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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

The legendary giant sub sandwiches. A half is plenty for two.
Sweets in Atlantic City


It's not Oompa Loompas behind the glass, but Deb and Mark Pellegrino, who've made their global chocolate dreams come true in this uniquely decorated shop: many items are cast-offs from old churches, and there's even…
Bar in Atlantic City

Iron Room

This high-end rectangular room away from the Boardwalk mixes spirits with unobtrusive classic rock while you melt into the seat cushions along the wall, helped by the $14 specialty drinks and a chalkboard full of cr…
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 – specifically whisky and rum – per year. A cigar lounge outside completes the s…
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…
Bar in Atlantic City

The Irish Pub

The name says it all. Dark paneling lined with memorabilia from the golden age of drinking (Jack Dempsey boxing posters), this pub gets you going up or coming down: it's open 24 hours. Save some room for the St. Jam…
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…
Italian in Atlantic City

Angelo's Fairmount Tavern

This beloved family-owned Italian joint features more snaps of Frankie than the Sinatra Museum in Hoboken. The tunes, trinkets and tiramisu (and even some of the waitstaff) all recall the classic ’50s Ratpack vibe, …