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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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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
Late breakfast.

It is an out of the way place on the water. Nothing fancy. Ordered eggs over hard w/bacon and short stack of blueberry pancakes. Food was not great. Pancakes were very thin and eggs were cooked in a large frying pan that covered dish, but were also too thin. Edible but not recommended, unless you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Hutchinson Island, Florida
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Hutchinson Island, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is an out of the way place on the water. Nothing fancy. Ordered eggs over hard w/bacon and short stack of blueberry pancakes. Food was not great. Pancakes were very thin and eggs were cooked in a large frying pan that covered dish, but were also too thin. Edible but not recommended, unless you want to be by the... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Every time my wife and I visit Atlantic City we head to Gilchrist for breakfast. Great atmosphere, the best pancakes at half the price for breakfast at the casinos.

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New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had a nice family atmosphere. Food is fresh and made to order. My husband and I always go there for a quick getaway.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unique restaurant in Gardiners Basin. The best part of this restaurant is the outdoor deck dining area (on the water). Great place for breakfast; our favorite: the blueberry pancakes!! Very relaxed atmosphere, nice watching the boats going in and out of harbor. We are locals, and this is one of our favorite breakfast spots. So, we are here often...lunch is... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's pretty hard to mess up breakfast and Gilchrist's doesn't. The pancakes are cooked to perfection and the omelettes are delicious. Wish I could take home some of their coffee. All three Gilchrist's restaurants are consistent. Great service, too. Salads at lunch are smaller than expected, but good, as are the sandwiches. No parking in Margate, not a problem in... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

History proves this is one of the best breakfast places in AC with a view. The place is mobbed on the weekends and fills up quickly even midweek, especially during the summer season. The menu is pretty basic but they do pretty basic really well. Good food, wholesome family atmosphere and great view! We love their breakfast burrito wrap, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The best hometown restaurant I have eaten in. Great service, location and food. Much better prices than the casinos.

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

One of the most relaxing places to enjoy an above average breakfast ( if you can get a table, preferably out on the deck). The pancakes are awesome, service good, and prices are good. The weekends in the summer are very busy and there can be long waits in the hot sun, but it is all worth it. Would eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

still craving the pancakes. we came here every morning during our stay in AC. lovveeee the pancakes and coffee. love love.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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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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