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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific staff!

This past week, my wife, 9.5 month old and I came here for breakfast every day and the staff was incredible. They all had smiles on their faces and made sure our daughter had one too. After the first day, we felt like it was all part of the our daily routine...waking up and coming to Uncle Will's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This past week, my wife, 9.5 month old and I came here for breakfast every day and the staff was incredible. They all had smiles on their faces and made sure our daughter had one too. After the first day, we felt like it was all part of the our daily routine...waking up and coming to Uncle Will's. Looking forward... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

All these places have limited seating and are very popular. Expect waits, but it doesn't mean the service is poor, the service and wait staff move quickly and the turnover and food delivery is fast. Breakfast is great, never had anything we didn't like. French toast, eggs, omelletes, pancakes all great! Get their early and enjoy the food and atmosphere!

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Adding to a stack of Memories & more Memories - 3rd generation of my family enjoyed breakfast at Uncle Will's on Summer mornings in center of Beach Haven! Just keep stacking them up!

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Newburgh, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are going to the jersey shore in season don't complain about long waiting times at places like this. We did have a twenty minute wait. I found the staff working very fast and still able to smile and insure you were happy. I was impressed on how fast our order came to the table. I thought the pancakes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is so expensive!!! My daughter's chocolate milk was $3.50 for a small 6 oz...... That's crazy!!!!! What are you breeding chocolate cows? I had an omelette with mushrooms,onions and American cheese and it was $12.00. It wasn't even stuffed! She was still hungry after we ate!' Never again!' This place caters to Captive vacationers

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While you will have to wait for a table, this is the place for pancakes plus more. Every year we return to LBI it is a must to have breakfast at least once at Uncle Wills. The size of the pancakes are huge and light. Looking forward to returning next year to have another great breakfast.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the breakfast was good waitress bad and to top it no credit card just cash you go to be kidding to cramp

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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I can't come to long beach Island without having breakfast at least once at Uncle Will's. Everything is good, but especially their pancakes. HreT shops to look on while you're wIting for your table.

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Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well to begin no credit cards are accepted cash only.Very small sign at register on "WAY OUT" let's you know this. Coffee is $ 5.00 a cup. Went for breakfast food was good and waitress very attentive and friendly. But just another over priced LBI resturant.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I always get the pancakes here! All the pancakes I have tried have always been fluffy and delicious! Plus when I was a kid, and even now they have ceramic pigs that children can sit with! It's a great place for families! It is my favorite place to get breakfast! Love Uncle Will's!!!

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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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