2316 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959      (252) 441-4116


2017 Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year Award

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant was awarded the Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year for 2017 (category  Small Business with 11 -50 employees) by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at a luncheon on June 6, 2017, at Kelly’s sister restaurant, Pamlico Jack’s, in Nags Head. Special thanks to 2017 event sponsors: […]

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Running of the Leprechauns 5K & 10K

Registration fee is $38.00 for adults. Same day registration is available, please arrive at least 30 minutes early. Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns 5K & 10K will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. It will start and end at Kelly’s Restaurant. This event is sponsored and hosted by Mike Kelly […]

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Kelly’s Caters

When attention to every detail matters, call Kelly's. Planning a wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat? Call Kelly's. Kelly's Catering offers: Private tastings Complimentary consultation and presentation Restaurant facilities accommodate up to 250 guests Off premise services on the Outer Banks from Ocracoke to the VA/NC line and all points west Basic catering services available and [...] View Gallery

Announcing Food Photo Contest

Send us or upload your best food (ahem, #foodporn) photo while dining at Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant, and we’ll choose two winners monthly: grand prize winner gets $100 gift certificate; first runner-up gets $50 gift certificate. What is #foodporn, you ask? According to Wikipedia: the term “food porn” is a trend in food photography that presents the […]

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Farm to Table

What does Farm to Table mean to us? It means doing business with local farmer, James Malco of Point Harbor. Mr. Malco has been supplying Kelly’s with fresh fruits and vegetables for over 30 years. Right now we are in the midst of blueberry season. There is no comparison between a store-bought blueberry and a sweet, plump, […]

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Kelly Hospitality Group 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Kelly Hospitality Group 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Nags Head Golf Links on Monday, October 19, 2015, with a 12:45 pm shot gun start.   To date, the Golf Tournament has raised over $344,000 for the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  100% of the proceeds from this tournament go to the OBXCF […]

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Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years

June 18, 2015, marked the 30th year in business for Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant. Mike and Willo Kelly gave a shout-out and heartfelt thanks to long time employees: Glenda Morse, Mary Ann Newman, Vickie Downs, Charlie Edmond and Toni Pfeiffer (better known as the Biscuit Lady). To commemorate the anniversary, Mike commissioned local sculptor, Louie Hoppe, […]

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Great Times on the Outer Banks

Whether you’re looking to get here fast or take it slow, there will always be fun times &  great entertainment to be had on the Outer Banks. When deciding on a delicious outer banks restaurant be sure to chose a place that only cooks up the freshest seafood and most choice steaks, like Kelly’s. When […]

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