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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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Recently Married
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
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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
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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The food for the rehearsal dinner was FANTASTIC! We all greatly enjoyed it, and the servers made us all feel like royalty! The ample leftovers were sumptuous as well! :)
The food for the rehearsal dinner was FANTASTIC! We all greatly enjoyed it, and the servers made us all feel like royalty! Read more...
The food for the rehearsal dinner was FANTASTIC! We all greatly enjoyed it, and the servers made us all feel like royalty! The ample leftovers were sumptuous as well! :) Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Kellys catered our wedding at the Wild Horse home in Corolla and did a fantastic job. The food was amazing, especially the sweet potato biscuits, and the service was spot on. The service staff was professional and helpful in ensuring that everyone was happy. They provided tables and linens for appetizer tables, and sodas, teas, and lemonades were included in their bartender package even when you provide your own alcohol. Definitely would recommend.
Kellys catered our wedding at the Wild Horse home in Corolla and did a fantastic job. The food was amazing, especially the Read more...
Kellys catered our wedding at the Wild Horse home in Corolla and did a fantastic job. The food was amazing, especially the sweet potato biscuits, and the service was spot on. The service staff was professional and helpful in ensuring that everyone was happy. They provided tables and linens for appetizer tables, and sodas, teas, and lemonades were included in their bartender package even when you provide your own alcohol. Definitely would recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly's was wonderful from the moment I contacted them just 2 months before my big day. The catering manager, Mary Ann, was very helpful in making suggestions for my menu and being flexible with tasting times because we were traveling from out of town. The food was delivered on time, was hot, and fabulous! I wish we had made the wedding cake out of their sweet potato biscuits!
Kelly's was wonderful from the moment I contacted them just 2 months before my big day. The catering manager, Mary Ann, Read more...
Kelly's was wonderful from the moment I contacted them just 2 months before my big day. The catering manager, Mary Ann, was very helpful in making suggestions for my menu and being flexible with tasting times because we were traveling from out of town. The food was delivered on time, was hot, and fabulous! I wish we had made the wedding cake out of their sweet potato biscuits! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The catering for our wedding was absolutely phenomenal. I can't begin to say how many people, probably everyone there, who told us how amazing the food at our reception was. It truly was. Kelly's has to be the best place to cater on the obx... everything was fantastic.
The catering for our wedding was absolutely phenomenal. I can't begin to say how many people, probably everyone there, who Read more...
The catering for our wedding was absolutely phenomenal. I can't begin to say how many people, probably everyone there, who told us how amazing the food at our reception was. It truly was. Kelly's has to be the best place to cater on the obx... everything was fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
– The food was delicious! I love those sweet potatoe rolls. We loved this caterer from the beginning when my husband and I made up a fun menu, and then sent it out for quotes. Kellys was the cheapest quote and included EVERYTHING from our desired menu! (nachos bar, potato bar, deviled eggs!) so weird wedding food I know but they did it and we were happy to have comfort food at the wedding. Black pelican was also an option but they wanted to charge much more and take off items from our purposed menu. Our budget was extremely low (we skipped out on photography and real flowers) and I never thought we could afford a cocktail hour/alcohol, but Kelly’s was awesome and gave us exactly what we wanted for really good price. Their staff were professional on wedding day. My MOH was in charge (my contact person day of) and she said the worker in charge that night was such a pleasure to work with. There was plenty of food, they sent us home with a lot of food! Brought out fresh beef tenderloin to us and then guests to the tables even though it was a buffet. Carried our plates for us and made sure our wine was constantly filled. We provided wine and beer and they provided the bar tender. We also had a wine ceremony during our ceremony and they made sure two bottles were opened for us and placed at the podium. They kept up with the wedding flow even though we were running late with our wedding itinerary and was winging when we would do the cake and such. I didn’t tell them when we were doing cake just told the dj and went for it, and as we finished they were rushing in with the plates to serve cake. The best thing about kellys is that they provided linens for all the tables. This includes all tables in all three areas of the aquarium that we used (gift table,cake table, favor table, cocktail tables, head table, everything…. ). The only thing I had to buy for tables were table skirts. All in all they were just awesome, easy to work with, and affordable.
– The food was delicious! I love those sweet potatoe rolls. We loved this caterer from the beginning when my husband and I Read more...
– The food was delicious! I love those sweet potatoe rolls. We loved this caterer from the beginning when my husband and I made up a fun menu, and then sent it out for quotes. Kellys was the cheapest quote and included EVERYTHING from our desired menu! (nachos bar, potato bar, deviled eggs!) so weird wedding food I know but they did it and we were happy to have comfort food at the wedding. Black pelican was also an option but they wanted to charge much more and take off items from our purposed menu. Our budget was extremely low (we skipped out on photography and real flowers) and I never thought we could afford a cocktail hour/alcohol, but Kelly’s was awesome and gave us exactly what we wanted for really good price. Their staff were professional on wedding day. My MOH was in charge (my contact person day of) and she said the worker in charge that night was such a pleasure to work with. There was plenty of food, they sent us home with a lot of food! Brought out fresh beef tenderloin to us and then guests to the tables even though it was a buffet. Carried our plates for us and made sure our wine was constantly filled. We provided wine and beer and they provided the bar tender. We also had a wine ceremony during our ceremony and they made sure two bottles were opened for us and placed at the podium. They kept up with the wedding flow even though we were running late with our wedding itinerary and was winging when we would do the cake and such. I didn’t tell them when we were doing cake just told the dj and went for it, and as we finished they were rushing in with the plates to serve cake. The best thing about kellys is that they provided linens for all the tables. This includes all tables in all three areas of the aquarium that we used (gift table,cake table, favor table, cocktail tables, head table, everything…. ). The only thing I had to buy for tables were table skirts. All in all they were just awesome, easy to work with, and affordable. Read less
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