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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to eat, the food is delicious. I always pay them a visit when going to Atlantic City. Great staff, atmosphere and the best Ice Tea.

Thank Althea D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Jitney and drove passed this café. We decided to try it for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. They have a counter when you enter for take out orders. We ate in and really enjoyed the food. We had breakfast here. The service was very good and the food was delicious. The mugs for coffee were large and... More 

1 Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kelsey and Kim's serves the best Southern food I have had up North. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, we go there every time we're in AC. Try the Kelsry's favorite breakfast. Or the short ribs. The grits are better than my Grandma's. Prices are very reasonable.

1 Thank BuzzBray
Egg Harbor Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The take out service was very good. Was ready when promised and was well packaged for transport to my home foe dinner

Thank Debraannsmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Took the love of my life away for the weekend brunch as she had been begging to get there. All of the food was great. The service was great and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

Thank Coolpoet
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great place to eat. We ate breakfast and brunch there.The pancakes are plate size and fluffy. The eggs are scrambled almost to perfection, can't complain, they were fresh. The coffee cups are huge, really only need one cup, but they will refill if you ask. Would go back there anytime I am in AC. Had good on street parking. Everyone... More 

Thank QueenBee142014
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you are looking for some good soul Food, along with good service and a pleasant atmosphere, this is the place, The have more Thant one spot but this is the one I chose. I had the breakfast special 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon sausage....grits smoothie and creamy, with cheese. Delicious.

Thank YOR992
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

very nice place to go, main location has jazz but get there early and make a reservation, food is all that and then some, had the beef short ribs melted in my mouth, and the owner cam out and asked us how was everything, nice touch of class ! i love this place and there second location is nice also... More 

Thank Roll C
Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went Mon. October 24th. - This was a good experience. We were greeted by a nice young lady. Our server was Juan, who was gracious, attentive, and very respectful. Juan works hard even though he suffers a disability with carpal tunnel. This day the breakfast was prepared perfectly and was very good. Juan earned a very large tip. We went... More 

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Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Melrose Ave location is just a short walk from either Gardner's Basin or the FantaSea Flagship Resort. I stopped in for lunch, and was impressed with the large and delicious whiting sandwich. Even the bun itself was perfect-the size of a kaiser roll but smooth and soft enough to squish and get a good mouthful of eveything on it!... More 

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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
US$12 - US$22
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?