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All 9 Amana Restaurants

Colony Inn

741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
319 622 6270
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Ranked #6 of 9 Restaurants in Amana
Cuisines: American, German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Food is delicious, served family style and you get all you can eat. Had breakfast - meal included fruit, toast, OJ, pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, bacon and sausage. So much food, we didn't need any additional servings.

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Verona, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great old restaurant. I come here as often as I can when I am in the area. Great fried chicken, great breakfast, but come hungry! The atmosphere is great and beautiful paintings on the walls.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am appalled by anyone who could give this place a good review. I have eaten a lot of German food. Both my meal and my Mom's meal were tasteless. I mean, the meal was so bad I was actually angry. Like, angry for the rest of the evening angry. The only good thing I can say is that the... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

best meal I've had in a long time. pot roast melts in your mouth. Corn tastes like real Iowa corn. very fast, friendly service.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I are taking a mini-excursion to the Amana Colonies in Iowa. Our first meal was at the Colony Inn off of 47th Ave. It is a family style restaurant, where the sides and salads are served family style. The salads came out first. There was a regular salad with a buttermilk dressing, dill cottage cheese and sauerkraut... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were disappointed in our recent breakfast at this restaurant. It is very quaint on the outside, as is the entire area. However, our waitress had a large number of tables to handle and it was impossible to get her attention for anything. Breakfast is served family-style, with refills, which might be nice if you could get service. But then... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is our go to when we are even close to this area. Great for family style. We stopped for lunch. I shared the Ruben since I wanted home made rhubarb pie. My son wanted to know if we could have a restaurant like this in So. Cal. Since "all the food there is fake." The only sauerkraut I have... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We do it every year. Usually we come as a small group from a nearby rally, but they can handle a group that varies in size. The more the merrier.

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Cedar Rapids
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I took my parents there for their 57th Anniversary. I made reservations ahead of time. I strongly suggest that you order off their lunch menu instead of their dinner menu unless you really want the meat! Lunch menu offers smaller portions. Everything off both menus features their famous "Family style refills": sauerkraut; cottage cheese; salad w/ dressing; REAL mashed potatoes;... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Both the service and the food were bad. First the service. It was Easter Sunday, but not that buisy. Should have been the first clue not to go there. The waitress may have been inexperienced, but if that were the case, she should have had someone training her. Had to ask for refills on drinks, did not get our sides... More

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Address: 741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
Phone Number: 319 622 6270
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
Cuisine: American, German

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