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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, Ellicott City, MD
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, Ellicott City, MD
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, Ellicott City, MD
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, Ellicott City, MD
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room, Ellicott City, MD

Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

4.8
4.8
494 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Serving Irish Hospitality in Ellicott City, MD since October 17, 1994, Kelsey's Restaurant has been family-owned and operated since the very beginning. Every day we strive to provide excellent food, courteous service, and let's not forget beverages in a friendly, neighborhood pub-style environment. NEW PRIVATE ROOM for all your catering needs! Call our event coordinator today!

Over the past 28 years, we have made every effort to live up to these standards and are proud to be known as "Your Neighborhood Meeting Place!"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 418-9076
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Javier Gomez Rincon
  • Catering
    We handle every aspect of your catering needs. Join us in our Private Room, with its own entrance, bathrooms, and bar. Seating up to 125. If not here, Kelsey's can come to you!. Just call and ask for our Catering Event Coordinator. 410-418-9076
  • Private party facilities
    Kelsey's is proud to offer its distinctive private dining services for your next event. Come visit our NEW PRIVATE DINING Room! Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a graduation, an anniversary, or even a cook-out, Kelsey's can customize a menu and provide and ambiance suitable for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Shelby Stephenson: (410) 418-9076
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Cross street
    Normandy Shop Center Dr.
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking for your private party or dining experience!
  • Entertainment
    Check our website for upcoming events. www.KelseysRestaurant.com
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 494 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Value

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

494 Reviews
  1. DanelleB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly Malone's meatloaf and the corned beef and cabbage are our usual go-to options at Kelsey's, but we got the prime rib special this time and it was fantastic! I hope they have it on the menu more often.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Great service and food as always! Always a pleasure.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Food and Drinks Never a bad experienc Quality

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  4. OutForDinner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kelsey's is a favorite place to dine, the food is delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to go for dinner, it was crowded on Saturday with live music in the bar. We got our table for the time we reserved it. Food was quick to come out and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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  6. Alliesol

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been there twice now and have enjoyed everything we've eaten. It's a nice casual place that seems very popular and has a good vibe. We'll definitely be back.

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  7. LocalLunchGirl

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch with my 94 year old father. Food and service were excellent. We will surely return again for lunch with dad.

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  8. Tw36t

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to check this out based on a review of the menu online and were very pleased we did. We have already recommended to family and friends. Service was excellent and the food was well prepared and presented and tasted great. We plan to return.

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  9. mjp123

    Baltimore

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good pub food. Good service too. A nice local spot.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Make a reservation and they are absolutely honor them. Service was excellent and food was very good.

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  11. JaniceO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great we had a wonderful time and enjoyed great food. Our server Ryan was very attentive.

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  12. HoCoMomofTwo

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here - my scallops were actually really good but the spinach had too much garlic and I really love garlic. Cocktails were ok but nothing special. Chocolate cake was delicious; not dry at all. I’d like to come back to try the Rueben egg rolls sometime.

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  13. RoadTripMom

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is always good. Service was ok. Nice but could not find the waiter to discuss an issue with entree. I thought the add on protein was skimpy. (was told that they are weighed, I don't believe it though).That said, I still love their specials (Fried Green Tomatoes with shrimp, bacon succotash and lemon beurre blanc and the Winter salad) The salad was the one with the skimpy protein. I would recommend going there, like I said the food is good, just a little expensive for the type of restaurant and service.

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  14. PhilM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, good food, with caring and attentive servers

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  15. Jlshopper

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, great service. Nice touch on NYE to have complimentary Guinness toast.

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  16. BarbaraE

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service staff are the best, and the food is very good. Great place to catch up with a friend

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  17. RussW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food (meatloaf and green bean) were the best. Server was very friendly and helpful!! Can’t wait to go back.

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  18. carolj

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for lunch! Go there quite often and always can count on good food and service.

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  19. BillW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and relaxing atmosphere! Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  20. VickyL

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kelsey's never disappoints! We had excellent service (thank you Connor) and our food was delicious! We have eaten at this restaurant for years and have never had a bad experience! Thank you!!!

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  21. Kathy

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kelsey's is always a consistently good place to meet friends!

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  22. Jimmie

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wend never been to Kelsey’s for brunch. My grandson ordered deviled eggs and was going to share but he ended up eating them all and he loved his breakfast burrito. I got the meat bowl and my wife got the. veggie bowl we were both very happy.

