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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul.
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
very good home cooked meal

We were down AC for the weekend. Kelsey @ kim's cafe was recommended to us. We went and had the best southern home cooked meal ever. We were greeted with a smile and warm hug. The setting was nice, there was jazz music playing. And then the FOOD came. oh my god...The food was just like what you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Homerjay S
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were down AC for the weekend. Kelsey @ kim's cafe was recommended to us. We went and had the best southern home cooked meal ever. We were greeted with a smile and warm hug. The setting was nice, there was jazz music playing. And then the FOOD came. oh my god...The food was just like what you would have... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The service was excellent, our waiter was ferris I highly recommend this young man. We had the buffet brunch and it was over the top great!!!!!! If your in AC or just want to get out and have a good time visit Kelsey's . Kelsey comes out to meet his guests and is a very pleasant person. Definitely earned my... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food and service are excellent. The prices are very good for the quality and portions. Kelsey walks around and meets his guests. Entertainment is excellent. Check the website for listings. Melba Moore preformed last year, and to return soon. Not to be missed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went today Kelsey's for breakfast the morning after a Valentine's day concert. It had snowed over night and was extremely windy, the steps and walkway were not shoveled or salted and when I asked the hostesses were they going to shovel she said "someone will get to it soon" Once inside they were seriously under staffed for the amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Whenever we are in AC for anything we will be coming here to eat so we can systematically try everything on the menu. This was literally the best food I've ever had. Fried whiting, ribs, Mac & cheese, collard greens, broccoli, mashed potatoes. And please don't forget the cornbread. Jesus was in the kitchen cooking I'm convinced. Our server, Juan,... More 

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We found this great place while cruising AC for a place to eat before a concert, and what a find it was! Delicious meals of fried chicken and short ribs with scrumptious southern collards, red beans and rice, mac and cheese todie for, all in more than ample portions. But the best of all was the fresh, homemade corn bread....WOW.... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ordered the buffalo wings which were PHENOMENAL! Best wings I've ever had. The smothered turkey chops & seafood combination were equally delicious. I would highly recommend this resturant. Skip the high priced casinos n support a locals lack owned business!

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New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you like fried and gravy, you'll be in hog heaven. The porkchops smothered in gravy were GREAT. The Mac & Cheese was the best I ever had. The collard greens were excellent. The fried Catfish was great too. The portions were large so we could take 1/2 home for another meal. We didn't order it but there were lots... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On a recent trip to Atlantic City, a friend of mine, whose advice about food is usually pretty solid, spoke very highly of this place. We arrived between the lunch and dinner sitting. So, we virtually had the place to ourselves. First, the service was quite good; wait staff was very attentive and very flexible and accomodating to special requests.... More 

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Camden, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Me and my husband rung in the new year at Kelsey and Kim restaurant. It was great and we partied till 2:30am in old scool fashion with Roxanne Shante. We danced all nite and have some great laughs too!!!

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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: Continental, Café

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