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Colony Diner & Restaurant

611 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492-2474
+1 203-269-9507
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
611 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492-2474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at good prices. Clean, good service and one of the best diners in the area. Been there for breakfast and dinner enjoyed it every time.

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stooped in NewYears morning after a late night and wedding in New Year's Eve. This place is awesome! Great food, hot , fast and delicious! Wished I lived closer. Western MA doesn't have diners like this.

Thank Stephen M
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

Stephen, thanks for coming to see us for such an awesome occasion! Starting 2017 off with a delicious meal is always a fantastic idea. We can't wait to see you again. Best, Eric, Owner

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'd actually give it 3 1/2 stars if I could. They do have a big selection on their menu. Waitstaff is friendly enough. But, it's not a place I would prefer to go to over others. It's a typical dinner.More

Thank blueyeddevil
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, but we respectfully believe that we have much more than a "typical dinner." Our homemade mac and cheese is something that won't be replicated at most places. We're really thankful for the rating, but we want to truly impress you --...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We think this is the best diner in Wallingford. The food is always very good, the wait staff is excellent, and the diner is very clean.More

Thank Bob G
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

This is a huge compliment, Bob -- thank you! It's wonderful that the food never fails to hit the mark for you. You can always count on us for good food, kind service, and a spotlessly clean environment, so I hope you'll keep coming back....More

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Hi, really tasty food for a fast bite. The service was really fast and the food is good. I absolutely loved the French fries in particular, some of the best I have ever had!

Thank KateTD
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

You can never go wrong with a great order of fries, Kate! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food and that the service met the mark, too. Thanks for your kind words -- hope you'll stop by again soon. Until next time, Eric, Owner

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went for Lunch with Family, The service is Fast & friendly.We had typical American Lunch. Chipotle Sandwich, Pastrami Sandwich, Potato Pancake. We started with Ministrone soup, & French onion soup.The Portions are quite large & had to pack part of it to carry home.

Thank RbellBangalore
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear you and your family enjoyed the lunch! Sounds like you made some great choices, from the sandwiches to the soups. Hope you'll come back soon! Until next time, Eric, Owner

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had to stop to get a bite. The Colony diner has everything a diner usually has. I'm not a fan of their omelettes but, everything else is good. Soup, pie, burgers, meatloaf, etc, etc. all very good. Good service and they are friendly. I'd rate...More

Thank blueyeddevil
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad everything from the soup to the pie hit the spot! I appreciate your feedback, and it's great that you always find the service friendly and attentive. We're always looking for ways to improve, so I hope you'll keep coming back as we continue...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Arrived about 6 PM on a Friday evening. Parking lot was packed and there were a couple families ahead of us waiting for a table. That said, we were seated in about 5 minutes. Had a delicious Turkey dinner, and my companion had the grilled...More

Thank stm5468
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

This review really brightens my day! I'm glad that turkey dinner and coconut cake hit the spot. Top-notch customer service is a top priority around here. We'll always be attentive, friendly and accommodating, no matter how busy we get. Hope you'll return soon! Until next...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

We come here often on weekends in the winter for breakfast. The fact that we come time and time again is a testament to the establishment. The food is good, the service as good as it gets. Fast in, fast out. My kind of place...More

Thank DenGourmand
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate our regulars so much! We wouldn't be able to do what we love without their support. Thank you for all your past visits -- we hope to welcome you back for many more in the future. Until next time, Eric, Owner

Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have stopped here a few times as a family when in the area. It's great for kids because of their large menu. The kids always find something they like and us too.More

Thank Jewelsbrowne
Eric C, Owner at Colony Diner & Restaurant, responded to this review

It can be hard to find a place that the whole family loves, so we're honored to be a regular spot for yours! Thank you so much for this kind review. It's such a big help for us! Hope to serve you again soon, Eric,...More

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Do you serve burgers? They are not listed on the menu. Thank you.
29 March 2017|
Response from blueyeddevil | Reviewed this property |
I go to the Colony diner a few times a year with my kids. Burgers are on the menu. My son likes the Cowboy burger with onion rings. Check out the Colony diner website and click on the menu. Good listing of burgers there.
Rose S
do u deliver to east main st meriden
3 October 2016|
Response from DAN C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about deluvery. Call no. On website and they will let you know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492-2474
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-269-9507
Welcome to Colony Diner & Restaurant where we offer old-fashioned breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nestled here in Wallingford, Colony Diner & Restaurant is committed to serving up delicious meals for everyone from regulars to those just passing through. When you come to Colony Diner & Restaurant our diners have made it evident which dishes are not to be avoided. If you're in for breakfast, fear not, you can't wrong with anything on the breakfast menu. For lunch, our diners love our mac and cheese and our homemade soups and sandwiches. For dinner, we want to provide some old-fashioned comfort foods that our diners just can't get enough of such as meat loaf, chicken pot pie, stuffed peppers, and so much more. If you don't want to take our diners word for it, perhaps knowing that we've been Reader's Choice "Best Diner" for the past three years. We look forward to serving you a delicious and hearty meal partnered with exceptional customer service at Colony Diner & Restaurant.