Local "50's Diner" chain that was a hangout place in the 80's. They expanded into a number of restaurants in the 90's - but this Aurora spot is an older location. They're most famous for their large "Kitchen Sink" ice cream sundae. It's a hearty banana split served in a container that looks like a sink -- a big kick for kids. (see here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2205010977) But times have changed, and so have people's tastes. Now, while the food is still decent, and they have tried to update the menu,(i.e. you can find avocado in an omelets) it still feels "dated." I do eat there from time to time and generally tend to like the food, but can leave feeling "heavy" or "buttery." Portions tend on the smaller side. Service varies by waitress.On the other hand, they make their own Ice cream, and it is good. If you're in the mood for this type of family restaurant food -- keep traveling West down the street (two lights) and go to "Mother's." (on left) Decor is about the same, but you'll get more for your money with huge portions. But if you want ice cream with your meal -- then stop right here, as Colonial is the place to go!
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