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The Kettle

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$$ - $$$
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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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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great service, great price. Fresh food everyday, plenty of room to enjoy a breakfast , lunch or dinner meeting. I recommend anything on the menu. HOMEMADE Healthy Muffins are to die for.

Thank 208sm208
Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just love stopping by to eat at this place. A very varied menu and whatever you take is delicious. Stop by after a walk down the street on the pier!

Thank WombatBen
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Reviews showed the place a decent. I was shocked. Seemed just a step up from a Denny's. Maybe in other neighborhoods I would rate higher but down by the beach and with so many other options I left feeling disappointed. Pot roast is there specialty, I found it overcompensating the flavor with too much sugars Service was good and probably... More 

Thank JimmyB_NC
Layton, Utah
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we found The Kettle!! We only had an hour at 8:00pm waiting for a flight at LAX. Totally unfamiliar with Manhattan Beach, we asked TripAdvisor for top rated mid-range American food. Winner! Pleasantly surprised by the charming neighborhood. Parked around the corner at meters. Seated immediately even thought they were busy. There were a TON of choices on the... More 

Thank momyourcrazy
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat and relax a while after walking along the pier and around this great neighbourhood. Our waiter was great and suggested a beer to have with the meal. Fat Tire. His suggestion was spot on.

Thank Norman E
Torrance, California
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the month of September, 2016, a group of friends and I had dinner at The Kettle in Manhattan Beach. I found the food and service to be of high quality at the Kettle. I was amazed at the wonderful experience that we enjoyed so much. It seems to be a very popular restaurant in Manhattan Beach plus it is... More 

Thank Metrotorrance
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at the Kettle after a lovely walk down the promenade. The staff are incredibly friendly and the service was very speedy. Our food was delicious and very fresh. I highly recommend this place, it was easy to have our young baby there too.

Thank Elissa B
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast. A great outdoor/indoor location somewhat overlooking Manhattan Beach. Very nice part of town. The service was great and helpful. The food was delicious as well as the mimosas.

Thank Joshua H
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87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was happy to see a smaller portion meal on the menu. I ordered the half tuna sandwich and fruit. It literally came out within 5-10 minutes after ordering. Very fast. Everything was tasty and the fruit was fresh and in season so it was sweet. While the portion size was smaller, the added fruit made the meal filling. Cool... More 

Thank Dan H
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. View is fantastic from the patio. Service was great, quick seating, quick service, and great food. Had the turkey burger and the other person had a salad. Everything was great!!!!

Thank Tom D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?