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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (3 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the good ratings we tried Bill Smiths Cafe. It was very busy but did not have to wait long as it's a very large restaurant. Immediately noticed how dirty the entire establishment was. Especially the kitchen. Once seated the waitresses were friendly but...More

Thank Lance B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great breakfast place that has been around nearly forever. Favorite bumper sticker available....I live with fear and danger, sometimes I take her to Bill Smiths. Good food. Great service. Quick.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of the best pancakes I have ever had. I love it. Totally recommend it! Amazing!!! Even has lunch + Dinner too!!!

Thank Asher D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I dropped by for breakfast while in McKinney Texas for the wedding of a friend. The building exterior looks old ( it's been there since 1956 ) but the place has a lot of character, good food, friendly service and lots of...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You might drive right past Bill Smith's Café without even realizing it's there. It's been in the same location for over 50 years. Once you go inside you see how big it is and how many people they can serve. The food is nothing fancy...More

Thank N P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

What a great place for breakfast! Great staff and really good food. Bill's really brings back memories of what a café was before all of the chains moved in.

Thank gholdburg
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick meal. We were in & out in less than 40". Great old fashioned breakfast & good value.

Thank playnmusic
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been going here for years and still try to visit every time I'm in town. Great food. Quirky, eclectic, down home atmosphere. Cash only. Neat local high school and vintage Texas stuff on the walls. None of the mugs match. The breakfast and pies...More

Thank Travellady333
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Filling homestyle breakfast, speedily served, perhaps too speedily judging by the unset over medium eggs

Thank William R
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

When ever we travel we always ask where do the local eat? Bill Smith is it! Excellent food, great prices, excellent service Hannah has been our waitress. We have eaten there every morning on this trip 14 days

Thank Raylene S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331
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