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Gilchrist Restaurant

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804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
(609) 345-8278
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A delicious breakfast, as always. Eggs and omelets are outstanding. Fresh ingredients. Love the blueberry hotcakes. We come every time we are in AC.

Thank SMG6808
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grew up in the Inlet section of Atlantic City. Our children and their son came down and wanted to go to Gilchrist's. Took them on a tour of where I grew up, which has changed dramatically since I left the area in 1961. Nothing was the same but after 55 years, what can one expect. Since this menu is somewhat... More 

Thank gary0316
New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Back in June my bf and I researched the best place to have breakfast in AC. We wanted to get out of the casino and explore. If you ask me, $40pp for a buffet at the casino is a little ridiculous. The options vary and the quality of the food is not so great. One day I googled "best place... More 

Thank AngelaD319
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

seating inside as well as a patio overlooking the bay, Gilchrist is the place to go for breakfast and lunch! Very friendly staff,great food and view make this a perfect place to eat and relax.

Thank Kurt T
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the inlet in Atlantic City, this dockside restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. It's a very popular place with a usual wait of 20-30 minutes. But it's well worth the wait when you are served some of the best pancakes anywhere. Every platter fills the plate and your stomach. Service is very prompt and eating on the water... More 

Thank mikstud
Ocean, New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best kept secret in Atlantic City. A little birdie at the Irish Pub told us about a great little local place for breakfast and it was totally delicious! Over on the bay near the aquarium with little shops all around it. Outside and inside eating and the Pancakes were the top of our list for being the... More 

Thank Rosemarie C
Somers Point, New Jersey
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276 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having done the boat ride one gets off in time for lunch. Conviently located is this fine little restaurant. It has limited hours and it does get very crowded at times so plan accordingly. Breakfast or lunch can be had and of course various beverages. Service was quick considering we had a 10 min wait for a table. They have... More 

Thank John N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found by accident , best breakfast ever, fast friendly service, loved it!!! Wonderful views right on the water by a small Harbour

Thank Joanna P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited about three times for breakfast. The crab, spinach omelet is delicious, pancakes were great, and sausage omelet was awesome. Prices were reasonable. Great servers. The bad thing is that you have to wait outside in the hot sun, to be seated. We visited in a heat wave in Aug.

Thank Zaida B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first turkey sausage that I've eaten that actually compares to pork. Combined with the scenic view and pancakes that are comparable to my homemade hot cakes; this is a must do for breakfast!

Thank Cheryl E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: (609) 345-8278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?