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Colonial Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Ossining, New York
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need a good sandwich, waffle or omelet, then this place is for you! My husband, daughter and I had dinner here and then breakfast the next morning. We were very happy with the meals and the servers were super nice and accommodating.

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Thank suburbanmommy
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service. Very diversified menu. Okay salad bar-a bit pricey for a diner. Omletes are good as are their burgers.

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Thank Prudence7
East Brunswick
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really have never had a bad meal here. Soup and Salad bar is great. Service is always good. If you are out looking for good food at reasonable prices, this is the place.

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Thank TPC2013
New York City, New York
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228 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

New Year's Day so it was busy and waitress must have been overwhelmed. Never got certain items and my potatoes were ice cold.

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Thank grandma4920
Linwood, New Jersey
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Diner located on busy highway! Food was good. Service was good, although waitress was not particularly pleasant.

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Thank Karen G
Bakersfield, California
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Went there for a brunch. That place is kind of busy. We were seated right away. Good ambiance. I ordered tomato with mozzarella sandwich. I didn't like my order, the mozzarella was melted and the tomato is cold. Both ends of the sandwich were saggy. The order was like $9 which is ok if you are on a budget.

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Thank Hany G
New Jersey
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308 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Went for just eggs, sausage, and pancakes. What could go wrong? Service was attentive, food good. Spacious venue. Clean surroundings.

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Thank worldtravelier
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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208 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

First time here but coming on the recommendation of one of my students. Place is crowded but I found off street parking. Seated promptly by a beautiful blonde hostess. Waitress was prompt and friendly. Ordered chicken rice soup served promptly and it is hot and tasty. Has lots of carrots, onions and chicken good blend served in a crock. Great... More 

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Thank Safetyguy_328
Manalapan, New Jersey
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Hadn't been in this place in a couple of years, but it looks like they haven't skipped a beat. Very attractively decorated establishment and quite spacious. Nice soup and salad bar with all entrees. Not the most extensive salad bar in the world, but adequate enough. Entrees were decent and the prices are moderate. Good service by a friendly and... More 

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Thank 7David49
Milford, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Exceptionally clean, staff very friendly. It's everything a 'diner' should be. HUGE portions, so go very hungry. You could make a meal out of the salad bar!

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Thank Madeline B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:00
Thursday
06:00 - 23:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-254-4858

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