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741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
319 622 6270
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not impressed

We were not impressed. After eating at the other two German restaurants in Amana we were disappointed in The Colony Inn. The service was fine, the food was ok and certainly plentiful. But we somehow it was lacking and we didn't leave thinking we were going to go back again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Donna L
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Sandwich, Illinois
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Willard
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

They serve you family style food choices and we loved it! They bring your sides out in bowls. All the food is either made locally or by local standards and recipes.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My 15 year old granddaughter, her friend and I had lunch at the Colony Inn today and it was TERRIBLE. The girls ordered the chicken, and of the 4 pieces they got (2 per plate) 3 of them were wings! I believe each dinner was around $14. I ordered Wiener schnitzel and if you can picture frozen cutlets breaded with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When we want a great breakfast we drive 70 miles to the Colony Inn. The family style breakfast begins with orange juice, fruit, toasted English muffin bread, and homemade strawberry jam. Shorty after is the highlight--a very thin pancake along with potatoes, eggs, sausage and bacon. Of course, once you finish that serving they will bring you another complete serving,... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Awesome food hot when serviced...sauerkraut salad is out of this world...quick service...waitress was kind...

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I brought my new husband here after bragging to him for several years now about how great the food was. Needless to say he was not impressed and I was very embarrassed. The service was not great and the food was bland and tasteless. There were very few patrons dining that evening and now I know why. Do not waste... More 

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Sandwich, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were not impressed. After eating at the other two German restaurants in Amana we were disappointed in The Colony Inn. The service was fine, the food was ok and certainly plentiful. But we somehow it was lacking and we didn't leave thinking we were going to go back again.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were with a large group on Mother's Day. Luckily, we had reserations. The food was excellent. It was served

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was okay, not as good as I thought. But I was the only one who felt that way. You will be full by the time you leave.

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Des Moines, IA
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Colony Inn has been a favorite of my wife's for over 30 years. She says it hasn't changed at all during that time, and that's a good thing. We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon lunch with family. The restaurant wasn't very busy. We were seated promptly and our service was very good. The food is served family-style and ranges from... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The positive ... we were seated quickly. Drink orders were taken and served. Then we waited, and waited, and waited for food to be served. No explanation, no apology ....... we ordered food that would have taken little time to prepare and plate. The food itself was ok.....but a total of 2 hrs. for all service was not acceptable. Doubt... More 

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Additional Information about Colony Inn

Address: 741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
Phone Number: 319 622 6270
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Amana
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, German

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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