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The Early Bird

333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
(248) 348-1920
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Ranked #24 of 69 restaurants in Northville
Most recent review
- Apr 8, 2014
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9 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Farmington, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

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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Canton, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Northville, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great small town breakfast joint. Food is great. Very nice staff. On Sunday's prepare to wait for a table. A line out the door is not uncommon, but it moves pretty quick. I love this little place.

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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Another holdover from Northvilles past, the name has changed from the old Dandy Gander, but the people and the food seem to be the same. You want a good ol' down to earth Michigan Man American Breakfast.... they have you covered.

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Northville, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Food is excellent. They know how to cook eggs -- no brown on the omelettes. Staff is very friendly -- been there a long time. Good feeling of comraderie. SUGGESTION: Staff should have nametags so we know who they are.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, potato pancakes are great. Thick cuts of ham to go with your eggs. Overall great breakfast joint.

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Northville, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Northville Charm and a fabulous new menu choices. Weekend specials. This used to be the Dandy Gander but old owner bought it back and is making a nice place out of it. Updated new decor an menu bring some fancy dishes and skillet breakfasts along with regular fare. Classy granite countertops in the booths and lots of roosters. Big improvement.... More

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