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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4719
7:00 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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We first fell in love with this place 2 years ago when we were visiting LA from NY. Truly the best pancakes/breakfast I've ever had! It's small with outdoor seating but the walk to beach down the block makes it worth it! Love that you can bring your dog along.

Thank Anna H
New Mexico
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

tiny place, but the breakfast was amazing! Eggs benedict, pancakes, coffee was always refilled. OJ was on point. this is a great place walking-distance, minutes away from the Manhattan Beach Pier. 7 of us walked out with happy Tummys!

Thank digdeep0169
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Open air seating, stick to your rib pancakes, and yummy well done bacon. Neighborhood gathering where locals relax along side tourists. Very laid back, you can come fresh off the beach or a morning run, it's the norm. We always stop in for breakfast when we are in Manhattan Beach.

Thank MomUSAF
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting my sister at Redondo Beach we went here. It was close and near all the shops on Manhattan Beach. It was busy which is a good sign. Food was great. Big portions. And we saw Vince Vaughn eating there!

Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far, my favorite breakfast restaurant in the South Bay. There is usually a wait, but it's worth it, and it comes with a beautiful ocean view!

Thank freckles53
Manhattan Beach, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant with local and outside people. It has been around for a very long time and the food is still just as good as when it first opened.. Good real American fare.

Thank Rosemary G
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go to if you are really hungry and you love pancakes. I had the scrambled eggs with cream cheese and jalapeños and a side of pancakes (buttermilk) mmmmmm it was all so delicious. Definitely a must go. You might have to wait for some 20-30minutes but it is worth waiting for.

Thank CRbueno
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had eggs and turkey bacon. Delicious. Staff helpful, courteous and quick. Nice menu. Good orange juice. Lots of people. Place for the locals, so it has to be good. Big portions

Thank PangerBoy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a favorite of my uncle, Frank Matranga. My family attended a memorial for him and had breakfast here in honor of him. The place is very busy. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and efficient

Thank Diane M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I truly enjoyed my ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and pancakes topped with strawberry and cool whip. Yummy!!

Thank Diana G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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?