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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 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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Fairview, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Bill Smith's is a local institution. You don't come here for the ambiance, but the food (especially breakfast) is great. This is what we used to call a greasy spoon--and that's a compliment. Menu items are strictly down home, service is provided by long time servers and the food is basic but great. The decor is strictly 1950s old style... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Found this cafe while browsing for somewhere different to have breakfast. It is apparently in the top 20 for Dallas area. I can see why. Friendly, warm and welcoming, it is in no way a tourist cafe. Real people eat there, lots of regulars, the waitresses are great and are happy to tell you all about the history of the... More

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Paphos District, Cyprus
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We googled for a place for breakfast near New Hope, McKinney where we were staying and Bill Smiths came up as one of the top ten breakfasts in Dallas so we decided to give it a go. You walk into an original diner which hasn't really changed since it opened in 1956 - absolutely wonderful. Despite the sign that says... More

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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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