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Gilchrist Restaurant

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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Ranked #5 of 348 restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

With the nice weatger we went looking for a new place to have breakfast outside. Gilchrist ' s is right on the waterfront and has a great outdoor deck. We were greeted by friendly staff and given a table by the water. Although the blueberry pancakes seem to be the most popular breakfast based on the people around us, my... More

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North Creek, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Gilchrist is not just a breakfast place, it's a restaurant with a big history in the area and a family that has welcomed folks for generations. When i was younger, my father a Naval Captain would take us here for breakfast. We would sit at the counter and could look through the floor at the water. The food was good,... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Gilchrist Restaurant is pretty charming, especially if you sit outside by the marina. The breakfast, however, certainly wasn't the best I've ever had--I definitely didn't think that it was anything to write home about, but for what it's worth my scrambled eggs and home fries hit the spot, and my husband enjoyed his omelet. Service was a little slow at... More

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice, small place, breakfast was like breakfast...nothing to write home about, didn t live up to the hype and I had the blueberry pancakes. They were good but not spectacular. Service was good and friendly...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had breakfast here one morning after reading the reviews and it did not live up to the hype in our eyes. Service was not good. The waitress acted like she could not of cared less, very grumpy early 20's dark haired girl. We ordered plain pancakes for my son, and they brought him blueberry pancakes. We had to eventually... More

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Rome
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Near the aquarium and docks, we had a delicious and hearty lunch. Nice sized portions but not over the top. Buttery pancakes were the highlight. Quick service. Good prices (about $15 per person). Kids were happy, too. Indoors has very little decor.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We sat outside and had a wonderful leisurely breakfast. The server was prompt, efficient, and funny. She knew the menu and made good suggestions, which we followed. There were 6 of us and we had different items. The scrambled eggs were fluffy and tasty. Blueberry pancakes were full of blueberries, and were light. Bacon and sausage were cooked perfectly. The... More

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Ithaca, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was looking for a low-key place for my friends and I to have breakfast after my bachelorette party, and Gilchrist was perfect. It's far enough from the casinos, but not so far that the drive was difficult, and it's right on the marina---the view is beautiful. The food was fantastic, the servers were incredibly nice, and there were little... More

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Colonia, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When visiting A/C, do yourself a favor and get away from the casinos to have a fantastic breakfast at Gilchrist. We were there on a beautiful morning, sat out on the deck and everything was super, the atmosphere, the service and the food.

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New York City, New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We didn't have breakfast here (like most people) but did enjoy a nice lunch of fish and chips and crab cakes. For a restaurant right on the water, they don't have a lot of seafood. There was a line and a wait, and the service is polite but rushed. It's like a diner on the water. I would definitely come... More

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