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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old style dining with good ole favorites like grandma use to make!!!!! My grandson loved the chocolate chip Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes, doesn’t use syrup on them! I eat here every time I visit my daughter. It’s become my go to place!

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 18 December 2017

My wife and I have been going to Bill Smith's for several years but our last time was exactly that. Our last time. The service was fast, the wait staff friendly, but the breakfast was terrible. Everything was cold, the eggs, the ham, the hash...More

Thank Derrel F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is a McKinney landmark. Cheap eats and good grub. A must stop for breakfast if youre visiting McKinney or live local.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I hope that my rating would be higher if I had not ordered the burger. It was terrible. The meat tasted like it had something in it other than real beef. My husband got a chicken fried steak that he said was pretty good. We...More

Thank diannek
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Dont expect a modern menu. This place is 1955! Service is great,and provided by a staff that may be original? The food is straight forward anerican breakfast. Fast,good,and not worried about calories. The coffee cup is always full. Just dont expect a quiet breakfast!

Thank U6446PEmichaelt
Reviewed 7 September 2017

From the grease on the floor to the attitude (great) of the ever so helpful wait staff, Bill Smith's is the "go to" place to have breakfast in Mckinney

Thank onevista1
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A quintessential 'Cafe.' Fast, good, cheap eats every day. The people watching alone is worth the trip. Biscuits and gravy for a bit over three bucks is a great deal.

Thank jimmccomas
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Been eating here since I was young...still good as always. Bring cash, they don't use credit/debit cards.

Thank JCWebb54
Reviewed 15 August 2017

First it's a old business, so not modern nor fancy. A no frills old time cafe that serves no frill food. If you want fancy or just horribly picky DO NOT COME HERE. It also only accepts CASH, there is a ATM on site. Ordered...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The last time I visited this place was last year and for good reason! Filthy place, they take only cash (wonder what's going on there), why with all the business can't they clean it up a little and serve the community people with a little...More

Thank jengob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331
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