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Gilchrist Restaurant

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804 N. Rhode Island Ave., is about a mile from its historic location on the 400 block of North Maryland Avenue., at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-8278
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pancakes are yummy!

Breakfast one day, lunch the next. Good food, good service. The pancakes are the best! Enjoyed this little hideaway. Looking forward to coming back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Kerbear2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Breakfast one day, lunch the next. Good food, good service. The pancakes are the best! Enjoyed this little hideaway. Looking forward to coming back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A friend told us about this lovely restaurant, just off the beaten path in AC. Beautiful water views and dining available outside even in the winter-heated enclosure. Very quick service, delicious food and friendly staff. Well worth the trip on a Saturday or Sunday morning for brunch,

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our second time to Gilchrist confirmed it's our favorite place for breakfast. The pancakes (I had blueberry) are incredible. I don't typically eat pancakes but these are a "must have". So I had two! Eggs & bacon, grits, home fries, all perfect. Service was fun friendly and fast. Food was on our table in five min. or less If you... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Popular seaside location with locals and tourists alike. They are known for their pancakes. But their omelets are not too shabby either.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ok you can have hotcakes or ...............YOU CAN HAVE HOTCAKES! Right on the back bay waterfront. This place, no lie continually has the best. Light, thin and really really good hotcakes. Also another specialty for breakfast and a favorite of mine: 2 eggs, grits and fried codfish. Excellent. Right next to the commercial fishing docks it's an interesting place in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning after spending the weekend in Atlantic City. What a treat! The service was spectacular, a level you just don't see anymore. Coffee cups were never less than half full, and service came with a smile. Our food came quickly, and was outstanding. I especially loved the pancakes - delicious. Prices were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been going to the Gilchrist for years, before they opened the offshore site in Galloway and the new site in Gardener's Basin. My friend and I would always go there after a long night shift and sit next to the water. The food may not be fancy, but it's simple breakfast done right. The staff is super friendly and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Their variety of omelets is great, but they're most noted for their hot pancakes, which are awesome. I recommend the stack of pancakes or the stack of blueberry pancakes. Get here before it gets crowded though, if possible.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Gilchrist is famous for their blueberry pancakes, with good cause! Everyone I've ever brought here, loves this place. Located off the strip, in Gardiner's Basin, across from the Atlantic City Aquarium (last stop on the Jitney), on the marina where the historic sailboat cruises and fishing boats leave from, I enjoy looking out over the water while I dine. One... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

As usual I turned to trip advisor for restaurant recommendations during my most recent trip to AC. The reviews were spot on. Everything we ordered was very good. There are great views, and the restaurant staff is very attentive. This is a no frills place to get some very good food, and the water views are a bonus!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 804 N. Rhode Island Ave., is about a mile from its historic location on the 400 block of North Maryland Avenue., at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: (609) 345-8278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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