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“Food was good, Waitress was better....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Grille

Colonial Grille
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Gardner
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Part of Colonial Hotel in Gardner, MA
Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food was good, Waitress was better....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

There is nothing better than a cheerful engaging waitress who makes the food and the place seem perfect. I think my husband and I would have loved the food regardless of whether it was good or not because this very busy waitress, who was juggling a many tables and a wedding party ...made us feel welcome and cared for. The food was good, we went back the next night and sat at the bar because... the waitress was behind the bar that night... Wish I could remember her name... It's easy to admire someone who works that hard and has a good attitude.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Gardner, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A nice casual night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Have been to the restaurant in the Colonial Hotel several times and have yet to have a bad meal. Nice variety to the menu (http://www.colonial-hotel.com/menus.html) A tad pricey, but found the the food to be above average (would rather pay more for a good meal then less for an average). Friday nights is all you can eat "Prime" rib/peel and eat shrimp/salad bar/baked potato bar. For the North Central MA area, one of the better options for dinner out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sunday Breakfast”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

Went for the sunday breakfast after a Saturday Night wedding and it was aweful. They had an omelet station and after waiting in line I asked if they had egg whites they told me they were to busy to have them. When I asked the woman who seemed to be running the show she said they were expecting 200 people for breakfast and could not possibly have egg white omlettes. They only had one person making omelets and they ran out of everything, we asked for toast and they never brought it. You would think that if a restaurant is expecting over 200 people (which I didn't even see 50) they would have had enough staff working to make it so you didn't have to wait for food. My advise is drive down to Wachusette Inn and get the buffet there for a couple $$ more.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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