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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Amazing breakfast!

Had the benedict special with asparagus, tomato, bacon. It was delicious, and the breakfast potatoes were literally the best I've ever eaten. My son had the pancake special...banana, chocolate chips, coconut. Also amazing! We will definitely be back. Also had a very kind server. It was truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
lwalt12
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had the benedict special with asparagus, tomato, bacon. It was delicious, and the breakfast potatoes were literally the best I've ever eaten. My son had the pancake special...banana, chocolate chips, coconut. Also amazing! We will definitely be back. Also had a very kind server. It was truly excellent service!

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the second time we've eaten breakfast here. It is sooo good. There was a huge crowd when we went (it was mother's day) and we waited about 45 mins, but it was so worth it. The pancakes are HUGE, they are the size of a large plate. My guy couldn't even finish his blueberry pancakes, and he eats... More 

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CT
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I are staying in Portsmouth and consulted Trip Advisor for somewhere to have breakfast. After reading a few reviews decided to try it. So glad we did and thankful for the Trip Advisor community! We both had omelettes. I had the special with brussel sprouts, bacon, onions and cheese. Amazing! Great selection of breads to choose from... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hubby and I like Colby's so much we went there twice while visiting Portsmouth. Had to wait about 20 minutes but so worth it! Pancakes the size of your head, creamy hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict and the cinnamon swirl french toast -- yum yum yum! On top of that prices were very, very reasonable. Definitely worth the wait!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was great! Sugary pancakes, brussel sprout omlettes... good stuff. Atmosphere was loud and crowded, definitely not a place to linger over your breakfast, but for a quick and good meal, Colby's is the place.

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Kittery, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Creative menu and some good standbys. Very popular spot on the weekend so get there early. Small dining area with tables close together so don't expect any private personal conversations without 6 other tables hearing. Food is consistently delicious.. My favorite meal there. In old historic building and the waitstaff are young and enjoy the service and people they meet.... More 

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Fairfield County, CT
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Breakfast menu is a little more gourmet than some of the nearby competition. Coffee gets just an average. Cozy and small location. We had an enjoyable and tasty breakfast. Worth a visit if you're in Portsmouth.

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Orford, QC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Small place, but great menu and service. We both found something interesting to eat and did enjoy it.

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Truckee, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Enjoyed breakfast but nothing extraordinary. Friendly staff. Typical menu - maybe they can branch out a bit.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Colby's is a breakfast and lunch place but on Sunday's they only serve breakfast. It is very small but very good! One pancake is the size of the plate! The french toast used homemade bread and was delicious! I got old ashioned oatmeal too and they provided brown sugar and raisins too! Worth waiting for I think!

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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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