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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
+1 609-492-2514
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can't find a tasty and filling breakfast here, you're dead. Endless choice, great food, and always busy(that's how you can tell).

Thank Steve S
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited 45 minutes during prime time on a Saturday. It was worth it. The menu has some great specials, steadfast traditions and plenty of plates with a little zest. Coffee was great also. I had the Usain bolt French toast special, very good. The rest of our party was happy and had plenty of good things to say about... More 

Thank Robert P
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent! The food, was great. The service was great. The ambiance was great. It was also very clean and very fun and outgoing. Pancakes were great! Would return!!!!

Thank John L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Uncle Will's for breakfast. Food was excellent! Price is very reasonable. Wait staff knowledgeable and excellent. Did not have to wait too long. Would definitely go again. Highly recommend

Thank Joanne B
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to be guaranteed a great breakfast, Uncle Will's is the place for you! You may have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. We went today at 1115 and had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. I ordered the gluten free pancakes with blueberries, they were the best gluten free pancakes I ever had. They... More 

Thank 121st
Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make reservations otherwise the wait is close to an hour. It's is worth the wait. Waitresses are very good. Food choices are huge and incredibly well cooked. We were there with a group and everyone enjoyed their breakfast. My kids forced us to come their every morning. Prices are about $15per person

Thank Steinesq
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are looking for a good breakfast that the family can sit and enjoy, this is a great place to stop. I have never been disappointed, other than waiting in line to get a table. It is a hot spot.

Thank KenG01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. There might be lines when you go as it is an island favorite. Worth the wait.Pancakes are a must

Thank cosettesmom
Pittstown, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally, our family had the chance to enjoy a DINNER get-together at Uncle Will's! After years ... decades ... of enjoying their much heralded breakfasts we made dinner reservations for 10 of us and what a great idea that was. We ate from the Early Bird Menu which is available until 6:30 pm - see their web-site for the complete... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wait on the weekends when we come to Uncle Will's but it's to be expected at a great spot. It's a pancake house - get the pancakes you won't be sorry!

Thank JennaKJ

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2514
2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996, Margie came to Beach Haven. She worked as a hostess the summer of 1996 and soon after Tom & she started dating. They married in 1999 and have been working side by side at Uncle Will's ever since. Along with the ever growing and changing Uncle Will's staff/family, they have maintained the original charm of Uncle Will's & have added some updates (including dinner in 2007!) That have helped Uncle Will's to be a mainstay in town & a special place for families to return to each year when they vacation on LBI.

When Sandy hit in October, 2012, Uncle Will's was flooded by over four feet of water. It was a sad & devastating event but thanks to months of endless work, Tom rebuilt Uncle Will's with the help of talented friends, Filemon.Willie, and multiple professionals whose skills and labor brought Uncle Will's back to life. We reopened in March, 2013 and are glad to be a part of the community again.

The history of Uncle Will's would not be complete without recognizing, with true gratitude & love, our loyal customers. We have been fortunate to have met such wonderful people through the years. Families have grown before our eyes! We've shared in your laughter and joy, your tears and sadness, & we look forward to seeing you every time you enter our door. We cannot thank you enough for your support. And to all of the customers we are meeting for the first time, "Welcome!"

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