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

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Famous location with good menu

I took my family to this place for dinner as I used to live near this restaurant and ate there from time to time for breakfast. First, the restaurant has not changed in 20 years and I think some of the wait staff has been there that long. However, the menu is really full of choices and it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Chapingrande
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Virginia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I took my family to this place for dinner as I used to live near this restaurant and ate there from time to time for breakfast. First, the restaurant has not changed in 20 years and I think some of the wait staff has been there that long. However, the menu is really full of choices and it is opened... More 

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Irvine
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are at the restaurant tonight and were EXTREMELY impressed with the service and the quality if the food. CZ was our server. We literally made modifications on three of the four meals. She accommodated out requests with a smile, without hesitation and with no errors. Let me tell you this was no easy feat. Jeff the manager too was... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love the Kettle. This restaurant has been here forever and continues to be the best restaurant at the beach.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've lived in MB over 30 years (yikes!) and have been going to The Kettle since I got here. Nothing fancy...just good, simple diner food any time of the day or night. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner 24/7. And it's all good! I love their bran muffins in the morning with butter....a real treat. Soups, salads, sandwiches....all good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food. Good service. Dependable. Always have a good meal here. Just be prepared to wait during peak meal times

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Lahaina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love the breakfasts here in particular the muffins. Also they make my favorite patty melt. A long time in Manhattan Beach. Good comfort food at reasonable prices. I eat there when I visit MB.

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California
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love their homemade food, and so do others, as is evident by the lines to get in on the weekends. Highly recommend the Turkey sandwich with cranberry mayo...a favorite!

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We never miss the Kettle whe we visit Manhattan Beach. Always good, great service ample portions. Fabulous orange muffincs

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Ridgefield, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We sat on the outdoor terrace. Service was fantastic. The food was fresh and well prepared. My dining companion raved about the Ceviche-style Mahi Mahi Tostada. The crab cakes were full of crab and the mango salsa was fresh, the tartar sauce very flavorful. My Crab Louie salad was fresh and tasty.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very cool place, huge menu, many choices and very good food. The staff is fantastic, very friendly. Two blocks from Manhattan beach, nice locatiom

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Additional Information about The Kettle

Address: 1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
Phone Number: 310-545-8511
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?