Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years

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, for a unique piece of art.  Named OBX Catch, this large metal-crafted shrimp epitomizes Kelly’s dedication and use of fresh caught, locally harvested seafood. The shrimp is on display in the front yard at Kelly’s.

OBX Catch

OBX Catch

Kelly’s caters small or large events, weddings and family reunions. Give us a call at 252-441-4116.

Taste of the Beach is Just Around the Corner

As we welcome the New Year, we start to look at our calendars and plan the upcoming events.  One of the Outer Banks favorite events is Taste of the Beach.  Set for March 14 – 17, 2013, this hugely popular event brings the best food, libation and fun to North Carolina’s barrier islands.  And, as always, we plan to be a major player during the festivities with two of our landmark restaurants hosting events over the weekend.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is set to host a “Six Course Celebration of Northeast North Carolina” on Friday evening.  At this event, Kelly’s executive chef will prepare delicious food with a local flare and pair them with beer and wines from area breweries and wineries.

Then, again, on Sunday, Kelly’s steps into the limelight with its annual St. Patrick’s Day party which is a favorite spot to celebrate the Irish culture.  For anyone mentioning Taste of the Beach, Kelly’s offers a special discount for stopping by to party in green.

Another of our restaurants is also hosting events throughout Taste of the Beach.  Pamlico Jack’s is set for a Caribbean party on Friday and Saturday nights.  The “Rum Tour and Island Bites” party features delicious tropical food and drinks in a buffet style fare capped off with an OBX tradition – Outer Banks Rum Cake.

Finally, on Sunday night, the event is capped off at Pamlico Jacks with the Grand Tasting where the real fun starts.  During two sessions, judges and guests vote for their favorites in several categories including Best Booth, Best in Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, Chef’s Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.  At the close of the second session, officials announce the winners following the second session.  In years past, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern has won the People’s Choice Award & finalist in many categories.

Kelly’s participation in Taste of the Beach gives people the opportunity to enjoy its restaurants’ food as well as see first-hand why so many locals turn to its restaurants for their Outer Banks catering.

With just about 10 weeks until the event, we urge visitors planning to attend Taste of the Beach to make their reservations now as this event always sells out.  We will see you at Taste of the Beach.

Kelly Hospitality Takes the Pressure Off

If you are like most hosts, holiday parties and meals involve a lot of prep work, cooking, standing over a hot stove, trips back and forth to the kitchen and so much more.  By the time the party or day ends, you are so tired, you can hardly stand up.  

But it truly does not have to be that way.  Kelly Hospitality Group can take some of the pressure off of you by planning, preparing and catering some of your favorite meals.  From simple hors d’oeuvres to elegant formal dinners, their goal is to make your life easier.  

Kelly Hospitality Group features three landmark restaurants:  Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern; Pamlico Jack’s; and, Mako Mike’s, each of which offers divine menus for every style of holiday meal or party.  The staff at the restaurants works hard to make sure they surpass your every expectation.  According to Mike Kelly, owner and President of Kelly Hospitality Group, “all of our restaurants are very well equipped to handle any type of Outer Banks catering.  We pride ourselves on our delicious food and superior customer service.”  If you are familiar with Outer Banks catering, there is a good chance you have had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious food from any one of their restaurants.  

On top of that, because they have been a fixture in the Outer Banks for almost 30 years, you know their community involvement is also second to none.  From sponsoring the Outer Banks Marathon Fun Run to hosting the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to their annual golf tournament, they dive into community endeavors that help local organizations benefitting the residents of the Outer Banks.

Have fun during the holidays and leave the cooking to one of the Kelly Hospitality restaurants.  Not only will you enjoy dining on delicious meals made with the freshest ingredients, you will be able to spend quality time with friends and family doing what everyone does on the Outer Banks….have fun!