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Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe

201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
+1 609-350-6800
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (115 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been coming here for about 3 years the food is die for and not to pricey and you get delicious cornbread,breakfast lunch or dinner you will never have no complaints.We have Tyler for our waiter every time,and his service is always perfect,he remembers us and...More

Thank Latine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by this restaurant after a stay at the golden nugget casino in Atlantic City, the place is kind of small and the wait for seats was too long so we got take out. The ribs were not as my lady would have liked, i...More

Thank jetboy1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home cooked food is something to write home about. We found it August 2016 when we were on vacation. We have been there at least 6 times since then. (we live in MD) This will be a place that HAS to be visited anytime...More

1  Thank Fonda202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good. I've been to brunch at Kelsey's and dinner and Kelsey's and Kim's. They were great each visit. I love the fish and shrimp but there really isn't a bad choice to choose from!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good but could of been a little faster. Chicken was what I expected delicious! Large potions means you'll have food for lunch!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service friendly and accommodating. Good food but SLOW! Nice and clean. Safe area. I would go again.

Thank GSTravels63
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I saw this place on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. The fried chicken was great and I had no idea that there would be live entertainment...I'll be back on my next visit to AC. What a gem!

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a simple lunch and came out with more than enough for dinner, lunch and breakfast the next day. It is a very economical restaurant. I ordered the seafood combination with the whiting and shrimp, macaroni and cheese, and corn bread/fries ....More

Thank LivAnn23
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When you are traveling solo the atmosphere in a particular restaurant can either make you feel welcome or isolated. Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe is located in a quaint and welcoming home-like white building quite close to the beach and the Fantasea Hotel (formerly the...More

Thank Seamaid2
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The food was AMAZING! You have to do the cornbread basket bc it is the best cornbread you have ever tasted. The fried chicken...the HOT WINGS (the sauce is honey hot and finger-licking delicious)...the candied yams...collard greens filled with meat...mashed potatoes so freshly mashed the...More

2  Thank Heather R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Anyone know how Kelsey & Kim's compares to Kelsey's? Similarities? Differences? I'd love to try one of these restaurants for Sunday brunch this summer but can't decide which location to choose.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Latine B | Reviewed this property |
Kelseys & Kim is B.y.o.b was told this on my last visit
Valerie C
How much do u charge to cater a wedding reception?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Seamaid2 | Reviewed this property |
I really can't honestly answer your question about the restaurant's policy with catering an event. However, the food is delicious comfort food and Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe will be happy to work with you on the details... More
What is the address of the "main" location? And is there live music on Sunday nights? If so, where?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Kathi I | Reviewed this property |
The address is 201 Melrose Avenue Atlantic City I'm not sure if there is any music when I checked the website there was no mention of this... Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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.