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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice homey little cafe near the pier. We went for breakfast and all the food was top notch. Between 4 of us we had a variety of dishes and everything was prepared perfectly - omelettes, pancakes, salmon, eggs, and good coffee as well. The staff were friendly and attentive, and even when the place filled up the... More 

Thank Coronis7
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's late and you are hungry in Manhattan Beach, there is a place to go --- The Kettle. It is open 24 hours a day and serves delicious food. It is located two blocks up from the Manhattan Pier at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Highland. The Kettle has a broad menu, from full dinners to lighter... More 

Thank breton l
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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196 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 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

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, 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?