If You’re Ever In Cape Charles…

Last week, Motor Man and I had reason to be in Cape Charles, a small, old, beautiful waterfront town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  Although we’d visited the area several times in the past, this was our first time really spending any time in the town. We were unexpectedly there around dinnertime, so I did a quick Google search for local restaurants.

We decided on Kelly’s Gingernut Pub, located in an old bank building, circa 1907.

We were seated in the vault, where the ceilings are 16 feet high.

According to their web-site, some of the wood used in the bar area was from nearby buildings and is over 200 years old.

This room reminded me of a parlor.   Through that doorway and to the right is where Motor Man and I were seated.

We loved the atmosphere at Kelly’s, and our food was delicious. I had grilled chicken and steamed veggies and Motor Man had a BLT.  We each had enough of our meal left for lunch the following day.

I regret that I don’t recall the name of our server. She was so personable and efficient and made our dinner even more special.

Isn’t it nice when you just “come across” a really charming restaurant?

~These Days Of Mine~

9 responses to “If You’re Ever In Cape Charles…

  1. What a wonderful spot to discover! Looks comfy, cozy and like there’s a lot of history around every corner. Probably a few ghosts too (!).


  2. That place looked wonderful! And to think it was a bank vault!! Nice find my friend!

  3. Looks like a great place. You’ll have to do a return visit in the future to check out Cape Charles Brewing Co. Your former IOW sheriff Mark Marshal and his family are starting this business in Cape Charles!

    • That’s why we were in Cape Charles! There was a “meet and greet” there at the Brewery for the cast (the Isle of Wight Investigators) of Killing Fields.

  4. Always cool to stumble over a spot like this one !
    So much character… and that is a pile of food !

  5. Charming is the right word. We love Cape Charles too. The Eastern Shore is such a neat place to visit. Maybe we need to make another day trip too! A

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Chuck and I ate there a year or so ago and just happened to find it. We agree it is a charming and loving choice to dine. We too love the Eastern Shore.

  7. Looks like a lovely place to eat. It’s really fun to find a new spot like that.

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