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37 Main St, Oakland, ME 04963-4948
207-465-9608
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United States
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is quickly served and very fairly priced. If you are into healthy eating, this is not the place for you. The menu is heavy on breakfast foods and carb rich lunches. The hot chicken sandwich is amazing and huge! Lines can sometimes be long, but there is more seating than might be expected. The waitresses are always friendly... More 

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Thank Kathy334
Central Maine
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It took us several years to try the Early Bird and it was worth the effort! It's out "Go To" place for breakfast.

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Thank zoemom32
Mantua, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here so many times and never had a bad experience! My favorite meal is two eggs and hash browns. The chocolate milk is delicious and so is the coffee. This is my favorite place for breakfast

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Thank DrewTheTraveler
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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222 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have thought you'd find such a treasure in little Ole Oakland? But this place doesn't disappoint. Locals, visitors, summer residents all come here for the food, service and atmosphere. You see everything here from local farmers, rich lake house summer residents, to old and young alike. Great home made items, large servings, fast kitchen that cranks out delicious... More 

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Thank sadler8613
Mantua, New Jersey
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy no matter what time- stroll in and seat yourself in a booth or at the end of a random open table. The waitresses are efficient and friendly- this place is bustling! Food is delish- grilled muffins! Coffee hot and refilled quickly. Sometimes it can look a little messy but they keep up as best they can. Can only... More 

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Thank Sue R
Belgrade, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come to Early Bird with my family many times every summer. The food is always fantastic and the service is fast. It's a small town restaurant, lots of local people and it's not the fanciest. If you're looking for a fast and yummy breakfast this is definitely the place to come! Cash only!

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Thank travelwithlaur
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Had breakfast here. Food is excellent. The fresh breads and muffins are unbelievable. Menu is extensive to please all breakfast tastes. The disappointment is the coffee. Weak!

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Thank Boxman43
Mantua, New Jersey
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Quintessential Maine restaurant with diverse menu, friendly efficient staff, and clean dining room. No complaints here!

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Thank Sue R
Augusta, Maine
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stopped here for lunch several times. Always crowded because the food is great, portions large. Service excellent with great value for the meal.

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Thank Zipride
Smithfield, Maine
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Four of us went out to breakfast at the Early Bird Diner in Oakland, Maine. This is a local place that is wicked friendly and wicked clean. The people here know everyone and are quick to smile and make you feel welcome. The food and coffee are hot and prepared perfectly. I have never had a bad item hear never... More 

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Thank SteveAugusta_Maine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main St, Oakland, ME 04963-4948
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 207-465-9608

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