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  23. allant

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is always really good there. My only pet peeves are, crab cakes are too under seasoned and there cole slaw needs much improvement. Keep up the good work. Connor was in point.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great value! Our party had the Wed surf and turf special, chicken pot pie, and restaurant week chicken entree. All delicious!

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  25. BillK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been going to Kelsey's for years. Always a pleasant experience. Food is delicious.

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  26. TomW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy going to Kelsey’s. Good food and good people

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  27. Jfcol

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    All of our group enjoyed our entrees. Service was good. Noted the new furnishings. I thought that the dessert prices were high (so we skipped and went elsewhere for coffee). I wish that there were more vegetarian options on the menu for guests.

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  28. MarianneR

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, my husband and I enjoyed our experience at Kelsey's! We have eaten there often enough that we know many of the servers, and they are unfailingly friendly and attentive. We are treated like family. My husband said over and over again how much he enjoyed the watermelon salad with added blackened chicken -- a new special. I loved my order of steamed shrimp with onions and butter sauce and a delicious side of broccoli. There are so many excellent dishes to choose from!

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  29. ThomasB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I just had a great meal at Kelsey's, we eat there quite often and they never disappoint. The devil eggs with crabmeat and the steamed mussels were our starters and our main was the house garden salad with blackened chicken. In one word Supurb!! I guess just one word won't describe the excellent service starting with the greater and ending with our waitress. Friendly, kind, generous and caring.

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  30. NeumanB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place to relax and share a meal with friends. The food and service were exceptional. Would definitely recommend Kelsey's for any occasion.

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  31. joem

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food reasonably priced our go to restaurant

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  32. KimG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time at Kelsey’s. The food was good and the service provided by Daniel was excellent!! He tended to our every need and he was very personable. The live band was entertaining as well. The crab dip and honey old bay wings were really good. The cocktails were great too. I will be definitely going back!

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  33. MDcouple

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Kelsey's, but wouldn't recommend the rib eye steak. It was huge, but overcooked and overseasoned. The Jimmy Lew sandwich was great, the sides good, and the service was great. Very friendly restaurant and we'll continue to frequent them.

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  34. Nancy

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, everything was fresh and delicious! Portions were big!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My hubby loves the Jimmy Leu chicken sandwich- says it’s the best he’s ever had. I’ve gotten the fish & chips several times and it’s always good!

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  36. Edwardo

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Jackie was outstanding friendly and attentive never over bearing a true delight.

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  37. JenniferH

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place for good food and warm atmosphere. Great to visit day or two before St. Patrick’s Day to beat the rush

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  38. SKlovesdogs

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server asked the table if we wanted to started with drinks but inexplicably left the table before taking everyone’s order. After an extremely long wait for our appetizers, all food, including the appetizers came out together with the entrees. The server indicated since we ordered them at the same time she lit them all in together thinking that’s how we wanted them! So, it’s was our fault??!! The food was good as always but the service was less than friendly and quite poor.

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  39. CatherineB

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always hood good and great service, especially when Dawn is our waitress.

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  40. RobertG

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 6, please. It's been years since we have been here. Probably a lunch visit 10+ years ago. Tonight was a farewell for our 2nd semester college student heading back to campus. All reported their meals were tasty and the clean plates were proof. Even the picky eater! Garrett, our server, was friendly/welcoming and attentive. Food came out quickly, arrived all at once and delivered hot. Plating was nice. Portions were appropriate for the price. Our only "complaint" would be the temperature near the front windows. It was cold, not cool when the temperature was in the low 40's. Not really a complaint, just plan ahead. Overall, a very enjoyable evening. Give them a try.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room is rated 4.8 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Normandy Shop Center Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking for your private party or dining experience!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Javier Gomez Rincon
  • Entertainment
    Check our website for upcoming events. www.KelseysRestaurant.com
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 418-9076
  • Catering
    We handle every aspect of your catering needs. Join us in our Private Room, with its own entrance, bathrooms, and bar. Seating up to 125. If not here, Kelsey's can come to you!. Just call and ask for our Catering Event Coordinator. 410-418-9076
  • Private party facilities
    Kelsey's is proud to offer its distinctive private dining services for your next event. Come visit our NEW PRIVATE DINING Room! Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a graduation, an anniversary, or even a cook-out, Kelsey's can customize a menu and provide and ambiance suitable for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Shelby Stephenson: (410) 418-9076
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