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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” (93 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 22 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 26 September 2017

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

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great food and breakfast was outstanding a bit of a wait but worth it will return again . Irish pizza was very good and more than enough to satisfy

Thank jgrimes1946
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to Uncle Wills this week for breakfast. We had muffins pancakes eggs home fries and bacon. Everything was delicious. The service was very good.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We have been coming here since our children were babies and now they are bringing their babies! Delicious breakfast and just plan to go early some morning so you don't have to wait! The pig at your table is something my children looked forward to...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Uncle Will's and then returned a few days later for breakfast. We go to Uncle Will's every summer. Beware!!! Breakfast is Cash Only. Even though they take credit card for dinner. Smells fishy. Smells like tax fraud. The breakfast is much...More

Thank flipflopgirl
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Dear Flipflopgirl, While we are a bit old-fashioned at Uncle Will's because we accept cash or check, that does not mean that we ever avoid in any way paying our taxes. Yes, we try to avoid credit card fees by limiting when we accept them,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best breakfast I've ever had - we went every day of our stay. Great people - waitress was on point - helped us decide on the many options. There is always a crowd here for good reason. Love the fact that they hunt...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Uncle Will's is a family favorite and we go at least once a weekend. Yes, there is usually a wait, but it's generally manageable. The owners are wonderful and part of the fabric of LBI. The food is always excellent and the portions generous. The...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers of Uncle Will's for breakfast and dinner. The quality of the food and attentiveness of the staff have never let us down. Last night, we had dinner with a group of 9. Holly, our waitress, was excellent! The food again was...More

Thank JoanieD238
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Breakfasts Always interesting combinations to try Pancakes & crepes are great! Atmosphere is so much fun, adds to the whole experience!

Thank jrb53056
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16 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
27 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
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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