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Early Bird

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37 Main St., Oakland, ME
207-465-9608
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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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
Good morning grub

Open early, quick service, good food, fair prices. Breakfast is a winner here. Just be prepared to wait in line on Saturday and Sunday if you don't get there early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Melvin S
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Augusta, Maine
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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Open early, quick service, good food, fair prices. Breakfast is a winner here. Just be prepared to wait in line on Saturday and Sunday if you don't get there early.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm the type of person who goes out to eat to experience something different or something that I can't make for myself. If you want corned beef hash slop from a can, processed and packaged food, or grease covered entrees, then this would be a great place for you. I'm not sure why people bother waiting in line to be... More 

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Oakland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

They have great food an you get plenty too. You can get half portions to . They have home made pies that they make right there . There bread puddding it great to

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massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great local diner! Food is good and service is quick. Try the grill cinnamon bun! It is delicious. Can be very crowed on a Sunday but it moves quickly.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and cab't remember ever having a bad meal. The food is always good, and service is lightning fast and always cheerful. Best part is the prices for good food are extremely fair. They continue to win our business.

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Oakland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Come hungry because you will receive good portions for your buck.... Atmosphere very casual but very friendly....

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Oakland, Maine
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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
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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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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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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