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Colonial House Restaurant

2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #6 of 203 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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366 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
East Coast USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

RC website listed as all dinners <$12(wrong) more in the $15-$25range, average menu, great waitress, delicious creme brulee but it was prepared way ahead and cold,(very hard thick crust), I have a medical condition and cannot drink alcohol so I ordered a virgin mary, they billed it at full price and listed it on the bill as with well vodka... More

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Gillette, Wyoming
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Ontario, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The owner of the Lazy U Motel recommended this place for dinner. It did not disappoint. The service was very nice. The food excellent. My husband had the rib-eye steak and I had a nice big dinner salad. Both were delicious. His meal came with roasted garlic. I ended up taking some of it and putting it on the bread... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Can I say home cooking! Best meal you can get is at this place! The service is also stellar! Always a great experience! This is one to visit in the black hills!

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Montreal, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Started with the fried cheddar cheese balls which were very tasty. I had chicken fried steak, partner had ribs and sausage, both were absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The server we had seem to be having a bad day, she brought us our bill without asking if we wanted anything else. She also barely checked in on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Six dollars for tomatoe juice. Raised prices . Prices under 12.00 My eye. Food was premaid and micro waved.

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

Thank you for visiting Colonial House Restaurant & Bar, we appreciate all feedback. Our menus and prices are updated as needed, and we try to update all published menus at the same time. I apologize that you found an outdated menu. A large tomato juice is $2.50, however, alcoholic drinks like a Bloody Mary are $6.00 so without knowing more... More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Never been disappointed with breakfast here Starting with fresh warm caramel roll, followed by eggs benedict which were excellent. Served with a huge slab of ham instead of the traditional Canadian bacon. Didn't take a thing away from it. Coffee was good and the home fries were not greasy yet crispy. A little pricey - $30 for two, but definitely... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor, our family enjoyed our meal at Colonial House very much. We particularly liked the Flat Iron Steak and Hummus starter. Sarah, our server, was very helpful and even helped us with the go-to places in Rapid City.

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