Serving Philadelphia Families Since 1958
Kelly’s is a great place for lunch, dinner or just an ice-cold beer.
Since 1958, we’ve been a favorite of friends and family. Seafood is our centerpiece, but we are a classic seafood and steakhouse with terrific sandwiches, burgers and classic pub favorites.
Come on in. Explore our menus. Next time you’re good and hungry, call some friends and tell ‘em “Meet me at Kelly’s.”
You’re never a stranger at Kelly’s!
Grab a pint with friends at the bar. Kelly’s is a great place for lunch, dinner or just an ice-cold beer. Since 1959, we’ve been a favorite of friends and family. Seafood is certainly our centerpiece, but we are a classic seafood and steakhouse who knows who to rock a great burger.
Come on in, explore the menus. Next time you’re good and hungry call some friends and tell ‘em “meet me at Kelly’s.”
in 1958, William T. Kelly and his son Ron opened a luncheonette in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. With the luncheonette business steadily growing, Bill and Ron decided it was time to move to a better location with more room, but still in the Bustleton area.
In 1964 Adam’s Bar was purchased on Old Bustleton Avenue, just a mile South from the Luncheonette, where they decided to change into a Seafood restaurant. Quickly Kelly’s Tavern became a popular place to enjoy Lunch and Dinner, or just a cold beer. The consistence of Kelly family members being present during operations stayed true, while the restaurant continued to serve quality seafood, chicken, pasta dishes, and meats.
As the years passed, the menu continued to grow from fried Seafood and sandwiches, to Broiled, Sauteed, and All You Can Eat Specials. The Kellys were ready to expand the 80 seat restaurant, so in 1983 the connecting Drug Store was purchased. The result was a 150 seat dining room, a 20 stool bar, and Banquet facilities for up to 90 people. Ron’s children Denise, Tim, Brett, and Brian joined the Restaurant full time to help serve the ever increasing number of customers from the Bustleton and surrounding areas.
The third generation of Kellys have been working in the business since 1978, bussing tables, dishwashing, tending bar, and of course cooking all of your favorite entrees.
Today, Kelly’s Seafood offers a large menu for Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, and Catering.
Over the years, Kelly’s has been known for their ability to serve quality food at fair prices, in a clean and friendly atmosphere.
We look forward to serving you!