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The Kettle

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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great place at lest for lunch. Very pleasant waitress. Good prices - not overpriced. Meal portions are on the bigger side, for my family but my son who loves his burgers ;-)

Thank bigjay_850
Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the local spot in Manhattan Beach, open 47/7. Great home cooking and good atmosphere. Try the three am breakfast, the place is packed out

Thank ipdj
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in during a long layover at LAX (it's about a 15 minute cab/Uber ride) and had a very good lunch. The atmosphere is very cool; the food is great; and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Jon L
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Kettle and had the crab cake po boy. It was very tasty! Good portions and sides! Would go there again. Fast seating and great service.

Thank Heather Ann M
Manhattan Beach, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a sure thing, The Kettle delivers. You're not going to rave about your meal the next day but you're not going to go home hungry either. All that said, the bran muffins are to die for. YES, the bran muffins. These aren't your run of the mill, healthy little muffins, they are THE BOMB, gut bombs that is.... More 

Thank wschafferMB
Manhattan Beach, California
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385 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People, only 1 block from the pier to satisfy your eats and drink (sadly, no Mescal or Tequila served here). Do you feel pretty lucky? Once in your lifetime you must eat the gills of the hallucinogenic fish Sarpa salpa. But not this day and not here. Only very American food is served here. And the food is very satisfying.... More 

Thank ycnans coat
Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner after a long flight from Europe. Pretty good burgers and ok service. The location was good, a few minute walk to the pier and the beach. Parking was a little difficult but there are parking garages nearby. A little pricey, but hey, location, location...

Thank P_H_Helsinki_Finland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice restaurant with a lot of choices. I had a salad with apple, cranberries and walnuts, tasted very good. Only minor thing was that is was very noisy.

Thank Marieke H
Quezon City, Philippines
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at The Kettle yesterday for a late lunch with family. Service was prompt and friendly. The food is great. The ambience is cozy although the layout can be a bit cramped but you would barely notice it once you have your food. A restaurant worth going back to.

Thank Joanne R
Manhattan Beach, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to that restaurant since it opened. It was very popular with airline people because it was open 24/7. While it is not a " gourmet " restaurant, it is very popular, the food good and the service is friendly and very accommodating. If you are alone, by all means, sit at the bar..You might make some... More 

Thank Rosemary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Soups, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 13105458511

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