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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!"

8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Brunch:

Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Limited Menu)


Dinner:

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)

Cross Street:
Normandy Shop Center Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 418-9076

Website:
http://www.kelseysrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30-1am.

Executive Chef:
Chad Medina

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

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
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Cozy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the American burger with side salad. We tried the nacho dip tonight , it were good but not as good as the nachos that they used to have. Missing them!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food!! Crab cake was perfect and the macaroni and cheese was the best I have ever had. We tried the jalapeño devilled eggs and the flavors were perfect. This was our first time visiting Kelsey's but it will not be the last!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Kelsey is always great. We live quite a distance, but it's always worth the drive. The corn beef poppers are amazing. Whoever thought them up as a genius. Kelsey's burgers are the best in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food very good, was suprised. Service excellent! Dining room was not cramped and away from the noisier bar area so that you could have a conversation without shouting.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great night out with friends. The food and service did not disappoint - friendly waitstaff, hot and flavorful food. A local gem worth trying!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Poor service - everything we had to wait for - an UNUSUAL SITUATION for Kelsey's!
But we will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Brought out of town guests and they loved it. Good variety of food and freshly prepared.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great place to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Food was great, plenty of choices on the buffet. Salmon was amazing as was the carved beef. We will go again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Everything was delicious, they picked out a lovely table for us by the fireplace, the service was excellent, and we all had a wonderful time. Wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2017

A great neighborhood place where the food and service are good and you can actually sit and talk without feeling rushed and pressured to leave.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The bad first...
The lighting. I'm not performing a surgery here, so I don't understand why the dining room lighting is cranked up to level: insane.
The good....
The turkey burger is pretty amazing.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Fun, Live Sports, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Their signature wings with old bay and honey sauce was very tasty and crispy which I very much like in buffalo wings. Dill creamy sauce and pan fried salmon was a bit salty. Maybe I should've tried their crab cake instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Our party of six enjoyed excellent steak dinners. The salads and soups are superb. The service was outstanding. We will return - one of our favorite gathering places!

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our table of 4 enjoyed the potato skins and the corned beef poppers. My fav entree lately has been the chicken pot pie.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Live Music, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Another great meal at Kelsey's! Excellent food and beverages. Love that we can carry on a conversation without shouting, too.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Crab corn chowder and house salad with lemon basil vinaigrette were delicious. Far surpassed expectations - fresh flavors, perfect seasoning. Attentive service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great for brunch on Sundays I will definitely be coming back 😃

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Went with the family (4 adults , 2 children (4 & 2 yo)) for a casual anniversary dinner. The service was a little slow - we asked for the kids meals asap and it took over 1/2 hour for pasta! By the time the adult food arrived we had already invested an hour and there was no reason for that. They were a little busy but for a Saturday night at 6:30 pm they should be prepared for a rush - they were not. The food, once it arrived, was fine, but the slow, inattentive service was a clear distraction. We have been here many times before and I'm sure we'll try again, but this time was not one of their best performances.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2016

The young man who waited on us was terrible. Every time he was at our table he was watching the TV rather than interacting with us or caring about serving us. Everyone at the bar was watching the Ravens game and the noise level was ridiculous. Won't return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2016

mid-week lunch gathering. Nice, clean, friendly restaurant/pub. Nice beer selections. Not a huge Irish menu but enough for me.
We were well attended to, all 5 meals came out hot, all were enjoyed by their respective owners.
Will be back for sure. There are specials, etc to suit most needs.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Always impressed by the consistency of the food quality. The Reuben is outstanding! Enjoy trying their modern take on the classics.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Excellent food and a friendly atmosphere with a very attentive wait staff including the manager stopping by to make sure all was well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2016

I enjoyed the casual atmosphere of a bar setting. Our waitress was very personable with a delightful attitude. I had the fall salad with grilled chicken which was good but kind of pricey for what it was.

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