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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul.

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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
ACs Best Kept Secret

All I can say is, this food is AMAZING! This hands down is the best soul food I've ever had in my life and the best food I had in Atlantic City. The seafood and chicken were so good I nearly bit my tongue off. The staff were so friendly and engaging. We felt like we made some friends by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
hollydraper
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Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

All I can say is, this food is AMAZING! This hands down is the best soul food I've ever had in my life and the best food I had in Atlantic City. The seafood and chicken were so good I nearly bit my tongue off. The staff were so friendly and engaging. We felt like we made some friends by... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The service was a bit slow, but the food is so amazing that it was worth the wait! It is a quiet and cozy little place with great food. I especially loved the mac & cheese, catfish and yams. Will definitely visit again!

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Never had a bad meal. The brunch is excellent . Great prices and portions. Ferris is a great waiter. Live entertainment. Easy access. I've been there for birthdays and even had them prepare my thanksgiving dinner. I took my co workers there, they loved it also

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great food, cheap prices, good atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. Glad we made the trip from the casinos - street parking out front was not a problem, though maybe more so during peak AC season.

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everything was awesome. The corn bread and, mac & cheese is a must. Service was great.Can't wait ti go back..

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Newmarket
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We are planning another trip to Atlantic City just so we can come back to this place! We came for brunch, about 11:30 on a Sunday morning and they were very busy but managed to get us seated in a nice table for 2, ice tea and coffees were on the table in minutes. Our server was beyond gracious, she... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Get the catfish..... Oh and the mac..... Oh and the greens... Oh and the yams.... Oh and everything else.....

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's a good reason that Kelsey Jackson is gaining widespread notoriety for providing soul-filling southern cookin'… His establishments in Atlantic City are far and away the best representation of southern cookin' to be found. Great Food, Great Hospitality. Great MUSIC at his upscale Pacific Ave at Kentucky Ave. restaurant. This cafe is the smaller and more intimate of his two... More 

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service is some of the best in AC. The food was well prepared. We went back every morning for breakfast. The menu is limited.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A must visit again. We celebrated my husband's BIRTHDAY a little early. I decided to take him to have some good food and nice live jazz music. Kelsey's. And Kim in AC would be the right place to go. From stepping into the front door to ending our evening the visit diffenitly was worth the trip. Greeted with a friendly... More 

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