Uncle Bill's Pancake House

★★★★★
  • 1305 Highland Ave

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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  • 310-545-5177

About Uncle Bill's Pancake House

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

Food

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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

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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

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I wish we could give negative reviews, if we could this would get a -10 stars!\r
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If you want to waste hours of your precious day, than this is the place for you!!!!\r
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We went on Sunday around 1ish and waited over an hour for a table

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I wish we could give negative reviews, if we could this would get a -10 stars!\r
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If you want to waste hours of your precious day, than this is the place for you!!!!\r
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We went on Sunday around 1ish and waited over an hour for a table

Pros: ok food

Cons: Long long long waits, unprofessional staff

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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

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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

Pros: Patio Dining, Friendly Service

Cons: Menu Items Not Special

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I love this place, the food is amazing.

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I love this place, the food is amazing.

Pros: Everything - great food, atmosphere & location

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Aside from the wait (which can be loooong) I have nothing but great things to say about this breakfast place- steps to the ocean with delicious food and very good service.

Plan early though if you're starving because this popular place always has a wait.

Weird factoid: Uncle Bill's is located near the house which they use for Nancy Botwin's. Kind of fun to walk by.

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Aside from the wait (which can be loooong) I have nothing but great things to say about this breakfast place- steps to the ocean with delicious food and very good service.

Plan early though if you're starving because this popular place always has a wait.

Weird factoid: Uncle Bill's is located near the house which they use for Nancy Botwin's. Kind of fun to walk by.

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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

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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

Pros: pancakes, omlettes, muffins, hasbrowns, and everything else

Cons: long wait, usually have to get there early in the morning to

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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

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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

Pros: Atmosphere,food

Cons: Waitress

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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,

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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,

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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!

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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!

Pros: Food, views, service

Cons: Ya gotta wait sometimes

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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

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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

Pros: Breakfast was $11+

Cons: The Food

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I'll start with the ugly and and end with the nicest parts of uncle bill in my opinion\r
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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

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I'll start with the ugly and and end with the nicest parts of uncle bill in my opinion\r
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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

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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

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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

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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.\r
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Rating of Top Notch, 100%....

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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.\r
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Rating of Top Notch, 100%....

Pros: The Owner And Staff

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Enjoy breathtaking views and ocean breeze with your breakfast at Uncle Bill's. Truly a South bay institution, the breakfast is literally the best I've had in the area and a great value!

Don't miss the chocolate chip pancakes but be prepared for a long wait and difficulty parking. However, these little issues mean nothing compared to the delicious meal in store at Uncle Bill's!

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Enjoy breathtaking views and ocean breeze with your breakfast at Uncle Bill's. Truly a South bay institution, the breakfast is literally the best I've had in the area and a great value!

Don't miss the chocolate chip pancakes but be prepared for a long wait and difficulty parking. However, these little issues mean nothing compared to the delicious meal in store at Uncle Bill's!

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I love Uncle Bill's, but there is always a wait and sometimes a pretty long one. Sitting on the patio allows you a great view of the beach and ocean. I would love to go there more often, but it is hard when you just want to go out for breakfast, but not have to wait for a table.

CONS: the wait

PROS: Everything else, the food and service are awesome

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★★★★★

I love Uncle Bill's, but there is always a wait and sometimes a pretty long one. Sitting on the patio allows you a great view of the beach and ocean. I would love to go there more often, but it is hard when you just want to go out for breakfast, but not have to wait for a table.

CONS: the wait

PROS: Everything else, the food and service are awesome

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: Food, Quick Service

Cons: Long Wait

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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

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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

Pros: our waitress was cordial and fast

Cons: rushing to make food at a very fast pace could cause mistakes (eggshell in eggs)

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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

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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

Pros: Breakfast is unbeatable

Cons: Parking tends to be tricky on the weekends

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: Excellent food, fast and friendly service

Cons: Parking can be hard to find, long wait

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So after an hour wait, I finally got to order my food - and it was very disappointing. I've had better pancakes, in fact I can make better pancakes. Other local joints make way better pancakes. My omlette was not good either, very blah.

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So after an hour wait, I finally got to order my food - and it was very disappointing. I've had better pancakes, in fact I can make better pancakes. Other local joints make way better pancakes. My omlette was not good either, very blah.

Pros: Location in town, outside seating, people watching

Cons: the food!

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This place is great for breakfast. They have excellent pancakes (the banana nut ones are my fav), as well as omlettes and waffles.

