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The Early Bird

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333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
(248) 348-1920
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dubai, UAE
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Northville, Michigan
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good breakfast with a varied upscale breakfast menu. Cute decor. Excellent service with friendly staff.

1 Thank Lindy L
Northville, Michigan
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

French toast was tasteless. How can that be??? The bread......... Coffee refills not so good. You can tell a change of ownership here. I am all for change but if you are going to own a bus. be front and center with the public. prices are higher but it is so not worth it! The only thing this place has... More 

1 Thank 575Deborah
Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is in our little downtown area in Northville, Mi. My absolute favorite is there skillet breakfast. It's a lot of food, so you can share it or always bring a little home.There are about 5 variations, my favorite is the Country Skillet,actually in a small cast iron skillet. Layer of hash browns, onions, green peppers, choice of meat, melted... More 

1 Thank dpope1952

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
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?