Egg & I Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2828 Lyndale Ave S 100

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

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  • 612-872-7282

About Egg & I Restaurant

Hours
Sat: 7:30am-3pm, Sun: 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri: 6am-3pm

Food

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Many happy meals here, so tasty!!!\r
Thank you for adding a breakfast burrito!!!\r
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yum!!

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★★★★★

Many happy meals here, so tasty!!!\r
Thank you for adding a breakfast burrito!!!\r
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yum!!

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We went to the Lyndale location over the weekend for the first time. The service was great. Even though it was packed in there, our server was on the ball with the coffee, juice, food, and the jokes. Even the bus-boys were on it....no need to wait for any refills.

Food was quick and really tasty. Even though I live on the other side of the city, I want to try the "Big Egg" now in St. Paul.

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★★★★★

We went to the Lyndale location over the weekend for the first time. The service was great. Even though it was packed in there, our server was on the ball with the coffee, juice, food, and the jokes. Even the bus-boys were on it....no need to wait for any refills.

Food was quick and really tasty. Even though I live on the other side of the city, I want to try the "Big Egg" now in St. Paul.

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The breakfast here is pretty much standard fare, they offer nothing special in terms of dishes or quality. The service is good, the waiters are friendly. The food is a good deal.

3
★★★☆☆

The breakfast here is pretty much standard fare, they offer nothing special in terms of dishes or quality. The service is good, the waiters are friendly. The food is a good deal.

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Great atmosphere, food always prepared really well, I have never been disappointed with any breakfast item on their menu. The waitresses take alot of pride in doing things "right". For a great breakfast experience, go to the "EGG and I".

1
★★★☆☆

Great atmosphere, food always prepared really well, I have never been disappointed with any breakfast item on their menu. The waitresses take alot of pride in doing things "right". For a great breakfast experience, go to the "EGG and I".

Pros: Great food, nice size servings.

Cons: Sometimes get a little busy.

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While the Egg & I offers a decent breakfast selection, they can't seem to fix their poor service. Over the years I've become used to having to get my own silverware, or sweetener, or highchair. Today my wife had to walk across the restaurant to pour herself a fresh cup of coffee, all the while our waitress sat and gabbed with her coworkers. We must have waited for 10 minutes with an empty cup (and they're glass cups).

The issues doesn't seem to be lack of staff, they always seem to have plenty. Our server today only appeared to have two tables. Today I had enough, and left my first $0.01 tip of my lifetime. Needless to say, I won't be going back.

1
★★☆☆☆

While the Egg & I offers a decent breakfast selection, they can't seem to fix their poor service. Over the years I've become used to having to get my own silverware, or sweetener, or highchair. Today my wife had to walk across the restaurant to pour herself a fresh cup of coffee, all the while our waitress sat and gabbed with her coworkers. We must have waited for 10 minutes with an empty cup (and they're glass cups).

The issues doesn't seem to be lack of staff, they always seem to have plenty. Our server today only appeared to have two tables. Today I had enough, and left my first $0.01 tip of my lifetime. Needless to say, I won't be going back.

Pros: Decent Food

Cons: Pathetic Service - Are they actresses just doing this to make ends meet

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Great Breakfast, Efficient service, and our waitress had a little sass to her that we like, unlike the waitrons of other places. We look forward to breakfast here every chance we get. The seat yourself thing is kind of iffy but the staff have it worked out pretty well. Brilliant!

2
★★★★★

Great Breakfast, Efficient service, and our waitress had a little sass to her that we like, unlike the waitrons of other places. We look forward to breakfast here every chance we get. The seat yourself thing is kind of iffy but the staff have it worked out pretty well. Brilliant!

Pros: Great Food, great Staff, great system

Cons: seat yourself

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I have visited The Egg and I a few times and have always left disappointed. Compared to other breakfast places in Minneapolis, the portions are small, over-priced, and not particularly well prepared. On my last visit, I was conservative and just went with a standard bacon/eggs/hashbrowns plate. The hashbrowns were soggy, the bacon tasted a bit off and looked to be nothing more than the cheapest brand from the grocery store. For 7.95, not a bargain, either.

If this were the only choice in Uptown, it might be passable, but there are several others that are far better. I would not recommend the Egg and I.

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★★☆☆☆

I have visited The Egg and I a few times and have always left disappointed. Compared to other breakfast places in Minneapolis, the portions are small, over-priced, and not particularly well prepared. On my last visit, I was conservative and just went with a standard bacon/eggs/hashbrowns plate. The hashbrowns were soggy, the bacon tasted a bit off and looked to be nothing more than the cheapest brand from the grocery store. For 7.95, not a bargain, either.

If this were the only choice in Uptown, it might be passable, but there are several others that are far better. I would not recommend the Egg and I.

Pros: Good Service

Cons: Below average food, Over-priced, Smaller portions

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As an out of town guest, finding a good breakfast is of the utmost importance to me. The Egg & I hooked me up famously with a nicely-prepared breakfast of generous portions. The coffee was good and the waitress took the time to shine her pretty face on us. Can't say a bad thing about this place.

2
★★★★☆

As an out of town guest, finding a good breakfast is of the utmost importance to me. The Egg & I hooked me up famously with a nicely-prepared breakfast of generous portions. The coffee was good and the waitress took the time to shine her pretty face on us. Can't say a bad thing about this place.

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I love that place for great food and atmosphere. Granted you'll never know who your server is (they all help each other and are very efficient) but thet's not the point. No "would you like an appie with your bevie" and no rudeness either, staff is doing their job and doing it well. Very friendly, casual, fun and affordable place (that also means it's often packed). Their egg benedict is to die for.

