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Colonial Diner

Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
+1 732-254-4858
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Route 18 east, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The other night I had a craving for a nice pizza burger, my husband suggested the Colonial Diner and we went. What a disappointment!!!!!!! It was just a burger and they didn't even bother to melt the mozzarella cheese on top. The cheese was not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mariamarciano
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank jayt103
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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