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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, 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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  • 166
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food EVER

In town for a conference and a local took us here for breakfast. I had the BEST chorizo, egg & potato mix. The service was fantastic and I LOVED the Wizard of Oz art! Thank you Rita, for taking us and thank you Linda, for the excellent service. Keep up the wonderful work!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2013
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Maricopa, Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Custer, South Dakota, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I had been recommended highly to check this place out, was told this was the best restaurant in Rapid City. We went for dinner and I was disappointed. The only saving grace was the homemade soup and the rolls. My entree was "forgettable". I have heard breakfasts are good but not sure if I want to try again.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

In town for a conference and a local took us here for breakfast. I had the BEST chorizo, egg & potato mix. The service was fantastic and I LOVED the Wizard of Oz art! Thank you Rita, for taking us and thank you Linda, for the excellent service. Keep up the wonderful work!

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

My favorite breakfast place. Order the chorizo burrito! And don't forget a Carmel roll! My husband and I go there every couple weeks :)

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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The $5 voucher given by the Best Western Town N Country next door offset the price of breakfast, but without the voucher the food is too pricey. It's good food, but not worth the price without the voucher.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Reasonable food quality, prices, service etc. the place is pretty big and pretty clean from what I could tell. It was really busy when we went on a weekday night. Portions are huge but they have regular sizes if you ask!

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Large "All American" restaurant popular with locals but also convenient to many chain hotels. Brief wait for a table with a terrific server. Two in our party of five chose to "split" a dinner entree which included a salad and a side. The server "halved" all prior to serving, the "sharing" fee was just $1! Quirky decor which included "throwback"... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stopped here for a late breakfast/early lunch on a trip through Rapid City. The restaurant was clean. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu is large and offers reasonable prices for a wide variety of tastes.

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Centreville, Virginia
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place was convenient for us because we stayed in the Best Western right behind it. Other than that, it was just another local restaurant. It was really busy when we were there, the service was ok and the food was good but not stellar.

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La Grange, Illinois
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Due to my age, it takes longer for my eyes to adjust to changing light. Once that was done I found the interior design to be very relaxing which was just what I needed after a long days drive with a stop at the Crazy Horse monument before entering Rapid City. We were promptly seated by a friendly hostess with... More 

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Orange, California
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This restuarant was recommended by the front desk manager at the Comfort Suites Hotel, where we were staying. It is a favorite of local people and we can see why it is. Delicious food from a large menu with reasonable prices.

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Additional Information about Colonial House Restaurant

Address: 2501 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: 605-342-4640
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bar, Dessert, Hamburgers

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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, Dessert, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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