PROS: great food
CONS: closes early

5
★★★★★

I love that place for great food and atmosphere. Granted you'll never know who your server is (they all help each other and are very efficient) but thet's not the point. No "would you like an appie with your bevie" and no rudeness either, staff is doing their job and doing it well. Very friendly, casual, fun and affordable place (that also means it's often packed). Their egg benedict is to die for.

PROS: great food
CONS: closes early

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I like going to this restaurant not just 'cos it's nearby but because of the supremely casual atmosphere of the place. You can show up dressed in what you might wear in your own living room, and the staff are dressed like they went to a local punk show. This might be off-putting to some people, but I value the bracing honesty and unpretentiousness. When I come here, there isn't a gauntlet of social conventions to fulfill: I just sit down, order my food, eat it, pay and leave. I love that. The staff are courteous and efficient, but you get the sense that they don't take any crap from anyone, either, so I guess the one point of etiquette one must follow is a good idea in any situation: don't be an ass. The food is great, they accommodate vegetarians, the prices are cheap. I've been here several times alone and with friends and always come away with a good feeling about it.

PROS: Casual dining atmosphere, cheap prices, filling meals.
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4
★★★★☆

I like going to this restaurant not just 'cos it's nearby but because of the supremely casual atmosphere of the place. You can show up dressed in what you might wear in your own living room, and the staff are dressed like they went to a local punk show. This might be off-putting to some people, but I value the bracing honesty and unpretentiousness. When I come here, there isn't a gauntlet of social conventions to fulfill: I just sit down, order my food, eat it, pay and leave. I love that. The staff are courteous and efficient, but you get the sense that they don't take any crap from anyone, either, so I guess the one point of etiquette one must follow is a good idea in any situation: don't be an ass. The food is great, they accommodate vegetarians, the prices are cheap. I've been here several times alone and with friends and always come away with a good feeling about it.

PROS: Casual dining atmosphere, cheap prices, filling meals.
CONS:

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We frequent the Egg & I. Never had bad service, food is always wonderful. I highly recommend the Eggs Comodore (I absolutely love their hollandaise sauce).

2
★★★★★

We frequent the Egg & I. Never had bad service, food is always wonderful. I highly recommend the Eggs Comodore (I absolutely love their hollandaise sauce).

Pros: food, service, coffee

Cons: busy

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Disappointing. Server brought blueberry pancakes when blue corn was ordered. Very noisy, very crouded. I had a hard time understanding the long line waiting, and cheering as we left. Maybe they have a secret password to get the better food, but my order of eggs and toast was nothing to cheer for and the potatoes were dry and over cooked. The French toast looked good.

1
★★☆☆☆

Disappointing. Server brought blueberry pancakes when blue corn was ordered. Very noisy, very crouded. I had a hard time understanding the long line waiting, and cheering as we left. Maybe they have a secret password to get the better food, but my order of eggs and toast was nothing to cheer for and the potatoes were dry and over cooked. The French toast looked good.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: crowded, noisy, no parking

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I love the atmosohere,the art,the food,the prices.It is my favorite place to eat.Excellent way to start the day.

2
★★★★★

I love the atmosohere,the art,the food,the prices.It is my favorite place to eat.Excellent way to start the day.

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I have never had a bad breakfast here, the wait staff is friendly and the pancakes are out of this world. The Kamikaze Buttermilk Pancake will feed you and your date and is absolutely delicious.

2
★★★★☆

I have never had a bad breakfast here, the wait staff is friendly and the pancakes are out of this world. The Kamikaze Buttermilk Pancake will feed you and your date and is absolutely delicious.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff

Cons: Crowded, Smoking Section

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The Egg & I is my very favorite breakfast stop in all of minnesota! Great food! Great service! They're busy as HELL, but still manage to keep the place moving smoothly. Atmosphere is not four-star by any means. But it's clean and bright.

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★★★★★

The Egg & I is my very favorite breakfast stop in all of minnesota! Great food! Great service! They're busy as HELL, but still manage to keep the place moving smoothly. Atmosphere is not four-star by any means. But it's clean and bright.

Pros: REAL FOOD!, Lots of coffee!, Always perfect!

Cons: Small, Parking is poor

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Food's not bad, but nothing to write home about.
Ambiance - naw, but that's ok, it's just a diner.
If there's no crowd to make you wait, and you just want to sit comfortably and eat and chat. Here's the place

1
★★★☆☆

Food's not bad, but nothing to write home about.
Ambiance - naw, but that's ok, it's just a diner.
If there's no crowd to make you wait, and you just want to sit comfortably and eat and chat. Here's the place

Pros: Low price, No surprises

Cons: Too busy on Sun

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On a Sunday morning this place is almost impossible to get into. But the wait is more than worth it! Great food served in huge portions, plenty of coffee, and cheap prices. That's what I want in a breakfast!

2
★★★★☆

On a Sunday morning this place is almost impossible to get into. But the wait is more than worth it! Great food served in huge portions, plenty of coffee, and cheap prices. That's what I want in a breakfast!

Pros: delicious, generous, inexpensive

Cons: crowded, noisy, greasy

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I've been a patron of the Egg & I since '88 when it was housed where the Sunnyside Up Cafe is now. Can't beat it for the overall value.

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★★★★★

I've been a patron of the Egg & I since '88 when it was housed where the Sunnyside Up Cafe is now. Can't beat it for the overall value.

 

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