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Colony Diner & Restaurant IconColony Diner & Restaurant

611 North Colony Road, Wallingford

4.2 1,332 reviews

  • Avatar Valerie Stetson (shewolf213) ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    My husband and I love eating here. Hands down, the best diner we have eaten at since we moved to Connecticut almost 2 years ago and try to eat here often. We have never had a bad meal here and the food is always so fresh and so delicious. … More The staff is always so friendly and attentive but they don't hover, but are there when you need them. My only gripe (and it's not a bad thing) is that the portions are huge and are great to take home. Sometimes we can't take it home as we are running errands, etc and wish there were smaller portions to choose from sometimes. My favorite is the Chicken Scampi and my husband says you have to try their stuffed pepper soup and I agree, it is so flavorful! But anything we have ordered is so delicious!
  • Avatar Althea Star ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great food. Great selection. A bit pricey for a diner, but worth it.
  • Avatar Malinda Smith Rubenstein ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Amazing! One of the best diners I have been to. Friendly staff and a great selection of food. I am vegan so I was able to get a great meal with a plethora of choices. It’s great to be able to order vegan while my partner can get regular … More eggs! Will be back! Thanks for being so inclusive!
  • Avatar Emma Livshin ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Local gem, I'm from a different state and I love going here for breakfast every time I'm in the area. Delicious food, great environment. Outdoor seating is great!
  • Avatar Scott Kuhta ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Great clasic diner fare. The menu seemed to be split by breakfast, lunch, dinner, which may be a recent occurrence. Doesn't matter because of the large choice of dishes, all seeming to be a better choice than the last one you read! … More All was served swiftly by friendly wait staff.
  • Avatar Jackie Townes ★★★★ a month ago
    It's absolutely incredible to be able to go out to a delicious breakfast when you have to eat gluten free! Yes, it was pricey for coffee, French toast bacon and eggs, but I am accustomed to paying more for gluten free foods. There's … More a notice on their menu that they can prepare just about everything on the menu gluten free, just ask your server. And the server mentioned that if you are particularly sensitive, they can put foil under your bread on the grill or put it under the broiler to prevent cross contamination. It's worth it to know you are safe to eat somewhere when someone else is preparing your food.
  • Avatar nandi Cummings ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I Love Colony. It's not fancy, but the food is always on point & last nigt/this morning's service was amazing! She took care of several tables with 5-6 college kids, plus us & another couple
  • Avatar Daniel McDonnell ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Consistently great service, & spectacular meals. A Wallingford legendary icon!
  • Avatar Melissa Masi ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Great food! Wonderful service! Thank you Donna!
  • Avatar John Juniet ★★★★★ a month ago
    Good food, great atmosphere, top notch service. Diner food with a home cooked feel. The staff is always friendly, and if you're not a regular, they will make you feel like one pretty quickly. We go there, often for the chicken soup, … More which is not from a can. Hope you enjoy it.
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  • Avatar Diane Lytwyn ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    First time here, and this diner has a huge menu with lots of choices! Breakfast all day, of course, but great wraps, sandwiches and burgers! We had their Spanakopita and salad, a Caprese panini and fries. Big portions, good flavor and … More the best thing was our server, Donna! OMG! She was so professional, friendly, attentive and competent she made this meal even better! Recommended to all!
  • Avatar Maryann O'byrne ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I had a mushroom n cheddar omelet, home fries n rye toast, it was all delicious 🙂
  • Avatar Salvatore D'angelo ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Everything was very delicious I went for breakfast I got a Hungry Man breakfast. And I was full all day long so if you're looking for a good diner come here and try to hungry-man breakfast you won't be disappointed and the service … More is fantastic
  • Avatar Kathleen Rinn ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This has to be one of the most wonderful restaurants to get vegan food and regular foods!! Everything is so delicious and the staff is amazing!! They even have vegan desserts!
  • Avatar Jesse Fenn ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Pleasantly surprised to find so many vegan options & the heated outdoor dining area was also appreciated!
  • Avatar Derek Brown ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Very good menu options with friendly service!
  • Avatar Albert McPherson ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We went there for there Thanksgiving dinner special it was SUPER, WE had a Great meal and will go back soon and try there fish and chip dinner. It looked so good.
  • Avatar Sandra Michele ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We found this really good diner but it's more like a restaurant because the quality and quantity is so good. It has the biggest and best menu that I've ever seen and everything is great!!!The best part is they are always open … More on holidays and we often travel 45 minutes just to go here. Great selections and food tastes really great!!! Highly recommended. Come hungry because the portions are huge!!!!
  • Avatar Isaiah Tiezzi ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Cinnamon Toll Pancakes= Life ♥️Portions are Huge Don’t Go to this Place Unless u plan to be Lazy for rest of Day cause ur gonna Be FULL!!
  • Avatar nick Peruta ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Great pancakes, great egg cream soda. Definitely will be back when looking for a good breakfast place!