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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, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the quest!

We love breakfast @ the shore,but not the price when we visit the casinos.It's usual expensive & not very good.We decided to venture...thanks GPS...and found the Gilchrist after reading good reviews.We sat outside over the water & enjoyed a delicious breakfast.Highly recommend the blueberry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We love breakfast @ the shore,but not the price when we visit the casinos.It's usual expensive & not very good.We decided to venture...thanks GPS...and found the Gilchrist after reading good reviews.We sat outside over the water & enjoyed a delicious breakfast.Highly recommend the blueberry pancakes.Yum!Terrific staff too.Will definitely return.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visit during warm weather when you can sit at an outdoor table and enjoy the view - casinos, water, fishing boats, in addition to lots of other restaurant patrons. Chocolate chip pancakes a specialty - light, fluffy, delicious. However all options a winning meal.

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Philadelphia
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53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this was given to us by our hotel and what a find. A seashore type breakfast/lunch restaurant right on the water. From the hostess to our waitress and others pouring coffee, all were exceptional and very quick. Two different omelets were exceptional along with the grits. We will eat breakfast here every time in Atlantic City.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good breakfast but nothing great. Service was fast, but they didn't pay attention to requests. Had to ask twice for three different items missing from order.

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Ocean, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Wonderful little gem hidden on AC's Back Bay, near the Aquarium. We've been to AC many times, but thanks to TA we found this terrific little place. It was a beautiful day so we ate outside on the deck, watching the birds play over the water. I had a #2 breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 hotcakes, bacon and grits. Hubby had... More 

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Long Island, NY
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34 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Hotcakes are 5 stars, the service is fast and the coffee was good. They can get so busy you have to wait outside for a seat. The room is very crowded and you'll be overhearing everyone's conversations.Simple menu. My wife loves Taylor ham (pork roll) and they serve it.

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a well kept secret that we are finally sharing... We found this a few years ago. Famous for their fresh blueberry pancakes..so plump and juicy. The locals who own this are always friendly and helpful! Outside seating!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My friends and I went here for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered the Italian omelette, which had sausage, provolone, peppers and onions in it, and it came with homefries and toast. It was delicious. We also got a side order of the apple cinnamon pancakes; these were delicious too. This is a great little spot with many dining... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I'd like call myself a pancake fanatic/connoisseur, just because I worked at Denny's and ate at ihop. But their cakes a are great. I got the hungry man combo #2...could have skipped the eggs and home fries and doubled up on the cakes! She had the burger, only ate half but she fills up quick, and even liked the other... More 

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west wildwood new jersey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The wait staff are friendly, and very attentive. The coffee has a wonderful flavor, very different from most diners. The pancakes are lighter then a feather. Great breakfast stop.

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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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