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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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3 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1706
+1 609-492-2514
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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Marlton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Busy and fun breakfast ambiance which shifts at dinner to quiet and more elegant ambience. The early bird menu offers great selections at very reasonable prices.

Thank gwalden2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been a staple on the island for 30 years. Every year families flock each morning to the best pancakes in town. Make sure to put this on your vacation list. Just remember: Come early or wait long!

Thank Christie J
Manahawkin, NJ
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166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After church we go to Wills. The service is great and FAST! We have great company and breakfasts here! We love it!

Thank qtdesignz
long island, ny
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We love Uncle Will's. So glad they are open some days off season. The breakfast choices are vast and the food is delicious. Never disappoints.

Thank LaurieBCole
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Uncle Will's is a classic seaside breakfast goodie bar replete with omelets, pancakes, yogurt sundaes within bright, happy environments. The waitstaff is friendly ad helpful and Charlotte manages the place with grace and aplomb and, she knows everyone in town! But the big surprise is the deliciousness that comes out of the kitchen at dinnertime on selected evenings. Armed with... More 

Thank BaliHaiH15
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A great dinning experience. Food choices are outstanding, portions great, atmosphere very relaxing and quiet. Service wonderful. This place is not just for breakfast!!

Thank chronos1911
Maplewood, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In season a line, which speaks to how popular UW has become. Go in the shoulder months (September/October and May/June) and a good chance you will walk right in. My favorite for breakfast - not open for lunch - John

Thank oldboy8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food, but need to remember cash only and a little pricy for breakfast. Service was ok. Not many places open in October so this was recommended to us and everything was ok, but still felt pricy for breakfast and be aware cash only.

Thank Darryl M
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very good, fresh, food. Friendly, prompt and professional service. Dinners are remarkably well priced - as good a meal as any you'll find on LBI! Very nice atmosphere at night - they gussy it up for the evening meals. Very popular with locals and visitors, likely to be a line... reservations are a good idea. Also, breakfasts offer excellent variety... More 

Thank SmartHome
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We heard this place was good for breakfast! We went family style and all sat together. We ordered lots of different food. The Good... the sausage gravy was plentiful and good. The pancakes were large and hot. The eggs were mostly good. The Bad...I ordered the eggs benedict only to have mine served with rock hard yolks. It was only... More 

Thank Cheap_but_Good

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
2014 Marks Tom's 20th 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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