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Colonial Diner

American, Diner, Greek
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429 Lacey Rd, Forked River, Forked River, NJ 08731-2448
+1 609-971-2627
07:00 - 22:00
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I feel like this is the red headed step child diner in the area and I don't know why, it is by far the best...with the nicest staff and best prices. People always talk about the Greasy Spoon and Lacey Diner but this place is so much better!! They are also much cleaner too. They have, in my opinion, the... More 

Thank Chris S
Pennsylvania, USA
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch while doing business in the area. It was a quaint little place and quite busy. It didn't feel very friendly to us, but it seemed like if you knew the servers (were local regulars) they paid much more attention to you. Being from PA we are used to great diner food and great diner waitresses,... More 

Thank TropicalLover
Bayville, New Jersey
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567 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

NJ Diner that I passed many times. If you do not look, you will pass it by. Has a lot of specials. Basic breakfast with specials that are very inexpensive. Early bird dinners on the menu. We were only there for breakfast. The ham and eggs were a good value at $5.45 with grits and coffee. Ham was huge, enough... More 

Thank dinerdon
Forked River, New Jersey
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great little diner for some breakfast or home cooked meals. Simple, nothing fancy but food is good and servers treat you like family.

Thank Barbara B
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Love this little corner diner with all its charm and seasoned waitresses with their smiles, laughter and senses of humor! And the food and value are outstanding! Great place for breakfast. Everything is good. My mom loves the Eggs Bendict. Great value. Dinners are very generous and varied and the daily lunch specials are terrific. Love the roast turkey wrap.... More 

Thank Willow1223
Forked River, New Jersey
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422 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Got seated without menus or a high chair. Things went downhill from there. Wife got asked if wanted more coffee, I didn't get asked if I wanted another orange juice. Breakfast potatoes had no taste, bacon too crispy, and corned beef hash was nearly burned. Too took long to get check, boxes for leftover food (don't know why we took... More 

Thank gostartraveler
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I passed the Colonial Corner many times without realizing it was there. It's a classic diner/restaurant lined with booths and some tables in the center. The décor is a bit dated but who cares? The server was friendly, the (breakfast) food was okay, prices were beyond fair. No complaints. I'd like to go back for lunch or dinner see if... More 

Thank K S
Trophy Club, Texas
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252 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I try to get to at least one diner on my trips to NJ. This one has the usual diner fare, including breakfast all day and Greek entrees. We had a group of 6 aged 8 to 69, and everyone enjoyed their food, which was plentiful. The entrees and specials include your drink, soup, salad, and dessert - for about... More 

Thank txerica
Bayville, New Jersey
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I've been in and out of the area for the past 20 years and I've never been here....I don't know how. It was good. Food was good, exactly what you want for diner food. Sometimes with diners they are all cramped and limited on tables. This place was big enough we felt comfortable. Prices were cheap and fair. I'd definitely... More 

Thank artistchic84
Forked River, New Jersey
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

I love this little diner. They have great specials that include soup, salad, entree, dessert and beverage.The only problem is Im always too full to eat my dessert. The chicken orzo soup is delicious. Not fancy. Just good old fashioned place. Staff are very friendly.

Thank Kelli W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Lacey Rd, Forked River, Forked River, NJ 08731-2448
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-971-2627

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?