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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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Ranked #16 of 161 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes and More! Lunch: Take a bite from our large selection of delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Burgers! Dinner: Try our homestyle dinners including Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes and Shakes! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! Catering: We offer a selection of catering options for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch! Great for parties and meetings. Free Large Party Rooms Available! See your local Colonial Cafe for Fundraising Opportunities!
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Lake In The Hills
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I went here for breakfast. Our server was very nice...but the food was just so so. I had the Veg Head Skillet, which was ok. My husband enjoyed his Eggs Benedict.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We wished you enjoyed your food more. We would love to hear more about the Veg Head Skillet and what you think we could improve. Please contact me directly at jwerler@colonialcafe.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com Marketing Director More 

Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
808 reviews 808 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I've been going here for over 30 years. The place is very family friendly, a diner of sorts. The food is pretty good but go for the desserts! The famous kitchen sink is excellent but bring a few friends.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your business and we're glad you really seem to enjoy our ice cream. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Elgin, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and visited after a trip to the St. Charles bowling alley. We were promptly seated and greeted by our waiter. We were pleased to see vegetarian options on the menu and enjoyed our choices. We hope to return soon.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your business and we're glad you enjoyed our variety of vegetarian options. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have passed by this place probably 1000 times in the last 20 years and never ventured inside. During my quest to find different places to eat lunch, I remembered the truck with the ice cream on it parked outside. I Googled the menu and the food was to my liking so I made a visit. The service was very... More 

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

We're very glad you enjoyed your first visit with us! Our Chicken & Waffles is a new menu item that has been very popular! I would suggest trying the Pot Roast French Dip, BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese or our Bistro Meatloaf on your next visit! We hope to see you soon! We appreciate your business! Thank you, Jamie... More 

davidson, nc
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Growing up in St. Charles, the Colonial was always a post-event stop for ice cream after concerts and sports. Don't miss sharing the Kitchen Sink with 6 scoops of ice cream, all the toppings and served in a sink!

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us! We hope you get to visit us again soon and enjoy the Kitchen Sink Sundae! It's been around since 1976 and it's still a favorite! Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a good place for a quick family meal. The menu is varied and everyone is sure to find something that they will enjoy. The servers are pleasant and the atmosphere is colorful due to the unique effect of the modern lighting. And.............the ice cream is wonderful.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Donna, Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoy our food and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had dinner a couple of times at Colonial cafe in St. Charles. Experience was the same each time. Seated fairly promptly. Then waited...and waited. After about 10 minutes server came to our table. Placed our order and then waited...and waited. After about 30 minutes we were assured our food was coming. And it did, about another fifteen minutes later. Imagine... More 

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ron, It is not our standard to make a guest wait that long. Our expectations are for you to be greeted by your server in 30 seconds and for your food to come out in 10 to 15 minutes. This review has been shared with our Director of Operations, President and the General Manager at this location. We would... More 

Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We like both Colonial locations in Saint Charles. Family friendly, traditional food selections. Not only for breakfast, but their mac-and-cheese with bacon is fabulous!! Plenty of ice cream concoctions as well.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We have a new BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese that is equally delicious! Try it the next time you visit us. We appreciate your business! Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just across the road from our hotel where the breakfast on offer just wouldn't do so off we went to the Colonial. Traditional,family run diner offering an excellent selection. Skillets are a favourite and we were not disappointed! Together with great service we left topped up and ready to face the day! Really must try the ice cream next time...

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you choosing to dine at Colonial Cafe. One of my favorite skillets is the Veg Head Skillet. We hope to see you again soon! A new ice cream treat we have is our Ghirardelli Brownie and Hot Fudge Shake! Thank you, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Akron, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great Place for Ice Cream! I also had dinner. The roasted tomato soup was great. The portion size on my panini was awesome and it tasted great.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our Paninis are definitely a favorite among our guests. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for dining with us! Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

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Additional Information about Colonial Cafe

Address: 1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
Phone Number: +1 630-584-4647
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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