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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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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“home fries” (40 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 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 2 days ago

Stopped in Atlantic City during a pouring rain for a bite to eat. Found this delightful spot where we were welcomed as if old friends. The service was excellent and the food was well prepared. There was something for everyone. The menu has a good...More

Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Atlantic City and stumbled across this local gem, thanks to Tripadvisor and Yelp! Gilchrist Cafe & Grill serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. They close at 2,pm, and have plenty of parking in the off season. They have very friendly and attentive staff,...More

Thank WildWilliam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing like having breakfast on the water with lots of working (and pleasure) boats going by. Great spot, super views and terrific, reasonably priced fare. While they serve both breakfast and lunch, highly recommend that start with eggs or pancakes. Enjoy!

Thank janeY7004VO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bayside spot. Food was good and the price was right. Filled with locals and workmen. Loved the hot cakes. Pretty views of fishing boats and vacation homes near the water. Near park, promenade, and bike path. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank 23Mary_Ellen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is just an old fashioned beautiful breakfast joint. Nothing fancy here but I love their style. Fast service and we loved it. Blueberry pancakes are the best. Give this place a shot. It’s worth it.

Thank George K
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Only open for breakfast and lunch, until 2:00 pm. Charming location right on the bay. Famous for their melt in your mouth hotcakes, it is not unusual to have a 1 1/2 hour wait during the summer months. Early October the wait was only 15...More

Thank Len37
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This adorable place is on the water, so you get a great view during breakfast! The service was speedy and the food was amazing! Best hotcakes (pancakes) I've ever had and the omelette was great as well!

1  Thank c0urtneymarie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The breakfast here is really good!! Great for the $$, portions are good sized and the coffee is good! Every time we stay at the Tropicana this is our must go for breakfast. You will not be disappointed!!

1  Thank dollsgreat123
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to AC for many years and I only learned about this place this week. No it’s not fancy and no I don’t care. The staff is ultra friendly, you can sit outside next to the dock and the menu is more than...More

1  Thank robertfc2016
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Pancakes, omelets, combos, all good. and at reasonable prices. Better than nearby hotels at less than half the price. Big family draw. Tables inside and out but rain kept us inside. Short wait and good service.

Thank reelwise
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from SNJ08203 | Reviewed this property |
In Atlantic City yes. One in Gardiners Badin and 1 in Tropicana Casino. Also one in Galloway Township and 1 in Margate
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.
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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, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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