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Golden Egg

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American, Cafe, Diner
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960 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lake Grove, New York
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Golden Egg reminds one of the joy of a good diner-style breakfast. Fresh, hot coffee served upon arrival, lots of options to choose from on the menu, very friendly staff, and prompt delivery of well-cooked food in generous portions. It deserves the morning crowds one sees so often, but it is worth the wait to enjoy this restaurant.

Thank John S
Budapest, Hungary
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, plentiful breakfast, friendly staff, good service. This a place the locals go to for a hearty breakfast or lunch. We sat at the counter and enjoyed the banter among the staff. For me it was a throwback to a different place and time. I enjoyed the diner-like atmosphere and neighborly people.

Thank Toujours_Provence
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for the first time after visiting Fort Stark and it was excellent! I ordered the Twin's Favorite and the French toast was perfectly cooked - a hard to reach balance between fluffy yet sturdy. The scrambled eggs were also cooked great and tasted delicious. I wasn't a huge fan of the link sausages due to a... More 

Thank Kimmg83
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast here...wish I could have stayed for lunch as the home made pies and cakes were beautiful. The staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Laura E
Rochester MA
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After chatting with some firemen downtown we asked for the best place to get breakfast and they said Golden Egg. We went back twice it was so good. Try the meatlof omelet and the eggs benedict. Great friendly staff

Thank bruno53
Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is the kind of breakfast place where the whole experience is inviting and warm.....the kind of restaurant where the local go for pancakes and french toast. My daughter and I both loved it.

1 Thank stanleyhome
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A friendly local place. Not very big, but the staff is very friendly. We were there for breakfast and the menu was traditional, but they do offer a huge selection of muffins. Coffee was great.

Thank Rich Y
Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Always a good sign to see a full parking lot when you are unfamiliar with an area. This was a great stop for breakfast. The omelettes were stuffed full and the eggs were fluffy. Pancakes with real maple syrup were yummy!!!

Thank LadyGray80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was swift. My wife and I ordered omelets and they were so large that we couldn't finish everything on our plates. Would definitely recommend

Thank John P
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Golden Egg is the quintessential small town breakfast diner. All you have to know is that there is usually a line of locals standing outside the door waiting to get in. There is a counter with may be a dozen stools in front of the kitchen with tables in front of that to the right of the entrance looking... More 

Thank Barry D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-436-0519
The Golden Egg has been serving fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch since 1983! Everything is homemade. Our menu includes eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs benedict (many different varieties), muffins, fruit, homemade granola, etc. We have specials that change based on available ingredients. The result is the freshest breakfast with outstanding variety for a great dining experience.

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