Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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American, Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee and Tea
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1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5177
http://www.unclebills.net/
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Our building was constructed in 1908 as a home, and was used as a flower shop, real estate office, and for other purposes before Uncle Bill McElroy opened Uncle Bill's in 1961. Or rather, half of it ... Read more
was Uncle Bill's - the south end was a barbershop until 1999. Paul Allen Van Amburgh bought the restaurant in 1973, remodeled the place a bit, and added a few tables. In 2000 the restaurant expanded again into the space vacated by the barbershop, and we opened the outdoor patio. The restaurant remains in the Van Amburgh family, who are happy to welcome you for breakfast and lunch every day.

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Bowling Green, Ohio

Food came fast after ordering. And they give plenty of food so you definitely get you money's worth.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Food very good. .reasonable priced...although I found a piece of hair in my sausage their compensation was to replace my one sausage.. Otherwise that was a good place to eat

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Uncle Bill's is a local mainstay. It gets packed early in the morning because it's super close to Manhattan beach, and its food is good, the atmosphere is fun, and it serves you generous portions!

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Local from Manhattan Beach

I love Uncle Bill's!!

This is a local favorite, and fantastic place to have breakfast. There is a wait, but anything in Manhattan Beach that is any good will require one. (and like someone else said here ... dont like it, keep walking)

My favorite thing is the Bacon Wrap. Eggs, bacon and cheese in your choice of wheat, sun-dried tomato or spinach tortilla. Add the side of fruit (they have great papaya) and I am set. This for breakfast I am full most of the day.

The staff, atmosphere and patio all add to the experience.

The newspaper stands are good for the wait, or just people watch there on Highland Ave.

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San Luis Obispo

Every time I'm down in the South Bay, I find myself totally suckered in by Uncle Bill's. No matter how long the line, no matter how crowded the patio tables look, I patiently wait for my chance to score heaping plates of pancakes here, especially after a sunny walk along the beach first.

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Burns, Kansas

Best pancakes around...and if you want to wait...there is even ocean view seating!

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Local from Playa del Rey, California

Amazing food...from pancakes to the breakfast burrito you can't go wrong. Also, amazing view of the beach. A lovely breakfast spot to visit and worth the long wait on weekends!

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San Carlos, California, USA

This place is great. All sorts of different pancakes, waffles or omelettes to choose from and very affordable! Beware, though. This place is no secret and lines get long - get there early if you want to sit faster, but if you have to wait, there is plenty of people watching and cute dogs to fill your time!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

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Uncle Bill’s Pancake House for tasty brunch and ocean views.

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San Jose, California, USA

Something about the SOCAL harsh blinding morning rays that drive a man to hunger....

so I googled around and found this spot while down in the area....and can vouch to how long the lines can get....they can get really long so you got to time it right and go like me @ 1pm or so (fortunately that's when I wake up). ;D

The service........they were really nice and great however...were a tad less than attentive.

That aside though, I came for the food and I would go back again for the food. The Manhattan omelette thing was great, the hash brown was fantastic, the pancakes were just right, and the there was practically an entire avocado on top of my food....I've never seen that much avocado on my food before. It was tasty. Not to mention that there was a special I had to try - sweet potato fries....
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so good!!!

Till the next time....

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Local from San Gabriel

Of course the place is known for their pancakes ... it's in the name. The buckwheat pancakes are awesome, but so are their breakfast burritos. The corned beef hash is also superb.

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Hurley, Mississippi

Great place to eat , was surprised by the quality of food and service.

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Gorgeous very, generous portions of delicious breakfast foods!

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Local favorite breakfast spot. Super yummy pancakes.

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East Lansing, Michigan, USA
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