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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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Coffee Shop, Diner
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Uncle Bill's Pancake House
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
310-545-5177
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • 100
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Manhattan Beach Vacation

Beautiful ambience, food is great, best pancakes, omelette...very local and quick service but outstanding attention.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
efreng
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful ambience, food is great, best pancakes, omelette...very local and quick service but outstanding attention.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We were on a layover at LAX and were looking for a good place for breakfast. Found this place on tripadvisor and the good reviews made our choice easy. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the view of the ocean from afar. We all had omelets of varying types. There were many to choose from and all of... More 

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Hillside, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great place for breakfast, during the week. The lines on the weekend are long, however, the menu offers some interesting combinations along with all the regulars. Has a great rating among the locals.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just arrived on day one of our honeymoon USA trip, staying with friends in Hermosa Beach. We were recommended this place and it certainly lived up to expectation. Delicious simple diner food and a film crew shooting a reality show. Day one and we're on tv!

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Tennessee
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181 reviews 181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We planned our trip to Uncle Bill's months in advance. It was a road trip for us to get there, but we were determined to make the trip. We had seen it featured on TV & magazines and my boyfriend talked about it many many times. Sadly, it was one of the worst customer service experiences I had the entire... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Uncle Bill's is a great breakfast spot on the weekends, but be prepared for a wait (never too long though). They have indoor and outdoor seating options, the servers are friendly and fast, and the food is fantastic. The portions are very big so I recommend sharing if you're not too hungry.

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Redondo Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were in town for Thanksgiving and thought we would go here for brunch after church on Thanksgiving Day. Big mistake. There were 7 adults and two kids. We waited 20 min for a table and when they finally called our name, they said they only had two tables back to back that we could have, after we had waited... More 

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Hermosa Beach, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Attention visitors this is the place to have breakfast. If you're a foreigner from outside North America, they serve the most authentic American breakfasts you'll find. And if you're from North America, they just serve great food at a great price. Also, where else can you have a great omelet while watching the waves crash nearby?

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a great place! You know it's popular when there's a line out the door on a weekday morning. This place looks like an old small house, with dining inside and out. The outside patio has views of the ocean which is just down the street. Inside is generic diner/cafe seating, but the artwork and signs on the walls are... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you like a hometown feel, this is the breakfast place for you! What else can I say, this needs to be 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-545-5177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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