Colonial Inn Restaurant

4.2
579 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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vipDeborahM
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love this place. Great food, service and atmosphere and we LOVE the bread basket!

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DonnaD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

A busy restaurant with good food, it very noisy. Staff very good

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice atmosphere, we had a big group, and they accommodated us well.

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KennR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming colonial ambience, delicious food generously portioned.

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BethJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Colonial Inn is an old standby for me for a special lunch or dinner. I like the formality of the big dining room; however it was only outdoors or the smaller casual dining room when I was there on Tuesday. Outdoors looked lovely, but the weather was too hot, so we were seated in the casual room which is a bit noisy and has little ambiance. The food, as always, was well prepared and delicious. The service was great - our waiter was very attentive. If you are vacationing in the area or just want a place for a leisurely meal, the Colonial Inn is a good place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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TimeTravelDining
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Colonial Inn are always gracious & helpful. I’ve heard that they are understaffed but I honestly didn’t see any of that, so I’m certain they are working EXTRA HARD behind the scenes to make everything go right!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed our experience, and the food was great! Kellie, our server, was so kind about our questions about ghostly encounters. Will definitely go back!

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Tess
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The Colonial inn was specifically chosen to honor a friend who had recently passed away. For this reason we made reservations for Merchant’s Row near a window where it would be quiet and give our small group a chance to honor our missing colleague. Just hours before our reservations were confirmed. Upon checking in I was shocked to learn that Merchant’s Row was closed and hadn't been available for months because of COVID. Why were we not informed before this? The person delivering this message was terse and told me we’d need to sit in the Liberty Room. Friends were traveling for over an hour for this meeting, one of whom had severe hearing issues. The noise level in the dining area was very loud and uncomfortable and this woman struggled throughout the meal to participate in our conversation. I found this more than irritating and unacceptable given what I thought was the high caliber of the Colonial Inn. Sadly, we have decided not to meet there again next year.

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vipNudge
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al fresco dining and they have never let me down.

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vipcacti1
Tampa
182 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Incredibly loud noisy dining room. Service was OK but could have been a little faster. Now for the food--it was terrible. For 2 simple dishes like chicken pot pie and Yankee pot roast it is mind boggling how they could have been so bad. The pot roast was tough and chewy--this type of meat slow cooked should be tender and falling apart!! Left 2 of the 3 pieces to be returned to the kitchen!!! The pot pie was more like a heavy soup drowning in liquid while the meat and the few vegetables were basically bland and needed heavy salt and pepper to improve taste. Left half in the bread bowl.
The price on the wine was rather high compared to other restaurants for the same brand and type. Cannot recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the porch and was well taken care of by our server.

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ErinD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious. Portions were so large! We barely had room for dessert but didn’t want to skip it because it’s always so good!

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vipCSJ15
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. We had lobster rolls and truffle fries. Truffle fries particularly good.

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Jessica
New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good place for breakfast. Quality of other food is marginal.

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NancyF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good but not hot when served. Service was good & friendly. Ambiance always pleasant & peaceful.

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hubbyknowsbest
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went here for the first time and sat in the bar area. The bartender was our server and was very responsive to our needs. He was very attentive and always asking if we needed anything. Not overly hovering....just the right amount. The food was very good and nice and hot. I had the pot roast and it was better than my own mothers home cooking (but dont tell my mom) My wife had the baked scrod and said it was delicious and serving size was also very good. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate with raspberry coulombs. The piece could have been just a little bigger but the taste was very good. We also had 2 glasses of Pinot Grigio which was perfectly chilled and the taste was one of the better Pinot Grigio I have had. It was on the house list but next time will get the bottle, (it was that fruity, smooth and full of aroma) It was by the Slaveda Vineyards (I think I got it right) You won't be disappointed....We will definitely sit outside on our next trip because it is that nice of a restaurant.

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PatH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The swordfish was perfectly cooked and delicious, the Sancerre perfect. The dining room we were in emptied out about half way through the meal, so it felt like private dining.

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vipRickG
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, the the food, service and weather combined to provide us with a fabulous afternoon dining experience. Highly recommended.

