Kelly’s Restaurant

Welcome to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Thanks for thinking of Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant. For more than 31 years, we have served and entertained neighbors and guests, 3 million and counting. Dine with us at one of the best Nags Head seafood restaurants and check out the various artifacts, 100% indigenous to NC. Or dine with us at home, choosing directly from our menu or a customized catering easily picked up or delivered. Special event? We are proud to be northeastern North Carolina’s premier caterer.

Kelly’s Is the Best Choice…
Among All Outer Banks Seafood Restaurants!

The Outer Banks, its heritage, and our local waters are important to us. We feature local obx seafood, Outer Banks Catch, and coastal cuisine. We are also proud of our Irish heritage which underlies our spirit and hospitality. Don’t forget, we boast to have the best entertainment on the Outer Banks as well.

Always Something Happening at Kelly’s Tavern!

Tavern Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 4:30 pm-1:00 am or later
Friday & Saturday 4:30 pm-2:00 am

Gather, Dine & Dance at Kelly’s Tavern
The largest dance floor on the beach! The hottest regional bands & recording artists play Kelly’s!

”Kelly’s Tavern is legendary for being the best Outer Banks Club and Best Bar on the Outer Banks with the best Live Entertainment, Events, and Night Life! ”

The Tavern hosts numerous events throughout the year including chamber of commerce functions, art shows and auctions, post golf and fishing tournament parties, and community events and productions. The upstairs bar balcony is a lively venue for a private party.

Tavern Dining
Enjoy light fare, soups, salads, sandwiches, steamer delicacies, dinner and tapas selections. Several items are available after 10 pm. We also have Nightly Drink Specials!

  • 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