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The Egg & I Restaurant

139 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103-1041
+1 207-747-4155
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
139 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103-1041
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

staff was attentive, food was great, hot and plenty of it. Good coffee and plenty of it Area was clean and well looked after.

1  Thank 528kendalld
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much! We truly value those five stars and appreciate you taking the time to share.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Sunday and they were busy, but nonetheless. Took 25-30 minutes to produce 2 breakfast sandwiches to go. Total bill was about 21.30 for a miniature McDonald's style bacon, egg, and cheese on an English muffin and an egg and cheese on an...More

Thank MannyFresco88
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in. It is our goal to WOW each and every guest that visits us, so we’re sorry to hear this wasn’t the case with you. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to do just that.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to bring your family for breakfast. Service was great, fast and courteous, very friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful. You won't walk away hungry.

1  Thank libertylove2115
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We truly value those five stars and appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Apparently wife and I made the mistake of ordering lunch at the Egg and I rather than breakfast. Our lunch of cup of clam chowder, tough clams, many potatoes, thin broth, lacking in flavor, and lobster roll, although plenty of lobster, was fishy and not...More

Thank Willisdds
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in. It is our goal to WOW each and every guest that visits us, so I am saddened to hear this wasn’t the case with you. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to do just that.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Ate here for breakfast had the lobster Florentine omelette and kale cooler. The food was excellent the service was excellent. I would recommend this spot if u want a hearty breakfast

1  Thank beverlyrawls38
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks so much! We truly value those five stars and appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Scramble egg with lobsters and the limited time summer waffle with berries and whipped cream were delicious.

1  Thank LIKEITIS1000
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for your review. We hope we get the chance to serve you again soon and bump those stars up to five!

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Just when you need a cup of coffee, they put a carafe on the table! The food was great and the service prompt and friendly! Paige was our server and she was a pro, taking the time to answer questions, explain the sides and serve...More

1  Thank Stellaraemae
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks so much! We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know you think we have a five star breakfast. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

I live in the greater Portland area and The EGG and I is the best place for lunch and breakfast. From the great food to the awesome service and friendly staff they are a cut above most places in the area. If you haven't tried...More

1  Thank Martin M
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks so much, Martin! We truly value those five stars and appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Even in the S.F. Bay Area if you pay over $10. for a breakfast you usually get it cooked right! Although the service was excellent and the coffee fair, my eggs benny came like hard cooked eggs which was disappointing. We just felt that we...More

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Thanks for stopping in. It is our goal to WOW each and every guest that visits us, so I am saddened to hear this wasn’t the case with you. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to do just that.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

This was pretty much the only disappointing part of my trip to Maine. Granted it was the 3rd place we tried to get on to and relied on the positive TripAdvisor feedback. One of the rare times that I should have not trusted it. Waited...More

Thank Isaac E
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks for stopping in, Isaac. It is our goal to WOW each and every guest that visits us, so I am saddened to hear this wasn’t the case with you. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to do just that.

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Response from surfyboy1973 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don’t think you can take pets inside and it doesn’t state anything on the website. Beat ring in advance to be honest. Hope this helps Mark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103-1041
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-747-4155
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Description
Serving Breakfast and Lunch all day. We also have a large meeting room with free WiFi and large screen TV for Business Meetings or Celebrations. Extensive menu with many unique items.
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