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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
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is very friendly. We went to the location on New Hampshire St. I say dead flies later on the floor. The collards greens are cooked with sugar, so if you like them cooked that way you will enjoy them. The chicken had a good coating and was crispy the issue is I could taste the old grease, the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying don't be in a rush. The service was beyond slow buttttt it was worth every single bite!!! This food was great!!! It's a small family owned place. There was only one server he did pretty good. But it was at least a half hour before we got any food. I would go again just know... More 

Thank MissPhila
Rochester, New York, Usa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was delicious. Had crab cakes, very good. Really enjoyed the band. Fast service, friendly servers.

Thank Dale W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is excellent! We went on a Monday, and it was a bit crowded, but there was no wait to sit. You will encounter a wait for your food, because everything is cooked fresh (fish, chicken, etc). However, it is worth the wait, and the cornbread while you wait is surberb.

Thank Shanda A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Soul Food. We went with Kids on a Sunday Morning. We ate the Brunch. Very good Food, the Wait staff was friendly. Made a reservation online, not overly crowded. Clean Restaurant, Non Overly/Unnecessary Greasy Food. Good Food With Great Flavor. Will have to return.

Thank Pedro R
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place. Great food and lots of it. The staff is friendly and knowledgable of the menu. Everything was freshly prepared. If you like great comfort soul food, this is an excellent place to dine.

Thank Donya D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food was so good I'm trying to find a way to take it home! The food was made to order so it took a few extra minutes but it was worth the wait.

Thank Cheryl E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was excellent. Drink order taken right away and James quickly followed up with recommendations and quick attentive service. Waffle and scrapple were delicious. Pulled park was tangy and plentiful, again, on that perfect bun. And, from a distance, we listed after the fried chicken. Definitely worth stopping at and listening to the music of Teddy, Lou, and MJ.

Thank kateruthbaker
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant after it was featured on Triple D. Food was generally ok, the fried chicken very palatable, nice crisp thin batter, but not outstanding. Short beef ribs were very nice. Reasonably priced. Service was excellent and a warm welcoming feel as you arrive. Overall well worth a visit but not outstanding.

Thank Ravinder S
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to try the southern fried chicken as it is a classic meal in the states, however, the chicken was plain and very pink. The larger piece was actually raw in the middle. The short rib was definitely delicious and well made. I would recommend it but the Mac and cheese was not to my liking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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.

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