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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 337 restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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95% Recommend
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

One of the best breakfast joints in the area!! I've been to some really good ones, but at Gilchrist, you know you'll be totally satisfied. Staff is really friendly, fast and on top of making sure coffee/beverages are refilled as needed. Always amazed at how quickly food comes out. Best hot cakes around!! I hope expansion doesn't hurt the current... More

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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Gilchrist just opened their third location at 9400 Atlantic Avenue in Margate. Congratulations Denise and Mike.

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Nutley, New Jersey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Myself and four others had 'breakfast' there (you know lunch-time breakfast at 1pm - it is AC after all) on a Monday in March. We all ordered the Hungry Man #2 but with variations - blueberry pancakes, peach pancakes, bacon, ham, sweet Italian sausage, eggs overeasy and scrambled. The amount of food is overwhelming! Everything tasted amazing. I imagine once... More

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Ventnor City, New Jersey, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Came on a Sunday "morning" (about 12:30) and waited about a half hour. Wasn't too bad, food and atmosphere is worth it. Both me and my friend ordered the blueberry pancakes, eggs, homefries and pork roll. I only got the pancakes after reading the reviews making me crave them. They were everything I hoped, probably the only place I'll get... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Like pancakes? Outside of Maui, HI these are some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten. The place is small, so be a bit patient getting a table. It closes early (2pm) so get there with enough time to wait in line. Its worth the wait!

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After reading Tripadvisor reviews we had to try breakfast here. We had no trouble being seated shortly after 9 midweek but the size of the place makes us wonder how long the waits are on the weekends. Whatever the wait is, it is worth it. Service, prices and the food were all excellent. We thought the pancakes were the best... More

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New York City
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

food still great and good service. great relaxing by water view and seating. We waited for about 20 minutes for a table around 12:00pm sunday.

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Califon, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

It truly was the best breakfast we had in AC. Fresh ingredients. Friendly Staff. Nice location. Excellent value. Short (and cheap) Jitney ride from the casinos. Looking forward to Gilchrist's breakfast next time we are in AC! Did I mention the delicious blueberry pancakes? They made my morning!!

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Looked this place up and I'm so glad I did. This little gem is right in a marina and so easy to get to. The food was delicious. Best blueberry pancakes ever. Service was super fast and it was so packed! Locals mixed with out of towner filled the small restaurant. Go here and don't over pay in the casinos.

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Small indoor eating area BUT worth the wait. Blueberry pancakes were excellent. I heard about the crab and spinach omelette but was not on that morning's special board BUT not a problem my waitress asked the cook and wala! I had my crab omelette. Will definitely be back again when in AC.

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