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The Kettle

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1138 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5330
+1 310-545-8511
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00:00 - 23:59
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Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have been going here for decades! You can always find something on the menu to eat, good size portions, fish tacos & sandwiches are great...so is breakfast. There is almost always a line to wait in 15-45 min, so walk around a bit after checking in.

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Thank Diana B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Sometimes you walk right in and get a table while on the weekend you could wait a good amount of time to sit down. But for some reason no matter the wait, this place still draws you back in. The menu is large, filled with classics. Great tuna melt, delicious breakfasts, yummy salads and everything else in between. Families love... More 

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Thank Jemima W
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Always good food and service Top notch for a High end 24 hour restaurant.Kids meals family friendly!Breakfast served all the time

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Thank Victoria K
Sanibel
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

There was a wide selection of food, excellent muffins, and plenty of seating. It's a family-friendly place, well-lit and perfect for breakfast with a hungry group. Service wasn't as organized or as speedy as we would have liked, but we got seated way faster here than at the place down the street with a waiting list!

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Thank K8yorr
Manhattan Beach, California
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Have you ever craved good, solid food after a flight, or a party, and found out that everything is closed? Well - there's always The Kettle open. Food is good, but I wouldn't call it "gourmet" - yet satisfying for those hunger bouts (specially after a solid workout). The breakfast is great - specially the freshly baked muffins.

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Thank Traveler21century
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

They started off serving us an amazing blueberry muffin and the best banana nut muffin my husband has had. Service was friendly and quick. Great place for a late breakfast! Will save this place for a visit next time we are in the area

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Cumberland, RI
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent onion soup and tuna melt.... washed down with a snakebite ( hard cider mixed with Belgian whitetail Ale). Great friendly quick service. Will be back.

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Thank Avalon98
Atlanta, Georgia
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507 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the lump crab salad for breakfast with one of their famous honey bran muffins. Now I know why the muffins are famous! Sat on the covered porch and enjoyed the ocean view. Wonderful waitress, Helen! Wish I lived here and could patronize Helen all the time!

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Thank panpanda
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

This was our first breakfast in the USA , we new the portions would be large but we were still surprised with what came out ! the breakfasts that came with muffins were enormous. I had the breakfast burrito which was very good .

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Thank Darren W
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I've been to The Kettle a couple of times for breakfast--I went for the muffins and will keep coming back for the muffins. The rest of the meal is pretty average (and if not for the muffins, this place would be 3/5). Service is above average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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?