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Bill Smith's Cafe

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1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
972-542-5331
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5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
McKinney, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bill Smith's is our favorite breakfast restaurant. Great food and reasonable prices make it a winner for us, and they even serve lunch, with a special every day.

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Thank Ron M
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for breakfast after church.7:00 mass. Seated yourself, waitress was right there. Brought us coffee, took our order cream gravy and biscuits was great as was everyones. Will go back. .

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Thank Larry S
Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

been eating here for 60 years and it's been the same. breakfast is consistent, lunch is good too. I'll be back

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Thank I'm H
Irving, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We decided to go to Bill Smith's because it was a local favorite. When you arrive you seat yourself, the place was full on a Sunday morning around 11......we had to go to the back to find a place that was ok. Waitress was nice took our drink orders and brought us our menu. My husband and I chose the... More 

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Thank Christina N
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Don't go for breakfast after about 9:00 a.m. The owner pulls the gravy out of the hot steam table and lets it cool. I had to call the health department and tell them about this practice.

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Having lived in the area for 15 years the opportunity to visit again on a recent trip could not be missed. Breakfast was wonderful and was cooked exactly as requested. The biscuits were wonderful. For a lighter meal the fruit cup was delicious. We will be returning often before we leave the area

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 972-542-5331

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