Breakfast Restaurant Reviews
McKinney, Texas

Bill Smith's Cafe in McKinney
Bill Smith's Cafe
1500 W. University Drive
(972) 542-5331


Average Overall Rating:

 (4 out of 5)

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 (4 out of 5)

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 (2 out of 5)



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Reviews
Total submitted: 25.
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 10/23/2016
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Hash Brown Supreme is great!! Old timey place !

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Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 4/21/2012
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Been going since 1957, yep its got bugs, crappy health dept. scores, but its got breakfast......best around. Hey, if you don't like the place, go back to where you came from. 99% of yall don't understand "hometown" , grandpa breakfast. Go back home.

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Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 10/31/2010
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Normally when a family goes out to eat, their food comes out together for the most part...but when everyone else is done eating & someone is still waiting for their food its pretty ridiculous. Their coffee is beyond awful. I gave this place a 2nd chance & I was sorry I did. Both times we waited almost an hour for our food to arrive. I never post reviews on these things, but I had to make an exception.

Award Nomination: Worst Service

Review #21416
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 11/27/2009
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not good anymore :(

Award Nomination: Worst Service

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Review by: manin_ur_box on 12/5/2008
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I suggest the PaPa Smith

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #15553
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 11/30/2008
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Bill Smith consistanty fails or scores terribly on it's health checks by the City of McKinney. I'd advise staying away because this has gone on for years and they still haven't cleaned up their act.

Award Nomination: Hugest Dump

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Review by: GAGE A on 6/10/2008
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BILL SMITH CAFE IS THE BEST PLACE IN MCKINNY TO EAT AT OR JUST HANG OUT AT I MEAN IM 14 AND I LOVE IT IN MY OPPION IT IS THE COOLEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

Review #13913
Review by: yaya30 on 6/5/2008
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Cheap homecooked meals, and great service! The Coconut Cream Pie is the best I've ever had.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #13886
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 2/19/2008
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My husband and I have gone there for 45 years off and on. We always feel welcome there. He loves to go when I can't. You always find someone you know there to visit with.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #12827
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 2/16/2008
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Check the Mckinney Health scores before eating at this resturant.

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Review by: LMCCARTHY on 9/29/2007
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I HAVE BEEN EATING AT BILL SMITH'S FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW - I AM 30 YEARS OLD AND IT REMINDS ME OF THE SMALL COUNTRY PLACES MY GRAND DAD USED TO TAKE ME WHEN I WAS KNEE HIGH TO A GRASS HOPPER!! THE FOOD IS FRESH, HOT, AND ALWAYS COMES OUT QUICK - THE BREAKFAST IS CHEAP AND MORE THAN YOU CAN EAT USUALLY AND LUNCH IS THE SAME. CHICKEN FRIED STEAK AND SALMON PATTIES CAN'T BE BEAT AND THE COCONUT CREAM PIE IS JUST LIKE GRANNIES! LOOKIN FORWARD TO 10 MORE YEARS!

Award Nomination: Best Service

Review #11505
Review by: joel blaylock on 9/26/2007
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If you want to relive the 50's cafe Bill Smiths is the place for you. It's as rustic as they used to be...be prepared to talk to your waitress. They are friendly and one of the best parts of the experience. Real People, Real Food, Real Reasonable.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #11486
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 9/18/2007
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bill smiths is a great place for breakfast or lunch, excellent value and good ole country cooking..you cant beat it.The staff treat you like family at bill smiths, there are no strangers only friends.If you havent been to bill smiths stop on in and meet. bill smith, hazel, dee, dinky,and the gang. Keep up the good work.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #11399
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 6/12/2007
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The cook smokes while he works. You know, the cook with the shaved head and all the tatoos and piercings. How they pass their health inspection is beyond me.

Review #10585
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 12/25/2006
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It has local color, but too expensive for me, service is good, but the food doesn't justify the cost.

Award Nomination: Biggest Ripoff

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Review by: avturk on 12/12/2006
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I love this place, especially when you consider the value. I must admit I haven't had breakfast there yet. The lunch specials are incredible (writing this in December 2006 lunch is $4.60 for an entree and three incredible side dishes).

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

Review #9141
Review by: rrhyne56 on 8/15/2006
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There is no better place for quite a ways, especially if one considers the atmosphere as well as service and food. Its an old-time town cafe and there aren't that many of those around anymore. Plus my little boy absolutely LOVES the place.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: Reverend Mike on 4/10/2006
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Walking thru the smoking rooms to get to the non-smoking room is an experience. It makes you appreciate the non-smoking rules in most other restaurants. Eating off of plastic plates is not my preference, but the food is good and the service is much better than average. Always remember to tip those breakfast waitresses real well. They work hard for their money.

Award Nomination: Best Service

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Review by: richardterrell on 3/29/2006
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It is so good that I am treating my daughter & her husband there next Friday Morning.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: richardterrell on 3/23/2006
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I've only been there once, but I plan to go more often. I was impressed.

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

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Review by: hancheye on 3/14/2006
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Best damn burgers in Texas. Breakfast always served hot and as ordered. Service is quick, fast and orders accurate. I would highly recommend Bills Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or simply just a cup of coffee.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 3/13/2006
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VERY GOOD FOOD AT A GOOD PRICE,,,,,REAL HOMECOOKING!!!

Award Nomination: Best Bargin Breakfast

Review #7024
Review by: MrBreakfast.com Visitor on 1/26/2006
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I ate lunch there and my husband and I got very sick.I will never eat lunch there again

Award Nomination: Worst Service

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Review by: 1st SGT on 8/13/2005
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Real red-neck, down home place. For the nonsmokers you must walk through two smoke filled dining rooms to get to the nonsmoking dining room. Fills up quick in the mornings, with lots of regulars.

Best item is Billís Hash Brown Supreme. Omelet was not cooked all the way thought.

Service was good and very friendly.


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Review by: jmartin on 4/7/2003
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Open since the 50's. Current Owner bought the Restaurant from his parents. The Bill Smith's Cafe is open 365 days a year from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Saturday and 5:30 am to 12:00 pm Sunday. They serve homemade Breakfast and Lunch items. Breakfast item speaciality includes Bill's Hash Brown Supreme - Hashbrowns, ham, onions with egg stirred in and topped with cheese (I like it with jalepenos). It comes with homemade bisquits and gravy or Texas Toast. Their homemade Pot Roast makes a great lunch along with the homemade rolls or cornbread.

Award Nomination: Best Breakfast Ever

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Reviews submitted here are meant to pertain to breakfast only. While Mr Breakfast cannot vouch for the validity of each restaurant review, he feels pretty good vouching for the excellent character of the residents of McKinney, Texas - who are primarily responsible for the review(s) you see above for Bill Smith's Cafe.