Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern

  • Kellys Restaurant and Tavern
  • 2316 S Croatan Hwy
  • Nags Head, NC
  • (252) 441-4116

Like our beloved Outer Banks, at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant we have something for everyone. Our menus satisfy those with the most discerning tastes to those who enjoy simple pleasures. We strive to use only the freshest ingredients and take pride in serving North Carolina seafood featuring Outer Banks Catches. As a coastal restaurant we excel in seafood fare, however, we appreciate the palates that prefer non-seafood selections including pastas and vegetarian entrees. You will find delicious offerings including Iowa Beef, Pork, Chicken, Pastas, and Vegetarian. Kelly’s is open for dinner service every night from 4:30-10:00pm.


Kelly’s Restaurant is offering a $20 and a $35 3-course dinner offer for Spring Restaurant Week 2015.


$20 Dinner Menu

  • 1st Course: Choice of One 
    • Cup of Succotash Chowder
    • Fried Green tomatoes
      with Tobasco pimento cheese
  • 2nd Course: Choice of One
    • Flounder Fromage
      local Pamlico Sound flounder broiled with sweet pepper fromage
    • Petite Crabcake
      fried or broiled – local lump crabcake served with dill aoili
    • Bronzed Chicken
      sautéed chicken breast with Kelly’s own bronzed spice blend over pasta alfredo finished with pico de gallo crème fraiche
  • 3rd Course:
    • Your choice of select homemade desserts by our award-winning Pastry Chef Jamie Plumley

$35 Dinner Menu

  • 1st Course: Choice of One
    • Cup of She Crab Soup
    • Pear Frisee Salad
      Frisee salad greens tossed with lemon vinaigrette, honey roasted pears, spiced walnuts and goat cheese
    • Sesame Fried Scallops
      local Wanchese scallops, sesame fried over sweet and spicy cucumber noodles with Asian dipping sauce
  • 2nd Course: Choice of One
    • Filet Oscar
      Kelly’s take on a classic – 5 oz. Filet Mignon with smoked Gouda cream sauce and sautéed crabmeat
    • Oven Roasted Half Duck
      served with a raspberry port wine sauce
    • Roasted Garlic and Pepper Seared Rockfish
      with sautéed crabmeat and finished with pineapple cucumber relish
  • 3rd Course: Choice of One
    • Your choice of select homemade desserts by our award-winning pastry chef Jamie Plumley
  • Tax and gratuities are NOT included.