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Colonial Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast...
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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So many yummy choices!

The menu had so much to offer that it was hard to choose. The food was excellent and the service was great! I will definitely visit again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
CandiSpfld
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Springfield, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Springfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The menu had so much to offer that it was hard to choose. The food was excellent and the service was great! I will definitely visit again.

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Bartlett
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to three of the Colonial Cafe's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This one did not disappoint. My breakfast was awesome!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time eating here. Waitress was rushing to take our order,food wasn't good to us. That's a place to eat at when your drunk,so you don't know how bad the food is. I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great experience! Have been a few times and have never been disappointed. Breakfast has several selections, service is always friendly & quick and the prices reasonable. Want a change of pace from the usual ho-hum breakfast fare? This is the place for you! I have also been for lunch. Same experience. Everything was super good! A great family... More 

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

Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon! I would definitely suggest a new favorite of ours the BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese and the Hot Fudge Brownie Shake. Sincerely, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent family restaurant with a vast selection of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home made ice cream with a large variety of sundaes and sodas. Check out "The Kitchen Sink" which is s huge ice cream creation, which many are unable to finish.

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

Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're glad you enjoy so much of our menu. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for choosing to dine with Colonial. Sincerely, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This reminds me of an old time diner. Their ice cream is incredible! Breakfast is hearty & inexpensive! Soups are home made. Not a place for low calories!

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Lake In The Hills
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
874 reviews 874 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
538 helpful votes 538 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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-584-4647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Family Fare

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!
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?