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Early Bird Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop
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88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
203-438-1395
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hometown feel.

Went to visit family in Ridgefield and we went out to catch a quick lunch. Dining room was clean and had a friendly atmosphere. You could see there were "regulars" there which were greeted by name. Food was very reasonable and there were enough choices on the menu for all. I had an egg salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
longoverdue
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Rotterdam, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rotterdam, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went to visit family in Ridgefield and we went out to catch a quick lunch. Dining room was clean and had a friendly atmosphere. You could see there were "regulars" there which were greeted by name. Food was very reasonable and there were enough choices on the menu for all. I had an egg salad sandwich which was very large... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place seems to always be busy. That's because the locals all eat here. It's diner food, but it's very good diner food.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are looking for a straight forward, no frills breakfast then you have found your place. The food was good. The pancakes large and the facility was clean.

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cttraveler9
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family and I have tried the Early Bird Café several times over the past couple of years. We've gone back because we like the food and always thinking perhaps the big problem with this place (which is the service) will have changed, but it hasn't. The food is very good and they have a nice selection, but the service... More 

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quito
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A favorite for many locals but pricey. Could not believe the bill for four. Watch the additional orders like OJ or side of bacon which are expensive for cartoned orange juice. Service is good and the staff is pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

It's just your average diner, but a little nicer atmosphere and staff. I personally would have their omelets and bacon.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It's a small town feel cafe-diner place. Love that children love it. Lots of very young artist drawings hanging. Good prices and friendly. Home town feeling.

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Ridgefield, CT.
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21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great fresh food.Always consistently delicious with the nicest most amiable staff.Such a nice in town casual restaurant.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Been coming here for years. By far, the best diner in Ridgefield. Definitely a local spot, whether you are sitting at the counter or choose to sit at a booth. Love the Ham, Asparagus and Swiss omelette. Definitely must try!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I love diner food and the Early Bird certainly does it really well. They always have lots of specials, a homey atmosphere and good service. Breakfast lunch and dinner are served and everything I've had there was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-438-1395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?