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The Kettle

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Diner, Soups
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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
+1 310-545-8511
00:00 - 23:59
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Bend, Oregon
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a great place for lunch on our visit to Manhatten Beach. It offers both inside and outside dining. The seating is comfortable and service was good. I had a small soup and salad combine that was literally a three course meal! I had enough left for another meal.

Thank CindyJo2015
Carbondale, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was lovely to sit outdoors here and watch the world go by on a 70 degree day in January. The menu is wide-ranging and reasonably priced, sort of an upscale resort town version of a diner, so there's something for everyone. The food has interesting local ingredient twists. Some of it was excellent, some just good, but all of... More 

Thank S L
Prince George, Canada
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548 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for lunch in August 2015 while at the beach. I ordered the huevos rancheros which were very delicious. Also, very large portion. They even had potatoes in them. Price was $13.50 for this meal which had. 3 eggs, tortillas, black beans, and potatoes along with salsa. Casual dining and good service. Good food at decent prices near the... More 

Thank mariedesjardins
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always get what we all want here yummy food! Daughter had Patti melt size of tortilla soup. We shared soup and salad baby kale walnuts and feta, no carrots vinergretye Side

Thank Victoria K
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for breakfast on a recent business trip. Sat outside on the patio with a view of the beach/ocean. Ordered a breakfast burrito that was big enough to satisfy my hunger for breakfast and lunch.

Thank DrBru
st helier
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and quick service. Vast choice and coffee and pancakes very good. I visited for breakfast. Good location and a 5 minute stroll down to the marina and beach.

Thank grimj03
Salzburg, Austria
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place right on an intersection for breakfast.. it was busy, we waited for 10min Loved breakfast, sitting outside. Nice!

Thank Paul Z
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service food and atmosphere at the Kettle are great! It really has a fantastic menu and caters for good comfort food. We like this spot as the booths are large and the kids menu is great! Soups are really good and all the options are well priced and good quality! It's a busy spot at lunch, but that's only because... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Manhattan Beach mainstay for many years. Great breakfast as well as other offerings Open 24 hours Had 12 egg whites, with muffin, potatoes and a chicken breast- excellent They garnish the plates with parsley Waitstaff very nice and accommodating!

Thank World T
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I made a stop in LA for 10 hours on our way to Mexico and headed to Manhattan Beach for an authentic American feed. The decor is very warm and comforting with lots of good and leather seats around the bar and booths. Very traditional American feel to it. The rumours of Americans have ginormous portions are... More 

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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
Average prices
American, Diner, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-8511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?