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Colonial House Restaurant

2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #8 of 204 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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83% Recommend
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Incredible staff, great home style cooking and very large portions. Oriental chicken salad, chicken fried steak, and chicken noodle soup!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service, great food, large portions, and good prices. I went in with high expectations and they were more than met. I would definitely recommend it!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

If you are looking for absolutely excellent home-style cooking in Rapid City, look no further. I've yet to have a bad meal here. I would highly suggest their fried chicken. It almost melts in your mouth, no kidding. They also seem to always have some sort of new bread for you to try out. Check it out.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stopped here twice when we were down for Sturgis Bike Week. It was recommended to us from a local. Every meal we had was amazing!! The portions were huge, service was great. The Cheeseburger soup was amazing!!! I didn't know it was unlimited soup, or I would have had another bowl!! Keep up the good work ;)

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Rapid City, South Dakota
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Colonial house has the best breakfast in town. Their caramel rolls can not be beat. They also make pies and cakes that could rival your grandmothers! They have their own in-house pastry chef and it shows.

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Savannah, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

A little upscale as far as food choices with huge servings. Chef came out to chat. Ate leftovers next day for lunch.

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Moore, Oklahoma
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

I thought the staff was very friendly and there was variety on the menu to choose from. Can't go wrong with the unlimited soup, salad, and bread. Everything was great. Desserts looked awesome but I didn't get one.

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Hermosa, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

In addition to a wonderful, home-style menu, the Colonial House menu offers many vegetarian choices... a nice surprise. I had the Veggie Burger - a homemade patty doused with mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion - one of the best I've ever had. And, with a side of sweet potato fries! CH is a true treasure of Rapid City.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Great American Potatoes. Good breakfast with superior service. A great recommendation from Rushmore Shadows RV Resort.

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Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Late arrivers at this restaurant and they accomodated our group of 13 with a smile. Our waitress was most gracious and patient. The food was good and the dessert even better. Pies are wonderful!!! Not too pricey!!

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