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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
+1 603-436-3033
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (76 reviews)
“french toast” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A breath of fresh air is not having the person next to you yapping at full volume about what is so important to them and what I care nothing about. On to the food .... I had 3 eggs cooked as I asked and delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theplumbingmedic
Reviewed 3 days ago

Once you get a seat, service is fast. Food is wonderful. This is at least our fourth trip. It's always good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Q2525UV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place for breakfast in downtown Portsmouth. Can get crowded but worth the wait for a quick, excellent, solid meal. Wait staff hums and gets the job done with no hassles. I eat here once a week. Two thumbs up!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rodger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked there on a sunny morning and waited about 20 minutes for a table, chatted with friendly people in small outdoor area. Had a great breakfast of their twist on Eggs Benedict.. made with corn beef hash "Irish Benedict" my wife had blueberry pancakes that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank freddiebob1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply fun. A happy and busy staff. Yes, you'll probably wait for a table, but it is simply worth the wait. The single blueberry pancake was loaded with berries, sprinkled with powdered sugar, with a ball of soft butter on top. Perfect. My wife had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first morning in Portsmouth we returned to Colby's. We found this gem on our first visit to Portsmouth a decade ago and we go back every time we're there. We both ordered the blueberry pancakes, and when I ordered to the server warned...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FreddyBeachTeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the charm and feel of this very local establishment in town. My wife and I visited while our daughter spent a day shadowing a student at UNH. It's only about 15-20 minute drive from the campus. We visited on a late Thursday a.m. and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Melonie S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had the opportunity to have breakfast at Colby's in Portsmouth, NH. I asked for eggs over medium and they were cooked perfectly. I got there around 8 and there was no wait. Prices are fantastic considering it is Portsmouth. If you want a nice café...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've rolled in here a few times. It's everything you want in a breakfast spot - long lines, great service, quick turns on the food once you order - and just exceptional traditional breakfasts. Get her early (in Portsmouth time that's like before 9AM) because...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tomodojo
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Very small place breakfast place and place was packed I had the cinnamon french toast it was melt in the mouth it was delish with really nice coffee.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LolaMuss
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from maijr1119 | Reviewed this property |
I really do not know. i would call the restaurant and ask that question.
July 20, 2017|
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Response from 749JenniferG | Reviewed this property |
No they take credit cards
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No espresso
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-3033
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