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Bill Smith's Cafe

1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
+1 972-542-5331
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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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
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want really good home cooking and you love breakfast, Bill Smith's is the place to go. Quick service and very friendly staff. The food is outstanding and make sure you try the pancakes.

Thank dvcannatelli
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just like I cook at home. Huge place. Plenty if seating. All local and home cooked atmosphere and taste. Good prices, friendly staff. Good looking waitresses. They got it all.

Thank Jeremy E
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A local institution in McKinney, Texas. No frills, but a devoted local clientele. Family-owned. Don't expect upscale ambience or avant-garde breakfast dishes.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the draw here. It's a big story with lots of tables. The waitresses are overworked. The food is the worst I've ever had. We've been here not once, not twice but three times because friends have insisted that our experience was rare....More

2  Thank McKinneydad
Reviewed 12 August 2016

the food was good - but the restaurant is old so for me it had that aged/ old time scent that I don't want smell when I'm eating. Its CASH ONLY so be prepared but its moderately priced and they have an ATM :-) Its...More

1  Thank Seana M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I go to Bill Smiths at every opportunity. Breakfast simply cannot be beat, period. Bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy it's all here. Traditional Texas cooking served by the friendliest ladies in the state of Texas.

Thank ChosenFrozen
Reviewed 9 July 2016

As holiday makers from Scotland we wanted to go to a typical American diner and we found that in Bill Smiths Cafe. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good. I had the ham steak which was so big it hung over the side!!!...More

Thank John D
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McKinney
  • Phone Number: +1 972-542-5331
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