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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
Website
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Pleasant - not really sure what else to say

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Eric B
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Greenwood, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greenwood, Indiana
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the Kettle. We try to go every Friday for lunch after our volley ball games, and I've never had a bad or even mediocre meal. They will accommodate all of us and are very gracious about splitting the check in however many pieces we need. The food is consistently good, and there really is something for everyone to... More 

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Los Angeles
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant located in the heart of Manhattan Beach. I've been going to this restaurant for more then 20 years now and it breaks my heart to know I will never go again. Recently my wife and I ate breakfast there. Your typical breakfast. 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and orange juice. It was good.... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A friend introduced me to The Kettle on my last visit to the LA area, and it made a great impression. Their breakfast choices are more diverse than your usual diner fare and cater to all appetites. From pancakes and omelettes to breakfast burritos and three different kinds of eggs benedict (traditional, crabcake and vegetarian). I couldn't resist the bechamel,... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a Manhattan Beach favorite...been going here for over 40 years... They have the best muffins... great egg dishes and great salads...and hamburgers. Wonderful outdoor patio... And you can meet the most interesting neighbors... My grandsons love the hot chocolate too!!!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been going to The Kettle for over 20years. The menu is extensive and the food is great. Its location in 'downtown' Manhattan Beach is fantastic.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a classic restaurant that knows what it's customers expect due to its reputation. Beat the crowd and come before noon on the weekends. The pancakes, eggs and chicken sausage were really good. Great coffee too.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I accommodated a friend who likes this place and wanted to go here. This very centrally located restaurant in the downtown area is worth a stop. The store itself is nice and comfortable with lots of seating. Open 24/7 with a parking structure not far away makes it appealing. Breakfast was good, service excellent. Though I thought their breakfast potatoes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Kettle is situated right in downtown Manhattan Beach and is a great place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can sit at the large counter or at a booth or table. There is also an outside seating area that is private and wraps around the front and side of the building. The food is consistently good and you... 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

Questions & Answers

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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?