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Uncle Will's Pancake House

3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
+1 609-492-2514
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“omelet” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here during memorial weekend for their early bird dinner, didn't know what to expect, had their Maui Maui, delish, my friend Had their scallops, also delish, each included salad and desert for $20. Restruant was packed, but no long wait for food, we took...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious! The service was perfect. Food came to the table fast and hot. Even though restaurant was packed . Good food and excellent service. Hard to find dining out lately. Thank you Uncle Will's!

Thank Anthony B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! You made our day!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast at Uncle Wills during this Beach Haven week. A new, young & earnest waiter provided excellent service. Yummy omelet & pancakes as well as breakfast burrito & generous fresh fruit. We're vegetarians so constant reference to a pig while sausage & bacon...More

Thank Jan P
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you! We have several vegetarians on staff that let us know what they like! Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Summer!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wait but that wasn't the worst of it. Food was expensive, mediocre, service was poor. Waitress never checked on us. Food came out quick but small portion for the price of eggs. Cash only. Won't be back here again

Thank vams44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants while visiting LBI. Something for everyone including picky eaters. If you have the chance try it out.

Thank lynn s
Reviewed 10 May 2017

While on LBI I stopped into Uncle Wills for breakfast. We when seated offered the waitress our order and she said she was too busy to take it. But she had time to bring us water. We sat there for about ten minutes waiting for...More

Thank keyasset
Management response:Responded 11 May 2017

Dear Keyasset, We are very sorry to hear about this dining experience. We strive to be timely and courteous at Uncle Will's. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope that you will try us again when you return to LBI. Sincerely, Margie Stewart

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service and excellent food.Flexible ,tasty menu with many options. Pancakes are memorable! Omlettes were great.If there is a line don't worry everything moves quite fast!

Thank Hampshire87
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Our waitress that we had here on two separate occasions - both for breakfast- was excellent. The eggs are delicious and the pancakes are fairly good. My waffle was soggy and not really cooked enough but tasted good with the warm apples on top. I...More

Thank Lin533
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stopped by mid-morning today for a GREAT breakfast. Six in our group and we ordered a variety of omelets and pancakes.......pretty sure everyone cleaned their plates. Our server was delightful and the food came out SUPER fast as it often does at Uncle Will's....More

1  Thank T C M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A very thoughtful staff who were very curious to my special needs child. Omelets are delicious. They serve chocolate chip pancakes with the chocolate chips inside the pancakes! Definitely one of my favorite places to visit at the Jersey Shore.

Thank brislin0409
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We will be taking a train from Salzburg to Vienna on Sept. 14 and will be staying at your hotel for 3 nights. We would appreciate knowing the best way to get to the hotel from the train station and how long it will take......also wondering if we should get tickets for any special concerts, events, museums etc. before our arrival., and do we have to make any dinner reservations prior to our arrival. We have never been to Vienna before and look forward to our visit with you! Many thanks, Barbara Klein and CB Bowlds
16 August 2015|
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Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
So sorry about the above post about Austria; I have no idea how that got posted under Uncle Will's restaurant when it wasn't part of my review. Just ignore it!
Cindy F
Is there a gluten free menu for breakfast?
27 June 2015|
Response from Tatiana2144 | Reviewed this property |
The only gluten-free item on the menu is pancakes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2514
  • E-mail
2017 Marks Tom's 23rd year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996, Margie came to Beach Haven. She worked as a hostess the summer of 1996 and soon after Tom & she started dating. They married in 1999 and have been working side by side at Uncle Will's ever since. Along with the ever growing and changing Uncle Will's staff/family, they have maintained the original charm of Uncle Will's & have added some updates (including dinner in 2007!) That have helped Uncle Will's to be a mainstay in town & a special place for families to return to each year when they vacation on LBI.

When Sandy hit in October, 2012, Uncle Will's was flooded by over four feet of water. It was a sad & devastating event but thanks to months of endless work, Tom rebuilt Uncle Will's with the help of talented friends, Filemon, Willie, and multiple professionals whose skills and labor brought Uncle Will's back to life. We reopened in March, 2013 and are glad to be a part of the community again.

The history of Uncle Will's would not be complete without recognizing, with true gratitude & love, our loyal customers. We have been fortunate to have met such wonderful people through the years. Families have grown before our eyes! We've shared in your laughter and joy, your tears and sadness, & we look forward to seeing you every time you enter our door. We cannot thank you enough for your support. And to all of the customers we are meeting for the first time, "Welcome!"
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