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The Early Bird Diner

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American, Diner
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No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 4 2320 2608
08:00 - 17:00
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Taichung, Taiwan
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When ever I'm in need of some good comfort food, this is the place I go. Great food, great atmosphere and delicious daily specials. Will and Judy are friendly owners and are always happy to accommodate their patrons in any way they can.

Thank ChesterBean77
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great western food in the heart of Taichung in a very relaxed atmosphere. You have to try the buffalo salat :-)

Thank Peter H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I ordered scrambled egg with fish, i found the fish is not fresh at all , the bread was just simple toasted , not taste at all, price was 3++, +10% wow not cheep lol, not worth it at all , beaver of a black dog which is always bagging for food under table, i dont feel comfortable to have... More 

1 Thank 為 論
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food is meeh but the burgers and sandwiches are good. Breakfast menu is the best, all my friends like Early Bird for that. I like the shakes, a bit pricey but worth it.

Thank Cebile N
Czestochowa, Poland
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

great place to meet up with friends on weekends for a great western style breakfast. Dinner and lunch items are also very good. Wait staff is friendly and cheerful.

Thank Santacruz68
Taichung, Taiwan
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198 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, good staff, but service can take longer when it gets busy. I would avoid Sunday brunch, though the wait is worth it. The sesame tofu wrap is awesome!

Thank ExpattyCake
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

From Taco Tuesday to enjoying a tofu wrap, this place has it all. The staff speaks English, the food is affordable, and the owners are welcoming. Just be warned: Sunday brunch is crazy busy. I would say to go at night, when things calm down.

1 Thank KB C
Taichung, Taiwan
Level Contributor
103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Early Bird is one of the great casual western diners with a good menu, excellent food and good service. On my last visit, the food was well prepared and the service was great. The owner is friendly and the staff will get to know you if you become a repeat customer. However, it doesn't matter - even first time guests... More 

Thank Todd B
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Food is average. A bit pricey for the taste. Some foreigners they don't like the food there but they enjoy the atmosphere.

1 Thank kiechen
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Early Bird is excellent. I've been living in Taichung for a year and eat here weekly. The staff is wonderful and friendly, very attentive. The food is delicious. I am a huge fan of the buffalo chicken burger and recommend it to everyone. Their wings and breakfast dishes are also delicious. Fabulous place to eat.

Thank abroad91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taichung
  • Phone Number: +886 4 2320 2608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?