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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“pancakes” (20 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and well prepared, servings plentiful. Good down home style in a place that keeps growing but is nothing fancy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 617erinc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a great breakfast at reasonable prices? Bill’s is for you. It’s also a lot bigger than it looks. Had the Bills social of pancakes, bacon and eggs... very good. Service was good, not great, but this is a must go to for breakfast.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KeeTyTay
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I've been coming here for over 20 years. Great food and service. For a dine in restaurant this place is fast and good. Great atmosphere and everyone is so friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Spring R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This place is old, worn, and tired, but the food is good and the service acceptable. I believe there are a total of four dining spaces and the restrooms are all the way past the fourth one, so start your journey before it becomes urgent....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My mom is always finding new places to go near Plano Tx where she now lives, and someone suggested this place. Told her the breakfast was off the chain. All of us children(4) decided to go with her on April 21. We arrived around 1030am,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank carla482015
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Old and worn out but great breakfast. I’ve never tried the lunch even tho I lives here 30 yrs. got to try sometime.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kmam2015
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast this morning at Bill Smith's. Food was pretty good, I had bacon, eggs and biscuits and gravy, wife had blueberry pancakes. No complaints on either. The service was good although it took quite awhile for meal to arrive. People watching is very good...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank cvxdriller
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had a very good PaPa Smith’s Breakfast - 2 eggs, bacon and 2 very large pancakes (the kind of breakfast that can’t be messed up), while spouse had the $6.95 lunch special - chicken fried steak, greens, beans, fries and a roll. This was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank WildWilliam
Reviewed 24 March 2018

If you are looking for an authentic diner style dining experience, Bill Smith's Cafe is the place to go. My husband and I live local and this is one of our favorite breakfast spots. We've been going there for over 25 years and it hasn't...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 27 January 2018 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!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Gina P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331
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