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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
+1 310-545-5177
06:00 - 15:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I have to come to manhattan beach, I have visited Uncle Bills Pancake House. Uncle Bill's is reliably great. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, in a casual beach environment. On this visit, we shared the avocado and Swiss omelette. We also had banana nut and blueberry pancakes on the side. Everything was delicious! Service is quick and... More 

Thank mrsiss
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great breakfast menu and you have an ocean view if you sit outside. The staff is friendly and attentive. The lines can be long but it's worth the wait!

Thank Kris U
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a *fresh orange juice, coffee and cinnamon bagel. The juice wasn't fresh and they have no espresso coffee. Service was fast but quite poor. Will not recommend it... Especially if you are looking for some healthy-type breakfast.

Thank Aritz A
Villa Park, CA
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for the real deal in beach dining look no farther. The place is rustic and the food is fantastic; servings are generous. It's laid back and the waitresses are cool and relaxed. We loved it. Check it out!

Thank Donna B
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to have breakfast on a Sunday but the wait was beyond our children's hungry buttons. So we came back Monday and with the sun shining were lucky to get a corner table on the patio with a view of the water. The menu had so many great options we will definitely put on our list to come back!

Thank seaberry_9
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had a variety of breakfast dishes and all were very good. Even though pancakes are not necessarily nutritious, they are a must...come on, it's a pancake house! The variety of pancakes seemed endless. I had the specialty pancakes of the day...coconut pineapple. Yes, they are worth the calories! Weekdays are somewhat less crowded...weekends, plan to wait a very long... More 

Thank Kim C
Manhattan Beach, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We often go to Uncle Bill's for breakfast. We have been a customer for any years and love the food. The food is so good there is usually a long line waiting for up to 45 minutes. There is an inside and outside eating area. It is also a family and kid friendly breakfast restaurant and we see couples, friends,... More 

Thank SOCal71
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This place came highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed. The pancakes were huge and there was 2pcs with every breakfast meal we ordered. The corned beef hash and Mitch's scrambled eggs were to die for!

Thank Ma-manators
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Small place, but to be expected for a location so close to the beach. Everything we had for breakfast was tasty and the service was good. Pancakes were larger than we expected! Will be back.

Thank GrantFam750
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The view from the terrace is really nice. This place seems to be regarded as mostly a breakfast joint. We had lunch here, and it was good. The $9 bacon avocado cheeseburger well exceeded my expectations. The fries and sweet potato fries were superb. The kids had pancakes, and didn't complain.

Thank Martin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-5177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?