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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)
Open Now
5:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1500 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75069-3441
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Been eating here since I was young...still good as always. Bring cash, they don't use credit/debit cards.

Thank JCWebb54
Reviewed 15 August 2017

First it's a old business, so not modern nor fancy. A no frills old time cafe that serves no frill food. If you want fancy or just horribly picky DO NOT COME HERE. It also only accepts CASH, there is a ATM on site. Ordered...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The last time I visited this place was last year and for good reason! Filthy place, they take only cash (wonder what's going on there), why with all the business can't they clean it up a little and serve the community people with a little...More

Thank jengob
Reviewed 3 July 2017 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.

1  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
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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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