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Gilchrist Restaurant

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804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
+1 609-345-8278
06:00 - 14:00
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Washington, DC
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this place is the people. The servers are wonderful - ours flat out asked if we were hung over, then brought our friend a "hangover cure" (glass of pickle juice). The prices are easy on the wallet. Everyone loves their pancakes ... but I wasn't a big fan. Regardless, I'd go back and try something different.... More 

Thank 1060WestAddison
Ventnor City, NJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I first discovered Gilchrest's at its original location on the water on Maryland Avenue in a rundown section of Atlantic City. We used to go there and have breakfast during our morning bike rides. At the start of one season we went and were so disappointed it was closed. They opened up another place many miles off... More 

Thank 64PhilliesFan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here was sooooo good, service was fast, we sat outside but they had heaters so it was warm. The staff was friendly we had a good time. food was affordable and looking forward to eat there again when it warms up so we can sit outside and enjoy the water views.

Thank cyfuller
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice people, great food. Will visit every time we're in AC. The pancakes are the best I have ever had!

Thank Eileen S
Rockaway, New Jersey
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We get to Atlantic City a couple of times a year and we always make a point to go to breakfast at Gilchrist on every trip. They have the best pancakes. Their other breakfast specials are outstanding as well. In the summer they can get very crowded and you probably will have a wait but they do have an outside... More 

Thank patsyp_11
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

3rd generation restaurant. The staff outstanding and they have the best blueberry pancakes in town. You can sit outside over looking the back bay of Atlantic City or you can sit inside your call.

1 Thank Michael B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Husband loved the thin hot cakes. Super friendly staff from the minute you walk in. You can tell they are a local place and that the staff has got their act together. They work well together and are all happy to be there which creates a happy atmosphere.

Thank Sara T
Atlanta, Georgia
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144 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

What an experience! The breakfast had many choices and the meal was just awesome. Heated patio was a nice experience to enjoy a wholesome breakfast. Don't miss it or you will really miss it.Keep it up guys!

Thank Ashish_Makhija
Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had the crab omelet, do not get it. It is more of a quiche folded over, I don't like quiche. Tasted of crab but could not find any crab pieces. The potatoes had no taste at all. Can tell they are frozen, but so much more can be done to spice them some. Idea, old bay? Honestly the people were... More 

Thank IronChef7327
Delran, New Jersey
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town. The pancakes are to die for. Staff is always friendly. We will be back again.

1 Thank e27felix

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
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: +1 609-345-8278

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