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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

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105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
+1 603-436-3033
07:00 - 14:00
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Need a comforting meal and a warm sanction from the breezy streets of Portsmouth? Colby's has you covered. I'm calling this place a hole-in-the-wall with the best intentions of the phrase possible. I love their ten person dining room anchored by an old brick fireplace. I love that you can see them flipping pancakes in the kitchen. I love the... More 

Thank Ellen G
Brunswick, Maine
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Here for breakfast on a Thursday morning. Menu is strong and food is really great as is service. I had an omelette with artichokes, spinach and feta. Homemade bread for toast and some great potatoes accompanied it. Small place, but great service and cozy on a cold morning.

Thank Keri S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The food was delicious ! I enjoyed eggs with sausage, peppers and avacado with homefries and toast. Waitresses friendly and attentive. Not rushed through meal, very relaxing atmosphere. Coffee available while we waited to be seated. Nice touch. Will definately go again next time in Portsmouth.

Thank nala109
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is by far for the last 20 years the best breakfast in Portsmouth, NH hands down. The owner, Jeremy Colby used to be a world renowned waiter at a famous local deli called Goldi's Deli. Colby's is quaint, cozy, clean, yummy, gourmet style, great wait staff, good coffee, amazing French toast, delicious lox and bagel plate, amazing huevos rancheros,... More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We've eaten here several times for breakfast. It's small but cozy, and the food is very good, with ample portions. There are always great specials to try. The pancakes are superb, and I don't usually even eat pancakes, but I do here. Weekends are usually very crowded, but during the week it's a nice treat to eat here. The prices... More 

Thank NHjo
Kittery, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The food here is amazing! Its definitely a great value, as well. This is by far our favorite breakfast in Portsmouth! Can get very busy on the weekend, but during the week this is the spot!

Thank Lauren D
Kittery Point
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Colby's is one of my three favorite breakfast spots in Portsmouth; I go out to breakfast often. Colby's is warm and cozy with mostly locals frequenting it. The menu choices are fun and varied and my favorite is the Huevos Rancheros. Fantastic! I try to order them with avocado, when in stock. Their pancakes are also wonderful, especially the blueberry... More 

Thank ZappaKitteryPoint
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Casual breakfast place with comfort foods prepared fresh, farm-to-fork. I love coming here. I feel at home. Pancakes are huge, buttery, and crispy on the edge. All you need is just one! Friendly service and fair prices. Bring your friends and family.

Thank Ellen G
South Shore, MA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We've been to Colby's for breakfast several times now, and waited on average a half hour or so in the cold for a table - and have never regretted it. They thoughtfully provide coffee outside to enjoy while waiting, and once in, prepared to be delighted. Service is prompt, friendly and attentive, and the food is out of this world... More 

Thank keek922
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Small place,coffee available outside,extremely popular and busy,Friendly staff,be prepared to wait , but the wait is worth it.Many choices from French toast to Mexican omelets.Defintely a place to revisit.

Thank Bjbj862

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-3033

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