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Kate's Pancake House

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102 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5133
910-458-3663
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 29
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Packed

This place was packed Sunday morning when we went, which is always a good sign. The menu has plenty of choices, and starts with the pancakes ... which were very good. Most of the other things we tried were tasty if not amazing and the prices were really reasonable. This is a good spot to try for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Todd S
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

On a Sunday morning for brunch we expected to wait but we were seated within 10 mins. Pancakes, bacon and eggs were delicious and our server was quick and hospitable. Highly recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went here for breakfast. Not that good. Food had old oil taste. Will not go back. I am a resident and have found better restaurants eat at on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place was packed Sunday morning when we went, which is always a good sign. The menu has plenty of choices, and starts with the pancakes ... which were very good. Most of the other things we tried were tasty if not amazing and the prices were really reasonable. This is a good spot to try for breakfast. I would... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I were visiting friends in Wilmington and on this particular day we were going kayaking. We decided to have breakfast before we got started and asked our friends about Kate's. They said that they'd been coming to Carolina beach for years but never tried it, so we did. Glad we did. The restaurant's interior is what you'd... More 

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Beckley
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast before we left the island. I had the very berry pancakes and he had the southern omelet. Both were very tasty and served quick! We were in and out in 40 mins on a busy Friday morning. Great last stop on the island before heading home.

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Hickory, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great breakfast place. It was packed but we got seated right away. My husband and I both ordered pancakes. He had the banana nut and I had the carribbean pancakes. Both were amazing! Ordered them in a combo with a generous serving of eggs and 3 slices of bacon for around $8. Great visit, we will return when in the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed at Wrightsville Beach for Spring Break & was tired of our options for breakfast places so took to TA, which is how we ended up at Kates. It was so worth the drive. Love love love this place. The staff was great. So nice & welcoming. They close at 1, but we're still smiling at people showing up... More 

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NC
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I reluctantly went here my first day at Carolina Beach - my friend wanted breakfast food, I wanted lunch food since it was approaching that time, but I caved and we ended up at Kate's. I'm so glad we did! I ate here three days in a row. I got regular pancakes all three days - they are amazing! They... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went for breakfast with the family on vacation. The restaurant was busy and loud. Thankfully we were seated in the front section, a little removed from the chaos. Omlettes were nothing special and the fried potatoes were abysmal, cold and tough. The pancakes were the only saving grace. Strawberry pancakes had the strawberries cooked inside, as did the chocolate... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very basic menu but good country cooking at a very reasonable price. Good coffee, friendly service. I can recommend the pancakes as well as the cheese-steak omlette

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5133
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-458-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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