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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for breakfast in Manhattan Beach

I've had breakfast here many times, most recently twice in my recent visit to MB. I modestly consider myself a breakfast joint afficiando and this place makes my list on almost every count. Food. Great breakfasts from the mundane to the exotic. Yes, they have pancakes (blueberry buckwheat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
conlopez
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San Mateo CA
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  • Families with children
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San Mateo CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've had breakfast here many times, most recently twice in my recent visit to MB. I modestly consider myself a breakfast joint afficiando and this place makes my list on almost every count. Food. Great breakfasts from the mundane to the exotic. Yes, they have pancakes (blueberry buckwheat!). Service. just what you want in a place like this. Attentive, accurate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Waits of over an hour at weekends the norm for friendly staff And well cooked breakfasts and pancakes . An institution it may be but try and go on a weekday if you can

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped by Uncle Bill's after reading the reviews in Trip Advisor. They were right on. We sat outside and the staff was very good. I had the chili cheese omelet and my girlfriend had the potato stronganoff. Very good! We'll be back.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What would a trip to Manhattan Beach be without going to Uncle Bill's for breakfast, which is what we did as our son had to go to work earlier.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I ate here twice during my week stay. The food was good. They have a large selection to choose from and a very friendly and helpful staff. The pancakes and omelets were a favorite of ours but the corn beef hash as a miss. Overall I'd go back.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

nothing special, average food, good location. not really worth the wait on the weekends. not very comfortable.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had the French Toast combo and boy was it tasty. This restaurant is located close to the shore of Manhattan Beach. Although space is limited, it makes up for the wait time with the great tasting food. The staff is great and attentive. There are many choices to hit anyone's appetite for their specific cravings. If you're in the... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a quaint, no frills breakfast place in a gorgeous LA beach town. Waited 45 minutes for a table on Sunday morning, but very much worth the wait. Pancakes were soft, fluffy and super tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a "must do" in Manhattan Beach. The food is great and the beach / village atmosphere makes it a wonderful experience. Laid back, relaxing and fun. Menu is creative. Preparation and service are very good. Crowd is also fun. Stop for breakfast when you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited for breakfast. Pancakes was good, but the hash was amazing! Lovely little place. Great service.

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Additional Information about Uncle Bill's Pancake House

Address: 1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
Phone Number: 310-545-5177
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cafe, Diner

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, 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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