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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

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105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
(603) 436-3033
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

walking distance from our hotel, the food was delicious and it felt like we were eating in someone's kitchen at home

Thank monilisi2016
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking to experience something "local" before playing golf nearby, and I'm so glad we stumbled upon Colby's!! It's a small place, but we were there on a weekday so did not have to wait. We were pleasantly surprised that they offered veggie sausage patties and they were so good I had to call the waiter back over to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant 2 consecutive weekends in August, great breakfast on both visits. Its a small, quaint restaurant with limited seating indoors and 3 tables outside in the alley. We enjoyed sitting outside as it was a litle cooler but indoors was okay it just got too hot and stuffy. The breakfast was very good, the coffee was good, the... More 

Thank Mark6771
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth waiting to eat breakfast here. Excellent homemade hash which I tried in the Ruben omelette. Also good eggs Benedict. Very small but we were lucky enough to score a outside table.

Thank gypsywomen2
Endicott, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on the way to the park and noticed the crowd of people so we decided to try it. It's a very small place, but they handle large crowds well, they are very efficient and wait on you immediately. The guys that seated and served us we super friendly! The potions were huge! I ordered cinnamon swirl... More 

Thank Rmondelli
new england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service has always been wonderful whenever we have visited. The food is well prepared and scrumptious. If there is anything bad about the place, it's also the quaint size. While it adds charm it also means there could be a little wait to be seated. So this is the kind of place you want to have no time limit,... More 

Thank buzz333
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great prices, friendly wait staff. Highly recommend it. A small place that usually has a line of people waiting (a sure sign of a good place!) – but fast service means the table turn over quickly.

Thank SeashoreTraveler
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colbys is worth the wait for basic, good food, especially breakfast, something Portsmouth does not have enough of. The pancakes are the best. Eat outside in the alley if the weather is good. This is a place the locals go.

Thank tlambert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Waiter very pleasant. Very small place with no A/C, not a good thing on a hot day which was the weather the day we visited. We ordered breakfast that included eggs, bacon, homefries and 2 huge pancakes. The best part were the pancakes served with real maple syrup. The rest of the meal was nothing special. They did have outside... More 

Thank Amie S
Berlin, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We loved our breakfast experience at Colby's (on a Sunday AM). Be sure to get there early or plan on a wait (free coffee while you wait, if you so desire). The menu is diverse with something for everyone. I had the special- eggs Benedict with Maine lobster and spinach, home fries (red potatoes, not tater tot types). Tasty, although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: (603) 436-3033

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