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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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Today
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 132
    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
Tried and True

This place has been here forever, and there is a reason for that. Whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or after the bar munchies this place has it! We always bring family here at least once during their visits since they always ask to go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Holli B
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Manhattan Beach, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We love the Kettle, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night after bar drinking. The Sims brothers have kept it original and wonderful. Hint: this place was the original restaurant of Sims grandparents that started Mimi's Cafe. They all just simply know what they are doing.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place has been here forever, and there is a reason for that. Whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or after the bar munchies this place has it! We always bring family here at least once during their visits since they always ask to go back.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

You can always count on good food, friendly service and reasonable prices. There is a large menu to choose from. The location is good and parking is not bad. Great place to take the family and the muffins are wonderful.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After spending a day on line and watching the taping of a show, we wanted a place to eat close to our hotel. My son wanted a diner so we googled and found The Kettle. The menu is extensive - lots to chose from. I ordered the crab cakes which came with french onion soup. It was delicious and filling!... More 

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Rocky Mount, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We got the Kettle burgers. It was just what a good basic burger should be. Nothing fancy. Just a good burger. It was what I wanted at that time and I was not disappointed.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a large group and staff was able to accomodate us right away. All were pleased with their meals and the service. Nice variety of menu offerings. Comfortable atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We hadn't been to the Kettle in many years. We decided to go recently and did not regret our decision. I like the fact that they have a large variety of foods to choose from. I had the tuna melt and my wife had a salad. Food was good quality. Service was fast and great. I recommend sitting on the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced and excellent service. A short walk from the beach and In a lovely setting, the staff were particularly friendly and looked after our large group with speed. A1

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Newcastle, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My friend and I decided to eat here because it had an outdoor eating area, and also looked really popular when we arrived via bus into Manhattan Beach. We were greeted warmly and shown to a seat outside. There was a great deal of choice on the menu. We ordered potato skins between us to start and when they arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We went with a large business group and can say that the food was good and the service was very good even though we spanned a few tables. No-one had a bad word about their food and I had a very nice burger. I would visit again.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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?