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Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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American, Diner
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14196 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011-4519
(636) 394-1416
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St. Louis, MO
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250 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love their food. Great home made, quality food. Always busy and always delish. Unique pancake dishes. They also have lunch and dinner specials (fried chicken - oh yeah). Do try it out - you will not be disappointed. Not fancy, not cheap, but it is breakfast like mom used to make.

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Thank Januarybride01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best server, she was kind, polite and attentive with a smile. The food was tasty and hot. But the steak was over cooked. Try the pecan pancakes, delish.

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Thank Paulette B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like their pecan waffles and the country style ham. Good coffee friendly service. Orders come fast. Pancakes are awesome and they are always open when you need a pancake

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Thank Kathy P
St. Louis, MO
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit recently was for breakfast. The decor is a bit dated but that adds to the charm. You placement is your menu. The food was served hot and delicious. I think they are a bit pricey but still moderate range. Server was attentive and continually kept the coffee filled.

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Thank baker635
Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I looked forward to breakfast at Uncle Bill's because everyone raves about it...not sure why. We had breakfast that was average and that's being generous. Service was "ok". Not planning to return and we love to go out to breakfast.

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Thank shtoreed
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable American breakfast joint like you remember with those wooden chairs with the spindle backs. Though this location was built much more recently, it has the feel of a place from the 60s. I can faintly hear Tommy James and the Shondells in my mind's soundtrack. Breakfast was sturdy with corned beef hash and eggs. Didn't really need the hash... More 

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Thank Prairiedogg
Manchester, Missouri
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Louis institution... they've been in Manchester now for 10+ years and this location is as good as the original South St. Louis location. We love Uncle Bills... great food.

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Thank DaveSegasture
Chesterfield, Missouri
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332 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the chain pancake houses are pretty much cookie cutter and mediocre. Uncle Bills adds high price to the mixture, along with servers who really either don't wish to work at a Pancake House or are trained to be diffident. The menu is standard, and while the Kingshighway location is "Famous" as a go to place in the City,... More 

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Thank Stu K
Ballwin, Missouri
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Uncle Bills is an interesting place! You may find a hole in your seat but the breakfast food is great! It is especially good after 12 pm! The chicken and waffles is cooked fresh every time and does take a little longer, the coffee is good and the prices are cheap!

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Thank Nolive2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Not so healthy breakfast food is always good for dinner, right? Not fancy, but a good place to drink coffee and visit. Always an odd cast of characters in the restaurant to make it interesting. Open all night.

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Thank Scott G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14196 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011-4519
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Ballwin
  • Phone Number: (636) 394-1416

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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?