Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room

4.5
228 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
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!"
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation


Brunch:

Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Full Menu:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm,
Late Night Menu 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Late Night Menu 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Late Night Menu 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 418-9076
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Brian Cardwell
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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
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Normandy Shop Center Dr.
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Parking Details
Plenty of parking for your private party or dining experience!
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Entertainment
Check our website for upcoming events. www.KelseysRestaurant.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 228 People Are Saying
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4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our food was well presented and good. It came out piping hot. Our waitress was very accomodating and most pleasant. We enjoyed our dinner!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

A group of three went to Kelsey's to enjoy a restaurant week special. Each of us ordered the lobster sliders. The true New Englander dubbed it very tasty but she prefers a small amount of celery for some crunch. The gazpacho was good & highly spicy. The crab & corn chowder was good but it needed to be served hotter and with more crab. I could hardly taste crab. We enjoyed the strawberry shortcake & the creme brulee. Our waitress was wonderful. She made sure we had everything we needed but wasn't obtrusive. We shall return.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

I found Kelsey's through an online review, and was a good half-way point for a business meeting with a new employee. Amber was our server, and was just delightful. Very knowledgeable about the menu, entertaining, just did an outstanding job.
I had the Rachel sandwich (Rueben with turkey), that was really good, lots of turkey, great bread, loved it.
This will be out "regular" meeting place in the future,
Thanks

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was pretty good but shrimp salad disappointing. Nice atmosphere, good service but loud.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

It's a nice venue for casual lunch or dinner and a valuable asset for the local community.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It started out really well. Nice menu selection and good beer choices. I had eaten three-quarters or more of my mussels when my fork hit something -- a random piece of chicken in the bottom of the bowl with the broth. I was grossed out. I showed it to the waitress, she said she'd get the manager. The manager asked if I wanted another bowl of mussels, I said no I was pretty full; she asked if I wanted a smaller bowl. When I said no thanks, she asked if I wanted dessert. However, I didn't need anymore food. I thought she'd offer to remove the offending dish from our bill, but she never did. She talked about telling the kitchen what happened, etc.. and said again she was sorry.

We paid the bill and left. In my view, unsatisfactory customer service.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Good experience. Server was great.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Best ribeye I’ve had in a while, and both of our kids loved their meals too. Daily specials look great, will be back for burger night!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was our first dining experience at Keksey's for all 6 of us.
The food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a fantastic Father's Day brunch at Kelsey's. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the waitress was on the ball. Will return.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food and service was good. Very friendly, casual atmosphere. We will be returning

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

very good once again. we were there for brunch/lunch. Meat breakfast was really good

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I really enjoyed the blackened shrimp tacos. I would definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for the Mother's Day dinner buffet. The food was very good, they had a great variety to choose from. The service was outstanding... I will definitely go back next year! We love Kelsey's!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing corn beef, cabbage and potatoes. Just melts in your mouth!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went to Kelsey’s for an early Mother’s Day. The shrimp salad was a little spicy but other then that the food was very good. Since it was our first time there, our waiter’s suggestions were very helpful. There were so many things on the menu that sounded good so we’ll definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Waitress was great. Food worth the price.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent brunch! Really enjoyed the Crab Benedict.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Kelsey's is always so accommodating to our needs. As seniors we treasure every minute we spend together with friends.We especially like to meet at Kelsey for it is easy to find, good food and service. Diana was very attentive and ready to of service. Nothing was too much trouble for her.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was great and food was tasty

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to the Eater Dinner buffet, and it was delicious. I'm not a buffet person, but all the food was excellent. Crab soup, shepherd's pie and meatballs were all stand-outs. Nothing here was just heated up in the back, everything here was made from scratch. Service is always friendly and drinks were never empty. Kelsey's is an Ellicott City gem.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Dinner Buffet.
We had been to Kelsey's several times for lunch which was very good so we were excited to learn about their Easter buffet. Everything was well prepared with quality ingredients not usually found at buffets. Great selection of dishes and other items from all food groups including my favorite- seafood! Crab dip, crab soup, steamed shrimp, oysters on the halfshell. Oh my! Prime rib, salmon with dill sauce and chicken marsala was great as well. We tried a little of everything and it was all good. Will absolutely go again next year.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Second time there and the food has been great. Service was was pretty good as well.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Belated St. Patrick’s Day.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Kelseys has never disappointed me. They have a warm and inviting atmosphere, and great staff. The food is the best Irish pub fare I've found around Baltimore! The corner beef poppers and Guinness mussels are absolutely mouthwatering.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved it! Food was delicious! Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First visit to Kelsey's. We really enjoyed our experience - food was delicious and our service from Nick was great. Had to request appetizer plates though and the first 2 app plates brought had food residue in them but was quickly rectified. Real issue is that while their address is Baltimore National Pike the restaurant is not on that road but in a strip shopping center on another road off that road so the address makes it confusing to find.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

the menu is large and diverse. Classic Irish pub food is available as well as other options. The Shepard's Pie was very good and highly recommended. Mac and cheese was very nice as well. Corn and crab chowder was good but not as good as other items. Large selection of beer and wine at reasonable prices. Great place for a casual meal. Service was pleasant.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Table felt a little cramped. Food was very good and was enjoyed by all. Service was prompt and friendly.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Waitress should have more knowledge of the what is being served.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great meal, lamb burger and Brussel sprouts are awesome.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We are vegan and it is so nice to have a couple vegan friendly options on the menu!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to Kelsey's for Brunch and we're overall pleased. Service was very attentive and accommodating. A couple people in our party were late and they were nice about it. Food was good--no complaints but nothing very special either. Portion size was good and found the pricing reasonable. We were passing through the area and were happy to stumble onto a decent place.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience! We will come back at a future date to dine at Kelsey’s.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Kelsey's is our neighborhood "Cheers". Friendly, reliably consistent. The chicken pot pie is always wonderful. The meatloaf always filling, a true "comfort food" selection and delicious. The corned beef with cabbage was beautiful, lean and perfect for Howard County Restaurant Week. Beer and wine selections were great. My friend's Cosmo was a very pretty choice. We love Kelsey's!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was outstanding! The service team paid special attention to my profile for shellfish allergy and actually made a point to discuss. Turns out the person with the allergy did not make the meeting.
Food came out on time, drinks stayed replenished and waitress stayed engaged. Two of us are veggies only and the dish prepared was very tasty.
We ended up staying about 1.5 beyond our planned time and the organization did not rush us out after we paid the bill. Instead, they continued to service us and check in.
Well done. We will be back for future meetings.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Waitress forgot our drinks but the food was great. Couldn’t hear the bar on the other half. Forgot it was even there.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

There was nothing special or inviting about the decor. The service made up for that. Our server was very attentive. We didn’t have to wait to place our order or for our food to arrive. The restaurant was crowded at the time. The food was great too. The choices for the prix fixe menu were great.

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