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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (35 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner a little earlier than normal at 5:30 PM. Great timing, the lobby was packed on our way out. We were greeted by a new server, Barry. He was visibly nervous, but calmed down within a minute. We engaged Barry in conversation...More

Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We went for late lunch, place was pretty empty. 3 employees looking at one check at register, several others walking around. We never got a helix or be right with you, no recognition at all. We left, never been in a place with such inconsiderate...More

Thank lspez
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We went for dinner, the waitress was not efficient and the food was below average. We didn't feel welcomed. The prices were high for the general service.

Thank Kosta K
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Our Fishing Club meets at Colonial Cafe 3 times a month for breakfast. They take very good care of us with excellent service, very nice choice of food.....and friendly environment. Try the avocado bread with poached eggs.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We had a great tine. The food was delicious and as expected from the menu. The menu was detailed and colorful It was complete with great description

Thank Mary O
Clinton A, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for the review

Reviewed June 24, 2018

We've been enjoying The Colonial in various locations (especially the "old" place on the North side of Rt 14 in Crystal Lake) for over 30 years. Our kids proudly display the "I ate the Kitchen Sink" sticker. Recently, we were in St Charles on an...More

Thank falca191
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Billed as an ice cream parlor on Google Maps, but it's much more - extensive menu, surprised they offered a quinoa bowl as a special (turns out it was very good). Friendly and attentive staff, family atmosphere.

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We were in town for two night to attend a wedding. After eating at the Colonial Cafe the first morning, we quickly decided we would return the second morning. Many breakfast choices, with friendly and prompt service. Our servers were Sarah R. on the first...More

1  Thank Randy F
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in impromptu on a Saturday morning. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was great- we had a skillet and French toast. The coffee was yummy too. We had not been here since they updated their interior. Looks great!

1  Thank Paige_O109
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We went for a mid afternoon lunch. The service was good and friendly. We walked In and immediately noticed the floors were dirty the rugs were not clean or vacuumed. It just makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like and if there are sanitary...More

1  Thank mstew51987
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 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
  • E-mail
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, or Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily 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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