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This place is great for breakfast. They have excellent pancakes (the banana nut ones are my fav), as well as omlettes and waffles.

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Get there early on weekends, otherwise you'll be sitting out with dozens of other people waiting for a table. Not that the wait is that bad. You get a free view of the Pacific Ocean and plenty of room for kids to run around. This place is famous for a reason. The pancakes are great, the view and location are outstanding, and the wait staff has been there forever. Full of locals, but also great if you're an out-of-towner there to spend a day at the beach.

PROS: Great pancakes, located in downdown Manhattan Beach near the ocean
CONS:

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Get there early on weekends, otherwise you'll be sitting out with dozens of other people waiting for a table. Not that the wait is that bad. You get a free view of the Pacific Ocean and plenty of room for kids to run around. This place is famous for a reason. The pancakes are great, the view and location are outstanding, and the wait staff has been there forever. Full of locals, but also great if you're an out-of-towner there to spend a day at the beach.

PROS: Great pancakes, located in downdown Manhattan Beach near the ocean
CONS:

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Uncle Bills has become a local favorite in the South Bay area, no doubt why, the food is terrific and the service is awesome! On a typical Saturday morning, there is usually 15-20 people waiting outside for a table, which is a testament to the quality of the food and service. Uncle Bills is particularly known for their pancakes which I find light, fluffy, and delicious. However, I've also tried a bunch of other dishes, and I haven't been disappointed yet! I really enjoy the omlettes, and recommend ordering some pancakes along side an omlette dish.

On detractor is the coffee. The coffee is terrible and I'd recommend walking up the street to Peet's and grabing a coffee to take into the resturant. I do it all the time and they don't mind. I think they know their coffee isn't good, so they don't make a big deal about bringing in outside coffee.

Bottom Line: Uncle Bills is a super good breakfast restaurant and well worth the wait!

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Uncle Bills has become a local favorite in the South Bay area, no doubt why, the food is terrific and the service is awesome! On a typical Saturday morning, there is usually 15-20 people waiting outside for a table, which is a testament to the quality of the food and service. Uncle Bills is particularly known for their pancakes which I find light, fluffy, and delicious. However, I've also tried a bunch of other dishes, and I haven't been disappointed yet! I really enjoy the omlettes, and recommend ordering some pancakes along side an omlette dish.

On detractor is the coffee. The coffee is terrible and I'd recommend walking up the street to Peet's and grabing a coffee to take into the resturant. I do it all the time and they don't mind. I think they know their coffee isn't good, so they don't make a big deal about bringing in outside coffee.

Bottom Line: Uncle Bills is a super good breakfast restaurant and well worth the wait!

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my husband and i recently moved down from northern california and we've been looking for a good breakfast place and uncle bill's is a good start to our search. we may likely might not look further due to the proximity of uncle bill's but

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my husband and i recently moved down from northern california and we've been looking for a good breakfast place and uncle bill's is a good start to our search. we may likely might not look further due to the proximity of uncle bill's but

Pros: service, inexpensive

Cons: group seating

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Uncle Bill sure knows how to grill up some flapjacks, I tell you what. So good you might have to call in reservations, but it's worth it! This place is just seconds from the beach. Nothing better than watching the waves crash in while you scarf down grits and an omelete!

PROS: Good homestyle cooking
CONS: Always busy, call ahead!

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Uncle Bill sure knows how to grill up some flapjacks, I tell you what. So good you might have to call in reservations, but it's worth it! This place is just seconds from the beach. Nothing better than watching the waves crash in while you scarf down grits and an omelete!

PROS: Good homestyle cooking
CONS: Always busy, call ahead!

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I love corn beef hash and Uncle Bill's delivered. With a side of chocolate chip panckes -- I had a delicious breakfast. Was it the best ever? No. Was it up there -- Definitely.

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I love corn beef hash and Uncle Bill's delivered. With a side of chocolate chip panckes -- I had a delicious breakfast. Was it the best ever? No. Was it up there -- Definitely.

