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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
BEST pancakes

This is a cute little place, right on the water at Gardner's Basin. We had a wonderful breakfast outside on the water with the most delicious blueberry pancakes I've ever had. They are on the thinner side with lacy, crispy edges and blueberries that just pop. My husband said the home fries were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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NJ
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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a cute little place, right on the water at Gardner's Basin. We had a wonderful breakfast outside on the water with the most delicious blueberry pancakes I've ever had. They are on the thinner side with lacy, crispy edges and blueberries that just pop. My husband said the home fries were fantastic too. Little sparrows visiting the tables... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Gilchrist is always a great place for breakfast. We were here two years ago and the service and food are fantastic. The short stack of blue berry pancakes was delicious. My wife had a BLT egg sandwich and grits. The service is friendly and fast. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's one of the best places to eat breakfast in AC. Food comes out hot. The pancakes are perfectly cooked. Eggs over easy were exactly the way you want it. The view is great,too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely tranquil setting at Garner's basin in Atlantic City. The food, especially the pancakes is so good. There will be a line but thats ok. See the aquarium and shops or go on a boat trip after. Family fun. Only breakfast and lunch served.

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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Be prepared to wait a while to get a table but the view is worth it! The breakfast is pretty good... nothing phenomenal. Their english muffins could use some work as well as their potatoes. The eggs are always prepared exactly as ordered. People rave about the pancakes but I'm not a pancake eater. My husband tried them and prefers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just what you are looking for after a wild night in AC. Hot coffee, quick friendly service, good food and low prices. Score!

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

By far the best breakfast place in the area. I am never disappointed when I visit. Try to get outside seating, the view is awesome!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nothing fancy about this little gem on the water in Gardener's Basin, but you will not find a better breakfast anywhere. Hotcakes and omelets can not be beat! Go early to beat the crowd!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We eat here weekly on Sunday's and it never disappoints. We bike from Brigantine with our dogs- they are always so accommodating on the deck- and dog friendly!!! Blueberry pancakes are a must!!! Light, airy & fresh!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ate breakfast here, tables are outside on the water really nice view in Gardener's Basin. Umbrellas over the table were made of straw and pretty flowers also lined the deck over the water. Lots of shade and a beautiful breeze. The servers were outstanding. I had pork roll, egg and cheese on a roll which was really good, home fries... More 

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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
Phone Number: (609) 345-8278
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
Cuisine: American

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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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