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Colonial House Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 184
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Breakfast ONLY

I go here very often and always have their breakfast! Its the best breakfast in town; large servings and great flavor. Eggs Benny or Hippi Spin Omlette ...sign me up. However not a fan of their lunch or dinner offerings, honestly over priced for such small servings and flavorless . HOWEVER I cannot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
northemily
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I go here very often and always have their breakfast! Its the best breakfast in town; large servings and great flavor. Eggs Benny or Hippi Spin Omlette ...sign me up. However not a fan of their lunch or dinner offerings, honestly over priced for such small servings and flavorless . HOWEVER I cannot stress enough that their breakfast is the... More 

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Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for breakfast on our way to Mt. Rushmore. We were seated quickly and our server Janice came to see about us right away. I had the Jack Rabbit Scrambler with American potatoes. It was fantastic. My son had the caramel but french toast and after he shared a bite, I was jealous. After we were done, Janice... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had the prime rib. It was good but not great. Salad was fresh and the potato was good and hot. My friend had the sirloin steak and he said it was pretty good.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable family restaurant. Staff was very friendly ( except the hostess but it could have just been an off day for her) but the waitress was fantastic, solid recommendations from her and overall a good experience.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I ate her as a solo diner on the recommendation of the desk clerk at the hotel where I was staying. Restaurant staff were very friendly. I ordered the Chicken and Broccoli Pasta, replacing the cream sauce with marinara. It was just average -- plenty of chicken and broccoli, but the marinara was pretty bland. Honestly, I should have known... More 

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Pigeon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Traveling through Rapid City we went to the Colonial House for a breakfast after reading reviews. We had a wonderful breakfast and caramel roll. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient and the food was brought out in a timely manner. We love non chain local places and this has been one of our favorites. Wish we could go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are looking for fancy, this is not the place. The desserts are homemade, great portion size, and VERY tasty. The flat iron steak is not too good ( there is a certain steakhouse chain restaurant that serves one way better ). The lamb chops & Walleye were good. Side salad is below average. The bread w/ham is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're only visiting Rapid for a short time this is an absolute must. I I live in Rapid City and the Colonial is definitely a local favorite. I've never been disappointed with what I ordered. Everything they serve is amazing and the dessert are to die for. One of my all time favorites is the caramel rolls they have.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I thought the food and service were excellent. We came for breakfast and enjoyed the atmosphere . We were not rushed and the omelette I had was delicious, My son had a bison burger and thought it was also very good.

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Leesburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were travelling through Rapid city and asked some local where to eat. Three people recommended the Colonial House. Good enough for us, so we went there. The place is not fancy - if you are looking for fine dining with a posh atmosphere, this ain't it! However, if you are looking for really good food, not overpriced, good service... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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