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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 243
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  • 149
    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
Desserts, always start with them first.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
cutiethebear
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 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
Top Contributor
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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Spearfish, SD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Okay let's review for that's okay let's review for the colonial house in March 20th and review for the colonial house in March excellent place food is superb Linda the server was good knowledgeable and very helpful and was very fun tonight we will be back thank you call me

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is our 'Go-to' place when we can't decide where to eat in Rapid City. Locals love this place- great food, delicious desserts and nice atmosphere. Can't wait until they open in their new location.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast the last time we had family in town. Service was okay (more coffee refills would've been nice for our large group), but the food was as good as its ever been. The wait staff is always super friendly and you can't beat their cinnamon and Caramel rolls.

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was greeted promptly as I entered the restaurant, and the service was friendly throughout. I ordered their "Cajun rampage" burger. I'm not sure where the Cajun inspiration was, but it was still pretty good. Not a big deal, but I felt the speed of service was a bit slow for the number of people in the restaurant, but would... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have been going to this rest for over 30 years but oh has it declined in quality. BQ ribs was like shoe leather and waste.Salad was a healing dish of lettuce with one carrot. $21 for ribs other meals were less than average. Never every ask how meal. Report throughout community that the rest has really deteriorated. Will not... More 

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

Marlene, I am saddened to hear that your experience with Colonial House was not favorable. We are extremely thankful you have been a loyal customer the past 30 years and would love to have you back. We did encounter a problem with the equipment we smoke our BBQ ribs in and as soon as we become aware of the issue... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The breakfast is by far the best in Rapid City. We always brings relatives when they visit. the only drawback is the long wait because it's so popular. Hopefully that will change with the new larger building!

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McCook, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Home cooking, nice staff, which in my book is important. Wide variety of deserts that you will love. Make this a stop on your travels. I'll go back again....

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Consistently good food, always a good choice. The service is good. Whenever I call ahead to order a quiche or a pie to bring to a gathering, it's always a hit.

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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