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Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Updated: Apr 2

If you’re ready for good food but also want to support some black-owned businesses while in Atlantic City, we’ve rounded up our picks for you to try. From soul food to caribbean to vegan, there’s something for everyone. 


Cuisine: Soul Food

If you’re looking for fun vibes and good food, look no further than Kelsey & Kim’s. This is the place to be seen, hang out with your friends, and enjoy a delicious meal. Expect live music too depending on when you go. Walk-ins are accepted but make a reservation if you can. Take-out is also available. They are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

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Kelsey & Kim’s Southern Cafe

Cuisine: Soul Food

This is the sister location to Kelsey’s. This is where you go with the get-in, get-out mentality since this establishment is more focused on takeout. Same great quality food though in a different location. It is in the Inlet part of town, which is further away from the Sheraton.

Yardy Real Jamaica Food

Cuisine: Jamaican

If you’re looking for oxtails and jerk chicken, you have to try this restaurant. Yardy is advertised as “Atlantic City’s only authentic real Jamaican restaurant”. The platters provide plenty of food and this place is quite popular in the city. Takeout and delivery are available.


Cuisine: Soul Food & Seafood

Located down the street from the Hard Rock Hotel, Platters is a soul food and seafood restaurant that even has live music on some days. The seafood boils are great and sort of a rare find in the city. You can sit inside or do takeout or delivery.

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Vegans R Us

(Temporarily closed as of March 22 - we are monitoring to see when they will open up again)

Cuisine: Vegan/Vegetarian

As people continue to seek out healthier options, it was imperative that we include a vegan option for you to try. Vegans R Us is conveniently located on the next block in Tanger Outlets. The menu has a lot of variety and they have the most amazing smoothies!

McDonald’s (Honorable Mention)

Cuisine: American

Yes, both of the McDonald’s franchise locations in Atlantic City are black-owned. Now, we cannot say it’s the healthiest or best option but when it comes to price and convenience, it’s hard to beat McDonald’s. The closest one is located just a block away in the Tanger Outlets.

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I love Platters AC! Excellent food, friendly staff, and the live music is great!

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