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Colony Inn

741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
319 622 6270
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Ranked #7 of 9 restaurants in Amana
Cuisines: American, German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Overland Park, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Columbia, MO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Sunday morning breakfast was delicious! There is a huge amount of food, so come hungry. It is served family style, but there are infinite refills if you want them.

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Amana, iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food is ok but the treatment by the old woman at the front desk was the worst ever. I actually overheard her tell an employee that she hates people and it was more than obvious. It turns out, she is the owner's wife. The prices are way too high for the quality of food that you receive even though... More

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Coralville, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Our family has been to the Colony Inn numerous times for breakfast and dinner. We live a short distance from the Amana Colonies (less than 20 miles). In general, we like the food and the service has always been fine. We arrived to at the Colony Inn on a very busy Saturday night. We were told we would need to... More

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Helena, MT
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398 reviews 398 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Amana colonies are great fun, an interesting stop in Iowa, The food at these places is homemade and you get a lot. Not gourmet but good.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

When you go to the Amana's and you stop to have dinner you might expect to get some authentic German cuisine. Not here. My Wiener schnitzel came out of a deep fat fryer! It was awful. The family-style sides were acceptable and setting was truly Amana Colonies but the kitchen should be ashamed of themselves. Would not recommend if you... More

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