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“Disappointing”

Colony Diner Incorporated
Ranked #8 of 95 Restaurants in East Meadow
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Long Island, NY
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I know a lot of people love this place but, judging by the few times I had food there, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Sure, the menu is extensive but the last thing I had there (half a roast chicken) was overcooked and dry.

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Garden City, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best diner in Nassau County”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is my go-to place for lunch and, sometimes, I'll take the drive and go there for dinner. The building was refurbished a few years ago and it is comfortable and clean. The portions are generous and, more often than not, a doggie bag is taken home. The service staff is friendly and attentive. Beverage refills seem to just show up without having to ask. Prices are reasonable.

Try the (giant) Matzoh Ball soup or the split pea (when available). They're excellent. Best Cuban panini around and the calamari salad is fresh and flavorful.

  • Visited August 2012
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new york
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Why use soup cups for coffee. They are a disaster. Soaring prices and not much new on the menu. Very ordinary at best. Stale Sar”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

It's a downhill race on quality and soaring prices. Too bad for the staff because they cannot do anything about it.

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Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Solid NY Diner”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

I grew up in this area but had not been to the Colony Diner in many years. The place has had a major facelift in the years between my visits. I always enjoyed the food and being open super late was great back then.
This recent vsit was for lunch and I just ordered a cheesweburger. The food was decent, service quality, and prices reasonable.
This is is a good diner and worth a visit if your in the area and hungry.

  • Visited October 2011
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Toronto
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207 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“If you are hungry go here”
Reviewed October 6, 2010

On our visit to East Meadow we had 3 breakfasts and 1 diner at the Colony Diner. The reason being that the service was good, the place was exceptionally clean (including the bathrooms), the decor was good, the food was reasonable/plentiful, and we enjoyed the experience. On each day we had something different for breakfast and were not disappointed. There were plenty of choice at any time of the day.

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