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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

4.6
4.6
436 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 17 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

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–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

    Andrew Heater

  • 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, Shelby Stephenson - 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

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What 436 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. CA

    CharleneA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall the food was good with the exception of the Hot cream cheese dip with lump crabmeat. It was was very salty....ended up giving me a headache. I mentioned to this issue to our server who stated " she had the same appetizer last night and it was salty too." By the way, I took my friend there for a father's day dinner. He ordered corn beef / cabbage and jalapeno oysters on the half shelf. Besides, the hot cream cheese dip, I ordered the Rachel Reuben which was good. My friend didn't receive his oysters until half way through his meal, so our server told us they were on the house because of how long it took to come out. I thought it was a nice compliment considering the unreasonable wait for our oysters. Finally, we did have a pleasant experience with our waitress, Brooke who was attentive and very accommodating. We ate outside on the patio, enjoying the beautiful weather. Not sure if I would go back to this restaurant...the food was just okay.
  2. J

    Juno

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was a big let down on this visit. Both food and service just wasn’t up to par.
  3. GM

    GeneM

    Baltimore

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service and food were good, no complaints. Outdoor seating area is on the side walk by the parking lot but it's covered and comfortable.
  4. PD

    PatriciaD

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, drinks, and service
  5. d

    dennisg

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great outdoors area, Hamberger and Rueben sandwiches and fries were very good. Good service
  6. PV

    PaulieV

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and drink menu with an array of specials. American cuisine with nice extras. Good to entertain family.
  7. JG

    JessicaG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t had a meal that disappointed us yet!
  8. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and plentiful, service was very good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an attentive waiter, and found plenty of variety on the menu. The food - salad, seafoog, and beef - was well-prepared. The desserts were delicious, and all 4 of us left full and happy.
  10. T

    Travelkg46

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service. Ordered fish and chips and were looking forward to their rosemary fries, which we love. However, we could not taste any rosemary and they seemed to be covered with a dusting of cheese or something else. Maybe it was an off night in the kitchen.
  11. A

    Anna

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service, Kelsey’s is a fantastic restaurant!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been here and was extremely happy with the whole experience. The buffet was impressive. The staff and ballon guy were so friendly. I would recommend and definitely come back. Thank you
  13. S

    Stephanie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good, service was good. No complaints.
  14. a

    annap

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the food and service. Not crowded on the weekday which is a plus.
  15. SS

    SusanS

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We always get a good meal at Kelsey's. They did not disappoint.
  16. WU

    WakeUpAndLive

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great Friday night meal here! We started with a half dozen of the buck a shuck oysters which were great. The only down check on them was one pack of crackers (I don't use them, but my wife does), no horseradish, and the cocktail sauce was just okay, but as I said at the start the oysters were great so their taste did not need the other fixings to aid in their flavor. We also had the Maryland deviled eggs. Soooo good. For our mains we had one of the specials of the day which was swordfish with roasted potatoes and asparagus. Delicious! We also had the Maryland surf and turf with double veg (asparagus). Steak and shrimp were all cooked perfect as were the asparagus. Pair all that with Titos for me and the Mrs. has a caramel apple martini "for dessert" and it was a great night once again.
  17. AL

    ALOC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Shepherd's Pie is just the absolute best. The atmosphere is lively but we could hear one another talk. Wait staff did not stop by every 5 minutes to see if all was OK, which can be bothersome. Overall really great experience.
  18. DD

    DebbieD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelsey's is a casual and fun restaurant with an amazing menu and an excellent staff to take care of all of your needs! The food is delicious!
  19. R

    Rose

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We did get the table we requested by the window. They had a live band, which made our evening out even better! Our meals were delish as usual! Only complaint is that our waitress was entertaining the hostesses instead of tending to our table. We politely waited for her to finished with them. Not sure if we would be as polite or request for another server if we had her in the future. We have been there 3 times within the past 30 days. The waiters that served us in the past were great and tentative. Maybe the manager needs to baby sit the hostess station until they behave appropriately. I over heard a bit of conversation, talking about a murder… NOT THE TIME OR PLACE…
  20. MW

