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The Kettle

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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
+1 310-545-8511
00:00 - 23:59
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Prior to going to manhattan beach for lunch we googled where to eat, The Kettle stood out as it had a vast menu to satisfy any appetite and it did not disappoint at all. The food was average price but very good quality and the staff were very attentive and service fast, but that didn't mean they were pushing us... More 

Thank Denise C
Manhattan Beach, CA
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been eating at The Kettle for over forty years. They food quality has remained constant. We especially enjoy having breakfast there and having the choice of TWO muffins. These are about the best muffins I've had in the South Bay! I highly recommend their breakfast, lunch AND dinner menus! It's a local favorite restaurant so there may be... More 

Thank sdrnek22
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195 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place has been here forever. When the weather is warm, you can sit outside. From there it is a short stroll down to the beach. I am especially fond of their muffins.

Thank 10234
northern california
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had breakfast, the smokes salmon and bagel plater, smoked trout eggs benedict, bacon and cheese omelet and a side of biscuits and gravy. The smoked fishes were tasty. The tomatoes on the plater were not fresh and the hollandaise sauce wasn't very good. Overall, it was just average.

Thank carmen301
Redondo Beach, California
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good, honest home cooking. Not great but very satisfying. Meals are inexpensive and comforting. Not fancy but good.

Thank UltimateWines
Cedar Park, Texas
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I asked a local for the 'go-to' spot in MB - this was it and it did not disappoint. I opted for the fried chicken and biscuits. I didn't eat for the rest of the day because I was still so full and satiated three cravings with one meal - savory buttermilk fried chicken, sweet and smokey syrup, and hearty... More 

Thank Adrian S
Key Largo, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. I come to Manhattan beach often. I always love to try different food places. This one is number one on my list there. It seems to always be packed with customers. The food looks great and tastes wonderful. I highly reccomend it.

Thank Michael D
Manhattan Beach, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Living here in MB this has been our go to restaurant for years & years. Open for 24 hrs it has lots of tasty choices. Very friendly staff & some that have been there for a quite a while which is a good barometer for a restaurant. Not fancy but nice patio & a great location for beach, shopping &... More 

Thank Frances P
Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Kettle has been a fixture in Manhattan Beach for over forty years. It is the go-to restaurant for any one who has spent any time in or around this beautiful beach community. The menu has a nice selection of traditional, comfort food as well as trendier faire. You can dine in the patio and people-watch or sit in a... More 

Thank Patricia D
Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Kettle conveniently opens 24 hour and my kids love their biscuits. Besides the biscuits, I have tried so many dishes on their menu and none tasted great, just ok. Their sandwiches are very lame and their soups are just alright. If you are starving to death at night and have nothing to eat, then the Kettle functions as your... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?