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Early Bird

37 Main St., Oakland, ME
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
North Andover, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Eat here with the locals and arrive early for some classic Maine breakfast and coffee. Service is amiable and the atmosphere is cozy. Meals are affordable and always big!!

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Winslow, Maine
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Usually busy, great food. You must try the cinnamon roll grilled!! Amazing. Great staff and great prices.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This little place is a great stop for a nice breakfast at a reasonable cost. It's nothing fancy, but it's homestyle food and the favorite breakfast spot of one of my best friends!

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Oakland, Maine
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is always a buzz. But with quick service if you have to wait, it is never long. Great home style food at good prices. Family atmosphere, and convenient.

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Sidney, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Then experience of breakfast at the Early Bird is quite unique onto itself! There is almost always a brief line at the door but it actually beefs up your anticipation, giving you the opportunity to size up the availability of the next table or booth to empty from that vantage point and wait to pounce on it like a scene... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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197 reviews 197 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

The Early Bird in Oakland, Maine, is a local staple that has served the community for many years. The food is always cooked to order, arriving quickly after the slip arrives in the kitchen, with every item made like mother might have done, years ago. On occasion, we'll head to Oakland just for the experience of a Central Maine meal,... More 

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Additional Information about Early Bird

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

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