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Top Choice Southern US in Atlantic City

Kelsey & Kim's Café

In the pretty residential Uptown area, this friendly cafe does excellent Southern comfort food, from morning grits and waffles to fried whiting and barbecue brisket. BYOB makes it a deal.
Theatre in Atlantic City

Historic Pipe Organ

A nonprofit institute runs tours, recitals and silent films to maintain the Boardwalk Hall's two historic – and impressive – pipe organs – the 'sonic Mount Rushmore.'
Sandwiches in Atlantic City

White House Subs

Legendary, giant and delicious sub sandwiches. A half is plenty for two.
Distillery in Atlantic City

Little Water Distillery

AC's first legal hooch house since the days of Prohibition, these crafty brothers plan on turning out 20,000 gallons of the hard stuff – whisky and rum – per year. A cigar lounge outside completes the scene; special…
Books in Atlantic City

Princeton Antiques and Books

Maybe you didn't come to Sin City to shop for books, but this musty maze of literary castoffs, off the beaten casino track, is kind of irresistible. 'We Buy the Old' on the awning speaks volumes. If you can't find w…
Amusement Park in Atlantic City

Steel Pier

The Steel Pier, directly in front of the Taj Mahal casino, was the site of the famous high-diving horses that plunged into the Atlantic before crowds of spectators from the 1920s to the '70s. Today it's a collection…
Monument in Atlantic City

Lucy the Elephant

This six-story wooden pachyderm was constructed in 1881 as a land developer's weird scheme to attract customers. It's in Margate (just south of AC), and you can now climb up inside on a guided tour (on the half-hour…
Lighthouse in Atlantic City

Absecom Lighthouse

New Jersey's tallest lighthouse at 171ft (228 steps), Absecom (Ab-see-cum) gives you a bird's-eye view of AC. Moonlight climbs are offered monthly during summer and fall.
American in Atlantic City

Knife and Fork Inn

This vestige of Prohibition style was restored in 2005. Happy hour, from 4pm to 6:30pm, is a good way to see the interior murals and mahogany trim.
Italian in Atlantic City

Angelo's Fairmount Tavern

Angelo’s is a beloved family-owned Italian restaurant. The outdoor patio makes a nice spot to take in the sunset and have a pint and a burger.