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The Early Bird Diner

No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
04-23202608
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Ranked #224 of 3,230 Restaurants in Taichung
Price range: $6 - $10
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Taichung
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There's actually quite a bit to like about this place, especially if you're an American expatriate in Taichung looking to experience a traditional diner type atmosphere away from home. There's a nice atmosphere, and the staff is very friendly. Our waitress had quite good English. Service was quite good, and the menu selection is quite extensive. For most of us... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wanted to like this place. I've been there three times now, and every time I leave it feels like I'm wearing a lead suit. I really enjoy eating, but this is one of those places where you feel like you've settled for the best of all bad options. Like a school cafeteria lunch. Some people swear by this place,... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As with most expat-run establishments in Taichung, the Early Bird Diner is disappointing. The owners have obviously tried their best but from the get-go it is clear that they do not have experience running a restaurant. True, there are few, if any, places offering "American-style" breakfast in Taichung, so if you are in the mood for fried eggs/bacon/hashbrowns or omelettes... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nothing really special here. The only thing that keeps us coming back is the western taste when Chinese/Taiwanese food gets old. You can get a decent meal for a reasonable price, but a lot of the food is on the heavy side. I'd definitely recommend giving it a shot, just don't expect to be blown away.

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Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

went here after being disappointed with finga's, staff were nice, potato wedges were good, wings were taiwanese taste not the real buffalo wings, pancakes were good, but will definitely go back coz people here were nice

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Edmonton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Have the Lumberjack Breakfast. Their pancakes are fantastic! It is a mix of the cultures. Their Wing Wednesday is not what you expect to find in Taichung. Expect hot ones! The service is typical Taiwan - you get your food when it is ready, not the whole table together. There are no heating lamps. The food is not pre-cooked so... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I've been living abroad for about a year now and it was nice to eat at this American style diner. The food is pretty authentic! This is coming from a tough food critic, hahah It's just a bit pricey.... there were two of us and our bill was about $700 NT. So for a larger family it might not be... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've passed by the restaurant several times before, but was more or less taken by the restaurant facade. It reminded me of the road side diners of middle America. Firstly, I was overwhelmed with the vast items in its menu. From Breakfast to a variety of American styled sandwiches you may find in the US such as Denny's. I had... More

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Huangjiang, Guangdong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We're visiting Taichung and have been to this diner 2-3 times. Suffice to say, we've been back for their expansive menu with only a few choices of American food eateries around. My husband had the eggs Montreal twice. They make their eggs pretty huge. I had breakfast and the Reuben (ask NO thousand island dressing), both we're decent. Do not... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

This is an excellent brunch place. Plan to return again many times. An impressive list of fresh omlettes, veggies, pancakes, etc... Lunch menu was stacked with salads, different burgers (even a salmon burger), steak/chicken wraps, various sandwiches (reuben, philly, chicken salad), chili and hot dogs, and even milkshakes. Dinner menu has several Italian dishes like chicken/eggplant parm, pastas, ribs, etc...... More

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Additional Information about The Early Bird Diner

Address: No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
Phone Number: 04-23202608
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taichung
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 10
Cuisine: American

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