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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” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (90 reviews)
“collard greens” (48 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank TripTips14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank Buzz B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, friendly greeting and service. Best fried chicken and catfish we have had in a long time. Collards, corn bread- Yum! Definitely going back to try breakfast ( and probably dinner, again)

Thank George V
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This place has it all. Friendly staff, excellent service, and the food is absolutely delicious. You must try the brisket, collard greens, and cornbread. Glad we found this spot.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I looked up soulfood restaurant and it had a listing for Kelsey & Kim's. So I went there for breakfast and was not disappointed. . The grits alone are worth me driving all those miles on the parkway for. . I will absolutely visit them...More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast for me is the pork chop smothered with gravy & fried onions with the most delicious grits I've ever eaten. Consistently the best.

Thank Neal A
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent. My server name was Keith. He’s a great guy. I had the chicken & waffles. It was soooooooo goooood! When ever I’m in town. I will be back. I had drink call the uptown half ice tea & lemonade

Thank Antmonie
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We all had some food to take home. But that didn't mean we didn't like it... Quite the opposite as the food was all delicious. Cornbread as awesome. I had something different.. turkey chop and I was so pleased. I was the only one who...More

Thank Ryan P
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Wanda J
28 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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