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Colonial Diner

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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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East Brunswick
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
New York City, New York
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227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank grandma4920
Linwood, New Jersey
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48 reviews
35 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.

Thank Karen G
Bakersfield, California
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95 reviews
38 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.

Thank Hany G
New Jersey
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304 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Thank worldtravelier
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Safetyguy_328
Manalapan, New Jersey
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93 reviews
76 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 

Thank 7David49
Milford, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!

Thank Madeline B
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I really love it here. People here are so nice and the food is great no matter what time of day. Morning or evening this is a place you should try.

Thank Matan O
Mastic Beach, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this diner after reading reviews! Food n service was great! Top notch diner!!! It's very conveniently located n has a wide range of selections! N prices r very reasonable!

Thank Cinderbug18

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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?