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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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American, Cafe, Diner
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
310-545-5177
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Today
7:00 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, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 147
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 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
Breakfast

We got right off the plane from Colorado and drove by this restaurant. Stopped in for one of the biggest and best omlettes I've ever had,the Manhatten omlette!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carolyn S
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got right off the plane from Colorado and drove by this restaurant. Stopped in for one of the biggest and best omlettes I've ever had,the Manhatten omlette!

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Thank Carolyn S
Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the fortune to go on a weekday, so there was no wait. I tried what was for me a new pancake, the apple cinnamon, which was fantastic. The cake and egg special, which for me included their chicken apple sausage, is a great way to go. Coffee is so-so, but plentiful, and service is always friendly. The beach... More 

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Thank Gerald S
Lethbridge
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little, busy restaurant with enlivened staff, excellent food and excellent choice of food. The line up outside when we left said it all.

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Thank Danny L
Eugene
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food at reasonable prices, well situated close to the beach. Decent number of vegetarian options (yeah!). Very friendly and attentive wait staff, even when very busy, which looked like often. Definately on my "visit again" list.

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Thank Viriam1
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect breakfast spot. Good service and super quick. Take a table outside. After breakfast, the beach is a simple walk down the hill.

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Thank liberatore d
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed breakfast at Bill's, right in downtown MB. Crowded on MLB Monday, but I was seated right away at counter. Had great omelette. Service great. Seems like staff knows everyone who comes in.

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Thank Paul K
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I've been to Uncle Bills many times. It is always good. The Buckwheat Banana pancakes are amazing. Always friendly staff. It is the best breakfast for sure!

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Thank winkusm
Manhattan Beach, CA
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222 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located in downtown MB is Uncle Bill's which has been in the same location for decades. The breakfast selections are typical for an establishment that caters to the morning crowd. On weekends expect to wait awhile while the few tables clear. You will never go wrong with this establishment especially for breakfast. The pancakes and omelets are delicious. Great place... More 

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Thank BobWE
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast with the family. Busy place but not a long wait and service was unbelievable fast! Great food!!

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Thank Heathet D
Reno
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Food was great. Service was fast. Prices really fair. A great spot if you are in the area for a great breakfast.

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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: American, 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?