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88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
203-438-1395
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Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Hometown diner

Perfect breakfast spot with tons of local families. They make great waffle and herb scramble. Some regional favorites such a scrapple, too. Good value and something on the menu for everyone in the family. The staff is small & friendly, they remember you & make you feel welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
L3xi3Ann
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Connecticut
via mobile
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New York
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the nice town of Ridgefield, for the weekend, or just on the way through, the Early Bird has the best, generously sized, all American breakfasts. This place gets extremely busy so there are waiting lines frequently. The staff is friendly and efficient.

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Thank flint8521
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose the early bird because I was going with a friend who wanted a wide selection of salads. I wanted vegetarian food and decent prices. We arrived around 2:30 for a late lunch so had our choice of seating and picked a nice wooden booth near a window. Early Bird has a very homey atmosphere. Our waitress was charming and... More 

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Thank janiceo245
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff are really nice and they make a bog effort to cater for everyone, including allergies. They offer gluten free pancakes, which you can order anytime of day, even at night and they'll still make you up a batch.

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1 Thank kiwiinct
new york
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Friendly staff, local hangout, chocolate chip pancakes and egg white omelets, Coffee always tastes best in their sturdy mugs! Family friendly and some outdoor tables

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Thank freedatravel74
Connecticut
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Perfect breakfast spot with tons of local families. They make great waffle and herb scramble. Some regional favorites such a scrapple, too. Good value and something on the menu for everyone in the family. The staff is small & friendly, they remember you & make you feel welcome.

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Thank L3xi3Ann
Wilton, Connecticut
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180 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

A town favorite forever because the food is good, the coffee delicious and always being refilled, and the atmosphere friendly. You never dine alone as you will run into a friend or two or make a new one. I don't even live near here anymore, but stop by whenever I'm in town!

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Thank Sus B
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good food good company hot coffee. The breakfast menu is varied and lunch has a special board. Diner is quite varied large portions and friendly staff. Regulars are there for two and three times a day.

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Thank Jim B
Connecticut
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They do the classics, but in a very nice way. They have really improved their joint in the last year. We love the friendly service too!

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Thank Beluga4162
Rotterdam, New York
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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Thank longoverdue
Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank thatbrian

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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 12
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

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?