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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$8 - $16
CUISINES
American, Healthy
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

I found this little gem by accident when traveling through from Michigan to Kentucky, and what a find! I liked it so much that when I went back, I made sure to stop. The service is super friendly, and the food is amazing! I had...the watermelon salad (but I’m pretty sure it is seasonal). The turkey sandwich like none I’ve ever had and is on buttery croissant with a cranberry sauce. Believe me, it tastes much better than I can describe it. The breakfast is great and had the best fried potatoes ever! If you are anywhere in the area, give it a try!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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jennifersX4855KM, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2020

Thanks so much! All great choices, glad you stopped by!

Reviewed July 19, 2020

So for starters, we were ordering our food and everything was going fine. In the middle of ordering still and discussing the order the blonde older server said OK thanks and walked away before we were done. Pretty rude. She brought our food. Bacon was...completely undercooked, almost raw. The side of eggs were undercooked in the middle. The eggs Benedict were suppose to be poached but they were over cooked and weren’t runny at all. The biscuits were completely dry. If she would’ve refilled our water at all it woulda been fine. We eventually had our coffees refilled ONCE, and it was clear we used ALL of the creamer but when she refilled the coffee she didn’t replace the creamer and quickly walked away. In the middle of eating she brought us our bill without asking if we needed anything else or if we needed to go boxes. It was about a 100$ bill. A couple of us have/do work in the food industry for years and understand how kitchens and serving works. I’ve also never left my leftovers or such a small tip. I’m not picky by any means or have wrote a bad review but this was by far the worst, most despicable experience I’ve ever had. Not to mention it was a weekend vacation trip.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

I have been wanting to try Early Bird for awhile, and I regret how long it took for me to try it! I ordered the spinach Eggs Benedict - it was amazing! The pickled fennel and oven roasted tomatoes aren’t traditional additions to Eggs Benedict,...but I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to eat the dish without them! The home fries were good - crispy outside, fluffy inside - but I think a sprinkling of herbs would make them sublime. Love how they updated the space with the tables and Eames inspired chairs. Bonus points for being spotless and having good music!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy you finally got in and can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on our way back from Chicago. Excellent breakfast. I had shrimp and grits. Very good. Wife had the Early Bird Breakfast which was huge. All tasty. Good service. Plenty if parking. Would like to return to try some of the various interesting items...on the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2019

Thanks, Lakerspud! We hope you come back soon and try the rest of the menu!

Reviewed October 12, 2019

Great place for breakfast or lunch. Great menu with some different locally sourced ingredients. My fellow dinners had breakfast but I had the Hot Brown sandwich. It's not quite what you get in Louisville but it was really good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the food and hope you come back again soon!

Reviewed August 26, 2019

The Early Bird Eatery is a simple restaurant in Bridgman, MI and a place to seek out for breakfast while in Harbor Country. It is unassuming and natural, with a flair for really good ingredients. I had the cauliflower omelet and it was delicious!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Thanks, Mary! We are happy you enjoyed the omelette, it's one of our favorites!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

Everyone loved their breakfast, and we all had leftovers due to the portion size. I enjoyed my cauliflower and dill omelette, and a family member loved the chorizo omelette. The eggs Benedict were delicious. The homemade sausage was spicy and tasty.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thanks so much! Glad you guys enjoyed everything and had food to eat again later!

Reviewed August 4, 2019

Restaurant was about half full, so we got a table right away. We ordered breakfast foods- toast, eggs, fruit.. it took an hour and fifteen minutes to get served. So basically we went for breakfast, but by the time we got it was lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Hi, Sandy. It sounds like you must have come on a Sunday, since that is the only day we typically have a wait. Sunday is our busiest day and between 10:00am and 1:30pm (prime "brunch" hours) you can expect a wait. We try to make...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

We loved eating here the staff was super nice and the food was amazing! Well worth everything easy access to find! Has a little bit of everything for everyone including kids!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thanks so much! We are happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staffs and delicious food! Try the Kentucky Hot Brown! And of course, the pancakes! A few of my other favorites are the shaved ribeye sandwich, the shrimp and grits, and the cubano. Yummy!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jennifer S, Owner at The Early Bird Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks, Haley! We are so happy you like our food. :)

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Yes, The Early Bird Eatery offers delivery services.

Yes, The Early Bird Eatery is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Early Bird Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5