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Golden Egg

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960 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5977
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. The hash is great. The wait staff is even better. Nice old fashioned breakfast place like the old Pete's Coffee shop in Leominster, MA.

Thank 2happySTS
Beaumont, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast....quaint and very New England ...well worth the stop...friendly and fast service....love the specials and homemade desserts. A place with charm and character.

Thank Jean M
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast. Grilled blueberry muffin. Lots of gluten free options available. I had the Fenway scramble and it was great.

Thank Ryan W
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Golden Egg for a lunchtime breakfast. The restaurant was busy, but there were tables available. Service was good, cleanliness was excellent. There are certain things we look for as breakfast aficionados. Are the home fries well prepared and unique? Here, average. Are the eggs cooked properly? Yes. However, the omelette had a really odd texture. Veggies in... More 

Thank jaraysco
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think Mamie was combing those famous bangs in the White House when the Golden Egg was last renovated. But don't let the decor put you off. A good solid breakfast and lunch establishment open from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm The egg white lobster omelette boasted a huge portion of lobster. The sour dough bread was tasty and actually... More 

Thank BenzgalS550
Lake Grove, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 July 3, 2016 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 July 1, 2016

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 June 25, 2016

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 03801-5977
  • 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?