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The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
310-545-8511
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Ranked #20 of 178 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I use to live in Manhattan Beach and still go back to The Kettle whenever I'm back in town. They have every type of food, kid friendly, casual and open all night. Love their breakfasts! The bran muffins are the best! Always have to get some to go!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There are lots of places to eat and drink all around the beach cities in LA..This night we decided to go to the long time been there The Kettle. We were seated in the outside dining which lines the exterior of the building of this corner location. Good place to people watch. Although very busy, we were served quickly, enjoying... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the food. Baby Kale in all the dishes. unique menu, reasonably priced. Beach atmosphere. Go to the beach and then eat here for the full cali experience

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Dallas, Texas
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190 reviews 190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Its an overrated Dennys type place with a different name. Its always crowded due to the tourism and thats about what it is. A tourist trap by the pier that sometimes could be your only hope as a sober up moment as the bars close. ::tip:: go for the breakfast foods over the dinner items.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great start to our trip. Lovely location just off Manhattan Beach. Staff where friendly, the place was clean and fresh and the food was great. Fresh coffee and a breakfast burrito with black beans, breakfast potatoes and a sprinkling of tobasco sauce really got my day off to a good start.

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Kettle was my favorite restaurant on a trip to LA. The food was so fresh and good. I was happily surprised that I had enough on my plate to take leftovers back to the hotel. Our waitress was really nice.

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Plantation, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ventured out from our Resort for a little shopping and lunch, Manhattan Beach was recommended. Although we found the shopping very limited, and closed store fronts, we did find The Kettle. We sat on an outside porch and enjoyed the many people who were walking by. The service was prompt and the food good. I would say that this... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Awesome restaurant, very friendly staff, great quality of food. An all round good place! Definitely a good place to start your bar crawl.

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Redondo Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First, I've been a Kettle regular actually now for decades, off and on. I've been at all times of the day or night, sat outside and in, and many times at the counter. I've watched the passing parade of humanity and struck many a conversation with strangers, even at 2 in the morning. So it holds a soft spot in... More

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Villa Park, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a large group of 12 with kids, great service, great menu and great food! Reasonable prices as well.

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