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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 253
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 12
    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 Comfort Food

A difficult place to get to because of street construction but once you get there the food and service were very good. My wife and I had the BBQ brisket special. The portion was huge. The bake beans and cole slaw were great. The corn bread was also very good. The prices were very reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Robert I
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A difficult place to get to because of street construction but once you get there the food and service were very good. My wife and I had the BBQ brisket special. The portion was huge. The bake beans and cole slaw were great. The corn bread was also very good. The prices were very reasonable. The menu has great selection... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a tad of a musty smell but it's a pleasant dining experience! Watch out, the taco salad salsa has extreme heat to it! The service was great and staff were all very friendly!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food and service are very good. Excellent portions and friendly service. The atmosphere is LOUD. It's not music, but the level at which people talk and the openness of the restaurant. If you want to eat in peace and quiet, you might not get that here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I had spitfire chicken pasta. Excellent. It is spicy and had LOTS of chicken. Good size serving. I’d definitely eat there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers very honest home cooked food. The menu choice is extensive and there are always some daily specials. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner. They have several beers on draft including a local beer. The waiting staff were very welcoming and helpful and when I saw that the daily bread had ham in it she immediately found me... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wife and daughter both ordered from the listed specials. The lamb was chewy and required some serious knife skills. My wife's buffalo steak which was ordered

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the lady at the hotel. I can see why. The food was very good, with a lot of variety offered. I had my first buffalo burger there and enjoyed it immensely. All of the food looked delicious. There is a large selection of desserts and pasty items - we took mega muffins back to the... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

excellent atmosphere, waitress was Johnny on the spot and our entire table of 8 enjoyed every bite!!!!

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Rapid City,SD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Food is always fresh and homemade for the most part. Desserts are AMAZINGLY good! CH is one of our go to places for the past few years. Love this place!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Being from the area, I take friends and visitors here. This family owned eatery is consistently a great place to get filled up. Local favorites are the carmel rolls, chicken noodle soup, and - well everything on the menu!

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?