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hungry100 Mar 10, 2008 11:38 AM

I'll be heading to AC later this month and am wondering where to eat that's not a chain or casino related. Prefer on the inexpensive side. Ethnic and seafood a plus, within 20 miles of AC. Thanks

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    SusieQQ Mar 11, 2008 08:07 AM

    A great place the locals frequent for breakfast and lunch is Gilchrists on Maryland Ave. Don't let the outside fool you: 461 N Maryland Ave...inexpensive!

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    1. re: SusieQQ
      hungry100 Mar 25, 2008 12:03 PM

      Gilchrists in AC has closed, but has opened in Galloway Township -- sounds great.

    2. AC Captain Mar 11, 2008 06:24 AM

      You might want to try Mexico, good authentic reasonably priced mexican food. It is in AC on Ventnor Ave.

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        tudor3522 Mar 11, 2008 05:56 AM

        I'm from Philly (so I'm spoiled) and I've had to live down here for the past 5 yrs. I keep hearing about Whitehouse, I've tried them and I just don't see the attraction. WAWA is better.

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          Barbarella Mar 20, 2008 12:30 PM

          I have to agree with Tudor. I went to WH last Saturday for lunch. I had the cheese steak and was disappointed. I should have gone to Sac o subs between AC and the parkway north.

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            mschow Mar 20, 2008 03:32 PM

            I also do not think the WH is 'all that'. I've had business associates from out of town who have heard about this place and always want to try it.
            Personally, I've had better hoagies/subs at Wawa.

          2. re: tudor3522
            nickdanger Mar 31, 2008 12:28 PM

            In Philly, cheesesteak or roast pork; in AC at White House, Italian sub! You have to know what to order where.

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            JimmyC Mar 11, 2008 05:19 AM

            baltimore grill italian little saigon

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              JimmyC Mar 11, 2008 05:16 AM

              whitehouse subs

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                diablo Mar 13, 2008 03:37 PM

                Second Whitehouse. Don't let the neighborhood scare ya ;) Best darn sub I ever had in my life. All of the subs they make are good, so you can't go wrong when ordering. Just be ready to order and to the point when you do. It's amazing to watch these guys work.

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                  JenBoes Mar 28, 2008 07:47 AM

                  I third Whitehouse subs. They are really exceptional and there is a lot of great history there too.

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                tudor3522 Mar 10, 2008 08:36 PM

                Doc's Oyster House on Atlantic Ave. is upscale, great seafood, one of the best wine lists I've seen, but NOT cheap. In Margate, (south of AC) try TOMATOES or STEVE & COOKIES. Again, neither are very inexpensive. I'm afraid there isn't a good restaurant in all of South Jersey. The Borgata has some nice places but they're VERY expensive because it's in the only real casino in AC.

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