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333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
(248) 348-1920
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lives Up to Its Reputation

Granted, it was Saturday morning on the day of a home football game at Michigan, but when arriving guests are willing to split their parties to occupy every stool at the counter and fill every table and booth, you know a breakfast place has a great reputation. The Early Bird will not disappoint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
593tedj
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Southern Indiana
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Southern Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Granted, it was Saturday morning on the day of a home football game at Michigan, but when arriving guests are willing to split their parties to occupy every stool at the counter and fill every table and booth, you know a breakfast place has a great reputation. The Early Bird will not disappoint you. It was worth the wait for... More 

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1 Thank 593tedj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what "Deborah" is talking about but this place is cheap, very tasteful and yes does have great location. I don't know why anybody would go anywhere else.

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1 Thank Jack L
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good breakfast with a varied upscale breakfast menu. Cute decor. Excellent service with friendly staff.

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1 Thank Lindy L
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

French toast was tasteless. How can that be??? The bread......... Coffee refills not so good. You can tell a change of ownership here. I am all for change but if you are going to own a bus. be front and center with the public. prices are higher but it is so not worth it! The only thing this place has... More 

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1 Thank 575Deborah
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is in our little downtown area in Northville, Mi. My absolute favorite is there skillet breakfast. It's a lot of food, so you can share it or always bring a little home.There are about 5 variations, my favorite is the Country Skillet,actually in a small cast iron skillet. Layer of hash browns, onions, green peppers, choice of meat, melted... More 

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1 Thank dpope1952
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pretty basic little diner. Gives you a typical American breakfast, lunch, or dinner depending on what time of day you go. If you order a glass of orange juice though, it is freshly squeezed!

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2 Thank Jamie A
Farmington, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Best breakfast place in the area. Huge portions. Good quality food. Fast service. Great coffee. Sometimes they are too busy but this is because the food is so good

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2 Thank Rjschumaker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the breakfast special - 2 eggs, 2 pieces bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast for $4.00. The food was okay, nothing special. The restaurant was remodeled and looks very clean. Typical diner but this one has a rooster theme through out. I don't think I have seen so many ceramic roosters in one place. Our waitress dropped... More 

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1 Thank Travelinklan
Canton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My wife and I stopped here, only after our usual breakfast place was closed for vacation, so this was our first breakfast here. First impressions: it's nice and clean, with good food for a decent price. Nothing real special stood out, but a good all-American meal.

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1 Thank papadaddyo
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was driving thru historic Northville and didn't know where I should eat. It was getting late, so I decided to stop in at the Early Bird cafe about 2:30pm. They close at 3pm, but the tuna salad was delicious and I was out of there before 3pm. The staff was very friendly and kind. The do serve breakfast all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Northville
  • Phone Number: (248) 348-1920

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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