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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant within walking distance to Tropicana. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Very nice with a diner ambiance.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every time we are in AC. Their blueberry pancakes are light and simply delicious. The omelettes are excellent as well. Their food is consistent- hence the lines. For added relaxation, we love their location by the marina with the beautiful view. They...are always a must stop when in AC.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 21, 2021

Since discovering this place on a trip to AC a few years ago, I try to make it a point every time I am in town to hit this place. The views are great. The food is cheap and terrific. You can't go wrong... don't...pass it up! Eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee... everything is spot on!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 18, 2021 via mobile

Aside from the servers, the lady hostess and gentleman taking your money were maskless the entire time of our visit. I am so thankful we are vaccinated AND wearing a mask. These people who apparently have more of a stake in this business are foolish...and will be partially responsible if we have another shutdown.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 11, 2021

We went to Tropicana for Moms Day weekend the breakfast was spot on fresh hot and good service the pancakes were light and the turkey sausage was a plus for my husbands meal would definitely go back there again and the price was fabulous compared...to other restaurants in ACMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 16, 2021 via mobile

This was a such a great find. The coffee was hot, fresh and delicious. The waitresses were pleasant, friendly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed, including coffee refills and how everything tasted. The food was so tasty. My husband had the special...apple cinnamon hot cakes. These were some of the best hot cakes, almost like giant crepes but better. A perfect blend of little chunks of apples and cinnamon. So delicious. I had a breakfast sandwich with ham, egg and cheese on an everything bagel. The sandwich had a hearty serving of ham and the american cheese was melted to perfection over the fried egg. The bagel was also fresh and delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2021 via mobile

The food overall is very good. My favorite is their pancakes. Thin and light. The coffee is also very good. Service and overall value is excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 9, 2021

We came just for the pancakes. I am a breakfast person, but often don't order pancakes in restaurants because I am exceptionally picky about those (as opposed to waffles, etc). Most restaurants make them too doughy and thick for my taste. I saw the reviews...and accolades about the pancakes and dove in! These are truly in the top 5 I have had ever in my travels. The eggs and potatoes were just fine. The service was excellent, friendly and prompt. They only reason I gave them 4 stars was because of an ant problem they were having that greeted us immediately upon sitting. I am not unreasonable and know that can be fixed and am sure they are aware. Clearly, it did not stop me from ordering, as I was determined.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

We were in AC looking for a breakfast place. I saw this online and even our hotel valet recommended this place. We tried the crab spinach cheddar omlette and chicken salad sandwich. They were AMAZING..will def return

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 1, 2021

Pancakes better than IHOP..yeah I went there! . Thin perfect , great flavor. I love the location by the bay..The one at trop is great too. Never had scrapple..im sure i dont want to know whats in it but deeeeeeeee-lish

Date of visit: December 2020
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March 10, 2021|
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Response from torindivo | Reviewed this property |
We just ordered regular coffee, it's really good regular coffee, but it's not flavored or fancy like a starbucks. I'm not sure of the exact brand of coffee they use, if that's what you're asking.
February 26, 2019|
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Response from janeY7004VO | Reviewed this property |
yes free parking. nice area if you need to wait for a table.
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Gilchrist Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5