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1.4 miles from Atlantic City Boardwalk
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Southern inspired cuisine with a touch of Soul. If your looking for a home cooked meal look no further Kelsey & Kim's is the place.
$12 - $22
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar, BYOB
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Reviewed May 19, 2021

Great classic soul food (not the "upscale Southern" food some places try to pass off). Had smothered pork chops, collards and yams; wife had fried chicken, mac & cheese and potato salad. While price initially seems high, we ended up having enough for dinner and...lunch the next day.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

1st time at this Kelsey’s. Breakfast: Chicken & Waffles. Fish&Grits, dinner for the road. Salmon Cakes, Crispy Chicken Wings, Mac & Cheese, Collards. All delicious, whenever I’m in AC, that is a must stop!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 29, 2021

Our food was AMAZING (bbq ribs, smothered pork chops, mac & cheese, string beans, collard greens and of course candied yams). Be patient and expect to wait a while to place and receive your order as service continues to be takeout only due to pandemic...precautions. It’s worth the wait and you will not be disappointed. I’m recommending to family and friends when they visit Atlantic City.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 22, 2021

Made it to the takeout restaurant on Melrose before returning to bergen county. The food was absolutely delicious. Catfish and Mac and cheese and collard greens were delicious. Will go back every-time I am in Atlantic City from now on.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 8, 2021

I'm from MD and I come to AC frequently to visit family, I really like the food here but coming from MD, I'm a real crab cake snob. The crab cakes are not good here and certainly not worth $25.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 24, 2021 via mobile

A must have for us when we visit Atlantic City. I love love love their food. The fish is great, string beans, and Mac and cheese. Just delicious. This time we did take out.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

I couldn't wait to write this review I decided to try this Kelsey's and kim due to epic fail at Kelsey's and boy oh boy for starters my unemployment card wasnt even swiped before I was directed to go get the money from the Atm...Why?its has a Mastercard logo with more than enough money to cover my tab 2nd it was freezing out no one was inside but myself amd daughter but was instructed to stand outside ok so we did while standing outside my daughter went back in to buy a slice of cake which was $5.32 after taxes my daughter handed her a $20 bill and 50 cents she gives her back 18 cent's so my daughter and myself go back inside to request the right change.So she looks at us and say ok and then says she has to count the register to make sure this happened I mean she counted down to the last nickel angrily dropping the change back into the draw and then says here your correct amd you have to step back outside I said its freezing so as I'm walking back out of the door then she says you can stay so I said if it wasnt a problem with me standing here why even say something so I stand outside amd I'm reading reviews about people cards being overcharged with tips and since the cashier specifically asked for apple pay I decided to check my acct and also I went back inside and asked for the receipt that she had because I wanted to make sure it was totaled out she seemed hesitate she stated that my receipt and I said yes of my money and I would like to see she gave it to me I saw the total and tip was blank so i made sure to total it out So as I'm leaving waiting for my ride i see a couple come order and stay inside so I'm just watching and waiting she didn't make them come out I'm guessing because they were spanish like her never will I step into another establishment with the Kelsey's or Kelsey's and Kim's logoMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 13, 2021

Three visits in January and Feburary 2021 All take out Fried chicken , Short Ribs , fried fish , collard greens , potato salad , white rice ,exceptional gravy , cornbread . bread pudding, peach cobbler, sweet potato sweet cheese cake Tea off the hook...Almost as good as Mrs Margie's( Mom) and Mrs Hatties ( Grandmother) four and three quarter stars Will try to be first on line tomorrow for valentines day in restaurant serviceMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021

Today was my first time visiting this restaurant in Atlantic City and I was very impressed. They are closed to indoor dining so you have to go in and place your order and wait outside for them to bring it to your car. The whole...process was very easy. I ordered the fried chicken with macaroni and cheese, collard greens and sweet potatoes. Absolutely everything was so delicious. I also got the bread pudding and some cornbread muffins for later and I'm very excited to try them after everything else was so fantastic. This is now my favorite restaurant in the area and I will be back again! Don't hesitate just go there, you wont' regret it.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 17, 2020

We LOVE Kim & Kelsey’s! This was our first time ordering takeout and it was just as good as dining in. Literally everything they make is incredible! It’s hard to find legit southern soul food in north NJ so we always set aside time for...K&K when we are in AC. Our go to is the fried chicken and ribs. The chicken breading is crispy, crunchy, flavorful and the chicken itself is juicy and tender. The ribs fall off the bone and are moist and coated in perfect bbq sauce. We also had cornbread, potato salad (which my husband says is only second to his grandmothers’), candied yams, and green beans. I was little unsure of the green beans situation as it was our first time ordering and color wise they’re a little gray - but mother of God were they delicious! They tasted like they were cooked in chicken soup, the epitome of comfort food. But all of that wonderful food aside - the cake. THE CAKE! I freaking love cake and their display showed a coconut pineapple rum cake that looked yummy. One bite and I knew it was love, I told my husband we are pre-ordering a whole one next visit, THAT IS HOW GOOD IT IS! Perfectly moist, totally homemade, sweet but not too sweet. Perfection. Not to mention the staff is always incredibly friendly! There are no bad choices at this place!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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If my memory serves me right I believe their basically the same and as far as ordering on line, that I’m not too sure about. Hope I was helpful.....
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe

Yes, Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe offers delivery services.

Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5