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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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Cafe, Diner
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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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  • 127
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 5
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  • 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
Best breakfast in ages!

Truly excellent food and really good coffee. We came upon the recommendation of the Marriott hotel and so glad we did. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and am slightly obsessed with finding good breakfast spots. Uncle Bill's is perhaps the best breakfast I have had in the past few months... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Markgarris
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  • Families with children
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Truly excellent food and really good coffee. We came upon the recommendation of the Marriott hotel and so glad we did. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and am slightly obsessed with finding good breakfast spots. Uncle Bill's is perhaps the best breakfast I have had in the past few months. The pancakes as you would expect are... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We tried to stop at Uncle Bill's more than once but finally decided to attempt the line. The line moved quickly and sitting outside wasn't too bad. I mistakenly ordered the waffle - not fluffly - crisp top to bottom - like a bad Eggo. Those who ordered pancakes were much happier. Stick with their namesake and enjoy!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Worth the wait. After a morning walk we decided to visit Bills and the food supported all the hype. The entire family enjoyed everything we ordered. Although the restaurant was busy, the service was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Everyone has to go there! I used to live in Manhattan Beach and have been there often. It never disappoints except for the wait. I love all the pancakes and iced tea. People from all over the world seem to know about it.

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