Pros: Pancakes, Good menu choices

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I went there for lunch and ordered the Expo 79 which is a HUGE omelette with bacon, ham, mushrooms, onions, and cheese topped with sour cream and meat sauce. I was disappointed as this omelette was not too tasty, kind of bland. It came

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I went there for lunch and ordered the Expo 79 which is a HUGE omelette with bacon, ham, mushrooms, onions, and cheese topped with sour cream and meat sauce. I was disappointed as this omelette was not too tasty, kind of bland. It came

Pros: pancakes

Cons: , is bland

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although the 30mins wait for a table was long, my bf & i had a good time enjoying our breakfast this sat morning. maybe the wait right outside the cafe is good since u'll be smelling all the yummy pancakes b4 u can actually sit down and

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although the 30mins wait for a table was long, my bf & i had a good time enjoying our breakfast this sat morning. maybe the wait right outside the cafe is good since u'll be smelling all the yummy pancakes b4 u can actually sit down and

Pros: food , service , value

Cons: , long wait

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I looked on Citysearch for a breakfast spot near the airport to meet a friend who had a long layover. Huge menu, friendly and efficient waitstaff and good food. We got there very early on a Sunday morning so we didn't have to wait. After

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I looked on Citysearch for a breakfast spot near the airport to meet a friend who had a long layover. Huge menu, friendly and efficient waitstaff and good food. We got there very early on a Sunday morning so we didn't have to wait. After

Pros: Huge menu, Friendly waitstaff, Fun atmosphere

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Uncle Bill's is going to be my new breakfast place. The omelettes are large and very filling. The bacon was a little on the salty side though. But they have a pretty good range of other breakfast dishes to choose from. Plus you can

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Uncle Bill's is going to be my new breakfast place. The omelettes are large and very filling. The bacon was a little on the salty side though. But they have a pretty good range of other breakfast dishes to choose from. Plus you can

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Excellent food, service, and location. I've hardly ever had to wait for a seat, but when I do, there's no better place to be than waiting than at the beach.

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Excellent food, service, and location. I've hardly ever had to wait for a seat, but when I do, there's no better place to be than waiting than at the beach.

Pros: Beautiful Location, Great Food, Reasonable Prices

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Great food at great beach location. Creative, mouth watering and filling -- what a combo.
Weekends, bring The Times -- will be a wait.

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★★★★★

Great food at great beach location. Creative, mouth watering and filling -- what a combo.
Weekends, bring The Times -- will be a wait.

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the potatoe staganoff is an potato lovers paradise. if you love potatoes like i do, this is a meal.

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the potatoe staganoff is an potato lovers paradise. if you love potatoes like i do, this is a meal.

Pros: inexpensive, good enviroment, friendly

Cons: parking, wait

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The food was excellent! Got a bit noisy at times - the place is small and they really pack the place. If you don't want to wait for a table, you can opt to sit at the bar, although that will fill up too. They get creative with their

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The food was excellent! Got a bit noisy at times - the place is small and they really pack the place. If you don't want to wait for a table, you can opt to sit at the bar, although that will fill up too. They get creative with their

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This is the place to go on those cold rainy beach mornings. No wait, no lines... and good, hearty stick to your ribs kind of food.

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This is the place to go on those cold rainy beach mornings. No wait, no lines... and good, hearty stick to your ribs kind of food.

Pros: great pancakes

Cons: service is spotty

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the pancakes are great, but the waiting is horrible. great weather all the time- though!

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★★★★★

the pancakes are great, but the waiting is horrible. great weather all the time- though!

Cons: waiting

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I was very disappointed. I got a Spanish Omlette that was inedible...it was made with American Cheese and awful Salsa. Really bad. I guess the pancakes were OK. Not that great. No IHOP.

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I was very disappointed. I got a Spanish Omlette that was inedible...it was made with American Cheese and awful Salsa. Really bad. I guess the pancakes were OK. Not that great. No IHOP.

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uncle bill's is by far the best place to get pancakes and waffles in the southbay. you would never know that it was so close to the airport. eat yummy pancakes while watching the beautiful people of manhattan beach stroll by. beware of the

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★★★★★

uncle bill's is by far the best place to get pancakes and waffles in the southbay. you would never know that it was so close to the airport. eat yummy pancakes while watching the beautiful people of manhattan beach stroll by. beware of the

Pros: great food, fast service

Cons: long wait

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Uncle Bill's is another Manhattan Beach local spot. There is ALWAYS a line here. I believe the restaurant closes around 3pm. The food portions are generous, but the food isn't that wonderful. Pancakes and omelettes seem to be the

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Uncle Bill's is another Manhattan Beach local spot. There is ALWAYS a line here. I believe the restaurant closes around 3pm. The food portions are generous, but the food isn't that wonderful. Pancakes and omelettes seem to be the

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