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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/Brunch, 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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Families with children

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  • 74
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
njwestern
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PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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English first
PA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Schenectady, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Everytime we go to Beach Haven we have breakfast at Uncle Wills. The service is excellent and the food comes out so fast it's unbelievable. The food itself is really good. We will keep going every year, it's a tradition!

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our first time here and we loved it! We only chose to eat here because the wait at another close by establishment was over an hour and we were hungry for breakfast. We were seated in 10 minutes, the staff was friendly, and the breakfast was great! Love the potatoes and the coffee! So, thank you for a... More 

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The food is as good as anyplace on or near LBI... creative, excellent dishes. The food is fresh and well chosen. Friendly staff. A great source of local information. Reasonable pricing. One of the best choices for eating on LBI. The owners, Tom and Margie, are dedicated to providing quality food and service. An enjoyable place all around. "Uncle Will"... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If I could leave 0 stars I would. The food was great but unfortunately the service left such a bad taste in our mouths that even that was hard to enjoy. I went in with a friend this Monday morning, on the off season. We only had to wait two minutes but as soon as we were seated we were... More 

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Leonia, NJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My daughter and her boyfriend went to Uncle Will's in LBI 3 days in a row. Both live in different parts of NYC and know a good breakfast when they see it, and were raving about the banana-chocolate chip pancakes and omelettes. So I took my son, my daughter, and her boyfriend back there today for breakfast. What an amazing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After searching high and low for a family establishment for dinner the only place with no wait was UW and I now know why! I ordered jumbo coconut shrimp for $26 and what I got was 4 tiny to medium microbes and chewy shrimp!!! They have an open window and you literally see them microwaving food left and right, we... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?