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741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
319 622 6270
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    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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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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Hobart, Indiana
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Bad experience. Not clean or comfortable room. No food. Only vendor machines. Old style bedding, TV, carpet, etc. there was a short in the wiring and lights flickered and the bulb smelled toxic to the point of opening the window.

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Sandwich, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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8 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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Topeka, Kansas
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful family style breakfast. Excellent service. If you visit Amana Colonies this is the place to dine in the morning.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We've gone numerous times and this was the worst service we've had it was due to our assigned waitress just had to many tables. She tried but just couldn't do it. Then when we told the lady at the front while paying our bill. She acted big deal barely apologized and then dropped us and moved on. Rude food was... More 

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Muscatine, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

the weekend was octoberfest and were probably quite busy earlier- however when we were there it was NOT!! It took us 10-15 min to even be seated -in the bar & then the bartender/hostess acted like we were inconveniencing her to even get our drinks after 30 min. waiting in the bar! We then tried to order food from her... 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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