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Kellys Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

Nags Head , NC

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Nags Head, NC US
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Jodi
Wedding:
8/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Kelly's catered our August wedding and we were very pleased. From the appetizers, to the meal, to the dessert bar, everything was delicious. The service was superior and they were exceptionally attentive, organized, and friendly. They handled things a little differently than some of the other caterers I had spoken with- as the alcohol was per consumption rather than estimated ahead. This really cut way down on our bill and we were pleasantly surprised. I would strongly recommend them!
Kelly's catered our August wedding and we were very pleased. From the appetizers, to the meal, to the dessert bar, Read more...
Kelly's catered our August wedding and we were very pleased. From the appetizers, to the meal, to the dessert bar, everything was delicious. The service was superior and they were exceptionally attentive, organized, and friendly. They handled things a little differently than some of the other caterers I had spoken with- as the alcohol was per consumption rather than estimated ahead. This really cut way down on our bill and we were pleasantly surprised. I would strongly recommend them! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but a glowing report about this vendor!! First, their dishes are value priced (in our scenario, less than $50 per person – 2016 prices)! They will work with your budget to provide an amazing spread of food with great variety. They will also put together a full tasting for the bride and groom-to-be well in advance of the event! Let us get your mouth watering. We chose a heavy hors d’oeuvres array to include: sweet potato ham biscuits, blue cheese stuffed mushrooms, grilled shrimp served with remoulade sauce, tuna seared rare with wasabi, soy, ginger and seaweed salad, hot crab dip w/pita points, chicken breast stuffed w/Ham and Swiss finish w/Dijon cream sauce, beef shoulder tenders served with bread, béarnaise and horseradish sauces, and grilled vegetables. Dishes were cooked fresh, on-site. Every dish was fabulous and our guests complimented the amazing menu throughout the evening! Kelly’s also provided tea, soft drinks, lemonade, water, plates, utensils, glassware and coffee in the $50 per person cost! Remember to plan for tips for the staff as that is not included in their charges. For a party our size (170 guests), plan on about 12 staff including manager, bartending staff, cooks and servers. The bartending cost was based on actual consumption. Our venue limited the alcohol to wine, champagne and beer and the resulting per-person cost was less than $15!
We have nothing but a glowing report about this vendor!! First, their dishes are value priced (in our scenario, less than Read more...
We have nothing but a glowing report about this vendor!! First, their dishes are value priced (in our scenario, less than $50 per person – 2016 prices)! They will work with your budget to provide an amazing spread of food with great variety. They will also put together a full tasting for the bride and groom-to-be well in advance of the event! Let us get your mouth watering. We chose a heavy hors d’oeuvres array to include: sweet potato ham biscuits, blue cheese stuffed mushrooms, grilled shrimp served with remoulade sauce, tuna seared rare with wasabi, soy, ginger and seaweed salad, hot crab dip w/pita points, chicken breast stuffed w/Ham and Swiss finish w/Dijon cream sauce, beef shoulder tenders served with bread, béarnaise and horseradish sauces, and grilled vegetables. Dishes were cooked fresh, on-site. Every dish was fabulous and our guests complimented the amazing menu throughout the evening! Kelly’s also provided tea, soft drinks, lemonade, water, plates, utensils, glassware and coffee in the $50 per person cost! Remember to plan for tips for the staff as that is not included in their charges. For a party our size (170 guests), plan on about 12 staff including manager, bartending staff, cooks and servers. The bartending cost was based on actual consumption. Our venue limited the alcohol to wine, champagne and beer and the resulting per-person cost was less than $15! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kelli
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I was so happy and received so many compliments on the appetizers and dinner that Kelly's provided for our wedding. Mary Ann invited us in for a tasting prior to the wedding and suggested some items that I would not have picked just from seeing them on the menu. I was blown away by the taste and selection. Not only was the food amazing but the wait staff at the reception was so personable and attentive. They made sure everyone had a full plate and a full glass! It was a pleasure to work with Mary Ann and her staff.
I was so happy and received so many compliments on the appetizers and dinner that Kelly's provided for our wedding. Mary Read more...
