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Golden Egg

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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960 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-0519
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Golden Egg has been serving fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch since...
The Golden Egg has been serving fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch since 1983! Everything is homemade. Our menu includes eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs benedict (many different varieties), muffins, fruit, homemade granola, etc. We have specials that change based on available ingredients. The result is the freshest breakfast with outstanding variety for a great dining experience.
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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy breakfast.

Went for breakfast today. With two of us we were able to get right in with no wait. The coffee was good. We split a gluten free muffin (very tasty). They will even heat and grill it if you want. I had the eggs florentine which was delicious!! I asked for light on the hollandaise sauce and I am... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Mccannclann
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New Hampshire
via mobile
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New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast today. With two of us we were able to get right in with no wait. The coffee was good. We split a gluten free muffin (very tasty). They will even heat and grill it if you want. I had the eggs florentine which was delicious!! I asked for light on the hollandaise sauce and I am glad... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My son (6yo) visited this restaurant two Sundays ago while my husband was working. Then we dragged my husband back last Sunday for another breakfast. Both times I ordered the "Super Veggie with Havarti Dill Omelet" and my son ordered a waffle both times but with different toppings. The atmosphere was everything I was looking for, reminding me of the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was here one time about 10 years ago; a regular insisted that it was THE place to have breakfast. At the time, I was completely underwhelmed (but of course, I wouldn't insult my friend by saying so), and never visited again. Until a few weeks ago. With the Sagamore Bridge back in place, I decided it was time to... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were looking for some place to grab breakfast after leaving our hotel down the street and saw the cars parked on the street, which told us this must be the place to go! We had about a fifteen minute wait and it was definitely worth it. Had the egg white omelet with bacon, cheese and broccoli. It was perfectly... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Not wanting to pay the very high prices asked for breakfast at our hotel we stumbled upon the Golden Egg. OMG – probably one of the best breakfasts we have ever had. It was so delicious we went back again the next day. I discovered the joys of jalapeno bacon, which they offered when we were there, and was shattered... More 

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Chelsea, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Super busy but great service and great food. So much better than our nearby expensive hotel. Coffee kept coming and the portions were excellent-highly recommended.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Everything started off great, friendly service, fresh hot coffee, impressive menu but then it had a great fall. They forget to mention all the ingredients, my vegetarian wife discovered they put sausage in her meal even though we specifically asked what was in it. I wanted something different and this menu looked it. I ordered what I thought as per... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you see a line out the door, don't worry, they know how to move people in and out, it's never a long wait. Every single item on the enormous menu is fantastic. We eat here often and have never had anything that wasn't excellent.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a long weekend in Portsmouth and went for breakfast at The Golden Egg twice, it was so good. Both of us need to be gluten free, and I must be dairy free as well, so we were thrilled there were so many gluten free muffin choices on their menu. Only the carrot spice muffins were... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Been here many times as we live close by. The food is excellent and the prices are good. The place is small, there is often a line but it is worth the wait. The pancakes are excellent, the rest of the breakfast foods are good. Waitresses are friendly even if they are a bit in a hurry at times. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 960 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-436-0519

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Description

The Golden Egg has been serving fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch since 1983! Everything is homemade. Our menu includes eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs benedict (many different varieties), muffins, fruit, homemade granola, etc. We have specials that change based on available ingredients. The result is the freshest breakfast with outstanding variety for a great dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?