST 10.5 - US 158 BYPASS
    NAGS HEAD, NC (252) 441-4116
    WWW.KELLYSRESTAURANT.COM
  • PAMLICO JACKS
    PAMLICO JACK'S PIRATE HIDEAWAY
    MILEPOST 16 - US 158 BYPASS
    NAGS HEAD, NC (252) 441-2637
    WWW.PAMLICOJACKS.COM
  • MAKO MIKES
    MAKO MIKE'S RESTAURANT
    MILEPOST 7 - US 158 BYPASS
    KDH, NC (252) 480-1919
    WWW.MAKOMIKES.COM