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The Egg & I

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American, Canadian
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1760 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K9, Canada
+1 905-389-3447
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was incredibly slow and there were very few customers. The waitress was fighting with the cook and she made this quite obvious. My husband had ordered mashed potatoes with his dinner and they brought him fries. I did not receive my correct order. When we went to pay the bill, we asked the waitress to take off some... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wanted something to eat before golf and stumbled onto this place. Pleasant surprise. they have a great breakfast, fast service and good coffee. Prices are very reasonable for good, clean, fresh food. Waitress was very nice and was happy to adjust our orders for picky eaters. Repeat for me.

Thank Gerry S
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Wide variety of menu options!! the pea meal bacon was cooked to perfection. Not dry and thick slices too. I could not finish what i ordered

Thank cfol123
Bari, Italy
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Everything is very good, breakfast and exceptional dining. I advise everyone to go there, You will not regret it.

Thank singerlady C
Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My brother and I went for breakfast at The Egg and I. We have been there before but it has been a while. The restaurant was busy but we got a table right away. Breakfast was delicious, and the home fries were the best. The servers were very good, and didn't stop for a minute with the steady stream of... More 

Thank casper3361
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I've been multiple times for breakfast and always have the pancakes but I understand the egg dishes are very good! The portions are always generous. The restaurant is usually busy in the morning but it tables turn over quickly.

Thank Cameron J
Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Food was really good.the servings were very generous.the servers were very attentive even tough it was busy. And we did not wait for our food very long . the prices were really great for what we recieved.would love to visit again .

1 Thank Melissa S
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very busy but the food was good. Could not believe the amount of blue berries on the pancakes. Other things looked good and big portions. Service was good.

Thank Dan E
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I love having breakfast here. Lots of choice, great service, and the pricing is pretty good. They have all the classic breakfast items you're looking for, and they all taste great. Nice friendly staff too.

Thank Steve A
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

So many choices for a huge helping of breakfast dishes. The service is great and it's a big place, which really cuts down on waiting time for a seat. The French toast is excellent.

Thank Frank H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 1760 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-389-3447
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?