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Colonial Diner

Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (2 reviews)
“finger food” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was served quite quickly nice menu good food and plenty of it. Comfortable seating . Service was efficient. Waitress was pleasantly chatty.

Thank kay_farm
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Expected typical diner menu. Was disappointed as the menu was limited in choices. None of your typical diner comfort foods available and the choices you had seemed very expensive. Service was good and quick but not like a diner you'd expect

Thank Joe32926
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Colonial Diner, located on Route 18 Northbound, in East Brunswick is well worth the trip for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or anything in between. A classic Diner serving good food everyone will enjoy. Service is always good and friendly.

Thank David R
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I stopped in during the later hours of lunch on a Monday afternoon with a co-worker since we were in the area. It was very crowded for an off hour which was a good sign. I immediately noticed this diner was large and can accommodate...More

Thank Melonie S
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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