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Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe

201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
+1 609-350-6800
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“cornbread” (130 reviews)
“collard greens” (49 reviews)
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201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was the BEST we have ever tasted. The grits, the cornbread, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, fried whiting. It was all done perfectly! We also ordered a slice of coconut cake to take home. When I tasted it, I regretted...More

2  Thank 802DonnaA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality and portion size is very nice. The cornmeal bread is like a large plate of dessert. If you have room for dessert, they have a nice selection too.

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the best grits I have every tasted at Kelsey and Kim's Southern Café in Atlantic City. So glad my Maps app suggested this place. Bright and airy inside with lots of natural light. Could not have asked for better service. Everyone was very...More

1  Thank 401lovetotravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and band were awesome! The waitress was very attentive and had a infectious smile. I will definitely visit again!

1  Thank TeeTee82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been a regular customer here for years and the food is always perfect. However there are often service issues. Today my waiter forgot almost every single thing my table asked for and my waffle was a little cold. The restaurant is very accommodating with...More

1  Thank iSpy71322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Atlantic City we were looking for a place for breakfast when we saw Kelsey and Kim's southern restaurant. It looked like a nice place from the outside so we stopped there. The staff were very cordial and the food was delicious, good portions....More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Saw Guy Ferrari's review on TV and had to visit with a group when Zeta Phi Beta's Leadership Conference was held in AC. My chicken and waffles seemed to have a magic ingredient and never have these two old time favorites tasted nearly as good....More

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My husband brought our family of four to this restaurant. He had visited the restaurant for the first time about a year ago and he was still talking about it. So, he brought our family here to celebrate his birthday. The catfish, fried chicken and...More

1  Thank TripTips14
Reviewed 22 October 2017

During a quick birthday trip in September I visited one of my favorite restaurants in AC. The catfish was delish as usual and service, although very busy on a Friday morning 15SEP, was great! A must go to when you are AC.

1  Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited TWICE today! Couldn't resist. Arguably the best breakfast around. But the dinner...wow! We had beef short ribs and fried chicken with black-eyed peas and collard greens. Unbelievable! They just keep getting better and better. Oh and the corn bread. Don't forget it! Outstanding. All...More

1  Thank Buzz B
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Wanda J
29 June 2017|
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Response from ddurant2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not familiar with the area.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Elman1952 | Reviewed this property |
Kelsey's is a supper club with music and full bar, dinner only + Sunday Brunch. K&K is less formal, open for lunch & dinner, no music, no bar. If you're looking to eat in a casual atmosphere, then K&K. If you want an evening... More
Valerie C
30 April 2017|
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Response from Seamaid2 | Reviewed this property |
I really can't honestly answer your question about the restaurant's policy with catering an event. However, the food is delicious comfort food and Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe will be happy to work with you on the details... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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