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Gilchrist Restaurant

804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
+1 609-345-8278
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (39 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
804 N Rhode Island Ave, at Gardners Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2905
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Older, off the beaten path place with inside or outisde seating. Ate breakfast here twice during our stay. Pancakes were light and fabulous. Homefries were outstanding. Omlettes great. Such a great breakfast find. Open 6am to 2pm. Wont be disappointed.

Thank leecyleecy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate both breakfast and lunch here and enjoyed sitting outside and taking in water views. Ask to sit way out by the water if possible. There will be a breeze and it's more fun. We found the breakfast servings more that adequate and very...More

Thank alexswinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this by checking TA and happy we did. Pancakes are definately the star. We ate outside and was old school atmosphere, nothing fancy, just good service and good food. Lots of locals so you know it is a staple. We will be back...More

Thank ChrisOBB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little place open for early breakfast and lunch, is a delight. The pancakes (blueberry especially) are marvelous. Lots of choices on the breakfast menu. BUT--get there very early (before 9 AM) or prepare for a long wait.

Thank paulbfbird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great breakfast place! We were in AC for 2 nights and were happy to find Gilchrist. The food was fresh and excellent. Although we waited for 20 minutes, it was worth the wait. Excellent service too! We tried a Soulfood breakfast place that...More

1  Thank gloriajean416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun location, we go a lot. Great for breakfast. Known for their blueberry pancakes. I love omelets. Casual atmosphere.

Thank Stephanie3636
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Checked out of the Borgata, skipped their $17.00 breakfast and ate at Gilchrist's. Was told it was a 5 to 10 minute wait but only waited 2 minutes ( it was a weekday). They have indoor and outdoor seating and we chose outdoor. Nice water...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in scenic Gardner’s Basin on the bay, this place is by far the best breakfast place in Atlantic City. Seating is both inside and outside. Standard breakfast fare but oh so good. They will custom make your omelet with whatever you wish. Super fast...More

Thank SNJ08203
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Gilchrist Restaurant for breakfast and it was great!!!!!!!! We each got omelets and also ordered a short stack of blueberry pancakes. The pancakes were better then described in other reviews. Sitting on the dock is great, nice breeze. Each table had its own...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Very busy place but a good breakfast at not too big of a price! We waited approximately 20 minutes to be seated. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Sheila P
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February 24, 2016|
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Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
if you go late in the morning, noonish, the specials may be gone. great place off the strip, good reputation, always a good crowd.
February 13, 2015|
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Response from Debra M | Reviewed this property |
No. It's small but the service is very fast and things move along. You might have a short wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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