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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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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
Last Day Brunch

We came back today after enjoying our breakfast here yesterday. We figured before we headed out of town let's get a nice little bite to eat. My grilled chicken with veggies and melted provolone and fries was good but just a bit too much cheese. Harv says his hot roast beef with provolone and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We came back today after enjoying our breakfast here yesterday. We figured before we headed out of town let's get a nice little bite to eat. My grilled chicken with veggies and melted provolone and fries was good but just a bit too much cheese. Harv says his hot roast beef with provolone and horseradish on a kaiser roll was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a group of 20 and they were able to serve is timely and the food was great. It was so nice to be able to enjoy get food and a beautiful view of the water. They have a net around the restaurant and keeps the birds away which was great so you can enjoy outside eating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Their blueberry pancakes were rated as the best in the world by our Marriott tour guide. We decided to try them today for my birthday. The pancakes were light and flavorful. The view was very nice from the outdoor pier. My husband & daughter enjoyed their omelettes. My son liked his French toast. My mom & I were very happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Every overnight trip to AC we try and get to Gilchrist for breakfast. The food is just fantastic and the prices are just as good. And with this you get wonderful views of the back bay and toward Brigantine and boats are always coming and going. After stroll the shops and aquarium.

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Laurel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Finally visited this place for breakfast and it was good, a definite 4.5 rating. The service was great, the food was good, and the waterside view was nice. I can definitely vouch for the morning food and would go back.

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Port washington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I came here for breakfast after seeing several reviews. We didn't want to eat at a hotel or boardwalk joint, so we took a cab out to Gilchrist. As the reviews say, there will be a wait. We waited 45 minutes for our seats (they said it would be an hour). We both had omelets and we... More 

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NJ, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent food. Great destination for a bike ride. Don't worry... it's safe!!! Ride your bike down the boardwalk to New Hampshire Ave and then take that road right to the aquarium. It's right next door. Bay views are nice... sit outside and enjoy them! Get the hash browns - they are crispy awesome-ness!!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We stopped for lunch at Gilchrist's. When I saw the pancakes I forgot about the lunch thingy. Pancakes were the best I ever had. Our new go to place when in Atlantic City or Brigantine. My hubby had the fish and chips with fries, and he loved it. Prices are reasonable and we sat outside and enjoyed the view. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I looked up this place online and saw it had almost 5 stars. That was good enough for me to want to try it. You have to understand that this is a no nonsense place for true food lovers. This is not a fancy place by any means. They pump out plates of food like pros! They feed people like... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The pancakes were delicious but the table syrup tastes like flavored water. We asked for packaged syrup, never dreaming they would be so petty to charge $1 for a little container. There was nothing on the menu or table to indicate the extra charge for syrup. $4 that they should have been ashamed to collect. Their food is not cheap,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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