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Blue Colony Diner

Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT - (203) 426-0745
Posted By Michael Stern on 6/17/2001 5:00:00 AM
The business card of the Blue Colony Diner says “E-Z ON, E-Z-OFF,” referring to its convenience at the end of the exit ramp from Interstate 84. But ease of access is not the only reason to stop at this diner by the side of the highway.

One other good reason is that it’s always open. Always open. When it’s 3am and you get a craving for a hamburger or a hot turkey sandwich, a farmer’s omelet or a Greek salad, a cup of chicken soup or a slab of Boston cream pie, you’ll find happiness if you are within driving range.

The third and most important reason to come to the Blue Colony Diner is that so much of the food is so good. We say so much because we could not possibly know about it all. Although we have lived in the vicinity a quarter century and eaten at the Blue Colony more than 100 times, we have sampled probably less than five percent of what is listed on the multi-page, spiral-bound menu (that says God Bless America on its back cover).

Anything possible to do with eggs for breakfast, this kitchen does it, with fine hash browns on the side. Hamburgers? There are about a dozen kinds available, including one made of buffalo meat. Choose from a list of hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, and at least twenty hot-plate suppers including beef, seafood, pork, and poultry always sided by excellent potatoes (mashed in particular). The dishes for which we return again and again are the chicken souvlaki plate, homemade split pea soup, and daily specials of stuffed mushrooms, corned beef with cabbage, and Yankee pot roast.

Desserts are beautiful to look at and served in amazing abundance. Unless you come with extra-large appetites, we recommend two people splitting a single piece of cake or pie.

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Fork-tender corned beef comes heaped atop cabbage, sided by a soft boiled potato.  With soup and a salad, this meal costs $5.20, plus beverage.
"Fork-tender corned beef comes heaped atop cabbage, sided by a soft boiled potato. With soup and a salad, this meal costs $5.20, plus beverage."
Michael Stern





This is a SMALL Greek salad, piled with a very LARGE amount of good Feta cheese.
"This is a SMALL Greek salad, piled with a very LARGE amount of good Feta cheese."
Michael Stern


A cup of soup is part of each daily special.  This day, one of the three choices was split pea -- heaped with delicious croutons.
"A cup of soup is part of each daily special. This day, one of the three choices was split pea -- heaped with delicious croutons."
Michael Stern


A triple decker cheeseburger club sandwich, with good French fries and a garlicky pickle
"A triple decker cheeseburger club sandwich, with good French fries and a garlicky pickle"
Michael Stern


While gentle-textured, this bread doesn't have a compelling taste. It's great for mopping gravy off a plate or salad dressing from the bottom of a salad bowl.
"While gentle-textured, this bread doesn't have a compelling taste. It's great for mopping gravy off a plate or salad dressing from the bottom of a salad bowl."
Michael Stern


The turkey is cut from a real roasted bird (not a
"The turkey is cut from a real roasted bird (not a "turkey roll"), and the mashed potatoes are real (not from powder). This is one superb hot sandwich!"
Michael Stern


This big heap of eggs is loaded with ham, bacon, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and lots of cheese.  And those are some good hash browns on the side.
"This big heap of eggs is loaded with ham, bacon, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and lots of cheese. And those are some good hash browns on the side."
Michael Stern


Blue Colony pastries are labeled
"Blue Colony pastries are labeled "home-style," but we know of no home where the baked sweets are so immense."
Michael Stern


The Blue Colony recently underwent a major renovation, inside and out. It's almost complete, and we are happy to report that this modern oasis at the end of an exit ramp continues to offer a multi-page menu of blue-plate specials.
"The Blue Colony recently underwent a major renovation, inside and out. It's almost complete, and we are happy to report that this modern oasis at the end of an exit ramp continues to offer a multi-page menu of blue-plate specials."
Michael Stern



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