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The Egg & I

1760 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K9, Canada
+1 905-389-3447
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“greek omelet” (2 reviews)
“home fries” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Canadian
1760 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K9, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Was ... Meh Huge portion but the potatoes are par boiled then half way warmed up on the grill. A combo of mush and undercooked weird. All in all it wasn't awful just not very appealing. My server was friendly and my coffee filled etc.

Thank Kerri K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

we were looking for a restaurant offering breakfast menu any time of the day and thought of this place. my wife and I arrived here mid afternoon and the restaurant was not very busy. staff were busy speaking with the local customers. unfortunately, staff were...More

Thank _samlamb37
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very busy breakfast destination. Food is always good. Large servings and quick service. Quieter at dinner but food, service and portions always good!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This appears to be a popular and very busy restaurant so assumed the food would be good. The portions are very generous and the staff friendly. I ordered the Western omelet which came with hash browns and toast. The omelet was nothing special. The hash...More

Thank Photolady73
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I'm not sure why people love this place. The food is very average and the service is quite slow. Went for breakfast on a weekday and the restaurant was not busy. It took 10 minutes to place an order and another 15 before it showed...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have gone to this restaurant for many years and have usually been pleased with the food and the service. Today and last time a couple of weeks ago, not so much. Both visits were at times that were not busy yet we waited a...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Place has been full to bursting every time I've been there. The food here is reliable with an extensive breakfast menu. Service was reasonably quick, given the crowd. Room was noisy as you'd expect with the number of people there.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had dinner here with friends March 31st before leaving on vacation. We were really surprised at the variety on the menu - much more than just eggs !! Great burgers and fries and my friend said the liver was also good. Large portions at a...More

Thank Old-Grapes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Miss this place. They need to open one in St.Catherine's. Been forever since I've been here. I can't set the years back far enough on the month I last visited.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I took our youngest Grandson out for lunch here. The service was very attentive to the little one even though it was extremely busy! The food was good but limited and the hash browns are not crisp and kind of slimy. Good...More

Thank Constance S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
American, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 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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