Colonial Inn Restaurant

4.4
620 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our unique dining rooms at the Colonial Inn welcome you to enjoy a relaxing day in historic downtown Concord. The Colonial inn restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day with breakfast being offered only on Saturday and Sunday. our dining areas and menus accommodate guests of all ages. The "Colonial Chic" atmosphere in any of our dining areas with help to make lasting memories for your experience with family and friends.

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vipActoners
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Old food for old people in an old Inn.

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JohannahM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love visiting a few times a year-nice drinks menu and good for families with children. I never deviate from my favorite-the Waldorf salad with shrimp. It gets very crowded in the fall and the hostess recommends booking a month out during that time to avoid disappointment. In winter the restaurant is quiet, especially at off-peak hours.

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CaraC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Mom's 80th Birthday, only a few other guests in the restaurant at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon (with Covid, we were concerned about crowds) - this was perfect, the food was delicious, the waitress was delightful, and the whole evening was perfect for our tiny gathering of grandchildren & her daughters (6 people total) Thank you for taking care of all of us in a safe manner ~

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vipChristineH
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great value and so close to home. Delicious food, reasonably priced.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately the other rooms just does not have the same feel as the Merchant row dining room, Service was basic (no energy in server), meal was served on the cool side, potatoes were undercooked in the clam chowder, Christmas decorations taken down, no Christmas tree or poinsettia‘s, did not seem festive. Our evening did not meet our expectations based on previous occasions. I know Colonial Inn can do better. Sorry.

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Elizabeth
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The staff was considerate - when my companion needed a pillow, the hostess was right on it. The waitress was very attentive. We enjoyed our dinner at the Colonial very much. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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vipChristineH
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Excellent breakfast food at a reasonable price.

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BethanyA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food

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vipConcordDiner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice charming historical ambience in a charming town. And excellent food and service. A great way to share an evening.

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RoniN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Everything was exceptionally salty. I could barely swallow 1/4 of my sandwich. When our waitress FINALLY came by to ask how everything was and I told her, she didn’t offer anything except “I’m sorry to hear that”.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Staff was not wearing masks which left us feeling very uncomfortable.

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vipJamesS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently great. Melissa, our server, was terrific and made the experience even better. Love the Inn Burger and sweet potato fries. Wonderful ambiance that harkens back 300 years ago.

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Dmvef
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas lunch with friends. Nice atmosphere, good food. Waitress was a bit reluctant to give us individual checks, but did. The room was full, mostly women, quite noisy! 😄. A few years ago there was a gingerbread contest in the room with the poinsettia tree, was hoping for something festive like that this time. Enjoyable afternoon with shopping in town after.

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LindaP
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

They tried seating us in an extremely small room with no ventilation. I asked to be seated in the main dining room where I had made a reservation. They said there were no tables. After being seated and uncomfortable with COVID still raging, I went to the hostess station and again asked to be seated in the main dining room. They did finally accommodate us and there was plenty of empty tables when we were seated.

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vipDiningQueen
New England
51 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food was very mediocre. The soup was cold & bland & the crab cake appetizer was odd. One crab cake was very large, the second was exceptionally small. Hard to share a dish when it’s not sized well. Our waitress was stressed & slow to return to our table.

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JoyceC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful country inn with great food. Front desk staff helpful and personable.

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vipBobR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful holiday experience.

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the crispy potatoes and the bacon was perfectly cooked! Everything was hot even though we were served outdoors on a chilly morning. Thank you!!

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RoubaixRed
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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Adrienne
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The place is nice and the atmosphere is good and the staff is very friendly. Beside the chicken which was awful, the steak and the chocholate cake were delicious.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a lovely restaurant! It was so festive with holiday decorations and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday - we come every year.

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vipJoanneH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Isabelle was a wonderful server. Heartily recommend it if you want good food in a historic environment and the ability to easily converse :-).

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vipChristineH
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food at a reasonable price in an old fashioned setting.

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vipJamesS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance of this 300 year old building that is part of our country’s history independence. The service is always great and we love their charbroiled Inn burger and sweet potato fries. The town is also lovely to stroll through.

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Katie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we pass Colonial Inn everyday and always see a lot of people waiting outside for a table. Finally, we had the chance to try it out - it is not disapppointing at all! The food is absolutely delicious. We had crab cake and chick mango quesadilla as the starter. My husband had quinoa kale salad, I went with jambalaya, both my son and my friend had lobster rolls. everything is fresh and flavorful. The portion is pretty generous. the cornbread and dinner rolls filled us up already. Our server, Laura (??) was very attentive and friendly. Overall, a great experience and my son gave 5 stars!

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ShannonL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nick, our server was super attentive and lovely to us! The entrees were delish! My stuffed pumpkin ravioli were incredible! I love the Colonial Inn and recommend it highly!

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AndreaG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have been going to the Colonial Inn for years and always enjoy it. The more formal dining room was closed on our most recent visit on a weeknight, possibly in response to the pandemic, but the food was good as always.

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EileenG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service from our waitress. She deserves an A+

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Jane
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service polite, prompt and friendly. And Hurray!!! A restaurant quiet enough for us to have a conversation!!!!

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DianeD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress and great food. Some waiting but we were there to visit as a family so it did not matter.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

good wait staff, excellent caesar salad, flatbread with sundried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and mussels in a tomato/onion/celery broth. The tables could have been a little farther apart, otherwise it was excellent. Will go again.

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vipBonzo
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The person who greeted us on arrival was surly and unhelpful. We found our own way into the restaurant while he kept talking on the phone (taking someone's order I think). The atmosphere is dark and dreary and smells old.
Our waitress was very sweet and helpful and the food was quite good, which made up for the negatives.
I wouldn't go back to the restaurant.

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Jdubbs
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation, showed up a little early but they sat us right away and our waitress was very attentive for being so busy. loved that it’s in the old building but we didn’t see any ghosts during dinner. Lol

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. The Flatbread app was especially good. I got the burger and my husband got the fish & chips. Would definitely go back.

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suzythcatt1
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

A fine old favorite. Food as good as ever. Service excellent. Good wine and beer choices. Retains it's colonial character while being up to the very latest in comfort.

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RickW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We haven't eaten at the Colonial Inn since before Covid. The salad, main courses and dessert were tasty. The server was friendly, but the restaurant was understaffed for the crowd. No refills of water and no spoons for the ice cream. We'll try again on a less crowded day.

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AgnesV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I visited Colonial Inn many times. Wonderful,location history, I bring her guests also from abroad or other states. We used to have small medical events there too Slight decline in service, food . Not too bad Probably Covid. Server did not smile . not even once. Was unfriendly. Forgot and did not bring the appetizers we ordered. Did not apologise when we reminded her after they bought out the main dishes, she said "oh really" . One of their signature dish, we used to order, chicken pot pie, was all liquid like a thin soup.

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SuzanneY
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were wonderful seafood selections starting with a shared serving of mussels followed by salmon and scrod dinners. Everything was well-prepared, seasoned very well and was exceptional. It was a very busy Friday night but we were given attentive service. I recommend this fine place to anyone traveling in the area.

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WalterR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Hostess put the four of us at a table in a very small room and proceeded to seat four six-year-old children at an adjacent table who created such noise that we ultimately had to move our party to the lobby to be able to hear each other. The parents of the four children were seated separately and made little effort to quiet the children. As we left the room, I noticed that all other diners in the room had already retreated.

Due to the small dining rooms, I would only recommend outdoor seating.

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Colonial Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 369-2373.

Colonial Inn Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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