Jersey Shore Traditions – Kelly’s Tavern
Some establishments at the Jersey Shore have become iconic over the years, and our Jersey Shore Traditions series will focus on some of the most iconic. The first stop - Kelly's Tavern in Neptune City.
It just makes perfect sense to focus on Kelly's Tavern with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, after all we've been broadcasting live there for years on St. Patrick's Day. For many Jersey Shore residents, it's just not St. Patrick's Day without Kelly's.
So, now let's get a little history. First, did you know the current location isn't the original location? When Rudys' Twin Boro Tavern was purchased by Ed Kelly and Mabel Kelly in 1949, it was across the highway from where it is now.
It wasn't until 1959 that Kelly's Corner Tavern was moved to its current location, according to Kelly's website. And with each passing decade, the bar became more legendary, and the improvements kept coming.
The Tiffany Room was a huge addition in the 1970's and a full-service kitchen was added in the 1980's, along with an expanded menu, which of course, included the famous Reubens and corned beef.
So, we celebrate four generations of Jersey Shore Tradition with Kelly's Tavern in Neptune City!
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