    MichelleW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & great food!
  21. LV

    LaneyV

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was awful.
  22. G

    Guest

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent! My children and elderly parents love going to Kelsey's - we always have a great experience where we look forward to going again.
  23. ER

    EricR

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Kelsey's is always a fantastic experience. A very varied menu, with a good concentration of Irish fare, makes everyone finding something delicious a sure thing. The $1 oysters on Friday and Saturday cannot be beat. Service is always top notch, and the prices are reasonable. They KNOW how to pour a Guinness!! Run, don't walk, to Kelsey's!!!!
  24. NA

    NotAFoodGuru

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service is just as important as food and Kelsey’s does an outstanding job with both. Our server attentive and stopped by our table at the right times. Our party of 4 ordered 3 burgers and a chicken sandwich. All were cooked appropriately and delicious.
  25. EC

    ECDiners

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, great pour at the bar.
  26. MR

    MeghanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, waitress was very nice and attentive. Food and drinks were yummy!
  27. A

    Anon

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had a lovely dinner and time at Kelsey's - busy but not noisy and excellent service
  28. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Elaine was amazing! Food was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience3
    Although we had a reservation and table we had to wait for a waiter over 30 minutes to even come to our table for service in which was an inconvenience since this was during lunch time. The waiter by the way was great and she provided great services.
  30. s

    scottb

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The floor crew did a great job in having our table ready including an open spot for a wheelchair. Irish egg rolls were amazing. Waitress was fantastic. We had been infrequent patrons since moving to Eldersburg but we will definitely increase our visits. Love Kelsey’s
  31. PA

    PaulA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Very good food at a great price. Chad was an excellent and attentive server.
  32. ER

    EricR

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food, and excellent service. What more could you want? Oh yeah, $1 oysters Fri-Sun!!! Winning!!!! Don't hesitate to go Kelsey's!!!! And, they know how to pour a Guinness!
  33. JN

    JohnN

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Our requested table was waiting for us.
  34. C

    Ceil

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a meal with family. Excellent service, delicious foods, conversation-friendly atmosphere. As we left we quietly reported to a server that both restrooms had filled-to-the-top toilet and urinal. Was well received.
  35. JM

    JerryM

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took advantage of outdoor seating on the patio. Gas heaters kept us comfortable as the evening went on. Our server, Elaine, was a wonderful hostess and provided excellent service for our group. We're looking forward to coming back again in the future!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my actually my favorite restaurant ever :) me and my boyfriend drive an hour just to go eat here ! everything is really good and service is always great. i always recommend people to try it. it’s also just such a nice environment/ambience. everything is filling, and you won’t leave hungry!
  37. KB

    KevinB

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a GREAT first impression and visit! Our server Sarah was very pleasant and quick to assist with refills! The food came in a timely manner and did not disappoint. My Shepard's pie was so authentic and just huge! I took home half. My friend got the blackened sesame tune. Both were presented wonderfully! The atmosphere was very nice with a fire going in the corner. And wow, this place is HUGE! The bar looked inviting, too. Loved it... and not too loud so I could catch up with my friend. We'll be back!
  38. KP

    KristenP

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Kelsey’s! We did dinner with my husband’s grandparents and it is a favorite to go to for all of us.
  39. JN

    JohnN

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything went according to plan. The table was waiting for us and was in the requested location. I will use OpenTable again...THANKS
  40. R

    Ronnie

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelsey’s is an awesome place! I’m soooo glad they’ve remained open during the pandemic because the service is always superb, as well as the food and drinks . . . kudos to everyone . . . I’ll see you soon!!!

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
  • 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

FAQs

Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room is rated 4.6 stars by 436 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 Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Andrew Heater

  • 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, Shelby Stephenson - 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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