Famous Kelly’s in Revere

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Photos by Hui-chen & MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

There was another place that I wanted to take Hui-chen.  We had seen this place on TLC in Taiwan, and Hui-chen expressed an interest in visiting there.  So, naturally I had to take her.  Where are we talking about?

Famous Kelly's In Revere

We headed to Revere, Massachusetts.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Once in Revere, we drove down to the beach.  This is Revere Street, approaching the beach.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Heading towards our destination….

Famous Kelly's In Revere

This is Revere Beach.  During the summertime, this beach is usually packed with people enjoying the New England summer.  But today was a rainy day so the beach was deserted.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Our destination is ahead….

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Once we make it up to the shelters, it’s time to park the car.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

We crossed the street,

Famous Kelly's In Revere

and arrived at famous Kelly’s!  This famous food destination is known for roast beef, but also for something else, which we will see in a few moments.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Seagulls are everywhere in this area, and they are something of a problem.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

People often ignore these signs and feed the seagulls, which causes them to view humans as a source of food.  During our visit to Kelly’s we had to keep our eye on these pesky birds and shoo them away when they got too close.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Famous Kelly's In Revere

We got our food and sat down at one of the outdoor tables.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Hui-chen unpacks her meal, with anticipation.  You could say that I’ve built up the anticipation by talking about Kelly’s on the way there.

Famous Kelly's In Revere

And this is what we got: Kelly’s famous fried clam plates!

Famous Kelly's In Revere

Just look at those fried clams!  The onion rings were unbelievable too!  Kelly’s did not disappoint!

Famous Kelly's In Revere

This is our final shot of the clam plate, showing the tartar sauce, which was also very good.

If you have an opportunity to visit Kelly’s we highly recommend that you do so!

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9 comments

  1. Mmmmmm… love fried clams.

    They say Woodman’s in Essex, Mass is where the fried clam was invented and they say Kelly’s on Revere Beach is where the roast beef sandwich was invented (don’t know if it really was or not… but its what they say on the Phantom Gourmet). So how did HC like the fried clams???

    Around Kelly’s (and down at Salem Willows)… people feed food to the seagulls. So in those places… the birds aren’t afraid of people. You can walk right up to them and they won’t take off.

    Before your time in New England (something that pretty much came to an end hen I was a kid)… Revere Beach was a big amusement park type place. Up where the condos and empty lots are on the north end of the beach were roller coasters, hotels, and so on. The history of Revere Beach is really amazing (including being the first public beach in America)…

    http://reverebeach.com/history/

    This article makes me want to go to Kelly’s now for some fried clams 🙂
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      1. The clams there sure are good. Just about everytime I travel along Revere Beach (or when I go to one of Kelly’s other locations)… I get the fried clams there. Lots of places around here to get a good roast beef sandwich at… so no need to get one at Kelly’s.

        Yeah… the seagulls there show no fear when it comes to people. Under the shelter areas across the street from Kelly’s… there can be a lot of people there and the seagull wills walk thru there as if the people weren’t even there.

        Did you click on that link to read about the history of Revere Beach??? I barely remember roller coasters along Revere Beach. The Cyclone stopped running when I was 3 years old.
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        1. hi Mike. no, i didn’t read it yet – been busy taking care of personal stuff. but i do enjoy history so i will be reading it for sure. thanks for posting that link. so i guess that seagulls are the stray dogs of the US? lol

  2. We are allowed to feed the seagulls here as we are a small town. We used to take all the stale bread down to the beach and walk away from the cars and other people and throw pieces of bread in the air for the seagulls to catch. When the bread was gone the seagulls would walk behind us following us to the car to make sure we were not holding out more bread for them.

    One time we watched some people eating at an outside table at a Seattle restaurant and a man was not paying attention to the french fry in his hand until a seagull had grabbed it and flew off. The man’s look was priceless.

    Living near an airbase, occasionally you hear that a GU-11 is landing as a seagull copies a plane coming in for a landing. They do the same wing dips that the jets do.

    1. hi Carolyn. it’s amazing how bold and unafraid seagulls become once people start feeding them. i recall a time while growing up in Florida in the 60’s, that a seagull swooped down and took the hot dog right out of my grandmother’s bun – right on the beach. like the man in your example, she wasn’t paying attention very well and the bird took advantage of that fact. while we were at Kelly’s the gulls were obnoxious, continually coming closer and closer until people shooed them away. that’s pretty funny about the GU-11 landing and the seagulls doing the wing dips!

      how are you feeling these days?

      take care Carolyn.

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  4. That food, especially the tarter sauce, looks great. I liked the sign with a bit of common sense to it. In Taiwan, we have vending machines with animal snacks. We are encouraged to buy them and then feed away.

    1. hi Patrick, the tarter sauce was surprisingly good. not many people talk about that aspect but that’s one thing that makes eating fried seafood so good at Kelly’s. at the main park in Hsinchu there are guys walking around selling fish food on foot. feeding the animals is very common all over Taiwan for sure. thanks Patrick.

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