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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
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7:00 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul.

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best fried chicken in AC

Fabulous southern experience. Unbelievable service ( friendly and effective). Went there for both breakfast and dinner and could not be happier. Fried chicken very memorable and best ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Stewart R
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fabulous southern experience. Unbelievable service ( friendly and effective). Went there for both breakfast and dinner and could not be happier. Fried chicken very memorable and best ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this spot and it's our #1 favorite resterant outside of the south, and I'm from NY... Came for dinner two days in a row, we couldn't get enough. Good portions, deelish food, welcoming staff. What more could you ask for???

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Staying on the Boardwalk we were looking for a local place off the beaten path and after reading the reviews in Trip Advisor, this was everything we expected plus more! Not only was the food delicious but it definitely had a southern flair from the food to the hospitality. The entire staff from the hostess to the waiter, and bus... More 

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Dover
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The hostess was very friendly, the atmosphere was bright and clean, a special place for breakfast. Our waiter was pleasant and served us in a timely manner. The food was like Gramma's Kitchen!!! Every time I visit Atlantic City I make sure I stop at Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I will say the best soul food this side of the VA border. I had the smothered turkey chops, my wife had the bbq chicken, my mom had the smothered pork chips and mom in law had seafood platter, we all went into food coma. Going back real soon

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Consistently overwhelmed, the service distracts you from the meal. The food was superb however it makes one sad to see how inefficient the business is run. Simply greeting customers upon entrance would help. However when you come in they look at you as if to say 'yup, u gotta wait...deal w it'. There is more potential if you hire adequate... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

In May, on our way to the Atlantic City Aquarium, we were looking for a breakfast spot. We almost made it tot the aquarium and passed this small group of stores. We happened to notice the Kelsey and Kim's sign and decided to try it. Although we had to wait to be seated (the place is small and it was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good and service were exceptional. I enjoyed the waffles and chicken strips, I can say enough about how good it was. The hubby had French toast with eggs and bacon.

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Southampton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was visiting a friend in Atlantic City last week. We were planning on lunch and I insisted that she, the local, must choose the restaurant. She said that she had wanted to try this southern restaurant, "kelsey and Kim's" for some time but no one had wanted to go with her. I volunteered to go -- and I am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant based on the TV show, Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. We were excited about trying their breakfast which is quite unique. We were not disappointed. I ordered the chicken and waffles. A new experience for me and it was very nice. Chicken was flavorful and served nice and hot as was the waffle.... More 

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Additional Information about Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe

Address: 201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
Phone Number: +1 609-350-6800
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
Cuisine: Cafe, Continental

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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