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Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

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105 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3810
+1 603-436-3033
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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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best breakfast/brunch places I've ever been to! The menu has great options and the specialty menu is pretty good as well. I ordered a beef chili omelette which was amazing! Prices are very reasonable! Be prepared for a lengthy wait at busy times, but it will be worth it!

Thank Foodie_TravelAir
Duxbury, MA
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I both loved our meals. This is a small space so enjoy the shoppes while you wait for your table. My veggie omelette was the best I've ever had. Roasted vegs and fresh jack cheese. My daughter loved her's and her mimosa. Really fun setting as well.

Thank iamkatetraveler
Danvers, MA
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took take out twice last week for breakfast. Sausage Egg Cheese on a toasted bagel was good. Cheese omelette with toast and home fries was good. I will be back.

Thank Danno2007
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch at Colby's yesterday. The guys in his office were talking about food and restaurants (go figure, haha). One guy had mentioned the awesome breakfast he had had there. So my husband called me up and asked if I wanted to try the lunch there. Of course! We arrived shortly before noon. It is a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do two Colby College graduates meet for a meal when one lives in Maine and one lives in Massachusetts?...at Colby's of course! Quaint and cozy, Friendly staff, Good food

Thank goodfoodNan
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had perfectly prepared tuna melts on anadama bread as the special today. It came with standard potato chips out of a bag, sadly. Otherwise the tuna melt was excellent. The owners of this restaurant will close tomorrow for All Saints Day. We must say that we are amazingly impressed that they could be so wonderfully mindful... More 

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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I believe in supporting local small businesses, and I used to like Colby’s, where I have enjoyed breakfast several times. But I will not return after my most recent visit. Ordered the omelet special featured on the chalkboard: the bacon, black bean, provolone, avocado omelet. When it arrived (and it arrived cold), it was not so much an omelet as... More 

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Killingworth, CT
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539 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Yes it's tiny, and yes, you will have to wait for a table (especially on a weekend)--but the wait is worth it because the food is very good--eggs,home fries, pancakes, French toast, omeletes, oatmeal--all the usual breakfast things--but creatively prepared and delicious. And if you need a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa with your breakfast they have those, too.

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Southington, Connecticut
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Tested out Colby's when our go to Golden Egg wad closed. Good quality, good menu with varied offerings on the old breakfast standbyes. Hugh pancakes thinner than I prefer and could use more fruit (we had the blueberry) in them but the taste was good Tiny inside so plan on waiting if it's Saturday or Sunday especially. Worth it.

Thank JBottomLine
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located in beautiful downtown Portsmouth - interesting specials and great menu. Reasonably priced and ample portions!

Thank PortsTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 603-436-3033

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