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37 Main St., Oakland, ME
207-465-9608
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food and value in Central Maine

Convenient location on Main Street in Oakland, Best prices and value in Central Maine. Come for breakfast or lunch. I always order the daily special. Very quick service and the place is always packed. Come early to get the best sitting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dave042150
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Oakland, Maine
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oakland, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Convenient location on Main Street in Oakland, Best prices and value in Central Maine. Come for breakfast or lunch. I always order the daily special. Very quick service and the place is always packed. Come early to get the best sitting.

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Oakland, Maine, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We try to get there by 5:30 because the food is so good, fast and reasonable that there is a line. I almost always get my usual: 2OE, bacon, and homemade white bread toasted extra dark (hubby calls it my charcoal filtering) but he is more flexible. Sometimes he even looks at the menu! I keep saying I'm going to... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I eat here often for breakfast and alays have to wait in line for a table. The atmosphere is casual and the cooking is just good, home cooked comfort food. It is one of the few places where I really enjoy my decaf coffee. I think it's because they make sure to keep it fresh. Order one... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food at the Early Bird is good quality, not fancy ,but good bomb proof fare. It has a very loyal local following. It can be a challenge too get a seat at times,patience is advised.service here is very good.I think it is reasonably priced for the area.they offer booth seating or table seating arrangements of 4 or more.

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Belgrade, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I am not a breakfast fan, but the Early Bird's portions are large and the price is great. I have never had a bad mean there and the words "Classic Breakfast" are just perfect for this place. The place fills up fast, but service is quick and the foods worth the wait.

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

For what it is, Early Bird hits the spot. Simple and tasty pancakes, sandwiches, wraps, and other classics at very reasonable prices. The place was hopping, but the service was quick. I have to dock some points because the coffee was...less than delectable...but overall we had a great breakfast.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Inexpensive, no-frills breakfast and lunch with excellent service. We visit regularly when in the Lakes Region. Food is consistently good. Recommend the grilled cinnamon roll, pumpkin-filled muffin, and the number 5 with hash browns and sausage patties. You can't go wrong with a place that offers two types of homemade baked beans. The line can be long, but folks are... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been to the Early Bird many times, but failed to give a review. All the experiences have been fine, either for breakfast or lunch. The service is prompt, the eggs cooked just right, potatoes come as home fries or patties, with good corned beef hash. The lunches are inexpensive with small or large portions. I really liked the... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you love a greasy spoon diner with dependable food and service, this is your place. Griddled muffins and texas toast r a must. Breakfast egg wrap is probably the healthiest option.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My son discovered this diner when he was at school in the area and took us here for breakfast, it was wonderful ! My husband and I have been here many , many times and it is always excellent ! The grilled cinnamon roll is perfect as are the egg dishes for lunch the Brunswick stew is a favorite as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Main St., Oakland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 207-465-9608

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  • Cuisine: American

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