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The Kettle

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Coffee Shop, Diner
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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
310-545-8511
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cleaned my plate!

This is a great place to stop for lunch after a day at the beach. The places right by the beach were packed and had a wait. The Kettle had no wait time but still had a lot of people. The food was very tasty! Warm fresh muffins are must have here! Yummy! I had the BLT with avocados, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Liz W
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Chicago, Illinois
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to stop for lunch after a day at the beach. The places right by the beach were packed and had a wait. The Kettle had no wait time but still had a lot of people. The food was very tasty! Warm fresh muffins are must have here! Yummy! I had the BLT with avocados, the... More 

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Appleton, WI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great variety of food for everyone. We enjoyed our appetizer and entrees and they packed our muffins that come with the meal for us to take with us! They were excellent the next morning. Good location, nice to eat outside. Easy decision if you are looking for a family restaurant or a menu with lots of variety.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Liked the burgers, soups and muffins. Breakfasts are good. Nothing bad to say but nothing to write home about.

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Virginia, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ended up at The Kettle when our original restaurant choice couldn't seat us promptly. And it turned out to be a good choice. It was a very busy Saturday night, but we only had to wait about 20 minures. They have an interesting menu of basically American food. I got the caesar kale salad, which was sensational, along with... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Plenty to choose from. I had the Asian chicken salad, needed a splash more dressing, but plenty big w/ fresh mixed greens and tender chicken. I had alfredo noodles w/ ham and peas last time, excellent. Wife had french onion soup and loved it. Great service and great prices. I was a bit shocked at the price of a soda,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Actually had a pretty good steak here, although this is not a steakhouse. Prices were reasonable. The location was great, walkable to the pier. The service was good and the drinks were kept full. Pretty good selection on the menu.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a great time eating at the Kettle at Manhattan Beach. The casual dining was comfortable, staff was so friendly. A great place on the pier for any occasion. Family friendly dining. I would recommend The Kettle for all!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The portions are very generous, the setting is comfortable (not fancy at all) and most of the staff has been here forever. It is a local staple because it serves good, honest food. The only thing is don't be fooled. It's not cheap - a lunch for one can easily cost $16+. A couple could easily share a meal here.... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a good meal there, really enjoyed my food and was in a cool location. Ate outside despite cooler weather. Waiter was great, food was great, nothing really blew me away but that's ok.

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Long Island NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Tried to go to uncle bills and the wait was too long so walked two blocks and we were glad we did!! While you wait the have bite size muffins and coffee... That's a great idea! We sat the service was excellent. They have excellent breakfast choices including cannoli pancakes. They served us piping hot blueberry muffins right from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-545-8511

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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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?