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Uncle Will's Pancake House

3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
+1 609-492-2514
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (91 reviews)
“omelette” (52 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Uncle Will's has been packing customers in for years because the food is consistently good. You can't go wrong with their breakfast menu. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with on a Monday morning less crowed. The pancakes many varieties were light and fluffy. Kids menu was perfect my grand son had the funny face pancake and ate every bite fun place to visit.Room decorated with loads of pig items.

Thank Cath430
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a few times and never disappointed. But I always go early before everyone shows up. Give the kids a snack before you go as they will turn into monsters with the long waits. After 9:00AM in season, you'll wait 30-45 minutes for a...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, great weather at LBI brings out the crowds. A wait fir a table was expected so you really can’t fault the restaurant. Once seated, very crowded, tables are in top of one another. We sat at our table for a long time before...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will's is not to be missed. Their pancakes and waffles come in a splendid array of varieties. The fruit bowls are always fresh. Omelettes and eggs Benedict are superb--especially the crab cake Benedict. My eggs are poached medium as requested, and home fries tasty. Breakfast...More

Thank Gretchen Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a wait in peak season or during chowderfest weekend. This is a great place to come if the wait is unbearable at chicken or the egg. Menu is a little confusing, but very good. Have one of the special omelette or build your own....More

Thank Theresden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uncle Will's is no Uncle Bill's Pancake House. We tried Uncle Wills because of the good reviews, but found the food not to be so great. Pancakes were okay, but the waffle was as flat as a pancake and was tasteless. It left my husband...More

Thank Trixie1953
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Trixie1953, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were not pleased with your visit. We offer two types of waffles - thin and Belgian. Both are popular but perhaps the thicker Belgian would have been more to your husband's liking. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

went in sat am early to beat the crowds even after reading some of the bad reviews to judge for ourselves. we were seated very quick and received prompt service. i personally found my omelette to be very good and my girlfriend did as well....More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This places is a buzz in the summertime and remains so on weekends in the fall because they do breakfast right. Nice atmosphere with a very good breakfast menu, something for everyone , even those on a high protein diet will find something next to...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite breakfast spot on LBI. A wide ranging menu of pancakes, eggs and special items. Great service too. Well worth the wait in line but get there early.

Thank mike from NJ
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making us a favorite for you and your family!!! Much appreciated!!! Sincerely, The Will's Crew

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17 August 2015|
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Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
So sorry about the above post about Austria; I have no idea how that got posted under Uncle Will's restaurant when it wasn't part of my review. Just ignore it!
Cindy F
28 June 2015|
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Response from Tatiana2144 | Reviewed this property |
The only gluten-free item on the menu is pancakes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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
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2017 Marks Tom's 23rd 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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