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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
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LOCATION
1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You might drive right past Bill Smith's Café without even realizing it's there. It's been in the same location for over 50 years. Once you go inside you see how big it is and how many people they can serve. The food is nothing fancy...More

Thank N P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

What a great place for breakfast! Great staff and really good food. Bill's really brings back memories of what a café was before all of the chains moved in.

Thank gholdburg
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick meal. We were in & out in less than 40". Great old fashioned breakfast & good value.

Thank playnmusic
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been going here for years and still try to visit every time I'm in town. Great food. Quirky, eclectic, down home atmosphere. Cash only. Neat local high school and vintage Texas stuff on the walls. None of the mugs match. The breakfast and pies...More

Thank Travellady333
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Filling homestyle breakfast, speedily served, perhaps too speedily judging by the unset over medium eggs

Thank William R
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

When ever we travel we always ask where do the local eat? Bill Smith is it! Excellent food, great prices, excellent service Hannah has been our waitress. We have eaten there every morning on this trip 14 days

Thank Raylene S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want really good home cooking and you love breakfast, Bill Smith's is the place to go. Quick service and very friendly staff. The food is outstanding and make sure you try the pancakes.

Thank dvcannatelli
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just like I cook at home. Huge place. Plenty if seating. All local and home cooked atmosphere and taste. Good prices, friendly staff. Good looking waitresses. They got it all.

Thank Jeremy E
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A local institution in McKinney, Texas. No frills, but a devoted local clientele. Family-owned. Don't expect upscale ambience or avant-garde breakfast dishes.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the draw here. It's a big story with lots of tables. The waitresses are overworked. The food is the worst I've ever had. We've been here not once, not twice but three times because friends have insisted that our experience was rare....More

2  Thank McKinneydad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 12:00
Monday
05:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 14:00
Thursday
05:00 - 14:00
Friday
05:00 - 14:00
Saturday
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331
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