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The Kettle

1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
310-545-8511
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Ranked #19 of 177 restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We all had good food with reasonable prices, the place is very near to the beach and nice shopping stores around. The service was fast and kind. I will come back for sure!

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Jacksonville, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visiting from the East coast and happened upon The Kettle while walking through Manhattan Beach. Good find. Smoked salmon Benedict was very good. The muffins are fabulous. Popular place, but not a long wait. Great service. Looked at other reviews after we found it, and the positive ones are right on.

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Lucerne Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whenever I'm in the area we try to eat breakfast at The Kettle. Close to the pier and shops. Indoor and outdoor seating. Most importantly, Coke products! The service is always great and the food great. Muffins are amazing!

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Auburn, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Last day of our trip we decided to stop by this icon of Manhattan Beach. We were seated fairly quick at a patio table with a great ocean view and we're served drinks right away. The waiter was on top of it. Food cane out pretty quick but was already cold when it got to the table. There's nothing like... More

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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review

Hi there - We are so sorry to hear that your breakfast was less than perfect! We will GLADLY remake anything - our team is dedicated to ensuring each customer is happy and satisfied and to even think that sending something back would result in a situation similar to the movie "waiting" is completely FALSE. We hope that you give... More

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Generous portions. Great view of the street. People watching. Very good service and excellent food. What is there more to say? This place is the staple of Manhattan Beach. If this is your first time at Manhattan Beach stopping over at LAX, come here. Better still, it is open til late. So if you are out and need something to... More

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food as well as the service is top notch. My wife and I were visiting Southern California with our granddaughter and were quite pleased with our lunch stop at the Kettle!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We recently ate here while on a prolonged layover from LAX. It is about a 15 minute drive from the airport. The breakfast menu was good with reasonable variety. I had the crab cake Benedict which was good but not great. The crab could have been a little fresher and the cake a little crispier. The Hollandaise was good and... More

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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review

Hi there - We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty with the parking in Manhattan Beach area. We have loads of street parking and then we also recommend the 3 story public parking structure directly behind our restaurant. Unfortunately, being that we are so close to the beach, there are not huge parking lots like you would find... More

sao paulo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

one of the best burgers in the area, the kettle has good atmosphere and a friendly staff. best of all, it is open until very late. highly recommended.

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Marina del Rey, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Kettle in Manhattan Beach is a nice place to a meal and to socialize with friends. The wait staff were friendly and cool. I will go back again for sure.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I like almost everything. The food was very good. The service and attitude of the employees was great. I did think it may have been a bit pricey. I would eat here again, for sure, despite what I feel about the price!

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