We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Egg & I

American, Canadian, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1242 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-648-0344
06:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 100: English reviews
Level Contributor
38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 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
Level Contributor
80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you want a good and awesome breakfast please do check out the egg and i,there are 2 stores Went there with family and it was awesome,the eggs were good,the links were good and everything yummy

Thank Elvis B
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Egg & I is a mainstay in the Hamilton area. For a diner that has serviced a wide variety of clientele it has maintained it's quality & service. Food tastes like home cooking, the coffee is the best I have tasted and the term "Fast Food" takes on a whole new meaning here. Prices are fair and the menu... More 

Thank Karen A
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Egg and I on a business lunch with an associate from Toronto. We both had the toasted BLT and the portions were enormous. We ordered the fresh home fries that were perfectly seasoned and fresh cut fries cooked in sea salt we couldn't even finish. Service was incredibly attentive and never let... More 

Thank foodgazm
Level Contributor
62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This review is based on a breakfast of coffee, bacon, and homefries. I like that they serve a huge thermos of coffee and leave it on the table, but the flavour is average and not very strong. I like that they serve 4 large pieces of bacon, but if you like it crispy you'll have to ask. The home fries... More 

Thank Carobs
South Dakota
Level Contributor
235 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped for a later breakfast and wanted to fill up because I wasn't going to eat again before dinner. Sort of typical breakfast food with some English influence. Prices, when converted to American dollars, were relatively inexpensive. Service was fast and cheerful. Preparation was average but solid. Certainly met my expectations for a quick and hearty breakfast with ample portions... More 

Thank IowaGrandparents
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I meet friends for breakfast monthly. Food and service is consistently great. Portions are huge, food is hot and service is quick.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

As their name implies it is better at breakfast. A group of us went for lunch and found the food provided may not have been want the owner would have expected to be served. Kind of sloppy presentation, the slice of cheese that came with my wife's chicken sandwich was enough cheese for several sandwiches and looked like it Had... More 

Thank Cambams

Travellers who viewed The Egg & I also viewed

Hamilton, Ontario
Dundas, Hamilton

Been to The Egg & I? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Egg & I staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?