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Bill Smith's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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05:00 - 12:00
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Sun 05:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 14:00
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick meal. We were in & out in less than 40". Great old fashioned breakfast & good value.

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Thank playnmusic
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been going here for years and still try to visit every time I'm in town. Great food. Quirky, eclectic, down home atmosphere. Cash only. Neat local high school and vintage Texas stuff on the walls. None of the mugs match. The breakfast and pies are awesome. If you're considering going here, do it.

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Thank Travellady333
Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Filling homestyle breakfast, speedily served, perhaps too speedily judging by the unset over medium eggs

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Thank William R
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

When ever we travel we always ask where do the local eat? Bill Smith is it! Excellent food, great prices, excellent service Hannah has been our waitress. We have eaten there every morning on this trip 14 days

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Thank Raylene S
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want really good home cooking and you love breakfast, Bill Smith's is the place to go. Quick service and very friendly staff. The food is outstanding and make sure you try the pancakes.

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Thank dvcannatelli
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just like I cook at home. Huge place. Plenty if seating. All local and home cooked atmosphere and taste. Good prices, friendly staff. Good looking waitresses. They got it all.

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Thank Jeremy E
McKinney, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A local institution in McKinney, Texas. No frills, but a devoted local clientele. Family-owned. Don't expect upscale ambience or avant-garde breakfast dishes.

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Thank Donna R
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the draw here. It's a big story with lots of tables. The waitresses are overworked. The food is the worst I've ever had. We've been here not once, not twice but three times because friends have insisted that our experience was rare. Cruddy frozen chicken fried steak, bread NEVER toasted. Horrible!

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2 Thank McKinneydad
McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

the food was good - but the restaurant is old so for me it had that aged/ old time scent that I don't want smell when I'm eating. Its CASH ONLY so be prepared but its moderately priced and they have an ATM :-) Its uniquely shaped in that they have expanded what once was a small restaurant in what... More 

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1 Thank Seana M
Ontario, Canada
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I go to Bill Smiths at every opportunity. Breakfast simply cannot be beat, period. Bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy it's all here. Traditional Texas cooking served by the friendliest ladies in the state of Texas.

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Thank ChosenFrozen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 12:00
Monday
05:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 14:00
Thursday
05:00 - 14:00
Friday
05:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?