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Kelley's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5076 Velasko Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215-1916
+1 315-478-6773
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I met with 4 friends in the bar. Small, crowded. One bar maid. 2 of the 5 of us complained about our drinks. We had to hail the one server to order an appetizer after an hour. But once we connected with him he was great.

Thank TLSeymour
Baldwinsville, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went after a training at OCC, have been here many times over the years. We had drinks and snacks and good conversation. The crab cakes were phenomenal and the pretzels with cheese sauce great too. My only complain were the Utica greens. They were awful. Our waitress Holly took them off the bill when I told her how bad they... More 

Thank 4pattyc
Geneseo, New York
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We ate late lunch with friends after being at a sporting event at OCC. Our group had different burgers, Reuben, open face steak sandwich and fish tacos. All were eaten and very good. Everyone very much enjoyed the meals and quality. Our server was also very good. It was very comfortable there and would definitely eat there again as the... More 

Thank Disneyadic
Syracuse, NY
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We're frequent customers and the downstairs bar area is very good. Excellent bar service & Mike is a pro. When eating in the bar area we typically stick with the bar fare, which is usually very good and pretty basic and simple as expected. When we go to the upstairs dining room, we usually feel underwhelmed. The service level is... More 

Thank Onhill
Syracuse, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The new menu leaves off several favorites and now looks much more like a bar menu. Not sure if it will work out for them, but it has soured us a bit. A year ago they had a great chef. Since then it seems like many times things are more so-so, and there have been more mistakes. We appreciate the... More 

Thank 8wellthen
Syracuse, New York
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We started with what sounded like a good idea -- Utica Greens. Our advice: don't get an Italian dish at an Irish restaurant. The dish was swimming in water from the greens and there was no "hot" to the dish at all. We only picked at it and had the rest boxed to go (with a request to leave out... More 

Thank Linda T
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have gone to Kelley's for many years. It was a constant local pub with good food and service. What a disappointment tonight's meal was. My chicken riggies were served cold, overcooked and with chicken bits and crumbs. I asked for more sauce and the waitress forgot about us and when she finally brought it, my meal was not edible.... More 

Thank islandgirl913
Auburn, New York
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to Kelly's twice and was not impressed either time. Service was good but food was inconsistent. Fish was overcooked but salads and sides were far better than the entree. I would not go back.

1 Thank kgfarr19
Palm Coast, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family get together at Kelley's where our family has gone for over 25 years. The drinks were limited to the usual plus any number of first rate draft beers. The soup and special of the day (a haddock sandwich with coleslaw) were far and away our choices for lunch. The wait staff were very, very good and... More 

Thank parksw01
Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Kelley's for over twenty years. Whether going there with a large party for dinner or just stopping in for a quick beer, I've never been disappointed. Food, service, and atmosphere are all superior. The Kelley family is as nice as they come. They, along with the rest of the staff always makes you feel welcome and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5076 Velasko Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215-1916
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-478-6773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?