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“Pricey, tasteless and rude” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Uncle Will's Pancake House

Uncle Will's Pancake House
3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
609-492-2514
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Ranked #8 of 71 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
“Pricey, tasteless and rude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Been going to the restaurant as long as I can remember. Prices have skyrocketed. The breakfast is ok but not exceptional (food came lukewarm). For the first time this year the service was nasty and rushed. Like we were cattle being rushed in and out. The waitress keep hitting the back of my chair to get to the table behind us. A baby sitting 12 inches from my arm keep throwing things at our table. I was very disappointed when I went to pay for the bill. The waitress/owner (?) told me they only accept cash or checks not credit cards. When I said I didn't have enough I was asked to leave my credit card at the register and go outside to find an atm machine down the road in a supermarket. I had four young children with me. I found this unacceptable. There were no signs posted outside. The small atm machines are privately owned with minimum security - charging me to use it. As a finance officer in a large bank everyone knows not to use these machines but my card was being held hostage. What garbage. Too bad Uncle WIll's the aggregation came out of the tip. Your not worth the trip anymore:( Bad Business!!!!

Visited August 2011
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“THE ONLY PLACE FOR BREAKFAST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

The best pancakes, omlettes, coffee, service, EVER! When we think LBI, we think UNCLE WILL'S! yum!!!! (But remember to bring cash...they don't take credit cards.)

Visited August 2011
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Charlottesville, VA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Had a party of eight and this spot was a few steps away from the rental so it worked well for breakfast one day. Pretty standard pancake house, I went for an omelet that was fine, wife had a fruit plate and muffiin which she really enjoyed, heard from other members of the party that the blueberry pacakes were nothing to write home about. Good service, little pricey, which is normal for LBI. Probably would try another spot before going back.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Must have been an off morning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Took my family in March. In the off season. On a weekday morning. Maybe they were short staffed, but it looked like they had enough workers. Anyway, we waited for just about everything. Toast came burned. It was hard to get a cup of coffee.
Although the menu was definitely interesting, none of the items ordered was very special, more bland than anything.
For the prices paid and the slow service, it will not get another visit from my family.
(The pig in the chair was cool though...too bad he didn't sit at our table!)

  • Visited March 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good but Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Spent the weekend on Long Beach Island. Stopped into Uncle Will's Pancake House for breakfast. Since our visit was on a weekday any the "official season" is not yet in full swing, the restaurant was not crowded at all. We were seated immediately. Our waitress came by with coffee and promptly took our orders. My husband had the pecan pancakes, a side of bacon and a side of homefires. I ordered 2 eggs over easy which came with toast and home fries. Food was served very quickly and it was hot and ver good. Total bill was $27....................for breakfast!!!! Thought that was a little high but I guess everything is a little pricey at the shore.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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