Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino

4.3
165 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An experience of adventure and the opportunity to discover the unexpected. Kelsey’s is the perfect place to share and enjoy creative interpretations of familiar, Southern California fare, and international menu options with family and friends. Like our staff, the food is fun, refined, yet delightfully approachable. Accompany your meal with specialty seasonal cocktails, craft beers and hand selected wines. The atmosphere, farmers market ingredients, intelligent flavor profiles and chef-driven menu all come together to epitomize a fresh take on the American gastropub. Kelsey’s promises a one-of-a-kind dining experience you'll never forget.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 165 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennieW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was really good. Prepared to perfection. Some of the best clam chowder. Packed full of clams and flavor. But to us it was the service. Outstanding!

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flower
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was canceled by the restaurant the night before we were to eat there to celebrate Christmas eve. They shouldn't have waited until the last minute to cancel for such an important day of celebration. I would probably never make reservations there again.

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Pain
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Alright this OpenTables fault, not Kelseys. I'm sure Kelseys is amazing. But I made a reservation a day in advance and it went through and I got an email confirmation and everything. I go to Kelseys the next day and it's closed??? Come on OpenTable thats embarrassing.

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HeatherM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was a bit hesitant to go into a casino atmosphere during the pandemic but the restaurant is located right near the front door and everyone was wearing masks and seating was socially distanced. The food was exceptional, great portions and very fresh and tasty but I felt the alcohol was expensive which is why I put the value at 3 stars.
We did have to wait awhile for refills which seemed odd because staff seemed to just wonder around constantly wiping down the same tables they’d already done several times, but overall the food was great, it felt a million miles from home even though we live nearby and it was a nice experience.

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NickS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to go for a night out. Small but tasty menu and great cocktails.

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vipMaryannL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fast service, nice atmosphere!

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The pork belly was like eating fat we order drinks I think they forgot to add the liquor won’t be back after $100 later

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu is not what it use to be. But what restaurant is these days. A lot of there original bar food meals are gone like their fried pickles and their philly.

Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy to inform you that as of Thursday November 26th we have made several changes to our menu as requested by our guests. Please be sure to stop back in and check it out, we would love to have you back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The new limited menu leaves much to be desired.

Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Responded on November 26, 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy to inform you that as of Thursday November 26th we have made several changes to our menu as requested by our guests. Please be sure to stop back in and check it out, we would love to have you back!

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ShvonneA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing. Especially the wedge salad

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KarenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Since opening back up Kelsey’s has changed their entire menu. They are trying to provide unique flavors and more upscale items but failed significantly. The food has weird off taste or is really bland. They serve many items with strange sauces that are not good. This was one of my favorite places but now I don’t think I’ll be going back anymore. They need to bring back some of there popular and more normal pub food!

Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Responded on October 31, 2020

Hi Karen, Thank you very much for your feedback. We have been listening to what our customers have to say and we recently made a few updates and changes to our menu as of October 30th. We've added a few dishes to our appetizers and small plates section as well as adding a few sandwiches to the menu. Please be sure to check out check it out online or stop in and try any of our new items, as we'd love to have you back.

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KGlikesPechanga
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was great! Friendly staff keeps me going back!

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Try951
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the menu offers a different selection that you don't see at many restaurants! Our service was excellent, our needs were anticipated by the staff and servers. Every one was friendly and our experience would make us want to return! Thank you!!

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Foodie
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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KimE
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tried many of the dishes and all were great-pork chop, steak, truffle fries, chicken parmigiana quesadilla, jalapeño poppers, wagu sliders, etc. the staff was very attentive and accommodating.

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CynthiaU
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was Wonderful to be able to eat inside during Covid!!!

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BradleyD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was great no complaints . Service was poor . Forgot to ring up food . I got my food 30 minutes before my gf did due to forgetting to ring up . They apologized over and over but no discount offer or anything . Wont go again

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RicardoM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, service was good. Will be back.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Prices were high for really small portions. Kelsey's has removed alot of good food off there menu specifically the tri tip nachos. Our server Tim was great. But it wasnt the same atmosphere it use to be.

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vipMistyStarr1
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Lots of TVs to watch sports!!!

