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Kelly's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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101 E Morningside Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7602
+1 956-433-5380
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Irish bars never cease to amaze me. I've found them from Poland to Japan and they never disappoint. This one was no different. There is a pool table, some darts, and a couple TV's either playing sports or epic fails. We went in there for a beer and some irish bar ambience. I ended up trying the reuben sandwich, which... More 

Thank James C
South Padre Island, Texas
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reuben here is huge and one of the best I have ever had. The fish and chips is also great. For an appetizer I had calamari, also superb.

Thank spiguy1733
Richmond, Texas
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very casual restaurant and bar. Food we ordered was okay, corn beef and scotch egg were dry and greasy. Shepherd's pie was good, had chunks of beef instead of ground beef (even though traditional ones have lamb, it tasted good). Baked potato was tasty. Drinks were okay. Service was average, a bit on the slow side (neither good nor bad),... More 

Thank SansarYatri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Carried out a corn beef sandwich which was very good. Because of the packed crowd they substituted chips for the fries.

Thank Ken G
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I'm from Boston so I was delighted to find an Irish pub in South Padre Island. It is small place but the drink selection was good and they have huge TVs plus digital darts and a pool table.

1 Thank jpierro22
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Love Shepard's Pie, but here it was dry and too salty. No gravy on or around pie. Fellow diner had Rueben and said it was very good. Thought it was slightly over priced for the fare offered.

Thank papatom69
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I had a Kelly burger, burger w/ corned beef and my husband had fish and chips. It was the perfect end to a day in the sun. 70s/80s rock playing we left feeling great and relaxed.

1 Thank Sabrina A
Anacortes, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We loved the gargantuan Reuben sandwich, but would not order the Corned Beef and Cabbage again, because it was a cabbage in broth on the bottom and topped with dry, shredded corned beef sprinkled on top. We know that Corned Beef and Cabbage is an American, NYC, concoction. The true Irish dish is made with bacon and isn't as popular... More 

1 Thank WanderingWebbs
McGregor, Iowa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is pretty good, recommend sticking to the Irish fare though. Scottish Eggs are great! Alcohol is a little higher than most area restaurant's.

Thank Reiswebers
Williston, North Dakota
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best Irish nachos we have ever had! Potatoes are crisp, covered with corned beef and cheese, they are a meal in themselves but you must save room for corned beef sandwich! So good!! Service was perfect! Worth a visit!!

1 Thank Charlie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Morningside Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: +1 956-433-5380

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