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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
310-545-5177
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Ranked #14 of 175 restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We tried the omelets and the pancakes and they were both excellent! This is a great place for breakfast.

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Alta Loma, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. The coffee was smooth and good. We split the Expo 73 omelette and macadamia nut pancakes. I wasn't so sure about the omelette, especially the 'meat sauce' on it, but it was excellent! Their hash browns are among the best I've had and the pancakes are good. Service was very good as well -... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Absolutely wonderful breakfast spot, in a great area. A great way to spend the day with the kids, having a huge, filling, terrific breakfast and then strolling down to the ocean and the pier. Pancakes are great, waffles are excellent, omelets are superb. We've not had a bad meal and its one of the few places where my kids clean... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This eatery came highly recommended and it has a beautiful outdoor setting. Alas, the food we ordered was a bit disappointing: the hash browns were less than fully cooked and the eggs came to the table undercooked as well (very "over easy" instead of "over medium" as ordered).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

we stumbled upon Uncle Bills while looking for another restaurant. But could tell by the crowd we had found a locals favorite. (busiest place for 2 blocks in either direction) We had a delicious breakfast for 2 for under $25. a nice surprise in the trendy / expensive city of Manhattan Beach.

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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Uncle Bills is a must if you want to breakfast like a King. Egg options and pancakes abound. You can create your own combos and two of us were well satiated with sharing a breakfast omelette with choca wtih mushrooms, avocado and bacon. Served with 2 muffins or pancakes we couldnt resist a serve of strawberries and cream. Blanca our... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place was amazing!! the view was second to none and the outside patio area was a great place to enjoy dinner. The pancakes were okay but oddly enough their belgium waffle was my dish and it was everyone's favorite. The wait here is really long on the weekend and theres no parking - beware! other than that its delicious!

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Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Had a great breakfast here on a Sunday morning which Manhattan Beach was crazy busy. We only waited about 20 minutes and our meal was worth all of that. The service and food were expeditious, which we appreciated. The portions are large and very tasty. Pancakes, of course, are amazing. A must-do if you're in Manhattan Beach.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning so you expect to wait at a local breakfast hotspot like this. Fortunately, it was a beautiful SoCal morning, so sitting outside was no big deal. This isn't a beautiful restaurant, nor new, however the food is fantastic and the prices are very reasonable. The portions are large. There are a ton of choices... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been going to Uncle Bills off and on for over 30 years and it has changed - not for the better. The food was only mediocre with one of our party getting an upset stomach after dining there. This place is still crowded and has good people watching and friendly servers.

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