Kelseys Original Roadhouse - Guelph South

3.5
28 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Canada's original roadhouse restaurant since 1978. We're North American favourites, like double stacked burgers, made with 100% fresh Canadian ground beef, fresh cut fries made from only the finest Ontario potatoes, two-handed sandwiches, and unforgettable chicken wings. (Trust us, they're crazy good!) So if you're in the mood for great food and a lot of fun, make sure to stop by.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Burgers, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Tuesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(226) 314-1971
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 28 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.4
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

We went there for a birthday and waited over and hour for are food to come. We made a reservation and it was not even set up. Our waiter only came to us 2. Terrible service for a Kelseys restaurant. I would not recommend this location to anyone and I love Kelseys. The kelseys on Woodlawn is fantastic, would suggest going there.

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays. Our server (Leslie) was amazing. She went above and beyond and it was truly appreciated. The manager gave us a free appetizer even though we had not received our email after joining their "club". They also honoured the birthday dessert email that we had. I loved the ambiance and the environment was friendly and very social. I would definitely go back. It was actually one of the best Kelsey's restaurants that we have been to.

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

My wife and I made a reservation with our 2 kids to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. When our food came my wife immediately saw fresh garlic all over the steamed veggies, and said that she was allergic to garlic is there another option? My wife was then informed that the breaded chicken fried chicken also was marinated in garlic. There were no other choices for her to eat so she had to sit and watch the 3 of us eat. It was very disappointing. Neither myself or our 2 kids enjoyed their food and thought that the portions were small.

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We were there for the bon voyage of a sudent employee and this was one of my favourite choices in the area.
Food was delicious. Options for lunch were great. Service was a little slower than I would have liked. Empty glasses etc.
But overall a great place to eat.
Thx. Con Cast Pipe

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Even though that we made a reservation and the place was empty, they were not ready for our group. Service was slow, but food was good.

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SF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

All the food was great except both of us had Luke warm limp French fries!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overall it was satisfactory - glass of wine verrrry expensive- music way to loud -making it hard to converse with companions !

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SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I accidentally booked at the wrong Kelsey’s we went to Woodlawn. Food was good but service slow because the bartender was our server at a bar table - double duty for her.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time at this location and could not be happier with the service and food. Braydon was excellent! Will come back!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was great! The manager put several tvs on to watch what we wanted to see, with sound, perfect level combined with music from the restaurant. Very professional staff! I enjoyed this time with my son. In fact, I've been watchng IndyCar races with my son approx 50-60 times in at least 6 of your locations, this one being most recent ... Not every race, but if we can do it, it's at Kelsey's!
Spinach dip
Honey garlic wings
Ceasar salad
And what ever I get...
Every time!
Thank you Kelsey's!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We were seated at our table, the server was great. I was with my two daughters as it was the first time since there fathers death on January 14, 2018. We ordered the Appetiser and it was great, then we ordered our main course and all 3 dinners were awful, my one daughters dinner was cold, my other daughters burger was over done and my wings were over cooked, some had sauce, the other ones were half sauced. I could eat them as they looked and tasted awful so I asked the sever for something else since I only touched one and didn’t eat it and she happily gave me a Caesar salad which I ate as I was hungry but it was so small and overly dressed for the price I paid for. I will not be going back either are my daughters bad food, good atmosphere.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

When I made the reservation it was for 630 but on their system it said 530. If the restaurant had been busier it would have been a problem. Service was kind of slow even though there were not many people dining.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Music was way too loud so easy coversation was impossible. Sirloin ordered was dry and tasteless. Service and other food ordered was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so so...nothing spectacular.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Atmosphere was quite loud. Very Large table of adults and another one set aside for the kids made talking difficult. Once they left it was better

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service from Emily Z.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food was decent but for the fact our server essentially ignored our table. Said he would back with a refill for myself but walked by our table constantly without doing so. Never checked in on our table. I had asked for ketchup when ordering our food, I did not receive it until I finally got my refill after having to remind him. Overall, poor service and lack of communication among the servers to either ask for help or apologize better. Will not be returning to this location, much rather the downtown location where the service is much better.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We made a reservation and were helped right away. The service was good and the food was amazing. There were so many dishes to choose from that suited our tastes. It seemed like there was something that would appeal to everyone. I was so impressed that we are returning for another birthday celebration next week. Very enjoyable experience!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Server was excellent. Very accomodating when asked to make small substitutions and add ons

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

When we walked in, there was no sign to "seat yourself" or "wait to be seated" so we waited at front door. Could see bartender and 3 waitresses tidying tables/walking around. Two walked right past us, we waited at front door for another 5 minutes before we sat ourselves. The bartender knew what table we took because I checked with him if we could sit there. We then sat at the table for 10 minutes and had the same 3 staff plus one new staff member walk past us numerous times. We were never served or even talked to/looked at. We decided to leave after 15 minutes of no service. Restaurant had maybe 4 tables occupied... not busy at all, and more than enough staff to accommodate . We went to State and Main instead.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Lunch for 7 coworkers, ordered just after 12:00pm, food did not arrive until 1pm. One persons French fries were cold, another did not get garlic bread that was included in menu item. There was a large group but they had ordered ahead and their food was ready very quickly so they were not the reason for our food order being delayed so long. Other than our 2 groups, the restaurant was not busy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Arrived a few minutes early and our table was already ready. When I asked to be switched to a booth they did it without hesitation. The manager stepped in to get our drinks as the server was busy and she provided some feedback and insights as we placed our order. She was super friendly and appeared to want to be there. Expect a crowd and a modern setting in a casual environment. Food was quickly delivered to the table and exactly as ordered. I do wish the server would have checked in more than the quick "you good?" That comes 2 min after getting your food and it will get loud if a game is on. Very good experience, would recommend.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New location was great. Staff was friendly and the food was top notch. We did the pulled chicken tacos, chicken butter chicken and fish burger. All of it tasted fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Have been there a number of times with no complaints. I would recommend.
We made reservations, which I wold recommend and got seated close to the door. Hostess needs to steer keeping the entrance door closed - it was cold and needed to keep coat on.
Then meal took 1/2 hour to deliver and waitress gave the impression it was a bother.
Not sure who was managing the place tonight but not sure the we’re there...

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RF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very good....service a little slow but waiter was nice.
Biggest criticism is that the music was way too loud.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

My husband I booked a table to try the new Kelsey's in town. It was not overly busy when we got into the restaurant so we were seated at our booked table promptly, but after 10 minutes and a number of servers passing by and ignoring us we left and had dinner elsewhere as it was clear no one was concerned with us. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the look of the new restaurant - our waitress was outstanding, friendly and attentive. I ordered the Thai Bowl and thought it was tasteless - it needs to be spiced up with more flavour - I will try the restaurant again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very poor service, had to wait 45 minutes for meal after it was ordered. Not a good experience, I will not be going back as they had a chance to earn my loyalty but failed miserably!!

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