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Colonial Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful late dinner (10:30PM) last night, it is open until midnight on the weekend. The service was excellent, the food is delicious, great burgers and wraps, we loved our milk shakes and the facility is immaculately clean. One of our more adventurous children loved his Lobster Ravioli dinner, the Loaded Grilled Cheese Sandwich was a hit too,... More 

1 Thank Barbara C
East Windsor, New Jersey
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Colonial Diner is simply a reliable place to eat. Food is always good and fresh. You definitely get your money's worth because the prices are reasonable for a diner where the food is slightly better than most diner food. I believe you can't go wrong with just about anything you order. Colonial Diner is truly a reliable place to eat... More 

Thank BrianBrian123123
New Jersey
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This use to be a great diner years ago. They changed owner and it has never been the same. The food is just okay and I remember not liking their omelettes. How can a diner mess up eggs? Jersey is know for diners, just not this one.

Thank G R
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well updated diner with booth, table or counter seating. Very wide selection on menu and good cooking and portions. We've eaten there a lot over the years.

Thank elk2370bruce
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We called the night before for an 11am reservation for 13. They were very accommodating.Our group ordered from both the breakfast and lunch menu. Everything came out as ordered,in a timely manner and hot. Portions were quite large and everyone seemed to enjoy their selections. Servers were friendly and attentive. Reasonably priced as well. I would go back when in... More 

Thank GaryandLynne
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered grilled chicken wrap and added salad bar. I liked the chicken rice soup on the salad bar. Went back for another helping. Also, their salad bar has a nice selection of veggies, etc.

Thank Burt F
Hockessin, Delaware
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Dined here with a group of adults and a half dozen teenage dancers in town for a local dance competition and the menu had something for everyone, including a nice salad bar that I do not always see in local NJ diners, breakfast, large lunch/dinner entrees and (of course) huge diner desserts. Prices are reasonable and service was friendly and... More 

Thank Pam M
Ossining, New York
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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.

Thank suburbanmommy
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Prudence7
East Brunswick
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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.

Thank TPC2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
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?