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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with super friendly staff and amazing food. We went here twice during our stay in LA. Can recommend the breakfast burrito with turkey, pancakes, hashbrown and waffle with bacon. A must visit!

Thank Mille H
Nelson, New Zealand
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206 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked the French fries. They were hot and crisp. The sandwich was well filled with avocado and all for less than $10.00. Nice atmosphere with inside and outside seating and view of the waves in the distance

Thank gemido
Trumbull, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food and the service was great - nice area near the water - with stronger coffee the place would be a 5!

Thank JackTest
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my third time going there and I still can't get to like it! the servers are dressed as if there are going to the gym , very unpleasant and the food is just not of a great quality Not going back.

Thank Temaruata M
Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved Uncle Bills. The breakfast was amazing, they have a beautiful view and the service was spot-on. The only reason I am giving this place 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the fly issue they seem to have outside on the patio. Perhaps they could use some fly paper to help remedy the situation? Regardless, I... More 

Thank 411Travlr411
San Diego, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to Uncle Bill's for 30 years! I was in Manhattan Beach on a Sunday morning and thought I would check it out to see if its still there. It is! Put my name in and waited only about 15 minutes. There has always been lines here. Breakfast was excellent and a lot of it! Inside is a... More 

Thank Mise48
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast spot in MB. The only problem is getting there early enough to avoid the lines. Once you get seated it would be hard to complain. Not a surprise, but definitely famous for the pancakes, which are amazing (well, the 3 different kinds I've tried). The rest of their menu is good as well. And overall this place is... More 

Thank CJW75
Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I have been going to Uncle Bills for decades. THe food is great and the servings are always good size. The muffins are really good. The omletes are very good as well. Manhattan Beach has changed a ton but UB's. It still has that small town feeling. Don't bother with any other breakfast place in MB.

Thank 1412mb
Sterling, Virginia
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315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I know that as a tourist I am an inconvenience. I don't know where I am, I don't know where to go, I am often standing in the wrong place, facing the wrong way, making someone's life inconvenient. I get that. But in a restaurant that is positioned to serve tourists, for which I am paying prices that reflect a... More 

Thank mshapiro99
Redondo Beach, California
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Came here with my wife for brunch last weekend and loved it! If you eat on the patio outside, you'll have amazing views of the ocean, which is only a few blocks away. The food was also excellent- I had an omelette with jack cheese, avocado, and spinach. Came with toast and hash browns, which were also excellent. My wife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-545-5177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?