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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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  • 200
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  • 57
    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
Awesome chicken & waffles

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Mark P
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NJ
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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Vestal, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped here on a whim and were so glad we did!! Our waitress Shakira was very friendly and genuinely welcoming. My wife and I shared 2 breakfast entrees; Chicken and Waffles and the Smothered fried pork chop breakfast. We are usually pretty traditional breakfast people so the options we chose were way out of our box!! Both were great!!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went for dinner here. I ordered the fried chicken which was amazing and my husband had the fried shrimp (which were huge) and equally tasty. Great portions on the sides as well. Loved the Mac and Cheese! Atmosphere was great and our server was very friendly. Don't hesitate.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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: Café, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?