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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
+1 609-492-2514
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uncle Will's is a classic seaside breakfast goodie bar replete with omelets, pancakes, yogurt sundaes within bright, happy environments. The waitstaff is friendly ad helpful and Charlotte manages the place with grace and aplomb and, she knows everyone in town! But the big surprise is the deliciousness that comes out of the kitchen at dinnertime on selected evenings. Armed with... More 

Thank BaliHaiH15
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great dinning experience. Food choices are outstanding, portions great, atmosphere very relaxing and quiet. Service wonderful. This place is not just for breakfast!!

Thank chronos1911
Maplewood, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In season a line, which speaks to how popular UW has become. Go in the shoulder months (September/October and May/June) and a good chance you will walk right in. My favorite for breakfast - not open for lunch - John

Thank oldboy8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food, but need to remember cash only and a little pricy for breakfast. Service was ok. Not many places open in October so this was recommended to us and everything was ok, but still felt pricy for breakfast and be aware cash only.

Thank Darryl M
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very good, fresh, food. Friendly, prompt and professional service. Dinners are remarkably well priced - as good a meal as any you'll find on LBI! Very nice atmosphere at night - they gussy it up for the evening meals. Very popular with locals and visitors, likely to be a line... reservations are a good idea. Also, breakfasts offer excellent variety... More 

Thank SmartHome
Wilmington, Delaware
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We heard this place was good for breakfast! We went family style and all sat together. We ordered lots of different food. The Good... the sausage gravy was plentiful and good. The pancakes were large and hot. The eggs were mostly good. The Bad...I ordered the eggs benedict only to have mine served with rock hard yolks. It was only... More 

Thank Cheap_but_Good
Washingtonville, New York
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

First time my wife and I have come to uncle Will's , breakfast was very good and came out fast. My wife and I both had omelettes. Service was good and atmosphere was nice too. I would have given this establishment 5 stars but when I made it to the counter to pay and took out my Visa card I... More 

Thank Mark S
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My partner asked this one evening so the next morning we had a wonderful & delicious breakfast. Great crepe like omelets with what you ordered. Pancakes are yummy & multi grain toast great. Friendly & helpful service. Plenty to take home!

Thank Jan P
United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband, my little girls and I had a delicious breakfast!!! Ideal for families with kids and everyone! Wonderful menu! The Irish pizza and the blueberries pancakes were amazing great! customer service and our waitress Marta was really nice and patient.

Thank seagirl16
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We ate here on two occasions and both times it was great. Large menu to choose from and inexpensive. It can get busy so be prepared to wait during those times. Overall, highly recommended. Kids loved the Silver dollar pancakes and the strawberry belgium waffles were huge!

1 Thank Sergio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-2514
2014 Marks Tom's 20th year as the proprietor of Uncle Will's. In 1996, Margie came to Beach Haven. She worked as a hostess the summer of 1996 and soon after Tom & she started dating. They married in 1999 and have been working side by side at Uncle Will's ever since. Along with the ever growing and changing Uncle Will's staff/family, they have maintained the original charm of Uncle Will's & have added some updates (including dinner in 2007!) That have helped Uncle Will's to be a mainstay in town & a special place for families to return to each year when they vacation on LBI.

When Sandy hit in October, 2012, Uncle Will's was flooded by over four feet of water. It was a sad & devastating event but thanks to months of endless work, Tom rebuilt Uncle Will's with the help of talented friends, Filemon.Willie, and multiple professionals whose skills and labor brought Uncle Will's back to life. We reopened in March, 2013 and are glad to be a part of the community again.

The history of Uncle Will's would not be complete without recognizing, with true gratitude & love, our loyal customers. We have been fortunate to have met such wonderful people through the years. Families have grown before our eyes! We've shared in your laughter and joy, your tears and sadness, & we look forward to seeing you every time you enter our door. We cannot thank you enough for your support. And to all of the customers we are meeting for the first time, "Welcome!"

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