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Collins Diner

100 W Main St, Canaan, CT 06018
860-824-7040
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Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Canaan
Cuisines: Diner
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English first
Oxford, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A diner you should experience at least once. Go during the week & the owner is hostess, waitress and even the cook. Hey its a diner NOT fine dinning but , your typical greasy spoon so level set your expectations and you wont be let down. Try it once; perhaps not on the regular return list as the menu is... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The old train was cool I pass it every time I go skiing. Finally tried it, the hand cut fries are from a bag and my daughters were well done and my wife's were soggy and the oil tasted old. The hamburgers are paper thin and seem to be from a bag also. The two egg omelet was brown on... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were really looking foward to a classic American breakfast and we were not disappointed. the food was exactly as we wanted served hot and fresh. the owners are awesome and this is a long established diner with historic value. we highly recommend for the food and authentic atmosphere

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Coventry, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We thought we would stop seeing it was a "diner". It was terrible, the owner came in went behind the counter and ate french fries, right there with his hands. Like another reviewer commented, the owner is loud, obnoxious, and rude. I do think that the health inspector needs to go in and check this place out. It is overpriced... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am surprised at some of the comments about this Diner. We found it by chance when passing through the area. We only had a snack but it was very good. The lady running the place, cooking, waitressing etc. was lovely and very friendly. She was happy for us to take some pictures too. It is an authentic Diner, which... More

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Salisbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Let me start by prefacing: If you are looking to commit suicide through food poisoning this is the place to go. I ordered a pancake with the thought that it would be pretty difficult to mess that order up. Yet, Collins diner amazingly succeeded. I took a bite out of said pancake and was taken by surprise when I crunched... More

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Awesome breakfast, awesome waitresses, a step back in time. The town is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. My only complaint the food was a bit pricey.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Worst diner i have ever been to!!!!!! Will never go back here. The family who owns the diner is awful. Hope nobody goes back there.

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Long Beach, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I've visited this diner a few times to try to really give it a fair chance. Each time the food was marginal, but the bill was always high. I think this might be the last time. Two eggs, two slices of processed turkey meat, and a coffee, just about $10. Okay, maybe the eggs were organic as they say, but... More

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Long Island
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have read some pretty stupid reviews on this place and they are way off base. We had breakfast here at 7:00 AM. When we walked in I felt like we went back in time. It's an old fashion diner with old fashion charm. The woman who did all the cooking, serving, and conversation was great. Everyone that walked into... More

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Additional Information about Collins Diner

Address: 100 W Main St, Canaan, CT 06018
Phone Number: 860-824-7040
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Canaan
Cuisine: Diner

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