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“Dependable comfort food!”
Review of Early Bird

Early Bird
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have been here numerous times over the years, mostly for breakfast but occasionally for lunch. Breakfast is the real standout and they are busiest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings in the summer and fall. There is often a line, but it moves pretty quickly. They do all the classic breakfast dishes and their pancakes are huge. Unless you are a big eater, only order one! They even make their own bread for toast for white, wheat and raisin. The raisin bread makes terrific toast. The biscuits and muffins are good as well. At lunch, they often have American Chop Suey, Meatloaf, Beef Stew and other homey favorites. The portions are generous and the food is a lot like your mom or grandma might have made. Their homemade desserts such as pies or bread pudding are also worth a try if you have any room left after lunch.

Thank Cathrine S
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Homey, packed with people of all ages. Folks come in for pie and coffee or a full meal. We had breakfast on a Sunday late morning. Line was out the door but moves quickly. Had my usual, two eggs over medium, hash browns and bacon. The eggs were perfect. I just love a good breakfast out. Our waitress was slammed but she was lovely despite how busy she was. Try to go here whenever I'm in the area. Nothing fancy but a great breakfast. Enjoy!

Thank Martha D
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I usually only get breakfast, but they also serve lunch. Very quick service, good portion sizes and prices are very reasonable! Awesome place to go out to eat if you are in the area!

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Thank aworcester
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great breakfast place with sizable portions of real home style cooking. The restaurant is very clean and simple. It has a real hometown look and feel. They do open early too which is convenient! I have been there primarily for breakfast but have had a good lunch there too! Enjoy!

Thank RuClav
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped again for lunch. This restaurant is always busy. The reason clearly is the food is good, excellent value for what you order. The service has always been quick. Not fancy but clean for a home cooked meal.

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Thank Zipride
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