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Collin's Diner

American, Diner
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53 Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2463
+1 860-824-7040
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Mon - Tue 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Canaan, Connecticut
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

It is a known historical landmark with great food.It is stated that every US President and Connecticut Governor has eaten here since 1942? Brittany Murphy made a film here one also? Food resonable $,good,especially the lunches.You can meet many celebrities .like Kevin Bacon,Kyra Sedgwick, Well-Known Actor/Author/Politician and Historian Kevin Titus on occasion's, visit here!!!! Go and see!!

Thank kvntitus5
Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

A real step back in time to see the inside of this little diner. It has kept it's character and the owner certainly kept us amused. Unfortunately the food was only average which was a shame. It's worth a visit though just to see an old time diner!

Thank Simon M
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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1,094 reviews
1,088 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

A colorful sign and the classic diner look made me pull in for breakfast. First mistake. A warm greeting was followed by what they did not have that morning. One, sausage, was an item wanted. A thought occurred, on a Saturday morning in October how could a responsible eatery not have all food items ready. My instinct said leave, I... More 

Thank 4bird1
Canaan, Connecticut
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I live near it,and has a great bunch of owners there too! The diner is historically said to have had every US President visit/eat there since Franklin D. Roosevelt.There used to be pictures and autographed such up to see,a museum-type display of all of them? Many a TV and movie used its location also. Lunch,one of my favorites! Say hi,to... More 

Thank kvntitus5
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Was on my way to Limerock Park for a day of school with Skip Barber. Found this diner on Trip Advisor and they opened at 6:30am so we could grab breakfast and still be on time for class at 8am. Walking in the front door takes you back to the stainless steel diners of the 50's. A mix of locals... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We typically love diners and stopped at Collins on a Sunday afternoon. We both ordered Turkey Clubs. Came with fries. After putting in our order and waiting maybe 15 minutes we were told they ran out of turkey and only had frozen so asked if it was ok to add ham. It was fine with us but we thought it... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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223 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Used to go to this diner more in the past, but the last couple of visits were average at best. The diner itself is really fantastic...worth a visit just to sit in this classic eatery, but don't expect much from the food. It was never great food, but it seems to have lost it's verve and there are lots better... More 

Thank wamrazing
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Food came out quickly. While it wasn't the best meal I've ever had it certainly hit the spot especially since we were camping for the weekend so it was nice to have an actual breakfast. Would stop in again for breakfast.

Thank SkateGirl314
Middletown, Connecticut
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Have driven by a few times & decided to stop in this morning because it's a really neat looking place next to an old train station & was expecting good basic diner fare. The regulars seem to be fairly nice local retirees. Sat down & looked for a menu, waitress walks by & I ask if those over there were... More 

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Waterbury, CT
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Being a diner lover, when I see one on my travels that looks unique, I try to stop in and have a bite to eat. On our way home from skiing, we did just that. This diner has loads of original features and will not disappoint if you're looking for authenticity. Although the ladie's room is not original, it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 am
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2463
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 860-824-7040

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?