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1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7009 (Kentucky Avenue)
+1 609-344-2200
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time eating at Kelsey's and it exceeded our expectations. We ate at the bar and it happened to be happy hour. We had a variety of appetizers, including shrimp and grits, fish tacos, fried catfish and bang bang shrimp. All were half price as well as reduced beer and wine. We enjoyed everything we ate and... More 

Thank M G
New Castle, Delaware
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time dining here was perfect. Kelsey's Southern Cuisine not only has your favorite southern dishes like mac n cheese, greens and fried chicken, they also serve seafood; shrimp, fish and crab cakes. The flavor is impeccable, it truly tastes like down home cooking. My husband joked with the waitress and asked if his mom was in the kitchen.... More 

Thank Drea W
Otis, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to most of the high end restaurants in AC and I think Kelsey' s is the best. Just the opposite of those chain restaurants. Kelsey the owner actually came out and asked how the food was. I had the seafood combo and the fish was really fresh and prepared perfectly. Corn bread was to die for and... More 

Thank wally t
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here on a couples weekend-getaway... The food was excellent. I enjoyed every item on the breakfast buffet. There was a good assortment of foods with a mixture of turkey, beef and pork meat options.There was also fried chicken,cabbage, mac n cheese among many dinner type items mixed into the buffet. The service was prompt and... More 

1 Thank Tibeamon
New Providence, New Jersey
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136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dinned here on a very busy Sunday night. The placed was packed to the gills but we were lucky enough to score a table after about a 30 minute wait. Our server was on the slower side but we honestly didn't mind too much as there was live entertainment. Ordered shrimp and grits for appetizer, chicken and waffles and... More 

Thank KamilandPatty
Ocean, New Jersey
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Was there for the ACF meeting last night and the food was amazing, highly recommend this place if you are jonesing for some great southern cuisine in a upscale restaurant in the heart of AC. Loved the greens! Took mr back to my day in Memphis TN. Good Stuff.

Thank robell3CEC
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The food is great and the brunch is excellent you will go home feeling so full. We always stop here to get some good soul food. The staff is very nice and you get enough to take home. Don't forget the corn bread :)

1 Thank Atia481
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We chose Kelsey's as our after Xmas dinner restaurant this year. Reservations were made easily online. Received an immediate confirmation. When we arrived, we were promptly seated. We had a party of 6, that being said I think the waiter did a good job bringing our food out in a timely manner. Although I don't eat liver, the liver and... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We went the Wed. after Christmas. First of all the lighting was so bright and was finally dimmer after someone said something. The person who seats people was also taking peoples orders and claimed that they were short of people. Ok that happens. They did not have calamari that was on the menu for a n appetizer. It took way... More 

Thank purbet
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The food is sooo good. Portions are reasonable. Price is good. $20.00-25.00 with 2 sides. Did I say the food is amazing. We walked in and was seated immediately however it is a Sunday. If possible make reservations.

Thank Shanique W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Bar, American
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7009
    (Kentucky Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Jitney stops at front door.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-344-2200
Atlantic City's premiere Supper Club, located on the historic street of Club Harlem's own Kentucky Avenue. Come enjoy an evening of live music, flavorful fare and soulful spirits. At Kelsey's you'll find the area's best Southern Cuisine. One block away from the boardwalk and centrally located near the top casinos at 1545 Pacific Avenue, corner of Kentucky & Pacific Avenues.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?