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741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8031
319 622 6270
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 26
    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
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I have eaten here before and it was the usual German fare adequately presented. Today there was a mix up in getting on the wait list and another in being seated. We went for lunch and all we could find on the menu was the big dinner entree. Given that our server was not there to answer our menu... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
dixiepeach
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Kansas City
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A favorite place to eat in the historic Amana Colonies. I chose the baked steak and was not disappointed. It was so tender you could cut it with your fork. The fried potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut salad and tossed salad were served family style. My husband chose the roast beef which was also wonderful. The pork chops, ham, and chicken... More 

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Thank 1213824
Rosemount, Minnesota
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our family love, love, LOVES the Colony Inn. It is a family style restaurant in a historic building. They have good food and great pie. We always look forward to the Colony Inn!

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Thank Lisa H
Cedar Rapids
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Homey, charming atmosphere; inexpensive, but with huge portions, served Family-Style. They make you feel a part of the family-- their big, German family! Great food and wonderful ambience.

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Thank Oswald J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

On a recent trip through Iowa, my wife and decided to have breakfast in Amana. Normally we eat at the Ox Yoke, but this time we decided to try the Colony Inn. And we are glad we did. We didn't know it was an All-You-Can-Eat so we were a little surprised when they quickly brought out fruit, juice, toast, house... More 

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1 Thank JMS_41
Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Over 30 years experience with this place and this will be my last visit. Had been several years since last visit. And oh, the change. The number of parking spots available should have been first clue. Particularly in comparison to the other restaurants (3) in town at the same time. One server for one large room. Runny instant potatoes. From... More 

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2 Thank judgestan
Idaho
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A drive and visit to Amana colonies is always a great choice, but make sure you stop at Colony Inn for some food. You will receive great food and service with a lot of side dishes. Wonderful place.

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Thank kaaina
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Oh, my... the Colony Inn is wonderful! The food is delicious! We had the Fried Chicken, and it was perfect! Family Style meals, we did not leave hungry! Our server was excellent, very friendly and attentive. She kept checking back on us, refilling our waters and making sure we were enjoying the food and offering refills on the dishes, also.... More 

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Thank Cindi K
Kansas City
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198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here before and it was the usual German fare adequately presented. Today there was a mix up in getting on the wait list and another in being seated. We went for lunch and all we could find on the menu was the big dinner entree. Given that our server was not there to answer our menu questions... More 

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1 Thank dixiepeach
Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I have spent almost 30 years, or my entire life, visiting the Colony Inn- for breakfast (honestly we usually go to the Ox Yoke for dinner, so I can't comment on Colony Inn lunch or dinner), and it is an absolute must every time I'm in the area (about twice a year). The quality of the food has never waivered,... More 

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Thank sugarmeganolia
Indianapolis, Indiana
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was an attractive restaurant that serves family style meals. The service was excellent and so was the food. The apple strudel was exceptional.

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Thank Ruth D

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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: German, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?