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The Egg and I

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1760 Upper James St, | Hamilton Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1G6, Canada
(905) 389-3447
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fab fab!!

If you want homemade food and great portions with the coffee that keeps coming this is the place! Very busy but I see that as a good sign. I like egg white omelettes and often they are then very small but not in this case. With the addition of yummy home fries and rye toast included I left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
AshleyA01
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Ancaster, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Ancaster, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you want homemade food and great portions with the coffee that keeps coming this is the place! Very busy but I see that as a good sign. I like egg white omelettes and often they are then very small but not in this case. With the addition of yummy home fries and rye toast included I left stuffed. Any... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

always great food friendly staff. Never had a bad meal there. Clean eating area and bathrooms. Good variety of food. Been to both locals in Hamilton and Ancaster and enjoyed both places.

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Ancaster, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sometimes I forget how much I love their Diner because I am so use to going their for the delicious Breakfast! We will go for diner later) The service was great everyone was friendly and welcoming. It was super busy and I am sure challenging to keep up the pace for some but they all seemed to be smiling ))... More 

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Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was amazing as always! I have never seen such hard working employees! From the waitress to the bus boy to hostess, they never stop hustling and providing amazing and friendly service. the cooks and dishwashers must be run off their feet with so many customers coming and going. They are what makes this restaurant a pleasure to visit.... if... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First the positives..the décor was neat. (Egg -related paintings) and the dining room was bright and spacious. Portion sizes also are large. That is where the charm ends... I had the unpleasant experience of listening to the muscle-bound bully of an owner(Nicola) shouting and browbeating the poor busboy/dishwashers. YELLING at them to move faster and faster..even though during a short... More 

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Hagersville, Ontario
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

the food portions are good but cold the potatoes and eggs both i thought i would try again when they were not so busy as the last time and i was disappointed

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toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

long wait time to get a table.....waitress seemed overwhelmed and scattered......very loud building..... they are certainly built for quantity, not quality.......many tables crammed together so no elbow room at all.....food was ok, but no need to return

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Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast there on Saturday morning ,while the food was a little slow coming the wait was worth it,I don't wonder it was slow as there were people lined up for this great breakfast. Wait staff were really friendly ,lot's of coffee made the wait seem worth it. Prices are really good and like I said the food is... More 

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Windsor, Canada
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast here this past weekend and I was very happy with the meal, and the service. I had the farmer's omelette and it was delicious. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are large. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast.

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ontario, cda
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had spent most of the day driving through this stretch of Southwestern Ontario, taking in the sights. I got settled into my B&B in Mount Hope around 6 pm and was craving Liver & Onions. Asking about a "mom and pop type diner" my hosts first mentioned The Egg and I on Upper St. James, but thought it might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1760 Upper James St, | Hamilton Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 389-3447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Canadian

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