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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-3033
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Ranked #9 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Always a favourite and always jumpin' with an eclectic mix of people and plates… Delicious as always … The Cinnamin Swirl French Toast alone is worth the 5.5 hour drive from Montreal.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Best Reuben ever! Really liked the quesediallias though it needed a touch more flavor/punch. I look forward to going there again when we are in the area.

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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been to Colby's a couple of times for breakfast when visiting Portsmouth and it's a pretty good find. Food and coffee are quite tasty. Service is brisk and effective. Staff is super, super friendly and keep the whole place running nicely. Prices are reasonable. If you're in Portsmouth and looking for a good breakfast then it's Colby's!.......Colby's........Colby's!!!

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Looking for breakfast with my wife the morning before we headed back home after my conference in Portsmouth. Went on Trip Advisor's recommendation. Food was excellent and staff was friendly. I had omelette and wife's pancakes were great... Business was brisk, but they kept the guests moving through and smiling. A real Portsmouth find and deserving of #10...

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,220 reviews 1,220 reviews
821 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am in Portsmouth on business frequently and go to a lot of the local dinner places . I just on TA for some good breakfast places to walk to and stumbled upon Colby's. I know they are known for their pancakes and other dishes but just got a simple sausage and eggs with coffee and it was great,.usually greasy... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Whether it's traditional bacon & eggs with toast and hash browns or something you might only eat occasionally...think large as your plate pancakes that are somehow fantastically light. You can't beat the quality, portions size or prices at Colby's. Definitely one of the best overall breaky's around.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ate here two breakfasts in a row and the best breakfasts we had this week. Ask for the special "triple the blueberry pancakes". Amazing if you like blueberries. Very friendly staff with big warm smiles. We will probably go back tomorrow also.

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Temecula, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Loved this place. Good food and service. The blueberry pancakes outstanding! The blueberries tasted like blueberries! Good quality food.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Forget about Friendly Toast- you want a great variety of breakfasts available at an affordable price, immediate inside seating with maybe 10 tables for the two of us,(a Friday morning at 8:30) and we saw nobody waiting during our hour there), served by at least two different friendly staffers- this is the place. We walked over from the nearby Ale... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sunday morning in Portsmouth and Friendly Toast was jammed with a 30+ minute wait. We moseyed in the other direction and found Colby's on the recommendation of a local family we met on the street. After a somewhat shorter wait we were seated and quickly served a delicious, affordable brunch. Service was quick and accurate - not too chummy or... More

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