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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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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    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 for Breakfast!

This is a fun place with great breakfast food. Staff is very pleasant and good natured. If you bring young kids, prepare to have their pink pig (not real) sit beside them for a portion of their breakfast time! (great for a picture). Food is great, atmosphere is great. If you go on Sunday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Joe D
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Families with children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place with great breakfast food. Staff is very pleasant and good natured. If you bring young kids, prepare to have their pink pig (not real) sit beside them for a portion of their breakfast time! (great for a picture). Food is great, atmosphere is great. If you go on Sunday morning (which is when we went)... More 

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Monroe, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great dining experience for breakfast, a little pricey but delicious. Service is fantastic!

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We tried not to let it ruin our breakfast when an estimated 20 min wait turned in to an hour because they never called our name. They called a similar name which must have been meant for us. Miscommunication between the guy writing the names and the name caller-lousy system. Anyway, if you are not getting anything special or the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this place. Service is great and so is the food. My husband and i look forward to our yearly visit to beach haven and we usually come here everyday for breakfast

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Fishkill, New York
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten breakfast here for many years - this is the first time we went for dinner. What a nice surprise - the choices are perfect for the area and the preparation is excellent. There is a range from seafood to steak - by now we have tried quite a few. Well worth a visit!

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The wait to eat is usually long (45min to an hour) but well worth it. The pancakes are amazing. There is a long line every morning for a reason and it goes fast as there are shops next door to pass the time. We went here twice in 4 days. Will def be back next summer.

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Port Washington NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Breakfast is as great as all the reviews report...and....dinner is a must! I am surprised by the preceding review about dinner because we make multiple reservations for dinner at Uncle Wills. It is very enticing with their midweek special pricing. Their menu is so interesting to me that it's hard to decide a main dish. We were greeted by Leslie,... More 

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New Hope, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent breakfast! Creative omelets and the pancakes were terrific. Fresh fruit. Good size portions. Excellent service and worth the wait.

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Port Chester, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My family has been going to LBI for 11 years. We usually stop here on our first day. This was the second time that the waitress was rude and the pancakes were just ok. Not worth the 50 min wait.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

You will wait unless you get there before eight o'clock in the morning but you will probably deem it worth the time you spend standing on their sidewalk mentally hurrying other diners through their meals. It's a little bit of an enigma; the storefront, name and crowd might lead you to expect a pretty good everyday diner. Never would you... More 

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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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