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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cornbread” (134 reviews)
“collard greens” (50 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All I can say is “OMG!” That was the best liver & onions I ever had AT A RESTAURANT! I asked the waiter was my mother back there. That’s how good it was. We enjoy our experience there! WE WILL BE BACK in May this...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic ribs and great ice tea. Others in party had hamburger and crab cake sandwich and they loved it too Coleslaw and mac and cheese yummy

Thank john398
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dropped by today 4-10-18. Very reasonable a lot of food for your money. I got the three egg platter with grits and ny wife got the favorite platter with french toast. Let me say this I am a chef, I have...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can you tell the difference? Well the chefs at Kelsey and Kims obviously can't😥. The guest ordered Smothered PORK CHOPS but got TURKEY CHOPS instead! She took 1 look at her plate and said this aint no smothered pork chops!!! Girlfriend knew her food! Anyway...More

Thank Uslowublow
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious as alway. I fill up on the cornbread and sweet tea before I eat....lol. I always have leftovers. Service was great. As we were eating we didnt realize a band was there. We came and they had just finished there 1st set....More

1  Thank tammis65
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A Diners and Dive retreat that should not be missed...awesome beakfasts! The grits are spot on along with their killer corn bread. Service is great..and your never rushed.

Thank barfoot164
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Possible to get a side of racism with my meal? When attending this facility, and we were finally seated, waited 45 minutes before anyone asked us what we wanted, waitresses walking passed to tables that arrived after us, staff pointing at our table and whispering,...More

3  Thank William B
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I searched for this place during several visits to Atlantic City because I heard so much about it. When I finally found it we went for brunch the next day, sadly to say I wasn't impressed. MAMOSA/ SANGRIA was not included in the buffet, and...More

Thank Jonesy2931
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

It was hard to choose what to have with so many options! Everything we chose ended up being delicious. The grits in particular were the best I've had in a long time, maybe ever. Thinking about stopping by again before leaving AC.

Thank TDD00
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we came here to Kim and Kelsey's on Melrose Avenue. The minute we entered the restaurant greater us. He was really nice and friendly. The waiter was really nice and professional. The food was good, hot and fresh. The cornbread...More

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William B
4 March 2018|
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Response from iSpy71322 | Reviewed this property |
Kelsey’s often does that. I think it’s more of a need to improve service than a discrimination issue. It’s happened to me more than once and I am black. Also, unfortunately some of my people think that people of other... More
Wanda J
29 June 2017|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
The Flagship is just over two blocks away from the restaurant an easy walk.
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
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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