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Collins Diner

American, Diner
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100 W Main St, Canaan, CT 06018
5:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Elyria, Ohio
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

Thank lyobov
Waterbury, CT
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Tom W
New York, New York
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Oxford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A diner you should experience at least once. Go during the week & the owner is hostess, waitress and even the cook. Hey its a diner NOT fine dinning but , your typical greasy spoon so level set your expectations and you wont be let down. Try it once; perhaps not on the regular return list as the menu is... More 

1 Thank SalCT06478
Redding, Connecticut
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The old train was cool I pass it every time I go skiing. Finally tried it, the hand cut fries are from a bag and my daughters were well done and my wife's were soggy and the oil tasted old. The hamburgers are paper thin and seem to be from a bag also. The two egg omelet was brown on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
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
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Canaan
  • Phone Number: 860-824-7040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?