Uncle Bill's Pancake House

(310) 545-5177 | View Website

1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions   90266

33.886551 -118.410494

Open Hours

Mon - Fri, 6am - 3pm; Sat, Sun, 7am - 3pm

 
Restaurants, Diners, Traditional American  more

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Brunch, Carry Out, Lunch Spot

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Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Menu
Avocado BLT, BLT, Roast Beef, Corned Beef, Albacore Tuna Salad, Country Ham, Breast of Turkey, Egg Salad, Fried Egg Sandwich, Grilled American Cheese... more

Reviews for Uncle Bill's Pancake House

Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Recommends

With its beautiful views, and creative & delicious pancakes, this restaurant has become a must-dine while visiting Manhattan Beach. Order the Cinnamon Apple pancakes and you’ll be reminded of a Sunday morning home-made meal; maybe even cooked by your Uncle Bill.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Uncle Bills Staff can suck it! – This place gave me a headache that I still have 8 hours later. I hate you Uncle Bill's.

The worst part of dining at Uncle Bill's - I told the Manager (male, chubby, dark hair) everything that was wrong. He did NOT care. He did not try to make it up to me. He wrote me off. People like HIM make me hate dining out!

I do NOT suggest eating inside. Loud. The entire STAFF is rough with the utensils. Clanking everything!!!

After waiting twenty minutes to be seated, my friend and I were seated in the corner. Behind a large party. On plastic lawn chairs. And worst of all - next to a caddy that stores dirty plates and clean utensils.

I asked a question about a sandwich, the waitress didn't know the answer. It was a processed meat that I was afraid it would be. Not a Jewish deli quality meat. The food took almost 30 minutes to arrive. Sourdough bread was greasy and thin.

I don't want to waste any more time writing about this place. I am not a neighbor so I do not need this place. Lost a customer. Wasted $20.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Staple of Manhattan Beach! – I love Uncle bills and have been a patron for 10 years! It is a quaint breakfast place in the old school diner style. The view from the patio is amazing and so is the ocean breeze you feel! The best part however is the food. They have an complete with Ortega chilies and cream cheese in it and it is sooo good. I love love love uncle bills!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DONT waste your precious time!!! – I wish we could give negative reviews, if we could this would get a -10 stars!

If you want to waste hours of your precious day, than this is the place for you!!!!

We went on Sunday around 1ish and waited over an hour for a table - when it was finally our turn, the staff gave our table to one of their friends who's turn was 3-4 people after ours. When we complained they said that we had requested a table inside OR outside.... last I checked "OR" meant which ever table becomes available first!

Than when we asked to speak to the owner at this unprofessional behavior they freaked out and said that waiter was the owner, when clearly he was not!!!!

The staff's behavior was very very unprofessional...

Then after we got seated we had to wait another 15 minutes till our waitress approached us...

Overall the food was not worth the wait! I can get pancakes anywhere without loosing 2 hours of my morning!

Unite with me and boycott this place! They need to learn to be polite and respectful to their customers!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

So-So – We ordered Macadamia Nut Pancakes and Waffles...both of which were to be considered 'house favorites'. However, the macadamia nut pancakes just had macadamia nuts sprinkled on top of the pancakes (vs. inside the pancake mix), and the waffles were frozen waffles...this is very surprising since it's a 'Pancake House'.

The service though was great! Very friendly and attentive.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best breakfast place EVER – I love this place, the food is amazing.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best breakfast place ever! – i went to uncle bills the first time this past may and it was amazing. the food is more than delicious. the pancakes are light and fluffy and omlettes are exceptional. once you actually sit down the service is quick and its worth the 20-30 minute wait outside. great views of the pacific ocean and a welcome warm environment and friendly staff. uncle bills is my favorite! :)

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Used to be one of my favorites – I grew up eating at Uncle Bill's and used to look forward to going there when visiting my family in Manhattan Beach but I'm done with that place now after two bad experiences from the same waitress (?). The first time I left a tip (20%) on the table and took my bill to the register to pay; because it was very busy I handed the bill with cash to the person at the register and did not wait for the small amount of change. As I was getting in my car directly in front of the restaurant, our waitress came running out and asked, in a loud and rude manner, if there was something wrong with the service. At first perplexed it then occurred to me that she thought the change from the bill was her tip and had not looked to see I had left the tip on the table. I told her the tip was on the table and she turned and walked back in without another word. Today I went back to Uncle Bill's thinking the instance was an isolated instance but had the misfortune to get the same server. This time I gave my ticket for $14.28 with a $20 bill to the server and waited for my change at the table but when it became clear there was no change coming back I asked her directly for my change at which time she looked at me incredulously and said she must have been mistaken that such a "large amount" was a tip; the sarcasm was thick. She gave me the $5.72 change and I left her $3 ( although I'm not sure why ). It seems that the stress of living at the beach is causing some very bad behavior at Uncle Bill's so I guess I'll have to venture on down to Hermosa or go to the Kettle from now on.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

i've been in LA for about 2 years and uncle bill's is one of my favorite places to have breakfast. the place is small so at times there's a wait...but it's LA and the beach....so a bit of a wait is expected. if you come during the week, you should be ok. I always get the Manhattan Beach omelette. I love it..the veggies are great and the avacoda slices are a perfect topping. also the pancakes that come with the omelettes are big and fluffy. you could use them as pillows. i always get the same thing but, people i've gone with have really enjoyed there other dishes. For me, this place is well worth the drive down from glendale . after I eat, I go for a walk on the beach and look at all the beautiful houses I can never afford. enjoy.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Bill's is the BEST!!!!!! – We go here as many times as I can persuade my family every time we are in town. Great breakfast and lunch and a great setting. We have been all over the world and I love Bill's!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

What's With This Place?? – There was no wait this morning at 10 a.m., but now maybe I wish there were and I would have gone elsewhere to have breakfast. The employees are nice, especially a short, friendly, older latina who waited on my table. I ordered a crispy waffle with eggs and sausages. The waffle was anything but crispy, it was pale in color and the batter did not even rise to form the holes that hold the butter and syrup - it looked like a corn tortilla. Tasted about the same, too. Anyway, I told the waitress who ordered up another. In the meantime my eggs and sausage were getting cold. The eggs and sausages, by the way, were the tiniest representatives of their species I have ever seen. Looked like doll food, they were so small. Finally the second waffle arrives looking exactly like the first. Even the waitress, as she was placing it on my table, noticed there was no improvement over the first so offered to have it ?crisped up? for me. After few minutes in the waffle iron, the exterior was browned and it was crispy, but that did not improve the taste. I do better with bisquick, water & canola oil! Maybe I should have had an omelet or something else, but a waffle sounded good at the time. If the rest of the food is like this, I don't know why this place is so popular. Maybe they're coming down in quality, which would explain all the empty tables this morning.

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