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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (132 reviews)
“collard greens” (50 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here was amazing! Don't let the strip mall facade fool you. The grits were the best I've had in the north. The stem was perfection and the eggs were awesome! But most importantly this place offered truly friendly service and hospitality. The manager greeted...More

2  Thank Dduffy610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant featuring "southern" food was a bit odd. The seating area was smaller than it had appeared to be from the outside. We were greeted and seated promptly. There were many waiters mulling around plus the host and cashier. The menu featured waffles and...More

1  Thank dee d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this place on Diner, Drive In's and Dives and decided to visit. I really enjoyed the mashed potatoes that came with the fish plate.

1  Thank Ms K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the bang bang shrimp and crab cake as an appetizer, it was really good. They give you a house salad and cornbread which I really good. The smothered pork chops, potato salad and collard greens were very tasty. Portions are large. My partner...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 December 2017 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 December 2017 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 30 November 2017

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 30 November 2017 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 27 November 2017 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 23 November 2017 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
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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
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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