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The Early Bird

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333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
(248) 348-1920
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Northville, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've become regulars. This is the place we compare other breakfast places to. Fresh, quality food -- terrific omelettes, thick bacon, juicy sausages, old fashion freshly squeeze orange juice-- great stuff!! Only complaint is that it's pretty crowded on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Thank BrendaG1020
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great quality food, friendly staff, and good value prices. Our favorite breakfast place and always popular.

Thank steve g
Plymouth, Michigan
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262 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We went as a family group for breakfast which was OK, though nothing special. The orange juice was fresh squeezed which is nice but a bit pricey at $2.75 for a very small glass. The bacon was different from the usual kind we see in this area, a bit thicker and fattier. The kids liked their pancakes. The service was... More 

Thank Gorton54
Dubai, UAE
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Breakfasts were fairly standard. Twenty dollars for two, including tip. Scrambled eggs came with 1 biscuit, which would have seemed skimpy except it was so bad it remained uneaten. It came out wrinkled and stiff, as though from a microwave. Coffee was Maxwell House, at best. Our search goes on for the best breakfast joint in Northville.

Thank KentuckyBob
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The egg skillets are wonderful. Breakfast and service are always friendly and tasty. My son enjoys the crepes and pancakes.

Thank Heide G
Lebanon, Tennessee
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were told we needed to stop in here for a very good breakfast and were not disappointed. It was - to me - an old country cafe with lots of "roosters" setting on shelves and hanging on the walls in pictures representing the "early bird". They have a full country breakfast, very good food,, daily specials.

Thank BigGavin
Novi, Michigan
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Remember the atmosphere of familiarity and friendliness that we used to expect everywhere we went, not only for a meal? Well, you are sure to find it at The Early Bird, a great little diner on the main street of Northville. Although it is not a huge place, there are booths large and small as well as a counter for... More 

Thank cstivale
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Traditional american breakfast place. I tried oatmeal with dried cherries, banana and pecans and it was awesome! The only thing that was somewhat disappointing is that menu said FRESH apple juice, but it was usual canned juice. The earlier you come the more chance that you'll be seated right away.

1 Thank Tatyana N
Southern Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

Granted, it was Saturday morning on the day of a home football game at Michigan, but when arriving guests are willing to split their parties to occupy every stool at the counter and fill every table and booth, you know a breakfast place has a great reputation. The Early Bird will not disappoint you. It was worth the wait for... More 

1 Thank 593tedj
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what "Deborah" is talking about but this place is cheap, very tasteful and yes does have great location. I don't know why anybody would go anywhere else.

1 Thank Jack L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Northville
  • Phone Number: (248) 348-1920

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?