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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
PRICE
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LOCATION
1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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21 - 30 of 108 reviews

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
Reviewed 12 August 2016

the food was good - but the restaurant is old so for me it had that aged/ old time scent that I don't want smell when I'm eating. Its CASH ONLY so be prepared but its moderately priced and they have an ATM :-) Its...More

1  Thank Seana M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I go to Bill Smiths at every opportunity. Breakfast simply cannot be beat, period. Bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy it's all here. Traditional Texas cooking served by the friendliest ladies in the state of Texas.

Thank ChosenFrozen
Reviewed 9 July 2016

As holiday makers from Scotland we wanted to go to a typical American diner and we found that in Bill Smiths Cafe. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good. I had the ham steak which was so big it hung over the side!!!...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The only positive I can say after three (and final) visits is that service is consistently good. Waitresses are all friendly and effective with a "tag team" approach. Food quality is average to below average. Prices are good but repeat....if you only want average (read...More

1  Thank Sebbyboy
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a local haunt for sure. smiles.. Breakfasts served no nonsense style. Service is friendly, fast and efficient. Food is yummy. Bill has been there as long as I can remember and I am old. smiles... don't look for anything fancy.. just good food...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Bill Smith's is our favorite breakfast restaurant. Great food and reasonable prices make it a winner for us, and they even serve lunch, with a special every day.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Went there for breakfast after church.7:00 mass. Seated yourself, waitress was right there. Brought us coffee, took our order cream gravy and biscuits was great as was everyones. Will go back. .

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

been eating here for 60 years and it's been the same. breakfast is consistent, lunch is good too. I'll be back

Thank IMHUNGRYRATNOW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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