Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6913
As a general rule, boardwalk food sucks. There are certain staples that jog memories of childhood, and are good for that, but otherwise, it's mostly overpriced, under cared for eats. I also don't particularly care for Atlantic City, but happened to find myself there on a recent weekend night, and after a decent run on the craps table, I was ready for some celebratory calories.
Bill's Gyro beckoned like a lighthouse of hope amid the questionable boardwalkers late in the evening. I had heard it was THE place to eat on the AC boardwalk, and was not disappointed. I called ahead and asked when they were open to and was told "at least until three AM." Awesome. So when I got there and realized they also served alcohol, it was a double score. At this hour, I went for the light beer.
You will also notice that the entire place, including some of the chairs, were covered in currency with messages written on it.
I obviously went for the "Super Gyro" which had double the meat (a no brainer for an extra $2 in my book). They forgot to add feta as requested, but brought out a big plate full of marinated cubes to make up for it. No complaints.
This gyro was huge. Not to mention, it was incredibly delicious. All things aside (being on the boardwalk, at 2 am, after some drinking), this was a perfect gyro. They have spits that crisp the outside perfectly, and the meat was deliciously tender.
What's more, they offer chicken fries, which are one of my dirty secret favorites. These are the "good kind" of chicken fries, thick, crispy, seasoned and satisfying. Throw on some honey mustard and I may never leave the place. Perfect.
They also sell to-go liquor (although at inflated rates, as to be expected) and have a variety of other items on the menu. I highly recommend Bill's, and next time I will skip a soon to be mentioned more popular sandwich place in Atlantic City and go with another gyro.