We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kelsey's Original Roadhouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
925 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6W5, Canada (Formerly Kelsey's Neighborhood Bar & Grill)
+1 519-275-3005
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 54: English reviews
Kincardine, Canada
Level Contributor
246 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for lunch with family. We were seated quickly and the service was friendly and quick. I had the chicken parm - served with spaghetti with a very light tomato sauce that was just perfect. I honestly haven't enjoyed a pasta dish so much dining out in a long time. The garlic twist that came with it was... More 

Thank Janeway62
Stratford, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This restaurant was closed for a time and then reopened. We refused to go back prior to is closing, but thought since it reopened it would be improved. Boy was I wrong. the service was terrible, with the waitress acting rather unprofessional. My spouse ordered the messy fish sandwich meal which was over cooked and mostly batter with very little... More 

Thank LindaForler
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This Kelsey's wasn't always bad. In the past few years it appears to have went down hill. It was closed for a lengthy time. When my hubby and I went to go for lunch, we entered the restaurants and found that it looked like the same dive as it did before. We were told by the greeter they couldn't seat... More 

Thank thetravellingkind
Stratford/Toronto Ontario
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Kelsey's is a chain restaurant and part of a much larger group. My wife and I used to go there when we wanted something quick, good and easy after a long day of racing around. The restaurant closed for obscure reasons, and lay dormant for several months. They reopened a few months ago, and one would expect that Cara, the... More 

Thank Marc A
Stratford, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We received a nice flyer with new menu items, and decided to give the newly renovated Kelseys a try. Party of 4. Thursday evening, 5:30. Met at the front by a snarling rude lady who might be the asst. manager, as she was dressed differently from the wait staff and seemed a little older. The restaurant was easily 50% empty... More 

Thank 50Phoebe
London, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty much summed it up in the title. Waited forever... the poor waitress.. kept saying it's coming, it's coming...my kids were starting to loose it, as we were all hungry when we went in... and they had waited patiently for 75mins... the waitress finally said she was getting the manager to see what was taking so long.. I said forget... More 

Thank Tammy H
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This restaurant was originally (many years ago) a great Stratford eatery. Over the years it seems to have gone downhill, and in the last couple of years, it downright sucked. I hate to see restaurateurs lose their investment, but unfortunately for whatever reason they seemed to have thrown in the towel years ago. Sometime in the past few months, the... More 

Thank William M
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

My friend was served what seemed like reheated, dried out Double chicken wings at 2 p.m., and when she showed the waitress, she said, "Oh well," and didn't do anything about it. SCD couldn't eat the salty bacon & macaroni either, SO paid @ $30.00 for it and left without eating lunch.

Thank AvonPines
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We wanted to go out for a quick bite to eat before my son's Junior B hockey game. Not being from Stratford we decided to go to Kelsey's. We were greeted quickly and asked to sit by the bar so we could watch the NHL games that were being played. We had prompt service by the blond bartender. She was... More 

Thank travelingredhead68
Woodstock, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We decided to go to Kelsey's for lunch while visiting the area. It was around 2:30 in the afternoon and we were promptly seated. Both of us ordered a steak sandwich and draft beer. The meal and the service were good. The restrooms were clean.

Thank Dorothy R

Travellers who viewed Kelsey's Original Roadhouse also viewed

Stratford, Ontario
Stratford, Ontario

Been to Kelsey's Original Roadhouse? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6W5, Canada (Formerly Kelsey's Neighborhood Bar & Grill)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-275-3005
Enjoy one of Canada's original roadhouse restaurants, with Canadian favourites like double stacked burgers and unforgettable chicken wings. At Kelsey's the beer is always cold and a game is always on.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kelsey's Original Roadhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?