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“Layover Lunch”
Review of The Kettle

The Kettle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Layover Lunch”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was the perfect place to bring out of town friends on a layover at LAX.
They had 8 hrs to kill, 4 hrs were spent at the Kettle. The food , service, and atmosphere were just perfect. The staff was friendly and courteous did not rush us. They even let us move inside so we could sit at the bar where we could plug in laptops and phones and look at the holiday photos our friends took....
I have been coming here for years, and highly recommend the Kettle!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank srdesignsCalifornia
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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Sarah
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Page, AZ
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“Exceptional Breakfast with the Girls!!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Some girlfriends and I were visiting California recently and a local friend insisted we try this restaurant for breakfast. It was fabulous!! I had the eggs benedict. Best I've ever had! Everyone loved their meals. The place was crowded but we only waited about 15 minutes. They provided complimentary coffee while we were waiting. Service was great too! Definitely will go back when I am in the area.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank lakepowellmom
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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Sarah
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Dallas, Texas
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“excellent”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Food was excellent and fairly priced. Great service. Sit outside to enjoy the views, sun and pedestrians.

Visited March 2014
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Thank p l
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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Sarah
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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“Consistently Good Food with a View of the Ocean!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great lunch stop during our latest visit to Manhattan Beach. We've been here before and knew we wouldn't be disappointed. The menu is extensive with wraps, burgers, soups, salads - all American favorites. Not only is the restaurant perfectly situated for a great view of the ocean down Manhattan Beach Blvd, but it's also centrally located among so many shops in all directions. Today, my husband's burger was just as he ordered - perfect. My tortilla soup was not exactly as I expected, but still good with a generous amount of chicken. The staff is so accommodating and eager to please. We have visited several restaurants in Manhattan Beach and this is definitely a great place to grab a quick bite after the beach or between shops. We will definitely stop in again for an easy quick lunch! However, there is a catch...

Patrons need to be aware of the parking enforcement in Manhattan Beach. The 24 minute meters, really 24 minutes, are irritating and convert charming Manhattan Beach in to a police state. This caused us to move our vehicle 4 times. We shopped, had lunch, shopped, sat on the pier as I photographed, then decided to wait for the LA rush hour(s) to end before traveling on I-405. One shop owner explained the area wants to leave spaces for shoppers rather than beach visitors. However, the town could consider eliminating the 24 minute parking and adding more parking in the 2-4 hour range. Rather than help shoppers, this caused my husband to leave the shops to move our vehicle. The hassle of doing this to have lunch or shop, calling to locate the one who moved the vehicle to avoid a ticket, caused my husband to write Manhattan Beach off his list. Hope Manhattan Beach can think of alternative ways to control traffic, shoppers and beachcombers! Otherwise, my days of sitting on the pier, shopping and dining will be eliminated!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank RikiUSA
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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Sarah
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Manhattan Beach, California
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“Great breakfast and lunch - amazing muffins”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always enjoy breakfast at the Kettle and especially like the 1/2 sandwich and soup lunch. Not that great for dinner unless very casual or with kids

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Becca58
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sarah s, Manager at The Kettle, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi! Thank you SO much for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Sarah
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