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Blue Colony Diner

Church Hill Rd., Newtown, CT - (203) 426-0745
Posted By Sam Chester on 6/21/2011 3:19:00 PM
I absolutely love this diner. I've stopped at Blue Colony, off exit 10 on I-84, dozens of times while traveling between NYC and my home in Avon, CT.

The open hot turkey sandwich is my favorite. With a side of coleslaw or a large tossed salad, and mashed potatoes and gravy, along with their great challah bread, it is an awesome meal. I also like the very fresh fried scallops. There are about 15-20 in the order, and they come lightly fried.

Also superb: the corned beef platter. I'm not a cabbage fan; I like it with a boiled potato, slaw or a hot vegetable, and that great bread.

This diner is always busy, and it's open 24/7. Service is fast, there's an unbelievable variety of food, and everything I have ordered has been top notch.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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