We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Colonial House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
605-342-4640
Website
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A family owned favorite for 30 years offering American cuisine for...
A family owned favorite for 30 years offering American cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner. Be sure to try the South Dakota Buffalo, a delicious summer staple. Named ‘Best Favorite Restaurant’ by the RC Journal, the staff is devoted to community partnership and civic endeavors.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 448 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 234
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant meal

I was greeted promptly as I entered the restaurant, and the service was friendly throughout. I ordered their "Cajun rampage" burger. I'm not sure where the Cajun inspiration was, but it was still pretty good. Not a big deal, but I felt the speed of service was a bit slow for the number of people in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Darien S
,
Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rapid City, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was greeted promptly as I entered the restaurant, and the service was friendly throughout. I ordered their "Cajun rampage" burger. I'm not sure where the Cajun inspiration was, but it was still pretty good. Not a big deal, but I felt the speed of service was a bit slow for the number of people in the restaurant, but would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We have been going to this rest for over 30 years but oh has it declined in quality. BQ ribs was like shoe leather and waste.Salad was a healing dish of lettuce with one carrot. $21 for ribs other meals were less than average. Never every ask how meal. Report throughout community that the rest has really deteriorated. Will not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The breakfast is by far the best in Rapid City. We always brings relatives when they visit. the only drawback is the long wait because it's so popular. Hopefully that will change with the new larger building!

Was this review helpful? Yes
McCook, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Home cooking, nice staff, which in my book is important. Wide variety of deserts that you will love. Make this a stop on your travels. I'll go back again....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Consistently good food, always a good choice. The service is good. Whenever I call ahead to order a quiche or a pie to bring to a gathering, it's always a hit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No matter how busy they are always friendly. The colonial house serves great food and serves its customers very well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this place. Always busy, always great food at a fair price. Top three places to eat in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice comfortable restaurant. Lots of room to relax. Food was great. I had the buffalo burger! It was awesome. Great service as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
san francisco
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A favorite of our family for years. Excellent food reasonably priced. Always save room for dessert...every item made in house...terriffic! Parking can be tricky if they are busy but that's my only complaint. Full bar Super staff. You can't go wrong.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Most of the people I went to this restaurant to enjoyed their food, so I am basing my review on the food I had (average) but I would probably try it again and suspect I might have a better experience. I traveled to Rapid City with a group of people that had lived there, so Colonial House was an "insider... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kevin B, Owner at Colonial House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are regretful to hear your experience at Colonial House was not outstanding. Had we known your Buffalo Steak was not enjoyable, we would have made sure to fix it. We take the quality of our food extremely important and would have done our best to make sure you left with a meal you were satisfied with. We hope next... More 

Travelers who viewed Colonial House Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Colonial House Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: 605-342-4640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

A family owned favorite for 30 years offering American cuisine for breakfast lunch and dinner. Be sure to try the South Dakota Buffalo, a delicious summer staple. Named ‘Best Favorite Restaurant’ by the RC Journal, the staff is devoted to community partnership and civic endeavors.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Colonial House Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?