Gardner's Basin

Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City: Address, Gardner's Basin Reviews: 4/5

Gardner's Basin
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enigma00225
Atlantic City, NJ127 contributions
Hidden Gem of AC
Aug. 2020
Nice little area on the water to get something to eat, drink or go on a boat ride. There are a couple of restaurants back here including Gilcrhist which has a great oudoor breakfast, Back Bay Ale house which has great food & drinks (also outdoors) and a cute outside bar for drinks which is convenient especially if you are going on the Atlantic City Cruise boat ride. All worth checking out this area! Easy free parking. The AC aquarium is back here also but not sure if its open yet due to the pandemic restrictions.
Written September 1, 2020
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Robert C
Keyport, NJ49 contributions
Great Views
Jul. 2020
Plenty of free parking and the 2 Restaurants were Great...Gilchrist for Breakfast and Back bay Ale House for Lunch....You can't go wrong
Written July 25, 2020
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Dianna M
South Amboy, NJ836 contributions
Beautiful day
Jun. 2020
This area is beautifully designed and maintained. A great place to visit and stroll by the Bay. Several restaurants in area. Definitely would recommend a visit.
Written July 4, 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
boat cruises
Jun. 2019
quite a nice place to hang out near the aquarium...lots of amazing restaurants and food trucks...kids enjoying themselves in the nice weather...this is the place where the boat cruises for sightseeing start...quite a pretty picture where all this boats are lined up..
Written December 22, 2019
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JerseyBeachMom
Jersey Shore77 contributions
So sad
Aug. 2019 • Friends
This used to be our favorite vacation trip while in Atlantic City. In years past there were little shops offering gifts and art works with great crafters. There were beautiful gardens maintained by the Rutgers Master Gardeners. We used to love to talk to John, one of the master gardeners there. But somehow there was a law that said it was land gifted to the City by the government and there couldn’t be commercial enterprise. So now the gardens are neglected, the shops are closed and even some of the restaurants are gone. There is still the Aquarium, the Back Bay Ale House And Gilchrist but except for the boats there is nothing else there. We really loved the little shops. I hope it is revitalized.
Written September 14, 2019
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Barry P
Kingston, New York, United States115 contributions
Explore
Aug. 2019
Fun little place to be for a few hours with a few restaurants and boat rides to go out on the ocean. Nice change to get away from casinos for a few hours on a nice day
Written August 24, 2019
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KC Gypsy Explorer
Crawfordville, FL1,374 contributions
Great Parking
Jul. 2019 • Family
Ended up in gardners basin because the aquarium is there. parking was great. Some nice shops and eateries. We had breakfast at Gilchrist Diner. This is also where some of the charters boats are located.
Written August 1, 2019
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elizabethgS2749ZF
Waterford Works93 contributions
Great Location on the Bay
Jun. 2019 • Friends
THis area of Atlantic City offers so much more than most visitors are aware of.
The aquarium is there. The great back bay ale house is there.
Ample parking.
A nicely renovated up and coming area of AC.
Written July 29, 2019
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Donna B
Pottsville, Pennsylvania40 contributions
Luv it
Jul. 2019 • Family
I was always told to check it out and finally we did . Had to get the jitney over from showboat .We thought about doing the cruise for dolphins or just sightseeing cruise well this is where you buy your tickets and they board the boats We havent done that yet maybe next time .When we were there the little shops werent open so we didnt experience that yet but we did go into the Back Bay Ale House sat at the bar enjoyed the food we ate a lg breakfast so we werent super hungry got appetizers lump crab with garlic bread and kielbasa saute in onions we also had the wings and a few corona .. Thats where the AC aquarium is located also We already are talking about going there again next time in ac
Written July 11, 2019
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rabb4lyfe
Atlantic City, NJ5 contributions
FISHHEADS!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul. 2019 • Family
Whenever I get to Atlantic City, I go straight uptown to FishHeads!!!!! A visit to Garden Basin is nothing if you pass FishHeads. Whewwww they have the absolute BEST fish sandwiches in thee world...you can’t just buy 1 lol. They are sooooo good.
Written July 9, 2019
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