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Early Bird

37 Main St., Oakland, ME
207-465-9608
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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
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4 reviews 4 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
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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
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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New England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

When we arrived there was a waiting line, but it didn't take long to get a seat. The staff is great and take your order and process the food quickly. It's a good place for breakfast with a large selection of food and quite economical. I would go again.

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Rockville, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is a very friendly and popular place to eat breakfast. While waiting in line, a local couple asked if we'd like to pair up to take a larger table that was open. We jumped at the opportunity and were well rewarded with a fun breakfast learning local hot spots and playing trivia with the questions on the menu. The... More

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