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Kelley's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, Mass.: Delicious Roast Beef, Lobster Rolls, Fried Clam Plates

Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, Mass.
Kelly's Roast Beef. Revere Beach.

by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 7/20/18

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Neither wind, nor rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor dark of night keeps Kelly's Roast Beef at Revere Beach, Mass., from delivering delicious roast beef, seafood and sandwiches 363 days a year.

Open at lunch with its kitchen open until the wee hours of the morning, Kelly's has not veered far away from its original business mission that started in 1951-- that is, getting specialties like roast beef, fried clams and lobsters rolls "done right the first time" for its incredibly large and loyal customer base with, clearly, frequent cravings. The result, according to Kelly's: "hundreds of thousands of batches of lobster meat salad, cooked close to one million beef roasts, and has fried millions of French fries, onion rings, clams and seafood!"

Rachel Ray has taken notice of Kelly's Roast Beef on her $40 a Day Food Network television show. Kelly's has also been referenced on Saturday Night Live, PBS television, and in the movie classic, Good Will Hunting, starring the late Robin Williams, and locals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Kelly's has also received several "Best Of" awards on a local level amongst several media organizations.

You won't find a better fried clam plate, lobster roll or roast beef sandwich, anywhere. Other specialties, like fish and chips, hot dogs, and chicken finger plates, have the same high standards.

Roast beef sandwich from Kelly's Roast Beef, Revere Beach, MA
Roast beef sandwich with cheese and barbecue sauce from Kelly's Roast Beef.

This writer has been going for more than 35 years and has witnessed no change in quality at this legendary family-owned and operated dining spot. The half-pound lobster roll in particular, is phenomenal, with chunks of delicious lobster meat...

Kelly's Roast Beef half pound lobster roll, Revere Beach, MA
Delicious half-pound lobster roll from Kelly's Roast Beef.

Customers eat at the beach, on the wall separating the sand and sidewalk, in their cars, under the beach pavillion, or at the few metal chairs and tables right near Kelly's order windows. In this case, having no indoor dining room works in Kelly's favor as the views are so pleasant at "America's First Public Beach." This oceanside roadside gem has a truly locally legendary reputation. 

America's first public ocean beach: Revere Beach, Massachusetts
Revere Beach, the first public beach in America.

And it doesn't matter what time of year people choose to visit this local landmark, only 10 minutes north of Boston -- you'll see crowds even in the dead of winter. Kelly's customer loyalty apparently has no limits, clearly the sign of a restaurant that, as they say, "got it right the first time," and never looked back.

Kelly's Roast Beef is located at 410 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere MA. Tel. (781) 284-9129. Kelly's Roast Beef also has four other locations, which you can read about on its web site at Facebook fan page: Twitter page:

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Kelly's Roast Beef at Revere Beach in Revere, Mass., is open year-round and has the most delicious lobster rolls and fried clams plates (and yes, roast beef, too!).

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