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1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Kentucky Avenue)
Jitney stops at front door.
609-344-2200
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Husband's Birthday

LOVED IT!!!!! My husband and I came as part of his Birthday weekend and we couldn't be happier with our experience,. From the atmosphere, to the food, to the wonderful service Joe gave us, to the live music, to the personal greeting from the chef/owner at the end of the night. We will definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
mrspettyjohn
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Lincoln, Delaware
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lincoln, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

LOVED IT!!!!! My husband and I came as part of his Birthday weekend and we couldn't be happier with our experience,. From the atmosphere, to the food, to the wonderful service Joe gave us, to the live music, to the personal greeting from the chef/owner at the end of the night. We will definitely return.

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Absecon, New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to Kelsey's for date night on a Friday night before a concert. We sat at the bar for "Happy Hour" and ended up eating dinner there as well. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. WE ordered the shrimp and grits appetizer along with the corn bread basket. Wow, so delicious. It was Friday during lent so I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The best soul food outside of my own I ever had but was charged a $10 cover charge on a bill well over $200.00 to see the show. I think if you sit down at the table and eat you should not have to pay a cover... I'll definitely come back but order my food to go. Kim was rude!!!

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Irvington, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Before arriving in AC on Wed 2/25 I checked out TA reviews and planned to try out this black owned soul food restaurant. After checking into our hotel we arrived at Kelsey's around 5 PM (happy hour) and had no problems with parking, seating or service. Drinks, food and atmosphere combined with value were better than any of the newer... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to Kelsey's and once again it did not disappoint. A large group of 10 of us visited on Valentine's Day. Even though it was loud and very busy, and we waited 30 minutes for our table (even with a reservation) the service and food was outstanding! Well worth the wait. Everything ordered was fresh and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stumbled on this place as we worked to find a restaurant for a friend's birthday. I will list the positives and the places where we felt as though there was room for improvement. Positives... OUTSTANDING food and selection Very good band Good drink selection Outstanding decor Kelsey, the owner, came to say hello and was very friendly and considerate... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I own a timeshare at Wyndham and only stay in the area for a weekend during the winter months to shop the outlets for next winter’s attire. For convenience, we would eat at restaurants near the shopping area. However, on this stay, a Wyndham rep told us to try Kelsey’s. I, unlike my husband am not a... More 

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The best corn bread I have ever eaten. The food is fabulous!!!! We hat cat fish app ,delicious, fried chicken,ribs,Mac n cheese and collard greens .Everything we ate was great I don't know of anyplace around here that has soul food that great. We will return soon and I would recommend you try it also.Let me not forget to mention... More 

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new jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

It was my friends and I second time having dinner at Kelseys. The atmosphere is very relaxed. The staff was amazing as soon as you walk in you get the welcome to Kelseys hug. We love the live music. Even got to meet the chef. Great place one of my favorites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best brunch I have ever had! This was a jewel of a restaurant we came across while in Atlantic City, NJ. The ambience is great. Lots of personality. Tiara our server and Miss Barbara made us feel welcome. The owner and chef Mr. Kelsey came to iur table and said hello. Great food at a good price. Try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (Kentucky Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Jitney stops at front door.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: 609-344-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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