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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am very fussy about my omelets. Had the "western" here. Not impressed with an uninspired omelet served up with excellent home fries and too thick cinnamon bread. The omelet was bland with under cooked large chunks of peppers (red and green) and under represented chunks of ham. It was more like a salad omelet. Cheddar cheese was mild, I... More 

Thank Philip M
North Andover, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the eggs benedict and it was perfectly prepared. This was my second trip to this restaurant and it was just as good as I remembered.

Thank Donna S
Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for breakfast here. Small cute place. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. My husband had the "Down East Special" which was perfect because he can never decide between eggs and pancakes. He felt that the bacon was a little over cooked but I think most people like it that way. The pancakes were light... More 

Thank Fairfield_CTBina
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Colby's by browsing TripAdvisor and the other positive reviews could not be more accurate. It is a small restaurant with a very cozy feel to it and we were immediately greeted walking in the door. Although there was a short wait, we were able to wait outside and enjoy complimentary coffee. The Bloody Mary was excellent (and I'm... More 

Thank Erin R
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As breakfast places go in Portsmouth; and there are many that serve a great breakfast; Colby's is one of my go to places as a local. Colby's generally follows a long 2 hour exercise regime with a rewarding breakfast. There are always specials listed on the blackboard. A rather short but eclectic menu; just about everything is good, and if... More 

Thank WDLuisi
Hatfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy little breakfast spot, good food, get there early or be prepared too wait, however food is worth the wait..Will definitely go back

Thank SightseeingMom
Reading, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great little place, we had to wait about 15 minutes, but it was worth the wait. Waiter/Hostess poured us a cup of coffee while we were waiting. Breakfast will not dissapoint.

Thank Nate W
Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Classic New England diner. Classic New England breakfast: greasy and flavorful. Cash only.. can get really busy.. Family friendly with very affordable pricing.

Thank Scamp-San
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The chef here is a genius at flavor combinations! Add great and prompt service and a congenial atmosphere for an outstanding eating experience!

1 Thank swcsj
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

One of the best breakfast/brunch places I've ever been to! The menu has great options and the specialty menu is pretty good as well. I ordered a beef chili omelette which was amazing! Prices are very reasonable! Be prepared for a lengthy wait at busy times, but it will be worth it!

1 Thank Foodie_TravelAir

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?