I was so happy and received so many compliments on the appetizers and dinner that Kelly's provided for our wedding. Mary Ann invited us in for a tasting prior to the wedding and suggested some items that I would not have picked just from seeing them on the menu. I was blown away by the taste and selection. Not only was the food amazing but the wait staff at the reception was so personable and attentive. They made sure everyone had a full plate and a full glass! It was a pleasure to work with Mary Ann and her staff. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We rented the loft area of Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern for our rehearsal dinner. We invited our entire guest list to join us for the evening and about 130 guests were able to come. Granted it was a tight squeeze, we had such an amazing night! Kelly's food was delicious and their staff were unbelievable that evening. Thank you all for everything!
We rented the loft area of Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern for our rehearsal dinner. We invited our entire guest list to Read more...
We rented the loft area of Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern for our rehearsal dinner. We invited our entire guest list to join us for the evening and about 130 guests were able to come. Granted it was a tight squeeze, we had such an amazing night! Kelly's food was delicious and their staff were unbelievable that evening. Thank you all for everything! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly's was a step above everyone else. They weren't cheap, but they were awesome. They knew our names, remembered our preferences, did not require much attention, had delicious food. They were even practical about their table placement! There weren't any long lines to get to the food or booze. Couldn't have asked for better.
Kelly's was a step above everyone else. They weren't cheap, but they were awesome. They knew our names, remembered our Read more...
Kelly's was a step above everyone else. They weren't cheap, but they were awesome. They knew our names, remembered our preferences, did not require much attention, had delicious food. They were even practical about their table placement! There weren't any long lines to get to the food or booze. Couldn't have asked for better. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that the day of our wedding, the service provided by Kelly's was flawless, the waiters/waitresses were wonderful, the bartenders on point, and the food was beyond amazing!

However, it is a shame that such a wonderful day was preceded by some hassle. The wedding coordinator at Kelly's did not give us an updated invoice until a few days/1 week before the wedding, after having to email her several times. I am not sure if she is just not that good at email, but the majority of the emails that I received were very short and came off as somewhat rude when answering questions. She also had stated before hand that we would have navy napkins and then emailed to state that the linen service did not have them around 2 days before the wedding. Granted, navy napkins were the least of my worries 2 days before the wedding and a small thing to worry about, so I rolled with the punches. However, when setting up the pick up of linens, she placed them on their back dock after an exchange of short, somewhat rude emails. That being said, I have heard that she was going through some personal issues, which is understandable, but delegation is key when running a business. There is no reason why a company this large cannot have a 48-72 hour response time to emails, particularly when a person is spending 1/3 of their budget on your services. It is also around 2 weeks from the wedding and I have still not received an invoice, which is difficult when you are trying to balance a check book and figure expenses.
Let me start by saying that the day of our wedding, the service provided by Kelly's was flawless, the waiters/waitresses Read more...
Let me start by saying that the day of our wedding, the service provided by Kelly's was flawless, the waiters/waitresses were wonderful, the bartenders on point, and the food was beyond amazing!

However, it is a shame that such a wonderful day was preceded by some hassle. The wedding coordinator at Kelly's did not give us an updated invoice until a few days/1 week before the wedding, after having to email her several times. I am not sure if she is just not that good at email, but the majority of the emails that I received were very short and came off as somewhat rude when answering questions. She also had stated before hand that we would have navy napkins and then emailed to state that the linen service did not have them around 2 days before the wedding. Granted, navy napkins were the least of my worries 2 days before the wedding and a small thing to worry about, so I rolled with the punches. However, when setting up the pick up of linens, she placed them on their back dock after an exchange of short, somewhat rude emails. That being said, I have heard that she was going through some personal issues, which is understandable, but delegation is key when running a business. There is no reason why a company this large cannot have a 48-72 hour response time to emails, particularly when a person is spending 1/3 of their budget on your services. It is also around 2 weeks from the wedding and I have still not received an invoice, which is difficult when you are trying to balance a check book and figure expenses. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My partner and I used Kelly's to cater our Nov. 2nd wedding at Jennette's Pier. When we began our catering search we had a pretty specific idea of what we wanted- Carolina BBQ, shrimp and grits, oysters, fried green tomatoes, etc. We sent our ideas to a few places and Kelly's was by far the most reasonable and was able to serve everything we wanted. We worked with Mary Ann, who was very responsive, efficient, and easy to work with through the planning process. The food was delicious at our tasting and was equally delicious at the wedding. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. In addition to the fantastic food, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the whole night. They helped clear away the ceremony decor and chairs and even used some of the ceremony decorations to decorate the buffet and cake tables. Everything ran so smoothly. We highly recommend Kelly's to anyone considering an Outer Banks Wedding.
