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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Love this place
1. Love this place
"Been coming here for years and the food is great, servers are friendly"
lferraiola
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2. Excellent breakfast
2. Excellent breakfast
"Freshly prepared breakfast was fabulous . Healthy choices"
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3. Family, Food, And Fun!!
3. Family, Food, And Fun!!
"simply the friendliest most enjoyable place "
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

I do not EVER write reviews but this time I actually felt obligated to save people from wasting their money. Moved to the area from Monmouth County so trying out all the local restaurants to see which places will go on the list for regular...visits. First, and most importantly, the staff here is top notch and extremely efficient, but unfortunately that's where the positives end. I ordered a omelette, and what appeared on the table I find it difficult to even describe. I believe the bottom may have been egg, but whatever was draped over the top I am not even sure. If I had to venture a guess I would say they are pre-making some type of crepes and this is what they are throwing on the top - I am of the firm belief that just about everything you're ordering is in some regard pre-made ahead of time. Now, for the contents of the omelette, it becomes truly frightening. The contents of the omelette ordered included, sausage, peppers, onions and cheese. First, it was ice-cold, supporting the previous info provided that everything in some way is pre-made. Next, what was suppose to be sausage was small chunks of a substance that was tasteless and most definitely not sausage - If I was forced to guess I would say something along the lines of tofu that was beyond disgusting. Along with the omelette I ordered french toast, which if not ice-cold, may have been worth eating - Again, see previous info as to everything being pre-made. Bottom line, DO NOT waste your hard earned money when there are many other places that serve food that they actually made fresh with ingredients that you can actually identify without performing a lab test.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly staff. We went there for breakfast on NY days and were very happy with their prompt and courteous service. The Jamaica Me Happy coffee was the best I have tasted and their Farmers omelet was loaded with chicken, cheese and spinach.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

Really great breakfast place with TONS of choices. Great service, good coffee, and good food. Highly recommend for a nice breakfast out. My Kids loved the funny face pancakes.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thomas S, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2021

Thank you

Reviewed July 19, 2021

My family just got to the restaurant about 30 minutes before closing. They seated us, took our orders and the food came out very quickly. Food portions was on the larger side and it was delicious. Recommended!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thomas S, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2021

Thanks 😊 glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed June 16, 2021

I have spent 5 weeks on Long Beach Island this season and have had breakfast at Uncle Will's each of the five weeks. It has been great every time. The atmosphere is fun, food is well-prepared, and the service is quick and efficient. I have...had the combo most often including three pancakes (any style they serve), eggs and a side of meat. I really like pancakes but find at most places now they are too dense and heavy. Not at Uncle Will's. They are light and fluffy - just right. Besides the combo, my companions have had French Toast and poached eggs with lobster. All were a hit. I haven't tried Uncle Will's for lunch or dinner, but the breakfast is absolutely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thomas S, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2021

Thanks so much and so happy you enjoyed your visits with 🐷

Reviewed February 21, 2021

Wife and I had breakfast at Uncle Wills for the first and were very impressed with unique menu items, freshness of food and outstanding staff service. We'll undoubtedly return for another meal next time we're in Beach Haven. Excellent cooks as well!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thomas S, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2021

Thank you

Reviewed November 22, 2020

My family has been going to LBI and Uncle Will's for breakfast for years. The selection and portions are huge, and the food is always fresh and so good! The embiance is so cute, as the owner loves Pigs, so you will see pigs and...various country-type decor throughout the store. They even have a Mr. and Mrs. Pig that can sit at your table if you would like the "company"!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Thomas S, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2021

Thank you so much

Reviewed October 26, 2020

Fantastic food. Been going there over 22 years. One of the reasons for buying a home in the area is the restaurants and there is no better for breakfast and while in season, dinner is also a "not to miss". Our 2 daughters look forward...to going to Uncle Wills and we try at least 1 a week during season. There is typically a wait because of the quality of food, but they do have call ahead and if you are a smart diner in Beach Haven...you will always call ahead and get yourself put in line.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2020

Thank you so much.

Reviewed October 22, 2020

Very friendly service. Easy online ordering and curbside pickup. Online ordering shuts down at 1:00PM daily, and I had the distinction of placing one of my orders at 12:59PM. That impressed them. I called several times at 1:10PM and they took my order by phone....We were disappointed that they closed at 1:30PM every day in late September/early October. I probably would have ordered more often had they been open for dinner. My favorite menu item is the HUGE Veggie Benedict. I could never finish the entire portion. HUGE (what seemed like homemade) garden veggie burger on very delicious 7-grain toasted bread, roasted red peppers, melted Havarti cheese, and 2 poached eggs. A generous amount of every ingredient. The veggie burger is also available a la carte as a "side," towards the end of the menu, and I ordered that a few times. Quite a few times, I ordered the 4 oz nova lox, which was consistently fresh and high quality. None of the stringy stuff that poor quality lox sometimes has. I like avocado toast topped with lox, so I ordered their avocado toast several times and added the lox myself. I think sliced tomato is available as a side with avocado toast, and that goes well with the lox. I tried the crumb cake and it was good. More crumbs than cake. Lots of cinnamon. Yummy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

First, there is NO social distancing at outdoor tables. Luckily they were not full when we were there (October) so we were able to sit two tables away from other diners. Food is good, but service is inconsistent. We arrived for lunch about 45 minutes...before closing. There was only one other table. Took 20 minutes for waitress to come take our order after we were seated. 25 minutes for food to come after ordering. Then 20 minutes to get the check. The pandemic makes for unprecedented times and we understand that, but we were one of only two tables. The people at the other table also noted the delay. The next day we went for breakfast, service (with the same waitress) was quick and attentive. The food was always good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2020

We are very sorry for any inconsistencies in service, the season has been unpredictable to say the least and we have had to adjust our staffing accordingly...days we used to be slow are now busy and vice versa plus with so much more take out...More

Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

We go to Uncle Wills just about every week. The food is great with lots of choices and the ability to “mix and match” the items of your meal. Kids love the pig theme. Wait staff is usually terrific. Part of the LBI experience.

Date of visit: October 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2020

Thank you!

Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

Outside dining and we were around the back they seem to try and accommodate everyone during these difficult times

Date of visit: August 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Thank youbso much and thank you for understanding about our seating struggle.

Reviewed July 29, 2020

fine food, fine service indoors or outdoors. Always loved the indoor decor and cozy atmosphere. Look forward to next visit.

Date of visit: July 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed

Reviewed May 28, 2020 via mobile

Everything is amazing on the menu. Did take out and it was perfect! Great place for breakfast! Yummmm

Date of visit: February 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2020

Thank you so much!! Glad you enjoyed

Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

We were able to get take out breakfast that was just as delish as if we sat down. Also, the lobster salad sandwich on the new lunch menu is insanely good. Had to share.

Date of visit: May 2020
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thomass620, Owner at Uncle Will's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2020

Thank you sooo much

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Response from MitchTheMinister | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call. They are super friendly.
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So sorry about the above post about Austria; I have no idea how that got posted under Uncle Will's restaurant when it wasn't part of my review. Just ignore it!
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The only gluten-free item on the menu is pancakes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uncle Will's Pancake House

Yes, Uncle Will's Pancake House offers takeout services.

Uncle Will's Pancake House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4