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Bill Smith's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
+1 972-542-5331
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5:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When ever we travel we always ask where do the local eat? Bill Smith is it! Excellent food, great prices, excellent service Hannah has been our waitress. We have eaten there every morning on this trip 14 days

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Thank Raylene S
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

If you want really good home cooking and you love breakfast, Bill Smith's is the place to go. Quick service and very friendly staff. The food is outstanding and make sure you try the pancakes.

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Thank dvcannatelli
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Just like I cook at home. Huge place. Plenty if seating. All local and home cooked atmosphere and taste. Good prices, friendly staff. Good looking waitresses. They got it all.

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Thank Jeremy E
McKinney, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

A local institution in McKinney, Texas. No frills, but a devoted local clientele. Family-owned. Don't expect upscale ambience or avant-garde breakfast dishes.

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Thank Donna R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the draw here. It's a big story with lots of tables. The waitresses are overworked. The food is the worst I've ever had. We've been here not once, not twice but three times because friends have insisted that our experience was rare. Cruddy frozen chicken fried steak, bread NEVER toasted. Horrible!

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Thank McKinneydad
McKinney, Texas
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

the food was good - but the restaurant is old so for me it had that aged/ old time scent that I don't want smell when I'm eating. Its CASH ONLY so be prepared but its moderately priced and they have an ATM :-) Its uniquely shaped in that they have expanded what once was a small restaurant in what... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I go to Bill Smiths at every opportunity. Breakfast simply cannot be beat, period. Bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy it's all here. Traditional Texas cooking served by the friendliest ladies in the state of Texas.

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Thank ChosenFrozen
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

As holiday makers from Scotland we wanted to go to a typical American diner and we found that in Bill Smiths Cafe. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good. I had the ham steak which was so big it hung over the side!!! Son had the hash brown special and he loved it. Wife and daughter had the... More 

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Thank John D
Flower Mound, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The only positive I can say after three (and final) visits is that service is consistently good. Waitresses are all friendly and effective with a "tag team" approach. Food quality is average to below average. Prices are good but repeat....if you only want average (read boring) breakfast food in a crowded, noisy and old, tired and unkempt place, then head... More 

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Thank Sebbyboy
Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a local haunt for sure. smiles.. Breakfasts served no nonsense style. Service is friendly, fast and efficient. Food is yummy. Bill has been there as long as I can remember and I am old. smiles... don't look for anything fancy.. just good food and good service.

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Thank Shirley R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?