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The Egg & I

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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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Port Colborne ON
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 decent price. Our Server, Diana, was also very friendly and efficient. I'm sure we'll eat... More 

Thank Old-Grapes
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 value for your money just stay away from the hash browns.

Thank Constance S
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, food nice an hot and quick also great spot easy to get to. The only problem might be with parking at times can get busy at times.

Thank Mike M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Always fast, friendly service. Food portions are generous. Can get very busy but they move fast. Servers are accommodating

Thank Sarah N
Hamilton, Canada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I like the Egg & I for a consistently yummy breakfast. It is always busy on the weekend, so it is always loud in the dining rooms, so don't expect quiet conversation. The classic breakfast is the best, with eggs, bacon or sausage, great home fries, and toast with jam. Pancakes and french toast are also a good choice. This... More 

Thank cruisinchristine2017
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My family and I went for breakfast here today. I was impressed at how friendly and accommodating the staff were. It was very busy, however we were seated in a timely manner and were approached immediately by our server. My coffee was served hot and fresh. Our food came out shortly after we ordered, hot and the portions were great... More 

Thank Charles D
Ontario, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Came in with our hockey team, service was fast, friendly and food was good. Waitress's were great with kids.

Thank Jean G
Niagara Falls, Canada
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went for bfst with my husband today. the restaurant was so cold I had to keep my coat on, eggs Benny was ok but the sauce got too cold too quickly. And I am not trying to be to picky or rude but the kitchen help did not appear to be the cleanest people. That turned us off. And bfst... More 

Thank stephanie523
Simcoe, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

just ordinary, I expecting better as Ive heard such great things. The place was so loud you could barely speak to one another. Bathrooms were not clean.

Thank amyschram

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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
US$ 10
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?