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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
+1 609-492-2514
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: 2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996...
2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996, Margie came to Beach Haven. She worked as a hostess the summer of 1996 and soon after Tom & she started dating. They married in 1999 and have been working side by side at Uncle Will's ever since. Along with the ever growing and changing Uncle Will's staff/family, they have maintained the original charm of Uncle Will's & have added some updates (including dinner in 2007!) That have helped Uncle Will's to be a mainstay in town & a special place for families to return to each year when they vacation on LBI. When Sandy hit in October, 2012, Uncle Will's was flooded by over four feet of water. It was a sad & devastating event but thanks to months of endless work, Tom rebuilt Uncle Will's with the help of talented friends, Filemon.Willie, and multiple professionals whose skills and labor brought Uncle Will's back to life. We reopened in March, 2013 and are glad to be a part of the community again. The history of Uncle Will's would not be complete without recognizing, with true gratitude & love, our loyal customers. We have been fortunate to have met such wonderful people through the years. Families have grown before our eyes! We've shared in your laughter and joy, your tears and sadness, & we look forward to seeing you every time you enter our door. We cannot thank you enough for your support. And to all of the customers we are meeting for the first time, "Welcome!"
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfasts!

Top Lbi breakfast spot. Wait can get long on weekends but moves quickly. Excellent quality breakfast, all fresh ingredients. Can be pricey but worth it for a top breakfast. Great service, friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Top Lbi breakfast spot. Wait can get long on weekends but moves quickly. Excellent quality breakfast, all fresh ingredients. Can be pricey but worth it for a top breakfast. Great service, friendly.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Names on menu are puns on the names of famous artists. Fun theme for children. Great food and extra friendly staff. Very, very busy during summer months-get there early.

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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There is usually a wait to get into Uncle Will's, and that is because their breakfast is a cut above the rest. When you want breakfast at a higher level go to Uncle Will's. Not many places make potato pancakes anymore. They do. They're the best.You get three large THIN potato pancakes that are crispy around the edges, and cooked... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been going to Uncle Will's for 35 years. It is one of our favorites! Breakfast is my favorite meal and you have many, many choices. Though it does get crowded during season, you should allow for that. Friendly service, family atmosphere, good portions. A bit highly price and you have to pay cash ( they do not take... More 

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Sewaren, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great breakfast place, we have been here several times and never once did we not have a bad meal.. Service and food is EXCELLENT....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I come here for breakfast year round. Very good food and excellent coffee. Many locals in the off season. Not cheap.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the few food options open mid winter on LBI. Pros- The service was good, there was no waiting and the portions were sufficient. Cons- French toast was average and the pancakes seemed rubbery. Also, the price of a soda is outrageous ($2.75 for the equivalent of a 12oz soda). The 'Van Goat' - a type of omelette with... More 

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New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Huge portions! Delicious food! Quick, friendly and efficient service!!! A bit pricy! No credit cards! No reservations! Be prepared to wait!!! Having been going to Uncle Will's for over 30 years!!! Will not disappoint!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We could never get in because the lines are always too long , so we decided to go "off season" . The place is clean, the staff is nice , the food came quick and was delicious . Buckwheat/granola/blueberry pancakes ! Yum . Poached eggs to perfection . What a wonderful breakfast experience . I hear they serve dinner in... More 

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Troy, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You need to come here if you are tired of eating out and are just hungry for a good coffee and awesome breakfast. Staff is amazing and the place is really LBI!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996, Margie came to Beach Haven. She worked as a hostess the summer of 1996 and soon after Tom & she started dating. They married in 1999 and have been working side by side at Uncle Will's ever since. Along with the ever growing and changing Uncle Will's staff/family, they have maintained the original charm of Uncle Will's & have added some updates (including dinner in 2007!) That have helped Uncle Will's to be a mainstay in town & a special place for families to return to each year when they vacation on LBI. When Sandy hit in October, 2012, Uncle Will's was flooded by over four feet of water. It was a sad & devastating event but thanks to months of endless work, Tom rebuilt Uncle Will's with the help of talented friends, Filemon.Willie, and multiple professionals whose skills and labor brought Uncle Will's back to life. We reopened in March, 2013 and are glad to be a part of the community again. The history of Uncle Will's would not be complete without recognizing, with true gratitude & love, our loyal customers. We have been fortunate to have met such wonderful people through the years. Families have grown before our eyes! We've shared in your laughter and joy, your tears and sadness, & we look forward to seeing you every time you enter our door. We cannot thank you enough for your support. And to all of the customers we are meeting for the first time, "Welcome!"
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?