Excellent | Worth a Detour
Blue Colony Diner
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
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. 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 for decades and eaten at the Blue Colony 100 times, we have sampled probably less than ten percent of what is listed on the multi-page, spiral-bound menu.
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 abundance. Unless you come with extra-large appetites, we recommend two people splitting a single piece of cake or pie.
Directions & Hours
- Monday: Open 24 hours
- Tuesday: Open 24 hours
- Wednesday: Open 24 hours
- Thursday: Open 24 hours
- Friday: Open 24 hours
- Saturday: Open 24 hours
- Sunday: Open 24 hours
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|