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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 2 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 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week 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
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are m own for their blueberry pancakes, but I hate pancakes. However you pretty much can't go wrong here, everything is great

Thank lchez55
Absecon, New Jersey
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilchrist is a local breakfast favorite. The service is always very good and quick. There is a high table turn over rate so don't plan to hang out there and chat after you're finished eating. There is typically a line of hungry customers patiently waiting their turn. The pancakes are amazing. If you are just going to choose one thing... More 

Thank NJGoodEats
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time patron today with my wife. Pancakes, eggs, etc... Good food, excellent service & reasonably priced. If we weren't leaving NJ would go back. A definite keeper for next year.

Thank Michael M

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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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?