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The Kettle

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Diner, American, Cafe
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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
13105458511
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 53
    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
A Restaurant for Everyone

The Kettle has been our family's "go to restaurant" for over 35 years. A coffee shop that has gone along with the times. You will get a great meal any time of the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Vicki E
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Garner, North Carolina
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just happened across this place. Nice outdoor seating, we arrived for early lunch and walked right in. By the time we left a lineman formed. A couple of blocks from the beach. Service was swift.

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Thank waxrash
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with some locals. You have to make reservations. This place is ALWAYS packed because the food is awesome. The fact that it is located 2 blocks from the beach with a view is probably not worth mentioning. If you go for breakfast it comes with to-die-for muffins...not one but two. They alone would be enough to fill me... More 

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Thank dragon-spike
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kettle has been our family's "go to restaurant" for over 35 years. A coffee shop that has gone along with the times. You will get a great meal any time of the day.

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Thank Vicki E
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While living in So.Cal 6 years ago, it was always such a treat to walk the Strand then head up Manhattan Beach Blvd. and get The Kettle's Bran Muffins to go. I miss them so much. Wish the would send them by mail. One of the first places I will stop when I head back down from Northern Ca. this... More 

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Thank Kathy R
Manhattan Beach, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to the Kettle over a hundred times and felt that it deserved a review. It is truly one of the most consistent restaurants in the South Bay. If you are looking for a great breakfast, anytime of the day, or just a solid meal with the Kettle will deliver!

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Thank Dan L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I recently had breakfast here with friends- it's great food at great prices! We enjoyed fluffy pancakes and delicious eggs, but the best part of the whole meal was, oddly enough, the bran muffin, which was so moist and perfect it didn't need any butter or anything. Their coffee is also delicious and the service is prompt and efficient. I... More 

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Thank Brad R
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only go at The Kettle for breakfast, but what a great spot. Every time I come in Manhattan Beach I visit the Kettle. It worth to take a look at their menu.

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Thank Sylvain D
Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast two days in a row at The Kettle. Wonderful breakfast burrito and fabulous omelets. Try the carrot-raisin muffin - with cream cheese. Mmmmm! The best item on the menu? The coffee! And be sure to ask for a cup to go when you walk down to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Perfect morning!

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Thank Barbara D
San Anselmo, California
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't live in Manhattan Beach, though I did long ago. But whenever we're near there we do try to stop in for a late breakfast or brunch. The breakfasts are superb and large enough to share. Especially the pancakes. The bananas foster french toast, omelets, tuna melt, meatloaf melt, and the reuben sandwich are our favorites. Soup and salad... More 

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Thank Bruce415453
Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Been there for breakfast lunch and dinner--just a great local diner. Always open, Always good service. Consistently good quality. reasonably priced.

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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: 13105458511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Diner, American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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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?