Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room
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!"
We went for Sunday brunch. We had a party of eight. Three of our party are vegetarian and Kelsey’s menu has some good vegetarian options (Beyond Burger, veggie skillet etc.). Problem was they had a special St Pattys Menu which had no real vegetarian options. We ask the waitress if they could do one or two of the regular menu vegetarian options and she said “No but I guess I could ask?” She came back and said “Nope only option is the salad without meat!” This is very poor planning and customer care. They accommodated gluten free diets why not vegetarian. Kelsey’s management needs to open their minds to plan for all or tell people that make reservations that the menu is LIMITED.
Our server Ana was friendly and helpful. Will ask for her table next time we are at Kelsey’s
Friendly, competent service, good food, decent prices.
Kelsey's is more Irish than other supposedly Irish restaurants. We both had salmon topped wish crab imperial and it was outstanding. Our server, Maggie did an outstanding job.
Out to dinner with friends. Excellent food. We were seated immediately and our waiter did a great job. Huge portions. Unfortunately we didn’t have room for dessert.
We had a great meal for a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. Our server was wonderful and we loved being able to sit by the fireplace. Everyone was very satisfied with their meal. Tried the deviled eggs for the first time and will order again.
The food at Kelsey's is always good (we love the Shepherd's Pie) and you can hear one another talk!
Our dinner on Valentine’s Day was delicious! The service was outstanding thanks to our waitress Shelby. She was attentive and friendly and we appreciated her sense of humor! She was also helpful in reccomending 2 kinds of tasty craft beers. I alwaya have to get the corn crab chowder soup and it never disappoints! My reuben was crispy and scrumptious. My boyfriend got Molly Malone’s meatloaf and he loved it! My sangria was perfect as well with fresh wedges of lime and orange. Thank you Kelsey’s for an absolute delightful evening!
Great service from Jesse. Food tasted great. Took a long time to get our appetizer/salad but it was no big deal since we weren't in a hurry. It was a problem when a couple of minutes after we were served our appetizer/salad, our server told us our entrees were ready. This is irritating and poor kitchen management. We either forego enjoying and eating our appetizers, or our entrees will be kept under a warming lamp or brought to the table where it will get cold. Enjoyed the food, but not the timing.
The service was terrible and the food was disgusting. We each got different things and all tasted like they’d been microwaved. My Reuben (which I expected to be good coming from an Irish pub) was cold in the middle and tasted like it had been sitting out. Our server disappeared for over an hour and we had to ask two different people to find her. For the quality of food and service you’re getting you’d have better luck at McDonald’s.
WE went for Restaurant Week. The menu and the food were superb.
Great overall experience. Our server Ana couldn’t have nicer!
Server was initially really great, then it when more people arrived he was swamped. Not his fault but they should have more servers. Food was great.
Excellent food and service
Our server was wonderful and the food (as usual) was delicious! One of our favorite places to go!
Superb salmon special. Attentive waiter. Other staff helpful. Great value, too!
It was a very nice neighborhood restaurant. We were seated promptly, the food was good and the service was excellent.
My husband and I visit this restaurant every month or so. We love the menu - he always orders the blackened ribeye. And the service is always excellent.
We had a reservation and we were seated promptly in a booth. The server was quick to take our drink order. She was pleasant and friendly. My husband ordered the Cajun risotto which was a special that night. He liked the risotto except for the regular sausage in it tasted odd to him. I had the salmon imperial which was very good except for the potatoes it came with. They were soggy and tasteless. The flourless chocolate cake was good and nice end to the meal. I like Kelsey’s and I’m usually happy with my food. I would definitely eat there again. I will stick to their popular menu items the next time I’m there.
We have been dining frequently at Kelsey's since you opened and have never had poorer service. Our server did not bring my husband's entree and after being reminded of it showed no remorse and ultimately offered to bring it, but those dining with us had already finished eating. A second salad showed up at our table instead. I offered my husband the other half of my pot pie, which he did eat. However, it was supposed to be my dinner for the next night since I would be working and had planned on saving it for then. I think he could have made the situation right by taking my pot pie off of the bill but that was not the case.
Always enjoy the food and service here. Will be back soon.
Living in the city has spoiled us with great food options. Often times, we just can't find anything comprable in the county. This restaurant, however, is an exception. We greatly enjoyed the ribeye, the lasagna, as well as the fish and chips. And the server was amazing.
Went with a friend and my wife for dinner after attending a Navy football game. Service was great and we were attended to very quickly. My friend had the clams casino and loved them. I had the chicken pot pie and also enjoyed it. Overall the food was very good and the price reasonable. Nice local place that is suitable for a variety of occasions.
We went to see our friend, Brendan Pelan, perform. He was in the side room and it was Kelsey's anniversary party. Bagpipers were great. Brendan was terrific and played for the crowd. Food was very good and came quickly. Ambiance was like a good Irish American pub. Nothing like a pub in Ireland!! Will definitely go back to Kelsey's always great to find a new place.
Our waiter, who was very nice, but obviously had had zero training in efficiency.
Yummy food and a good variety offered with attentive service.
Will go again!
The food and waitress were excellent and we liked that we were able to reserve a table
Our server was attentive, and met our special needs graciously and efficiently.
Kelsey's is consistently very good, the salmon berry salad is outstanding. Our waitress was newer but tried hard and kept our drinks filled. The only hiccup was my husband's beer being served after his meal, that was weird. He kept it and drank it with dessert. I wish that Kelsey's offered a plain scoop of ice cream or sorbet as a dessert. That would be nice.
Thanks for putting one of your recent tasty specials, Burrito Bowl, on the regular menu. Our server, Sarah, was excellent - friendly and efficient. So glad to have a restaurant like Kelsey's in Ellicott City!
Waiter was really cool. His name was Michael and he was very helpful with suggestions on the menu. Everything was great. It's nice to go somewhere and really enjoy the food with its Irish twist.
We asked for a quiet table for 6 and enjoyed a comfortable large table in a corner near the fireplace. (The bar area was crowded and lively)
We had a great server who really took good care of us. She was new but always inquired so that she could answer our questions.
Food, drinks & desserts were good. Easy parking
Food was great, but it took over half an hour to arrive after ordering.
First time for dinner at Kelsey's. Have been for Brunch several times. They had Seafood Pot Pie as a special on this evening. It was absolutely AMAZING!! Would suggest possibly putting on menu in the future.
Menu had a good variety of restaurant and pub foods. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was very good. Great shrimp salad and corn crab chowder!!!
Great food and great service. Corned beef poppers are amazing. Mayswich sandwich is back on the menu - one of the best sandwiches anywhere. You can never go wrong at Kelsey's. It is our family's go to restaurant for casual dining.
Excellent first time experience. My family (Wife & 2 grown daughters) reserved a table for 4 on Monday night to celebrate a belated Fathers Day. Our food, service, and the atmosphere was all top notch. We will definitely add Kelsey's to our preferred dining list and look forward to returning soon!
Found this place last week and have already been back this week for a second delicious meal!
The bacon wrapped meatloaf is wonderful ! Already planning to go back !
We love going to Kelsey's! Our waiter was amazing (Adam), the food was delicious! One of our favorite places to go!
Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room is rated 4.4 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.
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