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Uncle Will's Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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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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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very thoughtful staff who were very curious to my special needs child. Omelets are delicious. They serve chocolate chip pancakes with the chocolate chips inside the pancakes! Definitely one of my favorite places to visit at the Jersey Shore.

Thank brislin0409
Reading, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast early in their season. Our food arrived, I shook my head. Rubbery scrambled eggs, and three small chewey pancakes were on the plate. I handed my credit card at the register for payment, sorry cash only. One very disappointing, unappetising breakfast that cost twenty five dollars cash. Buyer beware!

Thank TravelingJohn1234
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dining experience. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your breakfast! We pride ourselves in taking care of each customer, whether you are someone we have known for years or a new patron who is dining with us for the first time. We would like to make... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 26 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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26 reviews
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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 18 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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