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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“home fries” (35 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00All hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone in our family of 4, 2-6 year olds approved. The gilchrist pancakes are in my top 5 they are a hotcake in my opinion; thin, buttery, and a little dense. Mmmmm. Eggs​ we're done well and french toast was a hit.

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

No Trip to Atlantic City is complete without a trip to Gardner's Basin and Glichrists for breakfast. Long lines on the Weekends, but worth the wait

Thank Michaelap327
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to go to the original Gilchrist restaurant in Gardner's Basin, but it was closed due to a gas leak. There was a sign on the door to try their location in Margate. It was a little further than we wanted to go, but decided...More

Thank PATA08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome always. We always love it here with friends and family. Servers are great view is great. All breakfast dishes are delicious.

Thank Debutantroe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering the establishment the only plus was Marlene who is the hostess. She is always welcoming but it stops there. I found the wait staff to be less than welcoming. I don't know of any breakfast that deep fries their bacon. It was tasteless....More

Thank fdcorps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast!! fantastic chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes.. terrific service and you can't beat the view ! I've been going here for years and she only place I eat breakfast at in AC!

Thank Steve I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place has been around for years. Always good. Great location, sit outside and look at the water and boats. Enjoy pancakes and eggs. And they have GRITS. Not many places in NJ serve GRITS but they do and they do it right,

Thank marqu72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gilchrist has the best breakfast anywhere. I travel weekly and have not found any place better than the Gilchrist. Service is excellent. Every waitress checks on your table as they pass by. The breakfast is always perfect. My 2 eggs, 2 blueberry pancakes, ham or...More

Thank BAHuston3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at Gilchrist for years. The blueberry pancakes my breakfast partner ordered were awesome. As usual I had a great omlette.. Yum and I always go back.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday and expected to wait for a table. The restaurant is very simple and plain, but the food is excellent. The prices were good, the service great and the waterfront patio heavenly. Would definitely go back!

Thank Lisa M
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24 February 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.
13 February 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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