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1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7009 (Kentucky Avenue)
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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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This the best soul food restaurant in this area. We stumbled across Kelsey's by accident this morning and we were not disappointed. We had Sunday brunch that was off the chain for $20pp/addt'l for beverages. Mr. Kelsey one thing add collards and yams to the brunch and you will surpass your near perfect rating, besides making me happy!!! Our waitress... More 

Thank Tawana C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in town for a convention and we came upon Kelsey's on the second to last night, we went back again the next night, because we found out new spot. The Shrimp Étouffée was fantastic, my partner had the pork chop with gravy and said it was the best ever. We loved it and will definitely be back for... More 

Thank Cory S
Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place Good food nice atmosphere. Seafood Etouffee some of the best I ever had. Cornbread melts in your mouth. Only negative is they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Thank PhilippD1
Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By family lives close to Atlantic City and they have eaten in this restaurant many times. Well, I finally got to go there. The food was excellent. There was live music. Tthe service tends to be slow but who cares. The wait is well worth it. Come hungry. I had catfish and collards. Make sure you order the cornbread.

Thank packedandreadynow
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here now 8/6/16...Band just perform. ..TORE THE MUTHA DOWN.Music slammin&food...#thumbs up. Gotta check it out.itS good to see our people get together &Have a GREAT TIME IN A GREAT ATMOSPHERE.I Promise you you will have a Good time if you re looking for a clean place to eat a great meal.

Thank kingDLC74
Frederick, Maryland
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for southern hospitality and a southern menus, then this is your place. This is a restaurant off the boards which is worth a visit. Good service and you will leave full. A different menu from a typical diner, more upscale but price is good. The place is clean. Staff is attentive.

1 Thank robert D
Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is usually a live band, and it gets crowded the later it gets. Ordered take out, the wait was long...about 20-30 minutes. The fried fish, Mac and cheese, potato salad, corn bread, and pineapple filled coconut cake was delicious! Nice sized portions...had leftovers. I've gotten the fried chicken wings and collard greens in the past which were also good.... More 

1 Thank evileyze
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was extremely friendly and the food was excellent. there were so many choices at the Brunch and I could not experience the taste of all the wonderful foods. The food was fresh and tasty and I canno wait to return..

1 Thank Shadyladystuff
Staten Island, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I am in AC it is a MUST that I eat at Kelsey's! The have amazing food and offer live entertainment on the weekends. On my last trip to AC (July 15th wknd), my friends and I had dinner on Saturday night and returned on Sunday for brunch! The food and cornbread is AMAZING (you will not be... More 

Thank QueenieD69
Cliffwood, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First off there is no parking, we pulled into a small parking lot and was told its for employees only. when we got to the front door a woman was going in and she said you can park there. my husband went to find a spot somewhere we were told across the street but you have to pay. when we... More 

1 Thank deedee3689

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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
$15 - $25
Bar, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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: 16093442200
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?