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Collins Diner

American, Diner
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100 W Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2019
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 5:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Canaan, Connecticut
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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 

Thank Beachlover195758
Elyria, Ohio
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215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

1 Thank lyobov
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 

Thank mizmof
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been here many times and love it. Very friendly, good diner food, fast service. one of my favorites.

Thank Taylor M
New Britain, Connecticut
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our worst diner breakfast ever. $31 for two bad breakfasts!!!! Here is what we got for that: one 2 egg ham & cheese omelet, one 3 egg spinach & cheese omelet (overcooked), potatoes (cubed, fried overcooked w/no seasoning), toast (burned), 1 coffee, 1 tea, 1 OJ. Would have been more satisfied with fast-food breakfast for $10. I would rather go... More 

1 Thank Tom W
New York, New York
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This diner is next to a former railroad depot. I liked the décor, and the food. I liked the turkey sandwich, and the ice cream that they served.

Thank Ilanfreedman
Kinderhook, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went there for lunch and breakfast a few years ago and it was very good(we do not live in the area).I went back for lunch last week and oh what a change.Very limited lunch menu,not even a hot turkey sandwich on it which is a basic diner staple.The chicken soup looked like it had old wilted leaves of some sort... More 

4 Thank joe717

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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
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2019
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Canaan
  • Phone Number: 860-824-7040

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