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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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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
Great breakfast!

The name says in Gardner's Basin but you should know that this is the complex that houses the AC Aquarium. Nice location on the water and would like to come back when the weather is more conducive to eating outside. I had a Spinach omelet with home fries and bacon. I asked for crispy bacon and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
terryVDR
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name says in Gardner's Basin but you should know that this is the complex that houses the AC Aquarium. Nice location on the water and would like to come back when the weather is more conducive to eating outside. I had a Spinach omelet with home fries and bacon. I asked for crispy bacon and well done home fries... More 

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Thank terryVDR
Ocean City, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Really Everything is delicious here. The Pancakes are fantastic! Perfection! They offer plain, blueberry or chocolate chip. Don't go anywhere else for breakfast this is the best in all of AC. We have eaten here many times and are never disappointed no matter what we order. Another favorite is the cream chip beef soooo good! The best we have ever... More 

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Thank Snorkelgirlsparkles
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As a business owner I love to see how other businesses operate. This restaurant is run like a fine tuned machine. When we arrived the place was packed. After about 2 minutes a table was cleared for us and we sat down and ordered. It could not have been more than 10 minutes and our food was delivered just as... More 

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Thank Tim K
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went last Sunday near noon. No wait but a good crowd both inside and out with the great December we are having. Omelet my wife had cooked perfectly with plenty of filling. I had the special, cream chipped beef, definitely homemade, thick sauce, tasty. Home fries are about a whole potato per person. Cooked golden brown. Coffee was hot, service... More 

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Thank Don H
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place was recommended to us by another couple in the church parking lot. So glad we tried it. Clean, excellent food, very good service. Pancakes, which are their specialty, were one of the best I had. I am looking forward for my next trip to AC so I can enjoy another great breakfast.

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Thank parentalsofstafford
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Stopped for lunch on the way to the casino. Friendly service and good food overlooking the bay. Went back t he next day for breakfast. The pancakes with maple syrup (you have to ask for it) were exceptional like last time. This is our go to place for breakfast when in AC.

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Thank fischer555
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have been coming to AC for the last 25 years and I finally made it here. I'm sorry I didn't come here sooner. Had a Greek omelet that was very good but the reason I would come back are for the blueberry pancakes they are excellent.

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Thank 628MikeC
Berkeley heights, New Jersey, USA
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We came here one day after thanksgiving and we were lucky that the weather was nice and warm and we sat right on the deck above the water. We dined in warm sun light and soft ocean breeze. We had breakfast. I recommended this place to my friends due to my previous pleasant experience. I had eaten at this place... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Good different views of Atlantic city and good food and awesome service. Kind of like a harbor view .I liked it a lot.It was busy but it took no time to seat us.This is a good alternative from the casinos. I loved sitting outside.

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Thank lawtyk
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The blueberry pancakes are outstanding. Very lite, fluffy and absolutely delicious. Coffee was also excellent!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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