Welcome to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Thanks for thinking of Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant. For over 30 years, we have served and entertained neighbors and guests, 3 million and counting. Dine with us at one of the best Nags Head seafood restaurants and check out the various artifacts, 100% indigenous to NC. Or dine with us at home, choosing directly from our menu or a customized catering easily picked up or delivered. Special event? We are proud to be northeastern North Carolina’s premier caterer.

Kelly’s Is the Best Choice… Among All Outer Banks Seafood Restaurants!

The Outer Banks, its heritage, and our local waters are important to us. We feature local obx seafood, Outer Banks Catch, and coastal cuisine. We are also proud of our Irish heritage which underlies our spirit and hospitality. Don’t forget, we boast to have the best entertainment on the Outer Banks as well.

Always Something Happening at Kelly’s Tavern!

Tavern Hours:
Sunday – Thursday  4:30 pm-1:00 am or later
Friday & Saturday  4:30 pm-2:00 am

Gather, Dine & Dance at Kelly’s Tavern
The largest dance floor on the beach! The hottest regional bands & recording artists play Kelly’s!

 ”Kelly’s Tavern is legendary for being the best Outer Banks Club and Best Bar on the Outer Banks with the best Live Entertainment, Events, and Night Life! ”

The Tavern hosts numerous events throughout the year including chamber of commerce functions, art shows and auctions, post golf and fishing tournament parties, and community events and productions. The upstairs bar balcony is a lively venue for a private party.

Tavern Dining
Enjoy light fare, soups, salads, sandwiches, steamer delicacies, dinner and tapas selections. Several items are available after 10 pm. We also have Nightly Drink Specials!
Tavern Menu | Drinks Menu


A daily choice of entrees offered for your pleasure. Your service person will keep you abreast. (Priced Daily)


All of our scrumptious desserts are prepared in-house by our Pastry Chef and change throughout the year. An array of desserts will be presented tableside. An excellent ending to any meal and sure to satisfy! A variety of desserts are also available for pick-up.