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About Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room
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.
Over the past 17 years, we have made every effort to live up to these standards and are proud to be known as "Your Neighborhood Meeting Place!"
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Irish, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Limited Menu)
Sunday - Wednesday:
4:00pm - 10:00pm (Full menu)
10:00pm - 11:00pm (Late Night menu)
Thursday - Saturday:
4:00pm - 11:00pm (Full menu)
11:00pm - 12:00am (Late Night menu)
Normandy Shop Center Dr.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30-1am.
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:
Maureen McManus: (410) 418-9076
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room Ratings and Reviews
The food was great - love the "new" menu (I haven't been there in a year, probably). I was so pleased with the large number of interesting salad options. Several raved about the Black and Bleu salad, and 4 of us got the salad with the fried brie wedges (because after seeing those three words next each other, we could barely look at the rest of the menu - yum). The menu is more varied than I remember it being. The dining room was clean and quiet. The lighting is great -- not too dark like many restaurants tend to be these days, but not too bright either. And it was decorated for the holidays with white lights and pointsettias, which was really lovely!
Our book club group was thoughtfully tucked in the back corner of the dining room. Our sweet and professional server even split the check for us -- a generous and helpful offer which saved us much confusion and angst! She was terrific. We will be back (with or without book club discussion). Thanks so much!!
The restaurant was very good. My husband's prime rib specials was excellent and my burger was extremely good. However, we used a Groupon, and at first they refused to honor the Groupon because they said the "fine print" did not include specials. I was very disappointed because we had driven quite a ways just to use the Groupon and would not have another opportunity to come back before its expiration. The manager then came out and said that they would honor it just this once. She sounded like she was doing us a huge favor - I then showed her the "fine print" on the app that showed the only exclusion was holidays. There was nothing about specials not being included. While I liked the food, I didn't like the attitude. Plus I informed the hostess when we were seated that we had a Groupon and we were not advised of any exclusions.
We had an exceptional evening at Kelsey's this visit. Two of us ordered the chicken pot pie and it was everything we had hoped for. The meatloaf was comfort food at it's best.
The guys ordered the beer flight, which they enjoyed and said they would do it again. The special Bloody Mary was a hit for someone who always orders this drink wherever she dines. My glass of Wente Chardonnay was as delicious as I remembered.
Thank you Kelsey's for a lovely, memorable evening enjoyed by four longtime friends.
Soooo happy you brought the chicken pot pie back! It was better than I remembered. The roasted beet salad is something I will definitely order again also. Pretty noisy that night. Could not hear our friends talking right across the table. Looking forward to our next dinner at Kelsey's.
Great atmosphere. Every one was friendly. They worked as a team which is great. Our server was attentive & friendly. We had Sunday brunch. The veggie omelet was great b/c it didn't have broccoli. The potatoes had some salsa with a kick that was amazing. Bacon was crispy. I can't wait to have Sunday brunch here again.
We were sat immediately upon arrival, but did not see any service for several minutes. Finally a manager asked if we had been helped. When we said no he took our drink orders and said he would send a server over. Very soon afterwards our waiter appeared with our drinks.
My spouse ordered the corned beef burger which sounded delicious, but did not live up to expectations. It had some weird seasoning and did not taste like corned beef to with of us. She actually sent it back because the waiter noticed she was not eating it and asked if she wanted to send it back. She then got corned beef sandwich this corned beef was very tasty.
I had the fish and chips. The cod was certainly crunchy due to the unique and tasty batter they us and the chips had a great flavor. I might not get it if we go back because I want to try the Shepard's pie. But I would recommend it.
We had dinner at Kelsey's because we had a Living Social coupon. Dinner was OK; nothing to either rave or complain about. Our service was a little slow. If you get a side salad, the house salad is much better than the Caesar. My crab cake was plentiful but not very flavorful. My husband's meat loaf was burned on the outside of a good portion of it.
Have been there several times for dinner and to watch sporting events and the food is always good. Alcohol prices are a little higher than competitors in the area though.
The most recent visit was for brunch and the service and food was very good. I'll defiantly return.
My visit to Ellicott City after having been away for three and a half years was made quite yummy with our first lunch at Kelsey's. The food was awesome for everyone, and we were able to converse comfortably. The Irish music playing in the background included many favorite pieces, including some that I have played with Celtic groups through the years. Thanks for making our get together very special!
Good restaurant with a wide variety of food options. Various drink specials and good selection of options for everyone to consider. Typical bar food but has some unique Irish options to consider and we would definitely go back. Good for a family or a casual night out.
Dinner was delicious. There were 4 of us and 3 of the 4 ordered burgers. I had fish & chips that were delicious and there were 2 nice pieces of fish with a fair amount of fries. The others said their burgers were very good. One person ordered the crab soup and really enjoyed it, she did said it was a little spicy but that's how she likes it.
The corned beef poppers were cubes of corned beef, breaded and deep fried. Not worth the $12 price tag. The fall salad with grilled chicken was delicious. The shepard's pie was very good. Wish we had skipped the appetizer and saved room for Smith Island cake or another yummy dessert.
Kelsey's is a solid choice for comfort food in Ellicott City. Plenty of options for traditional Irish and also classic American options. Plenty of choices for alcoholic beverages, had a nice belgian blonde on tap. Food is good, service ok, location is great.
Food is always delicious and the service is always good! Waitress was friendly and accomodating. We went for Valentines Day but I also have visited for business lunches and after work date. Eating outside on the sidewalk is really nice at the hightop tables in the warmer weather. The crab corn chowder soup is my favorite soup!!! I would reccomend Kelseys to anyone and everyone!
We went there for New Year's Eve and had a wonderful meal with great service. The food was better than I expected. We finished up a while before the band started up and headed over to the bar. The band was pretty awesome too. Good people good food. Well worth it.
We've been to Kelsey's before. The food is consistently very good. One steak lover stated "this is the best steak I've had in quite a while." The service is good, we did not have to wait for anything. Only complaint on this trip was that the silverware for all four of us did not look clean. A couple of us wiped the utensils clean while the others asked for new/clean utensils. This has not been the case on previous visits.
This was my second date with my husband. My husband served for 3 years in the army. We were always on the go. We've been married for 2 years and have 2 amazing kids. We wanted our second date to be filled with adventure. At first we were skepitcal because my husband is irish, but wow Kellsey's really delivered on the experience of authentic, cozy and fun. We were able to laugh, enjoy great food and reconnect in a way I don't think we have for a while. If your looking for adventure and an authentic Irish meal please stop here. You never know what's next.
I had the shrimp salad sandwich (made fresh every day), and my wife had the salad with grilled salmon. We each had a martini. Everything was very good. We sat in the dining room, because it is quite and comfortable. The bar is nice, too. But you have to realize that the sound level is higher. That's not a complaint; it's just the way bars are. Kelsey's is always nice and it is a go-to spot for my wife and me. I highly recommend it.
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