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vipCathyG
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Newly re-opened and ready to serve a new menu. Our experience at Kelsey's was wonderful; with distanced seating and a new menu, hubby and I felt very comfortable eating under the new format. Hubby ordered the lamb chops. His serving was a healthy portion of chops which were perfectly roasted to a medium rare preference; served with mashed potatoes. I ordered the Turkish Pide Flatbread with spinach, artichoke, egg and feta cheese--a great veggie dish for those looking for a meatless but tasty and rich meal. We split an order of the Crispy Ripped Potatoes--which were served with a delicious Aioli sauce. They were a perfect compliment to the meals...plus we're going to figure out how to make these crispy perfections at home in the air fryer. We can't wait to go back and try the other items on the new menu! It's still a sports bar, so the noise level can be high and lots of specialty cocktails and beers being offered.

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MurrayR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Service was wonderful & on time. However, steaks were under cooked.

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RaymondH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only negative comment is the fries were cold. Otherwise it was great.

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TemeculaDiner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for Sunday evening at 5:00pm before the comedy show, but became hungry hours before and walked in at 2:00pm. They were all very friendly, still seated us in a booth and checked us in for our reservation. We had the barbeque bacon burger with tater tots and the fish and chips with steak fries. Both were delicious. We ended with the banana cream pie and warm churros. Both yummy. Nice, elegant sports bar restaurant. Definitely would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food and service were below standard. Very disappointed.

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vipStepheniN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

I didn’t care for my sandwich and barely touched it and the server was completely uninterested in making sure I was happy. Our server never refilled drinks and was only concerned with getting his table side work done as we sat there unhappily watching him. Great desserts!! Cool place though

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vipTibi
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Lackluster service. Slow to get our order, then no check-back by our server. He was pleasant enough, just not attentive at all.
There were only 3 other customers at the time, so it was unbusy. The food was very good though!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for MNF. Great place, our server was awesome.

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susant
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey's was great! Awesome atmosphere; elegant, hip, and warm all at once. Food and service was great, very reasonably priced. Will definitely visit again next time we go to Pechanga.

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ChistopherH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Starting with the service. The food took a little longer that we expected, but not a big deal. We would still return! The food was amazing! We made a reservation so we were seated right away. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Really loved this place!

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1Fallbrookfoodie
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped for dinner at Kelsey's before a concert at Pechanga. We'll be back for sure as the menu was very appealing, the beer and wine was very good, our food was quite tasty, and the server was friendly!

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WendyJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great, wait staff helpful and prompt. We were sharing mains and they were nice enough to split before serving to us. The sides and cornbread were great. However, the baby back ribs were very dry and overdone and even with extra sauce still not very palatable.

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed an excellent dinner before seeing a show in the theater. The salmon was amazing and my husband enjoyed a bleu burger. Yum!!

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JakeB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

3 Star at best, not what I expected from this resort. If it weren’t for the delightful waitress and and hard working table busser I might have just left. We were seated quickly to a dirty table which hadn’t been swept or wiped, the hostess also proceeded to hand us sticky dirty menus. Luckily the bus guy seen me shuffling trash from under the table and quickly came over and remedied the situation. The waitress was very friendly and prompt. The noise made it difficult to carry on a conversation. The manager/supervisor walked by a few times while in the process of talking to his staff poorly. We must of came at the wrong time because they were also shuffling tables and chairs past us the entire time. We made the best of the situation and ordered, a variety off the menu, all of which (except the nachos) was poorly presented, dry and cold. I’d had better experiences at local food chains like Islands. Sorry Pechanga Kelsey’s was a flop and disappointment for us.

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MrsB010
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was Awesome, she was attentive and made everyone feel welcome

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vipLeoU
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

A familiar restaurant with a staff that can not and will not accommodate minor request is not a place to return to. Working with the customer was not an option. I felt like walking out even before being served. Wake up Pechanga. This is a recipe for losing business not gaining it

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BlairT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was great had a wonderful meal

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JeffcNick
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice but casual restaurant for upscale sandwiches and more. I had the Fish & Chips which were excellent. TV's with sports on throughout the restaurant, but much more upscale than your typical sports bar atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. This is our go to restaurant at Pechanga.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Matthew, was excellent and attentive. I had the Salmon and quinoa plate and it was delicious! We would definitely return!

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TMF840
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating for our rowdy and large party. Our food all came out fast and it was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 770-8399.

Kelsey's at Pechanga Resort & Casino is rated 4.3 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.