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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Good food, but had a small mishap before we ever got seated

I think this is only place for breakfast in the area. But my family and I put our name down and waited quite a while, which was fine. Then we started noticing people who came after us were being seated. After waiting a little while longer I decided to see how much long it would be. To my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tarheels5
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kate's is a must-do here in Carolina Beach. There something for everyone here. I have been trying to cut down on wheat, and it's hard to find a breakfast that doesn't contain wheat. Kate's has a wonderful skillet made with yummy vegetables and seasoned tofu that was delicious and very filling...and their coffee is the best! My companions had different... More 

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Thank Jane M
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is only place for breakfast in the area. But my family and I put our name down and waited quite a while, which was fine. Then we started noticing people who came after us were being seated. After waiting a little while longer I decided to see how much long it would be. To my surprise our... More 

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1 Thank Tarheels5
Lenoir, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kate's is the BEST breakfast in Carolina Beach. Always great food, made with love and a care that only Kate has established year round.

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Thank Bill H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great selection and also a good selection of healthy choices too. Had egg whites with spinach and mushrooms and hubby had a tofu breakfast burrito but they also had all the fun waffle a pancake options if you want to go wild!

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Thank miraclecary
Asheboro, North Carolina
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The food here is about average for a Pancake House type of restaurant. They did however have a lot to choose from. When we stopped it wasn't very busy and we got our food very fast and the service was good.

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Thank Sandra D
Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A surprise to the owner and employees, they were the only restaurant in Carolina Beach that was serving breakfast, on Christmas Eve. Busy, noisy and yet still running smoothly. Breakfast was good and service was great. All the customers seemed to be leaving as happy as they entered. In the spirit of Christmas, after I paid for my breakfast, I... More 

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1 Thank CarolClarkeReed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast. Need I say more? Service is great. Good is great. Price is right. My fav breakfast place on the island. Who ya.

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Thank Phil D
Moneta, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Rivals one of our longtime favorites on the Outer Banks, primarily the variety of choices! The options for Eggs Benedict, omelets, etc., and the service, a must go to for breakfast, and would love to be there for a brunch one Sunday, next trip back! Highly recommend, also another walk to from the Courtyard.

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Thank CIndyCsml
Apex, United States
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Omelets are very good and service was excellent! Very convenient and although there was a line it was worth the wait.

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Thank 250kevint
Winston-Salem, NC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Kate's is a great place to get a variety of breakfast offerings at CB. The food is consistently great, but best of all, the service is top notch. Now, we did go here three straight days this trip for breakfast. The waitress even remembered our drink choices, how cool is that? They delivered our orders quickly each day, even on... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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