1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions 9026633.885366 -118.409631
24 / 7
This place is awesome because its open way late. Whenever I'm near the beach cities in the late evening, The Kettle is my first choice!
I went in and ask for a table of 2, they made me sit down and wait even though over half the tables were empty. Then when I was seated I decided on the Breakfast Burrito which did not have any meat listed. I confirmed with the waiter that there was no meat in it as I am a strict vegetarian and get extremely sick, he said nope that one never has meat in it! I get my food in an okay timely manor. I start eating the pre-wrapped burrito and I start seeing pieces of what looks like bacon. I ask my boyfriend to try it, the server comes out and says it must have been a stray piece and hes sorry, then we open it up and it is full of bacon!!!! A few minutes later a very unprofessional man approached my table and said "so.. your a vegetarian, and we just served you bacon *shrugs shoulders" sorry 'bout that we will take if off your tab, and walks away. He was so cocky and not sincere at all. Plus he never introduced himself, I don't know if he was the chef or the owner. Minutes later I was in their rest room throwing up, when I come out I find that they still charged my boyfriend for his meal, even though our total lunch experience, anniversary, and day was ruined. Awful experience.
Lovely Breakfast – I took my brother here when he came to visit. They have the best breakfast in Manhattan Beach!
Try the eggs pain perdu they will not be disappointing.
He loved it so much and we went back another 3 times during his 2 week stay!
Is this Denny's with a makeover? – Hmmm. Does Denny's restaurant rate this high. I could have sworn I just ate at Denny's. The food, the service, and what are the hours? Denny's is fine for it's purpose. But, it is maybe a 2 star restaurant. So, I give one star for pretending to be different than Denny's, cause it doesn't taste different.
Food OK But! – First time visit. Reviewed all ratings. Really looking forward to visit. Waiter screwed my order up. Finally when I got the right order after everyone at the table had finished. No appoligy , also readjusted the bill so it was a higher price, no coffee refill for people waiting for me to finish.. Needless to say won't visit again.
Nice sunday morning spot – This is a nice place to go for a relaxing breakfast any day of the week, the food is fresh, the staff is friendly, and the location is spectacular, right near the beach, great place to spend a lazy sunday morning reading the paper.
Fun 24 hour cafe – Though the food is not spectacular, it is the fairly easy-going vibe and breakfast-for-dinner-at-one in the morning that gets the crowds here. Waiters and waitresses are hit-or-miss in terms of personality and dependability, but usually it's a good experience. I wouldn't go for anything ornate or even ambitious. Try pancakes, eggs, french toast, or dessert. Some salads are good and you can't go wrong with grilled cheese or mac and cheese. Kids love chocolate chip pancakes and big fat french fries. I see someone I know literally every time I am here--it is a Manhattan Beach staple.
Ehh, overrated – I don't like to complain, but I had an awfull time here. I took some friends, to show them what all the fuss was about- and i was so embarassed. Here's what I learned- Don't try the bbq chicken salad- my friend barely touched it- it liooked awful. Also, If you find a hair in your food (like I did) Don't tell the waitress! She was so ornery, she seemed angry with me for letting her know! I got a snappy retort, "So, d'ya want me to bring you a new one, or what?". Maybe it was just a bad night- but I haven't been back.
Great Late Night Grub – I have to admit, I have never been to the Kettle before midnight and that fact that they have bouncers at the door kind of says it all. It is great late night dining after hours of frolicking at the neighboring bars. Avoid the wait and grab a seat at the counter. Priceless entertainment comes along with with the seat and the yummy food.
Everybody knows this place – Big selection, reasonably good preparation, comfortable ambience.
Parking is a bit of a pain, but if you're here late at night (which is the only reason anybody ought to be in a 24 hour joing, right?) it's not too bad.
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