My partner and I used Kelly's to cater our Nov. 2nd wedding at Jennette's Pier. When we began our catering search we had a Read more...
My partner and I used Kelly's to cater our Nov. 2nd wedding at Jennette's Pier. When we began our catering search we had a pretty specific idea of what we wanted- Carolina BBQ, shrimp and grits, oysters, fried green tomatoes, etc. We sent our ideas to a few places and Kelly's was by far the most reasonable and was able to serve everything we wanted. We worked with Mary Ann, who was very responsive, efficient, and easy to work with through the planning process. The food was delicious at our tasting and was equally delicious at the wedding. Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. In addition to the fantastic food, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the whole night. They helped clear away the ceremony decor and chairs and even used some of the ceremony decorations to decorate the buffet and cake tables. Everything ran so smoothly. We highly recommend Kelly's to anyone considering an Outer Banks Wedding. Read less
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Renata
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Kelly's was awesome as our wedding caterer! We had the reception in Jennette's Pier and they made the event run smoothly. Everyone was fed quickly and no one went home hungry. They were also very attentive to me and made sure I ate and had a drink in my hand all night, which I appreciated. Everyone loved the food and we took all the leftovers home with us. I would definitely recommend Kelly's, especially for events with more than 100 people.
Kelly's was awesome as our wedding caterer! We had the reception in Jennette's Pier and they made the event run smoothly. Read more...
Kelly's was awesome as our wedding caterer! We had the reception in Jennette's Pier and they made the event run smoothly. Everyone was fed quickly and no one went home hungry. They were also very attentive to me and made sure I ate and had a drink in my hand all night, which I appreciated. Everyone loved the food and we took all the leftovers home with us. I would definitely recommend Kelly's, especially for events with more than 100 people. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Kellys provided the catering for our OBX wedding on June 18th, 2013. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of food and service from the moment I met them. We worked with Mary Ann via email and went in to do a tasting a few months prior to the wedding. The food at the tasting was delicious and the service was great. Mary Ann was extremely knowledgable and immediately found ways to help me with our budget. I had a very specific type of food I was looking for (mini comfort foods) and Mary Ann helped me put the menu together and helped to create everything I was dreaming of (even the desserts). When the day of the wedding arrived, I was so happy with everything. The food was incredible. Our guests are still raving about the delicious mashed potato bar. And the service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make sure guests were full and happy and always had a drink in their hands. They also made sure my husband and I were eating as well (they made us plates throughout the night - which was so helpful since you forget to eat in the craziness). They even went out of their way to help guests take pictures with the polaroid camera at our makeshift photobooth! I was so happy with Kellys and cannot recommend them enough! You will NOT be disappointed!
Kellys provided the catering for our OBX wedding on June 18th, 2013. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of food Read more...
Kellys provided the catering for our OBX wedding on June 18th, 2013. I was absolutely blown away by the quality of food and service from the moment I met them. We worked with Mary Ann via email and went in to do a tasting a few months prior to the wedding. The food at the tasting was delicious and the service was great. Mary Ann was extremely knowledgable and immediately found ways to help me with our budget. I had a very specific type of food I was looking for (mini comfort foods) and Mary Ann helped me put the menu together and helped to create everything I was dreaming of (even the desserts). When the day of the wedding arrived, I was so happy with everything. The food was incredible. Our guests are still raving about the delicious mashed potato bar. And the service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make sure guests were full and happy and always had a drink in their hands. They also made sure my husband and I were eating as well (they made us plates throughout the night - which was so helpful since you forget to eat in the craziness). They even went out of their way to help guests take pictures with the polaroid camera at our makeshift photobooth! I was so happy with Kellys and cannot recommend them enough! You will NOT be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved the food provided by Kelly's. They did a great job getting everything set up quickly and without problem. The menu had a great variety of options to choose from and Mary Ann was very easy to work with. I compared prices at a number of vendors and Kelly's offered the best value by far. Would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Everyone loved the food provided by Kelly's. They did a great job getting everything set up quickly and without problem. Read more...
Everyone loved the food provided by Kelly's. They did a great job getting everything set up quickly and without problem. The menu had a great variety of options to choose from and Mary Ann was very easy to work with. I compared prices at a number of vendors and Kelly's offered the best value by far. Would hire them again in a heartbeat. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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