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Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe

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201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503 (N. New Hampshire Ave.)
+1 609-350-6800
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited Kelsey on Pacific Ave. I felt as if I was back in South Carolina. The food was awesome and the staff was great. The Manager was pleasant & funny. Our waitress was friendly & on point. You must try their shrimp & grits as an appetizer or main course. I had it as an appetizer... More 

Thank ddurant2016
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The turkey chops are so tender..never had food so good..the sweet potatoes are delish.when ever we come to a/c we have to come in..my husband is a big liver and onion fan and this is the place to get it..looking forward to our next trip to a/c to come back..

Thank Ginger L
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food but the service is very slow. The wait staff was friendly though. The staff at the register could use some Customer service training, they should be friendlier, greet people as they come in and act like the job means something to them. Again the wait staff was great though.

Thank cyfuller
Claymont, Delaware
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You better go to this place for breakfast! It's the patriotic thing to do mmmmmmmmm. Seriously, try the grits with cheese. OMG! So good b

Thank Bufflord
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby had the smothered pork chops - so tender he didn't need a knife to cut them. I had the spicy catfish with collards and mac & cheese. Those collards - OMG, I wish I could eat another helping! Worth the trip again for even just those! Cornbread was excellent too. Portion sizes are huge! Excellent staff too - very... More 

Thank KelWit0827
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great place to eat, the food is delicious. I always pay them a visit when going to Atlantic City. Great staff, atmosphere and the best Ice Tea.

Thank Althea D
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We took the Jitney and drove passed this café. We decided to try it for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. They have a counter when you enter for take out orders. We ate in and really enjoyed the food. We had breakfast here. The service was very good and the food was delicious. The mugs for coffee were large and... More 

1 Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Kelsey and Kim's serves the best Southern food I have had up North. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, we go there every time we're in AC. Try the Kelsry's favorite breakfast. Or the short ribs. The grits are better than my Grandma's. Prices are very reasonable.

1 Thank BuzzBray
Egg Harbor Township
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The take out service was very good. Was ready when promised and was well packaged for transport to my home foe dinner

Thank Debraannsmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Took the love of my life away for the weekend brunch as she had been begging to get there. All of the food was great. The service was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

Thank Coolpoet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
    (N. New Hampshire Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-350-6800
Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul. If your looking for a home cooked meal look no further Kelsey & Kim's is the place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?