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Pictured is a message on the wall of Tom Kelly’s, along with many old tap handles.
Pictured is Tom Kelly’s full slab of ribs ($22), which is served with jalapeno coleslaw with french fries. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
The corned beef and cabbage are a staple of Tom Kelly’s menu.
Sean Hastings, Editor
4:00 am CST February 19, 2020

Roughly a year after Tom Kelly’s opened, the recession hit. But through that and the last 13 years, the restaurant’s drive in customer service has helped it thrive.

The Irish-American restaurant is owned by Kelly and Brett Trumpey, and Kelly’s parents, Pat and Jerry Lavery.

“We always wanted to have an Irish-American restaurant,” Kelly said. “When we first opened, we had a menu similar to the one now with bar items, but then also higher-end items, so you could come have a beer after work but you can also bring your family back for dinner.”