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Colonial House Restaurant

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American, Bar, Dessert, Hamburgers
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2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
605-342-4640
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 242
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great family resturant

Traveling across country Recommended by motel Friday nite special prime rib Excllent value Craft beers friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
bingster2014
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jackson
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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461 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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jackson
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Traveling across country Recommended by motel Friday nite special prime rib Excllent value Craft beers friendly

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Nova Scotia, Canada
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went here after reading reviews here- it was ok- the bread was ok- the menu wasn't that extensive- we ended up getting the pot roast special- and I thought it was a little over priced for what we got- I've actually had better and cheaper at truck stops- it wasn't awful it was just ok!

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Billings, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great family restaurant, they never stop trying to improve. I am sure its not always easy but they continue to grow, best wishes in the new location.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After many years, I returned here today with a friend and both the food and the service -- as well as the atmosphere -- are still amazing! Our server was Brian, who is courteous, polite, respectful, attentive, professional, congenial, genuine . . . I could go on and on! I will definitely not stay away as long as I did... More 

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Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've eaten at Colonial House over twenty times, and each visit has been wonderful. The wait staff is long-term employees (which shows me an excellent management style), and the menu items are always correctly prepared and served with a smile. Highly recommended!

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South Pasadena, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For our last night in Rapid City, we had decided to visit this local restaurant for a hearty meal. We had spent the day at Devil's Tower and had missed lunch due to the day's travel. Prior reviews on Yelp and Tripadvisor were overall quite good (4 stars). This restaurant was also cited as a worthwhile local dining option in... More 

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Belgrade
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This my friends has the best caramel rolls day after day. The reputation is on the line and they always surpass it. This is the spot my family and friends meet when ever we are in town. I have heard they will be moving to another place. I can only imagine at a new place what they may produce. Looking... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My first time eating at Colonial and I loved it! I had an awesome server named Troy, a very nice young man who was so friendly, polite and attentive. The breakfasts are so filling and comforting and it helps that Bloody Marys are served to spice things up. The Bloody Marys are also served with bacon, I love it! I... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went their for lunch and always love eating there, the food was great and their desserts always so darn good. I am writing today about the caramels that they have in their place for sale. They are so good. I always end of grabbing a couple at check out, then putting them back and grabbing a whole bag of them.... More 

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Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good breakfast food, local, hometown feel with hearty portions. Delicious cinnamon roll. Unfortunately it is located away from I90, but worth the 10 minute drive off the interstate.

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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, Bar, Dessert, Hamburgers

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

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