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Colonial Diner

Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (2 reviews)
“finger food” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Newer ownership seem to lack sensitivity of former, long time owner. Seems quite a bit different from prior atmosphere. Salad bar not as good as in past. Menus too brief, and somewhat pricey for offerings.

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great choice for breakfast anytime, sandwiches, meals and salad bar. Great variety of well prepared food. Pleasant and efficient staff. Great desserts. Always our stop when in area of NJ

Thank redjeep14
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I've been going to this traditional Jersey diner for years. Their menu is not as massive as most diners but that's a good thing. They have enough there to satisfy everyone and everything I've tried has been delicious. I especially like the breakfast omelettes and...More

Thank fletchlives1966
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Get a quick lunch or go for a weekend brunch located on 18 its been around a long time service is good so is the food!

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Colonial Diner has changed its heart to the Colonial Restaurant. Those who frequent diners will appreciate the difference. That being said, the food choices from their originally robust diner menu is now much abridged and OK. A good place to meet with a group...More

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

1  Thank Joel G
Reviewed 4 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 5 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs 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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