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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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Hours:
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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  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    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
New Years Eve

Fun to sit at the bar with all the locals - enjoy drinks and appetizers. Didn't even stay for the celebrations - fun place to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Judith C
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Fun to sit at the bar with all the locals - enjoy drinks and appetizers. Didn't even stay for the celebrations - fun place to visit

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Barnegat, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been in beach haven for years. Small and quaint. The staff is nice the owners very friendly. Great place for breakfast, or now they serve dinner. I always try and go in the summer. Great pancakes!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love this place!!! The breakfast is awesome....especially the Van Goat omelette!!! Dinner is pretty special too!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It on a weekend and extremely busy. We still had good service and decent food. There is not really much difference between this place and Chicken or the Egg, except that Uncle Will's DOES NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS. Cash or check only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have visited Uncle Will's several time in the past as LBI is our standard summer vacation spot... Without question Uncle Will's has the best breakfast around... Though you have to be prepared with cash ax they do not accept any credit cards...

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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great atmosphere and food was great. Went there for brunch and the blueberry pancakes were delicious and the omelettes were big and filled. They couldn't be stuffed any more than they were. You won't be hungry afterwards. Maybe a little expensive but it was worth it.

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baltimore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our party ordered a variety of foods and they all were great. I had an omelette with chicken, veggies and it came with blueberry buckwheat pancakes which were yummy. Cute atmosphere. Would return. Beat shops nearby

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

food was ok, wait was around 20 minutes for breakfast. Nothing to write home about. food was fresh, but it was a little expensive just for an omelet and coffee.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a fun place to eat....pigs everywhere. Not sure what that means but you can take a pig something home. There is a wide selection for breakfast, many including local ingredients. Big and tasty describes your breakfast plate. Service is prompt and attentive.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Additional Information about Uncle Will's Pancake House

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

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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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