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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
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We looked up restaurants on the Diners Drive Ins and Dives site and found this one only 1.7 miles from our hotel. THE VERY BEST DECISION WE MADE LAST WEEKEND! This particular locations is not fancy and does not serve liquor but the service is phenomenal and the food.......Soooooo gooodddddd!!!!!! You MUST try their corn bread and their fried chicken... More 

Thank Julie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for about 3 years the food is die for and not to pricey and you get delicious cornbread,breakfast lunch or dinner you will never have no complaints.We have Tyler for our waiter every time,and his service is always perfect,he remembers us and welcome us everytime,can't wait to come back

Thank Latine B
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by this restaurant after a stay at the golden nugget casino in Atlantic City, the place is kind of small and the wait for seats was too long so we got take out. The ribs were not as my lady would have liked, i think she did not like the sauce. But the fried whiting and chicken wings were... More 

1 Thank jetboy1999
Federalsburg, Maryland
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home cooked food is something to write home about. We found it August 2016 when we were on vacation. We have been there at least 6 times since then. (we live in MD) This will be a place that HAS to be visited anytime we are in AC. The staff are so inviting. They make you feel at home.... More 

1 Thank Fonda202
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good. I've been to brunch at Kelsey's and dinner and Kelsey's and Kim's. They were great each visit. I love the fish and shrimp but there really isn't a bad choice to choose from!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good but could of been a little faster. Chicken was what I expected delicious! Large potions means you'll have food for lunch!

Thank Sarah B
New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service friendly and accommodating. Good food but SLOW! Nice and clean. Safe area. I would go again.

Thank GSTravels63
Meriden, Connecticut
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I saw this place on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. The fried chicken was great and I had no idea that there would be live entertainment...I'll be back on my next visit to AC. What a gem!

Thank Nancy R
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a simple lunch and came out with more than enough for dinner, lunch and breakfast the next day. It is a very economical restaurant. I ordered the seafood combination with the whiting and shrimp, macaroni and cheese, and corn bread/fries . The food is very good with the exception that they ran out of cornbread. The... More 

1 Thank LivAnn23
Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When you are traveling solo the atmosphere in a particular restaurant can either make you feel welcome or isolated. Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe is located in a quaint and welcoming home-like white building quite close to the beach and the Fantasea Hotel (formerly the Flagship) where I was staying in my timeshare. I drove up from Virginia, so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 22
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?