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Colonial House Restaurant

2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #8 of 204 restaurants in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Yes. They definitely meet all the criteria of a top notch family friendly restaurant that cares about its customers and the quality of foid that they bring to your table. Been there twice in 2 days here and going back again before we leave. A big thank you to our waitress "Rachelle" for being so kind and attentive. Proves you... More

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the 2nd time i have been here. The first time it was late and they were very busy, but the food was good. They were out of the dessert i wanted to try. Tonight i had the flat iron beef steak with a whole roasted garlic on the side. It was very tasty and tender cooked to perfection.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were seated right away at 5:30 on a Friday but it was starting to fill up quickly. Service was slow but the server was apologetic. We had an onion ring appetizer which was good. My boyfriend had the beer cheese soup which was delicious. They also brought out a load of bread with andouille sausage and hot sauce on... More

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Cheshire, England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This friendly local restaurant is adjacent to the Best Western hotel and is always full with locals enjoying the great cooking. We had breakfast and dinner here over three days and the service and food were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I used to go here often as a kid and have fond memories of it. Now I get to take my kid there and it hasn't changed a bit. We stopped in for breakfast and I was not disappointed. Our waitress was super friendly, food came out quickly and tasted great! I highly recommend eating here!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I eat there often (well I used to). Noticed the "new" breakfast menu. I had 2 pieces of French toast, 2 Eggs, 2 slices of bacon, and coffee. With 3 dollar tip it cost me almost 18 bucks. Way overpriced and so not cool to gouge the out of towers and the collateral damage to us locals. Hello Millstone, same... More

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Kevin B, Owner at Colonial House Restaurant, responded to this review

We did update our menus for the entire year however, we have kept several meals available to our guest at a great price. We have nine options available under our “Bob’s Bargain Breakfast” all under 6.99. We hope to see you in again soon, to try out one of our great options still at a reasonable price. More

Delano, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this restaurant. My husband and I split the ribs and sausage dinner and had more than enough to eat. I think these were the best ribs I have ever eaten. the balance of sweet and spicy were perfect for me. The texture on the meat was wonderful. We were served a sweet, fruit studded bread with our... More

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East Coast USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Quite good effort at accommodating tree nut allergy (with one small blip). Very welcoming of a last-minute large group. Friendly service from manager to wait staff. We enjoyed eating on the outside patio during the "Polar Vortex." Nice range of classic American dishes. Pasta selections were fine. Pozole soup excellent. Warm breads were quite sweet, but tasty.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Could tell by the parking lot this was gonna be a great place to eat. There was a very short wait, but it was very well worth it. We ate breakfast here and it was the best meal we've had in a while! The food is awesome! Obviously homemade. Wish we could pick up the restaurant and move it to... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Read some great reviews on this restaurant and after a hard day of hiking decided to get some rest in my hotel room. As fate would have it, this restaurant was close to the hotel so I thought I would call and see if they had take-out. They did, so I ordered a salad. The staff was so nice on... More

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