Uncle Bill's Pancake House
American Restaurant$
Today 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
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1305 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1305 Highland AvenueUSCaliforniaManhattan Beach90266
$American Restaurant, Breakfast RestaurantToday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am – 3:00 pmTuesday 6:00 am – 3:00 pmWednesday 6:00 am – 3:00 pmThursday 6:00 am – 3:00 pmFriday 6:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Cafe serving basic breakfasts & lunches in a homey space, with patio seating & views of the ocean.- Google
"The chicken patty, hash browns and French Toast are my favorite."
"Buckwheat blueberry pancakes with an ocean view."
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Momma Crummy
5 months ago
We came in a party of 4 mid-morning on a Friday and since we had a hungry 3 year old, we chose the immediate inside seating that was available, skipping the 25 minute wait for the outside patio. if you have the choice the outside patio was by far the better atmosphere, as the inside is loud and overpowers any conversation. The servers hustle but are minimally friendly, the food is basic but good (we had the banana pancakes, pumpkin spice pancakes and omelet with all the fixings). The one thing we could not get past (1 of our party is retail bakery manager) - the place really needs a good cleaning and scrubbing down. The floors and walls were dirty, the tabletop was barely wiped down from the previous party, and everything from the creamer jug, sugar dispenser, ketchup and menus at our table seemed to have been coated with a veneer of sticky maple syrup.
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Rupali Sharma
8 months ago
HORRIBLE service and very RUDE staff! Good reviews at yelp made me check out this place. Well, it was a weekend and brunch time, so understandably there was a wait. I asked the lady at the door, how much is the wait, and was told 15-20 mins, first come first serve. Got my name on the list with a party of one. After waiting for more than 30 minutes, I started noticing, people who came after me, were being called. Confused, I rechecked if my name was missed or something. The lady affirmed, my named would be called, as because I am single, they can't give me a table of 4. Great! was never told before. After 10 more minutes, when I noticed a party of two had been called for, I told them, see, its really unfair for me to stand and wait till 40 minutes when people arriving after me had been seated. To my surprise, the lady rudely replied - "Its our policy ma'm, we have one table for single person, but that is occupied right now!" WHAT? I was told, it is first come first serve, and they don't mind a guest waiting 40 minutes (on a usual waiting for 15-20 mins). Even worst, not once she said sorry for the situation. Well, I understand, restaurants are here to make business and would not like to give a table of 4 to a single person, but then they also need to be fair enough and that judgement call has to be made at some point of time. The least a guest expects the staff to be polite and understanding. Seating was offered to a number of parties of two, that itself raises questions on their integrity. Anyhow, the staff was not even worth to ask anything. Bad Option! I left this place the next moment. Their food might be great, but its the overall experience that matters. I would never go to this place again. NEVER!
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Jose Amaral Jr
10 months ago
Was introduced to this place by a friend that frequently visits. Once I come and tried their pancakes I was very glad to have visited. I sat on the outside tables on a nice Sunny day service was very fast for a lunch time rush hour and very friendly staff that was always checking to see if we needed anything. The food was delicious and I want to try different things next time I visit.
Reggie Walls
a year ago
Great pancakes by the beach very flavorful, also saw Vince Vaughn here which was cool. The place is really small like most beach restaurants but gets busy and rushed. Will come back just maybe on a weekday next time. My girlfriend loved the hash browns says she's never had them like this before. All and all good place to check out.
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Santiago Smith
3 months ago
I thought it was good, but nothing great. We were visiting from Vegas and walked here from the beach. We sat outside and had a small view of the ocean. The tables are very close together making it hard to walk around people eating. We got our drinks pretty quickly but the waitress did not show up to take our order for a while later. I ordered the JDs french toast which is french toast with strawberries and bananas. The presentation was nice but the french toast was luke warm and no butter was served with it. The waitress did not return to check on us until after we were finished. It's a basic breakfast place with average to slow service. Definitely cannot recommend. Several nice places a few blocks further on Manhattan Beach Blvd.
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Eden Jeffries
a year ago
Uncle Bill's Pancake house is a small diner that sits atop the hill on the Manhattan Beach strand (just two blocks from the sand). It's a veteran establishment of Manhattan Beach, cherished by locals and visitors alike. They've got all your classic all American breakfast items as well as sandwiches and salads. There's nothing particularly "fancy" or extraordinary about the dishes but I will say that everything is quality and made well. You can't go wrong with any of the flavorful omelette combos or pancakes. As someone who's health conscious (most of the time) I'm a fan of the fact the have buckwheat pancakes, which come in plain, banana and blueberry varieties, and they are really good! I've never had any of the lunch items so I can't say. It gets pretty busy on the weekends and it's a relatively small place so be prepared for a wait but as you move into the afternoon you'll be seated fast! All the waiters are very friendly and the food comes out fast. It's also moderately priced and you do get a lot of food (particularly with the breakfast entrees that come with hash browns, and a side of carbs of choice). This is a really sweet little old-school, homey place.
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Ken Norman
a year ago
After being sat at our table we didnt see a waiter or waitress for about ten minutes, and when we did see her lets just say she lacked a certain amount of charm. Little did we kmow this would be the last time we would see serious we never saw our waitress for the duration of the meal. The food was ok but eating it was a challenge becausr the place was soooo dirty...everything was covered in flies...also sticky for some reason. I wont be coming back. This isnt the first place i have had this experience. Overall id say that this area has lower stanards than what i am used to.
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JR Curley
a year ago
Chocolate. Chip. Pancakes. So, so SO good! Uncle Bill's sits at the top of a quiet walk street and is constantly packed. A great mixture of locals and tourists, Uncle Bill's is well known for it's hearty portions and delicious food. It's busy - so be prepared to wait for quite a while. Although they turn tables fairly quickly, weekends are very crowded. The pancakes are loaded, chocolate chips are my favourite, and they don't go sparingly on them! If you want to eat big pancakes, tasty thick strips of bacon, fresh fruit - Uncle Bill's is a great place to go! Pro tip - if you want to cut your wait time shorter - take a seat at the bar. It may be tight in there, and it may be loud, but the food is just as good!
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