Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern


Kelly’s Restaurant OBX – Nags Head, NC: Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head has been serving and entertaining guests for more than 30 years with renowned coastal fare and a Irish heritage that underlies this popular restaurant’s spirit and hospitality.

At Kelly’s Restaurant OBX, guests will enjoy fine dining in the main dining room as well as upscale bar food and craft cocktails in the tavern, not to mention some of the best entertainment available on the Outer Banks.

Having served more than three million guests in the restaurant’s 32 years, Kelly’s Restaurant OBX is a local’s favorite for a reason. It strives to use only the freshest ingredients, taking great pride in serving Outer Banks Catch seafood. Classic dishes such as Filet Oscar, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Mac and Cheese and Seafood Bouillabaisse are prepared to perfection.

For those that prefer non-seafood selections, Kelly’s Restaurant OBX offers a wide range of delicious offerings that include Prime Rib, Honey Hickory BBQ Ribs, and Filet Mignon to name a few. Guests love that every meal is served with Kelly’s signature sweet potato biscuits, and you’ll want to be sure to save room for a decadent dessert prepared by Kelly’s pastry chef.

And while some selections may look a little fancy to exceptionally fine, it’s always casual – and fun – at Kelly’s Restaurant OBX.

The Tavern hosts numerous events throughout the year, including chamber of commerce functions, concerts, 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. Guests also enjoy visiting the restaurant’s shop and exploring Kelly’s unique building, which showcases indigenous North Carolina artifacts and local art.

Kelly’s Restaurant OBX also boasts as the premier caterer in northeastern North Carolina. Customers can dine with Kelly’s at home by choosing directly from their menu or order customized catering that can be easily picked up or delivered.

Fine dining, combined with a delicious, varied menu and friendly service, makes Kelly’s is the perfect place to experience the best in Outer Banks dining.

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