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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
+1 609-492-2514
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: 2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996,...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must do when visiting LBI

Uncle Will's is the place for breakfast on LBI. Have been going there for years. Crowded in the summer especially on weekends but they have call ahead seating. Was there today (Jan 18th, 2016). Service and food was as good as always. Also during the summer they are open on the weekends for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Guy C
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Pennington
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People stand in line weekend mornings in front of this place. Lord only knows why. The food is way below par and I think the pricing is stiff for a pancake joint. The coffee would take the paint off the wall. I only went there the last time because the people were with insisted.

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Thank JLin08008
Pennington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uncle Will's is the place for breakfast on LBI. Have been going there for years. Crowded in the summer especially on weekends but they have call ahead seating. Was there today (Jan 18th, 2016). Service and food was as good as always. Also during the summer they are open on the weekends for dinner. Give it a try, you'll be... More 

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Thank Guy C
Tampa, Florida
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love love love this place. Real family feel where all guests are treated like family. Prices are very reasonable, excellent food quality, just wish I could visit there more often. Don't be deterred by the crowd, an absolute must if you're in Long Beach Island.

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Thank BronxBornLady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This place is always busy, always has good food, always has friendly and efficient servers and never disappoints. We have been going to Uncle Will's ever since I can remember and have always enjoyed our breakfasts there. If you are looking for the best breakfast in Beach Haven this is where you want to go.

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Thank NjMomandaughter
New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Pancakes are above average, solid breakfast, high quality. Fun "pig decor". Great cup of coffee and good service.

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Thank funcouple_10
Pennington, New Jersey
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Uncle Wills for over 20 years. They have both traditional style food and are always coming up with creative ideas sweeten things up. The service is excellent and your cup of coffee never goes empty for too long. Get there early because things get jammed up....it is a very poplar place.

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Thank DBWITT
Mineola, New York
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We go to LBI every year and our ritual includes at least one visit to Uncle Wills for breakfast. Living on Long Island, NY I can't find any pork roll (how uncivilized). Did I tell you I grew up in NJ and porkroll is one of the major food groups. So, when I go to Uncle Wills I always order... More 

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Thank efitzma155
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A group of us go to breakfast for their early bird. The staff is very friendly and they don't rush you out. It is an outstanding bargain.

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Thank breit888
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

There isn't a better breakfast spot on the entire east coast. Great food, wonderful service with always a sunny attitude.

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Thank Buc31
Beach Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the best kept secret on LBI. Uncle Will's is primarily known as a hot spot for breakfast but they offer dinners most nights in the summer and on weekends throughout much of the winter. They have specials on certain nights (ie one price night) which provides you with an excellent dinner, salad and bread for the cost of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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!"
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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