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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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Manhattan Beach, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My family has lived 3 miles inland from the ocean since the 1930's. We have been going to The Kettle since it first opened. Never a disappointment! The menu offers healthy choices also, has no problems with substitions for the health conscious; uses fresh foods not canned or frozen, offers vegetarian fare (not sure about vegan-you'll need to check)3 blocks... More 

Thank Paula P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Service was fantastic. Wheat muffin was great. However, everything else was just average. My meal didn't blow me away.

Thank rnw111377
New Orleans, Louisiana
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My wife and I both ordered the Hangover Special - outstanding - consisted of sliced avocado; scrambled eggs with cheese, scallions and bacon; tortillas; sour cream; and roasted pepper salsa. Service was very good as well.

Thank Matthew C
Richardson, Texas
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Very popular, so may have long wait unless you go early! No gluten free bread but ask for corn tortillas. They need to contact Local Oven and get some bread!

Thank salsa1942
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I have reviewed this restaurant favorably before. But I just got back from an aborted visit. The main dining room on a Saturday night gives"DIN" an entirely new meaning. Yes there are some lovely outdoor tables that are pleasant and quiet, which is where I've eaten before, but for no apparent reason, they close the outdoor tables before 9 pm.... More 

Thank Primo54
Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We were looking for burgers and fries after our day on the beach. The Kettle was the perfect spot, great burgers, excellent service and the view of their view of the beach capped off a perfect day at Manhattan Beach.

Thank azsunflower2016
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

My husband and I were in the LA area for a long weekend in February and had breakfast one morning at the Kettle. I had read good reviews, but it's always good to not only find out a place lives up to it good reviews, but exceeds your expectations. I had the Croque Madame,a truly yummy concoction of sourdough toast,... More 

Thank DaunC
Lehi, Utah
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was a great choice for American food. Service was great and atmosphere was a good mix of all ages.

Thank vicky a
Croston, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Firstly it was hard to choose what to have as so many good options on menu. We had the kale salad and chicken salad and both were absolutely huge! We both didn't manage to get through half the food! They were really tasty and fresh, good flavours. The garlic toast was a nice touch on the side. We didn't need... More 

Thank GBBee
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Went there for a simple lunch with my wife. I had a blt chicken sandwich and my wife had a burger with fries. You have the option of replacing fries with salad or fruit which I did as I wanted a healthier meal. The portions were fairly large and reasonably priced. The quality of the meal was good. The restaurant... More 

Thank paolo l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?