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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
972-542-5331
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English first
McKinney, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

So when you enter a country roadhouse style restaurant in Texas what do you expect? I expect a casual atmosphere, friendly service, and a huge plate full of traditional southern food. I'd say Bills only accomplished 1 out of 3, the casual atmosphere. The service was ok, but not prompt and without much follow up. The food was very disappointing.... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed friendly service, and that's the best I can say. Floors were littered with food, wrappers, used napkins, everywhere. Menus were so dirty I didn't want to use them. Seat fabric was torn except on the wooden chairs. French toast undercooked and soggy. Venue does not accept credit cards.

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Anna, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bill smiths is a local favorite and destination that has been in business for around 50 years. Consistency is key for bills place and it shows that every customer is important to him. The food is good and exactly what you would expect from a well established, iconic diner.

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McKinney, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We finally tried this after having heard about it for awhile. Very good option for breakfast. It was fast and friendly with really good pancakes. It says they close at noon but on Sunday's they stay open a little later so stop by for a good meal.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We eat breakfast here about once a month. Food excellent. Try the Papa Smith, Triple Breakfast sandwich or an omelet. Great wait staff, old style food and fun. You'll enjoy it. Now the downside: overcrowded they have expanded as for as they can go and the place is packed most mornings. This makes it a little tough on the wait... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Been eating here 50 years. Believe it or not, gets better every time I visit. Big portions, cooked to perfection, great prices, at a hometown legend. Doesn't get better than this!

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McKinney, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love going here for breakfast!! Everything I have had here is so very yummy!! The same ladies are always there with a friendly smile and hot cup of coffee when we walk in. This place is a seat yourself loud sort of place... I highly recommend coming here for breakfast!!!

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nothing compares in McKinney with this place, especially for Breakfast. Friendly Staff, hearty portions.... even adults can get the Mickey Mouse form Pancakes

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Dallas, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Restaurant front not easy to find. Drove by without noticing. Noisy, chaotic, four rooms hanging off each other. Lots of bussed plates slammed near diners. Ordered Egg & Bacon sandwich. Received Egg & Sausage sandwich with lettuce, tomato with mayo. Weird. Hubby's scrambled eggs overcooked. Very cheap food. You get what you pay for. Cheap food for a cheap price.... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great old-school restaurant. Breakfast is the best. Good place to have pancakes. If you don't mind "unhealthy" food then this is the place for you.

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Additional Information about Bill Smith's Cafe

Address: 1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone Number: 972-542-5331
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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