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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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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in search of a place that had great food, great atmosphere and outstanding service in AC. Well we found it all of that at Gilchrist and more. Atlantic City is a bit rough around the edges but this place is a true diamond in the rough. If you make a trip to AC you need to make a... More 

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Oxford, ct
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

That's what you get at this place. A local waterfront diner serving good food in a comfortable, relaxed environment. The blueberry pancakes were great. The waitresses are friendly and if you want upscale, go elsewhere but to have decent, reasonably priced food this place is tough to beat.

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Thank rorer417
NJ
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good but long lines in the summer. Don't really care for the solo diner or at least that is my impression. I am a local so I come here and see this place in the fall and spring when they are dead. Today the food not great. Service not bad except again the perception they they are bother... More 

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Thank traveler5005
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a AC resident for quite some time Gilchrist has served me many a breakfast, and ALL have been first rate. Pancakes, crabmeat omelettes, scrapple, what more could you ask for! Get there early on weekends for its a popular place. Service is quick always friendly.! Can't miss.

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Thank Jeffrey S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Ok" view of water. Basic breakfast and lunch selection. Food was Average. Waitress took order, delivered food, delivered check and never saw her again. Her tip reflected the lack of attention she gave us. I wont be back.

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Thank Jouxjoux
Pasadena
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited 2 times during our week stay in AC. The blueberry hot cakes are wonderful. Lots of choices of breakfast meats. Will definitely go back next time we are in AC.

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Thank Jbas0801
Trenton, New Jersey
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our title says it all. Food and service was excellent and the setting could not have been better. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank RedSox1938
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food. Friendly. Short wait. Beautiful view. Breezy and cool. Blueberry pancake are wonderful.

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Thank Carol L
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hideaway is classic old time Atlantic City. BEST breakfast at very reasonable prices along with large portions. You can eat outside overlooking the marina or inside and look at some historic pictures of Atlantic City. You know a place has great food when the parking is full and it's only 8am, so be sure to get there early. Afterwards... More 

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Thank Niecey S
Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome food, and great service. Easy to find, close to the Atlantic city aquarium, food is always good and is nice and hot. Waitresses are excellent and have never had to wait for seating.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?