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The Early Bird

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American, Diner
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333 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1623
+1 248-348-1920
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only restaurant I go to for breakfast, I go so often my order is "I take my usual". Great local atmosphere, HIGH quality food. friendly people, everyone from the owner, waitstaff and the bus staff are there to make the meal top notch. Yes there is a wait on weekends, but where do you need to rush... More 

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Thank JRM2nd
Northville, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The food is good and reasonably priced. It is a great diner. My major complaint is how disorganized the seating plan is. There is no plan. It is a free for all for tables when it is busy. Because of this, I no longer think of going there during peak times.

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Thank Allanbar23
Canton
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Ever since our son recommended the Early Bird it has become our favorite place for the best breakfast. I am always in search of new gold standards dishes. I have found several at the Early Bird. The first being, corned beef hash. Lots of corned beef with shredded potatoes and onions. Delicious! Fresh squeezed orange juice. So fresh that you... More 

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Thank Liz T
Bryan, Texas
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189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Large bar small dinning area a classic feel. Food was fast and good. Menu is large and covers a good range. Service is spot on and friendly. Only negative. Parking is tight.

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Thank Yraveler
Northville, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 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.

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Thank BrendaG1020
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank steve g
Plymouth, Michigan
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283 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

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Thank Gorton54
Dubai, UAE
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26 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.

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Thank KentuckyBob
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21 reviews
14 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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 248-348-1920

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