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

 
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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.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good price, ok food. – I'll start with the ugly and and end with the nicest parts of uncle bill in my opinion

Wait time- Pretty long (30min-2hrs) this can be combated with either a nice walk around town or waiting in the line to sit at the counter (wait time for conter has been 5-15min.) The only con with the counter is the tight seating and the feeling that one of the wait staff will drop something on you.

Coffee/Orange juice-The orange juice does not taste real...more like chemical aftertaste or tang mied with grapefruit juice. The coffee makes my stomach upset.

Cleanliness of place-not to sound picky, but teh dishes and cups never really look clean and that makes me loose my appatitie.

Quality of food- ehh i guess this one depends on what you get. Omlettes are AMAZING. Pancakes are served soggy from the runny fake cool whip.

Cost- Very cheap...which is good for this area.

People sitting next to you there- Always friendly!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Glad I read the reviews – So I was looking for a breakfast place for my boyfriends birthday. I knew no matter where we went there would be some sort of wait, considering it was fathers day. So we park right behind the restarant and theres a good butt load of people outside, we put our name in and take a stroll down the street to starbucks- which was equally crowded. They let us know that the wait would be an hour- but we enjoyed walking around and just enjoying the perfectly beautiful sunday morning. We finally sat down- and since we had time to spare we had already decided on what we wanted. (I always recomend that at a place like Uncle Bills- if the menu is out side, decide on your meal and be ready the first time the server comes around) so about... 5 minutes after we order she brings us the muffins from my meal... holy moly super warm, cinnimon-y apple-y walnutty goodness! so we muched on those and about another 5 minutes later our order was up. I got the Manhattan omlette (the rumors are true. big old heaping helpings)- my fella enjoyed pancakes, taters and eggs. the food was good- what we expected. I would for sure make the hour or so drive down- and make a day out of it. theres plenty to do and see in the area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Top Notch / 100% – Uncle Bill's is "The Only" place to dine at when in Manhattan Beach. Matt, the owner, remembers people's names and greets them by their names. The food is excellent and the service is fantasic.

Rating of Top Notch, 100%....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THE WORST EXPERENCE MEAN EMPLOYEE – my experence at uncle bill's in manhattan beach was very upsetting, there is a waitress there that says she is the owner, i know that she is not because me and my family members use to come there every week, she was a unpleasent person to deal with, for one when me and two other friend came in there to eat it was on a weekday, she wasour waitress she was very rude to us we asked for something when she came by our table, she said it will be one minute that one minute turn into about 5 to 10 minutes so i had adressed her and asked why is it taking so long for you to help us with our meal. she just look so we just kept on eating, i was hoping that someone else would come and help us, but no one never did. So it was time for us to go, she came back over with the bill, i thought everything was ok, because we had experience so very bad service from her on that day, anyway i proceeded to go out the door of the resturant when all of a sudden, i looked for my girlfriend and she was in the resturant be yelled at about not leaving her a tip. she told her to let us all know not to come back into the resturant again, beacause we did not tip her. I than came back into the resturant and my friend told me what she had said, i addressed her and told her we need to speak to the owner, because i know he would not stand for an employee to run away his customer in that manner, she told me i had to call back to speak to him beacuse he off today, so we called the following day and she answer the phone again and gave me his cell phone number she said he is too busy to talk to us. i than tryed to call him another day to let him know what had happen to us at his resturant but that was still unsuccessful we left serveral messeages for him to call us back on his cell phone but know one ever called us back, so we just stop comming there for our food. i feel with a employee like that WE SHOULD ALL STAY HOME TO EAT.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Breakfast, Annoying Wait – Although you have to wait until the lunch hour to get a table for breakfast, the food is great and the service is really quick. They turn tables in a very short amount of time, but it certainly doesn't feel that way when you are waiting for a table. The omelettes are delicious and so are the pancakes!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

definitely overrated – there was approx. an hour wait for a table for two. However, we were lucky that two seats at the counter became available much sooner. It was very fast paced and cramped up inside. Our server was cordial and prompt while the other waitress was yelling at the cooks to get the orders correct. Our food arrived about seven minutes later and my pancakes came back very light brown (not the normal medium brown) and sort of doughy as if they were not well done. It wasn't until my husband was in the middle of his cheesy scrambled eggs that I asked him what's wrong and found out there was an eggshell the size of a quarter inside his cheesy eggs! Very upset, the so-called manager quickly took his plate (with the fruit and hashbrowns untouched). Instead of taking his meal off the bill, he just took the eggs off , didn't apologize, and never came back to the counter. NEVER EVER AGAIN! One bad experience with bad customer service is more tha enough for me. The "locals" can definitely keep this place for themselves!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Best Breakfast in Manhattan Beach – Uncle Bill's caters to all kinds--family groups, small groups, kids, grandparents, sufers, etc. Their pancakes are downright delectable, and their omelettes are even better. Served with slices of guacamole and a side of potatoes, they also come with muffins of every kind: blueberry, chocolate, nut, etc. Dine on their outdoor patio and you have a beautiful view of the ocean!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best breakfast ever.. – We went to UncleBill's in a weekday morning, we were lucky had a great table outside for two without standing on a line. You can see that people was standing there waiting for a table.. I guess after i had the taste i could wait whatever it takes.. Delicios omlette and pancakes are great, they are tasty and make you full.. Have a great breakfast.. Dont hesitate to wait on the line..

Recommends
over a year ago

Manhattan Beach mainstay delivers hour-long waits and many locals favorite breakfast. – In Short
Lines of hungry surfers awaiting a wooden table contribute to the hectic outdoor scene, while more tranquil beach-themed pictures adorn inside walls. Standard lunch items are offered, but breakfast rules this roost. Specialty pancakes, with berries, bananas, chocolate chips or nuts make a complete meal. Omelette aficionados have a range of choices, including the basic Jack cheese and avocado selection; the Greek, filled with feta; and the Hawaiian, featuring pineapple and honey baked ham.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Love this place! – My sister and I have been here on a couple of occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is fast and friendly. The blueberry pancakes are excellent! The location can't be beat. We fill up on a scrumptious breakfast and then enjoy a lazy day at the beach afterwards. It's usually about a 20-30 minute wait, but I think it's worth it!

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