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Colonial Cafe

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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh, how friendly the staff was!! What fun to see the old milkshake machines! We had never realized how many there were. The food was great - very tasty and nicely presented. I could not believe how much food I received for the price! Definitely a go-back-to place.

Thank hoho-ws
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My group of three adults went there for breakfast just before 10 on a Sunday. We were seated in about 10 minutes. As we were leaving, the crowd waiting was a little larger though. The waiting area is a little cramped but they have the buzzers so you can enjoy the outside air while you wait. The menu had plenty... More 

Thank PC T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't really impressed. Kinda on the pricey side for average at best food. The service was fast and friendly. The coffee was bad, skunky almost.

Thank Paul F
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Staff friendly. A commercial chain type restaurant but of good quality. Parking is easy. A nice place to take the family say for a Sunday brunch or a quick lunch date or dinner date.

Thank Troy G
Saint Charles, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We stopped in for breakfast and although the eggs were okay, the potatoes and cornbeef hash were very greasy and had a very bad taste. We complained to the wait staff, paid for our bill and left without eating. When we were paying we were asked to leave our name and address for the manager which we did. We were... More 

Thank cubbies2015
Saint Charles, Illinois
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

While this isn't my favorite restaurant to eat at, I do like coming here with my kids. They really enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant, which I would describe as fun and kid oriented. They have cool color changes light all over the restaurant that my kids love to look at. They also have a good kids menu and a... More 

Thank Derek S
Yorkville, IL
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Ate hear Friday night late. Ordered chips and guacamole. The chips were really greasy. The salsa and guacamole were fine, but the chips were visibly greasy.

Thank ilaudio
Omaha, Nebraska
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Hey I been going there when I am in town two times a year for the last twenty plus years ALWAYS good chow! Think breakfast place meets better quality local chain famous for ICE CREAM. Yep like Dennys or IHOP but much better quality. Great for families.

Thank MarkinOmaha
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Place needs some help with quality control i.e. REALLY dirty mug of coffee served. Also get the feeling they're under a lot of pricing pressure - seems like they went through their food items and did some productivity i.e. pancake syrup tasted like corn syrup, sausage links were really small, even the sunny side up eggs were abnormally undersized.

Thank Joseph P
Peoria, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We have eaten here many times over the past 12 years. We have never been disappointed. There is something for every taste. Highly recommended and convenient to several of the hotels in the area.

Thank Paula1964_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-584-4647
Specialties Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes and More! Lunch: Take a bite from our large selection of delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Burgers! Dinner: Try our homestyle dinners including Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes, scoops, Shakes, and of course the world famous Kitchen Sink! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! **We keep our traditional dishes all year round, but in addition to those we also offer special different options during each season! Catering: We offer a selection of catering options for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch! Great for parties and meetings. Free Large Party Rooms Available! See your local Colonial Cafe for Fundraising Opportunities

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?