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KrisL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, delicious food, and friendly staff. We sat outside and listened to the Minutemen Fife & Drum group that was playing on the green across the street.

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obrcon
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

High prices and average food . Nose level was high. Our table was at the door to the small room. Due to funeral collation and tourist business it was busy. The service was great!!

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IlariaH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

I made a reservation in the Merchant Row restaurant and when we got there, we were told that it was closed that night. We were seated in another restaurant that smelled badly.

Yes, I do recommend the Merchant Row restaurant, which is our favorite restaurant, but this time it didn’t work out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We were very disappointed that we were unable to eat at Merchants Row and had to eat instead at the Inn’s other informal restaurant where we ate breakfast. We were excited about staying at the Colonial Inn and had made a reservation at the Merchants Row Restaurant because we had read it was so charming. On the Saturday night we were there when we came down for dinner, we were told that the Merchant Row Restaurant wasn’t going to be open that night and that we would have to dine in their very informal restaurant. Although we were told that it was the same menu, the atmosphere was totally different and we didn’t really enjoy the experience. Hopefully they will be sure that the charming restaurant will be open on Saturday nights in the summer high tourist season, and if not, clients should be notified prior to arriving for dinner.

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RitaD
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

My res was for Merchant's Row. It was confirmed on Open Table. We arrived and were told that the restaurant was closed. We were seated in Liberty. Definitely not the same experience. The food was very good but the ambience was not. Why didn't the restaurant notify me aforehand that the dining room was closed??

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vipChiS
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice old inn. Good service and good food selection.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great sweet potato fries

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vipEricM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Charming location and setting, but unfortunately the service, the ambiance and the food are not at the same level. I have been to the Colonial Inn on and off for over 30 years and while there was a short period during which both the quality of the food and the service was better, it keeps disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening and every aspect of the night was perfect. Our server, Bill, was outstanding and allowed us plenty of time to talk and did not rush us at all. We met 2 wonderful couples and spoke with them and we all had a great time and we are all looking forward to the restaurant opening again and meeting our new friends

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service. I kind of miss the days when they had white linen and a bit more of an upscale atmosphere, but still a lovely place. Wonderful atmosphere in the old inn, don't miss a stop in the old tavern room.

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DennisY
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitperson Bill was terrific. Busy as heck but never pressured, personable and friendly. He surely needs a raise!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers are scrumptious.
Service is great.
Atmosphere is historical

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding evening at Merchants Row. The service was spectacular and our server, Sheila, had the perfect sense of timing and understood how important the date was to me. The food was perfectly cooked and nice and hot when served. We had such a great evening, we are going back next Sunday !!

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bjedward
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time here. Food was great, the service was awesome and super friendly.

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vipCSJ15
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice and each time the service and food was excellent. It is a historic colonial days style restaurant. Ambiance very nice.

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QofHearts
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I've eaten here twice. The first time the experience was excellent, food and service-wise. This time not so much. It seemed there was only 1 elderly waiter for all of the tables in the room in which we were seated. It was at least 30 minutes from the time we sat until he came to take our order, and at that point he asked for the drinks and the food all together. He was unclear about the bar menu, and returned a few minutes later to confirm our food order, as he had not written one of our meals down. The food came out fast enough after that, but my prime rib had been pan seared (odd), was chewy, flavorless, and the popover was just this side of burnt. My husband's pot pie was delicious, and our past experience was very good. We will give this another try.

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lovetodineout
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a crowded brunch so it was a bit noisy and it took a few minutes before our waitress was able to get to us for drinks. Other than that, it was outstanding. There was so many choices, it was difficult to not over indulge! Everything was wonderful. My only wish... was that they would put some of the Indian Pudding on the dessert bar!! The waitstaff was very attentive and when we were done, we were not rushed out at all.

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vipChristineH
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Meats were cold, tea was lukewarm, bagels and cream cheese gone, bread pudding gone. Price per person rose from $35 to $36.95. Service attentiveness was lacking. We have been going to this Sunday brunch for years. Unsure that we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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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 4.2 stars by 579 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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