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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“cornbread” (135 reviews)
“collard greens” (51 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank tammis65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My hubbie and I stopped here for lunch, on a recent visit to AC.....Such a friendly atmosphere and great food....We were welcomed and felt very comfortable . We didn't have to wait for a table,on a Friday! Food was served very quickly and was excellant!...More

Thank redhead315
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Coming from San Diego for an east coast trip, we were staying a the Flagship Resort and decided to talk a walk when we came upon this place. Best food on the whole NJ, DC, NY driving trip!

Thank kartdriver
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were greeted with a warm welcome and the experience just got better from there. This is a very comfortable restaurant with excellent food and superb service. We felt like family!

Thank joeydii
Reviewed 4 January 2018 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
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William B
5 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
USD 12 - USD 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, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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