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Early Bird

Bistro, Family Fare
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Town Line Rd., Thorold, Ontario, Canada
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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
New Menu, New Management?

My boyfriend and I often come here for weekend brunches. I noticed they have updated their menu. There are some new items (the mish-mash omlete) and some revisions to old goodies. I couldn't help but wonder if the restaurant is under new management, and if there is a new cook; the pancakes seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Samantha D
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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St. Catharines, ON
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Always amazing food at the Early Bird. The home fries are the best we have ever had. We moved out of town, but I'll still travel to the Early Bird for breakie; no other place can compare!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I often come here for weekend brunches. I noticed they have updated their menu. There are some new items (the mish-mash omlete) and some revisions to old goodies. I couldn't help but wonder if the restaurant is under new management, and if there is a new cook; the pancakes seemed off. Overall, it's still the same-ol diner... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I visit the early bird very often. Always leave happy with the food and service I received. My 2 kids love the pancakes. I always get 3 eggs bacon sausage ham home fries . toast and coffee. Don't let the people at the motel or the looks of the motel scare you off. I've prolly been here 50 plus times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Tried the early bird this morning, highly rated as the number 1 local breakfast place. Interesting decor, it is attached to a (no tell motel) but don't let that scare you. When we arrived they had already been open an hour, my wife and I were the 2nd and third people in the place our coffee arrived immediately and it... More 

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Fonthill
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Typical diner - good food, large portions, nothing fancy. All day breakfast is served as well as sandwiches, soup and quiche for lunches. Plastic fruit hanging as decorations (ugh), and the place seems to be just clean enough to pass inspection. Always busy when I drive by, so they are doing something right.

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Thorold, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The breakfast and lunch selection at the Early bird is great and you certainly can't beat the quality for the price. It is usually very crowded on weekends so if you go be prepared to wait for a table.

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Thorold, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

10+++++++++++++++++ Pancakes-Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry, Choco Chip, Buttermilk the best I have EVER had (I dream about them) huge portions Sunday-Thursday 8am-8pm Friday+Saturday 8am-9pm 10% off Students+Seniors 2 Merritt St, St.Cath(really it's in Thorold) Breakfast . Lunch & Dinner

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food was good but expensive for what you get and unless you close your eyes on your way into the restaurant you might consider not entering at all! Better breakfast places in thorold

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St. Catharines, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well we keep coming back each week. Sad to say we have tried a few other place including "Niagara best breakfast " ha want a joke. Why is early bird not known as Niagara best breakfast in Niagara. Servers are very friendly and happy to help with allergies. Very quick. Always making sure you have coffee. Prices are so inexpensive... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good place to go for breakfast if you are in Thorold or South St Catharines. I have been here several times and will continue to go when I'm in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Town Line Rd., Thorold, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thorold

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 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?