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The Egg & I Restaurant

1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4419
+1 919-537-8488
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“french toast” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4419
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High end version of a diner. Excellent eggs cooked every way plus favorites like eggs benedict, huevos rancheros, and various creative “eggs cooked in a skillet” dishes. I had scrambled eggs with avocado toast - tasty and fresh. Varied menu also included pancakes, salads and...More

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

Thanks for the great review, Sophia. It's just what we love to hear. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to The Egg & I on Environ Way in quite a while...sorry to hear about recent reviewers unhappy experiences. Perhaps the good news is that their poor reviews resulted in improvements. Met 3 friends today (a Monday) for brunch. We arrived at different...More

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

Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you again soon for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for breakfast- we waited a very long time for any coffee or tea. One of us requested an omelette without an ingredient, and when it came the omelette was full of that ingredient. Waiter never checked back so it was impossible to get the...More

Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the huevos rancheros as I have several times before. When it came out it didn't look like the previous ones I ordered but not being able to see the menu I just let it go. Checking later it was because it was only...More

Thank chapelhillmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess we might have been here on an off day but we were so disappointed after reading the glowing reviews. We came in for lunch a little before 1 pm. They sat us near the back of the restaurant which was fine because we...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a regular stop with extraordinarily good food Worth a visit and many returns. Dont be surprised to see some of your favorite UNC players in there they know good breakfasts too.

Thank Gardner S
Reviewed 31 March 2018

A group of us meet at the “Egg and I” weekly for breakfast and to catch up with one another. The servers are welcoming and careful to ensure that the kitchen staff takes care when preparing food for two of our members who have severe...More

Thank mch64
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled to hear that the team takes such great care of your group each week. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

First visit here and would return if in the area. The Vera Cruz chicken and avocado omelette with salsa and dressed greens was delicious. Nyesha gave excellent service.

Thank Julie S
Katie H, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks for the great review, Julie! We're thrilled to hear of the great service you received from Nyesha. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

My goodness they have a huge breakfast menu. Foods Great professional set up. My regular spot when I’m in town.

Thank David P
Lindsay D, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Wow, thank you so much, David. We truly value seeing those five stars and strive to always do our best. We hope you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch with us again soon!

Reviewed 24 January 2018

This place is OK and works if you just need some eggs and toast, but there was really nothing exceptional here. Service was OK, menu was OK. They did put a pot of coffee on the table if you ordered coffee. This is not on...More

Thank MNSQ575
Lindsay D, Guest Relations Manager at The Egg & I Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4419
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-537-8488
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About Serving Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch seven days a week. Free Meeting Room. Free Wi-Fi. Gluten free options available. Excellent service.
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