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The Egg & I

American, Canadian, Diner
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1242 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-648-0344
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Stratford, Canada
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319 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the decor is a bit more 'trendy' don't let the reviews fool you, this is just a plain Jane breakfast spot. Nothing spectacular to report, but no complaints as well. Would definitely visit again. People stop giving everything that's edible 5*s

Thank Mike R
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Listen. This is not a fine dining establishment by any means. It's clean and can get pretty busy and noisy at times. But if you want a decent breakfast at a good price you can't go wrong. I eat here regularly with friends and the best deal in the house is the classic breakfast. 2 eggs done any way you... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

So I thought things would not go well when I was brought an omelette I didn't order, but I was starving so I dug in and was I glad I did! I mentioned it to the waitress to actually thank her because it was better than what I had ordered and she brought the omelette I ordered along, for free!!!... More 

Thank Macgirl75
Brantford, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast food time is anytime for my wife and I, and this is where we go if we don't make it ourselves. It is a 20 min drive to get there for us but that doesn't stop us. Consistently perfect breakfast served with lightning speed by attentive friendly staff. You'll never be disappointed here.

Thank Jeff S
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

A very relaxing place for breakfast with a few friends or small group. Very quick service and good variety of food. Pleasant, well organized staff.

Thank Ramuse63045
LUBBOCK, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I really enjoyed the fresh squeezed orange juice. The egg and i is a great place to get an in and out breakfast. I would choose it if your in the area!

Thank Que B
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We go there mostly for the all day breakfast. Ask them to deep fry their homefries and you will have the perfect breakfast.

Thank Suzanne B
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Came from shopping in Hamilton and stopped off for supper. Several specials were offered over and above their menu meals. Specials included coffee (or tea), soup of the day (home made) and dessert. Greeted and seated by staff (Michelle) and immediately offered a drink before ordering. Specials were listed on their wall for easy viewing. Ordered the roast beef special... More 

Thank Ted S
Burlington, Canada
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We have frequented this restaurant often, and it is fairly consistent, and for quick, substantial meals, this is the place. It is hard to stray to other parts of the menu beside breakfast as they do seem to do that the best. In recent years, it seems that the breakfast menu prices are creeping up, which does disappoint me. Yesterday's... More 

Thank Emily1960
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my husband's favourite breakfast restaurant. Great "greasy spoon" food, XL portions, costs less than home. It's always packed, especially on weekends, but the service is fast and they get you seated pretty quickly.

Thank Josie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1242 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-648-0344
Our breakfast menu offers locally farmed fresh grade A eggs, a variety of specialty omelettes or you can ask to create your own; the BEST eggs benedict, which is prepared to satisfy all tastes; freshly prepared hand cut grilled home fries seasoned to perfection, deep fried or plain; In-house made fresh ‘n fluffy buttermilk pancakes, Belgium waffles or Texas French toast all available with a variety of toppings for you to personalize

Our Lunch menu features in house made 100% beef burgers; A Swiss mushroom burger topped with sauteed chopped fresh mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese; Homemade soups and an assortment of hot/cold Sandwiches try our famous Club house and roast beef melts cooked in house with fresh turkey and roast beef for anytime of the day.

Come For Dinner and enjoy a variety of salads, fresh chicken, and in house made fish & chips with coleslaw. Recommended entrees: a 10oz New York Steak grilled the way you like and loaded with sauteed mushrooms; liver & onions; pasta, with or without meat sauce.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?