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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

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105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-3033
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pancakes!

Great service, incredible pancakes!!! The breakfast was all well prepared, quick and with friendly service. Would visit again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Alison G
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  • Dining on a budget
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1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great service, incredible pancakes!!! The breakfast was all well prepared, quick and with friendly service. Would visit again.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had eaten lunch at the tiny Colby's once and thought it was fine, if nothing great. Breakfast is obviously their meal. I enjoyed my scrambled eggs and sausage patties. The blueberry pancakes were fluffy and tender and they only use real maple syrup here so that is a real plus. My wife's homemade corned beef hash was also top-notch,... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Small place in Portsmouth but big on flavor. The blueberry pancakes were delicious, fluffy and so large that could barely fit on to the plate. The service is friendly and attentive. We highly recommend it.

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Midwest Exile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm from out of town but have local family who seem to know when the best time to be at Colby's is so fortunately we've never had much of a wait, even in the pouring rain as it did a couple of weeks back. It's a small place. Really small. You can't talk on cell phones in the dining room... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Want eggs, bacon, home fries and toast at a good price? Come on down to Colby's to get breakfast all day until 2pm. This is a small room with an outdoor space. Very nice vibe.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You may have a wait but it is well worth it. The omelets are delish but the pancakes and french toast are were it is at! The cinnamon toast is divine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing place, excellent food, friendly staff. My wife and i just loved it ! We're looking forward to visit this cozy place again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Heading home from a barn wedding in Maine this morning, we needed a break from the scarrified, storm soaked Interstate 95. Had not had breakfast yet so headed into Portsmouth. Did a little Google and found Colby's! It is Father's Dad and did not take that into account so after a 45 min wait under umbrella in the pouring rain... More 

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Pike Road, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch at this restaurant and thought it was good but not great. Maybe it depends on what one orders. My husband's Reuben was delicious while my turkey sandwich was okay. We also ordered the chipotle sweet potato soup which was good but spicy hot so did not finish it. Maybe I'll try the breakfast next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We ate breakfast here on June 4 and it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had! I had a delicious omlette with home fries. Our waitress was beyond charming and the service was fast fast fast! She was very sensitive to my mother's gluten intolerance as well- offering her options for that. Great decor and lively colors.... More 

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Additional Information about Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

Address: 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: (603) 436-3033
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (603) 436-3033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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