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Colonial Diner

Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“home fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Best omelet(basil, tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella) I have ever had. Great coffee and the service was top notch.

Thank SpiroandMaryH
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Like most diners, the menu here has many types of food and many choices. Few diners are able to prepare all of these choices well and, unfortunately, Colonial Diner proves this in abundance. The various things that we ordered -- main courses, dinner salads, soups,...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Two couples for lunch on a Saturday. We were seated very rapidly and were greeted by the waitress quickly. Our food was served fairly quickly. Hot dishes were hot and cold were cold. The I had an omelette that was a large portion and tasted...More

Thank corptool
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Four for lunch, menu selection very good. Many choices, including a soup and salad bar. We had salads and omelettes, large portions and good quality. The service was above average. Not rushed, spent about one and a half hours for lunch. Will be back to...More

Thank donroquefort
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Was running errands in the area and had occasion to eat breakfast and lunch here. At breakfast pancakes were very fluffy and tasty and at lunch the cheeseburger was cooked just right and not greasy at all. Coffee was good, soup and salad bar was...More

Thank 489rbleao
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The prices are good! We definitely enjoyed when we dined in. Staff was nice but was not really that attentive..

Thank Miss R
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Decaf coffee complaint about it still charges desserts with stale there weren't very many customers and now I know why

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great menu, preparation, presentation, professional staff, salad bar, fantastic burgers and fir breakfast. Great got families. Very affordable. The quality of the food is not your usual diner fare.

Thank Lois F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were very disappointed in this establishment. The prices were above the "neighborhood" norm, the food was tasteless, the servers and management cold, and it wasn't even busy

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going there do for family breakfast for a long time but today food was great but the service sucked my kids left I I had to ask the bus boy to get the waitress for my bill . I did tip her but...More

Thank joysassie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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