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333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
(248) 348-1920
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Lindy L
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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Plymouth, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Northville, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Northville, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Farmington, Michigan
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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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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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  • Address: 333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Northville
  • Phone Number: (248) 348-1920

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