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“Best Ice Cream in town”
Review of Colonial Cafe

Colonial Cafe
Ranked #1 of 8 Dessert in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: 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
Saint Charles, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best Ice Cream in town”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our favorite family restaurant and love their ice cream!!!! Breakfast is one of our favorite meals. Great place to take family and friends.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Vicenza, Italy
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356 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Try a Turtle Sundae--A St. Charles Tradition!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Yes, Colonial has been serving exceptional ice cream for over 50 years now. Of course, it's a good place to go for the sundaes, but the food is decent as well--whether you go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu is varied; something for everyone, from chicken pot pie to a Reuben sandwich. (when was the last time you had a Reuben?) An additional Colonial Cafe was recently opened on the west side of town; the food is the same, but the ambiance isn't--unless you like the "Jetson's Futuristic" style. It's a definite step up from the chain restaurants in the area.....

  • Visited August 2012
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Overland Park, Ks
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172 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We only ate here because it was walking distance from our motel, but we came back a second time because of the friendly service and menu choices were plentiful. There is something for everyone. I highly recommend the pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon butter.

Visited September 2012
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A local legend”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Colonial Cafes have been in the western suburbs for a long, long time. The food is really good, however, the locals come here for the wonderful ice cream treats. They make their own and it's a delight. The main feature is what they call the Kitchen Sink. It's huge and served in a mini-kitchen sink. Finish it all and it's yours free. Stomach pump not included.

A great place to go to for food or dessert.

Visited September 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nothing great”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is an average greasy spoon. It is a family restaurant which was founded on deserts (ice cream) and branched out. Went 2x, 7pm and 10am. Each time the service was very slow, 1/2 hour and 3/4 hour, to get food. This was when the restaurant had less than 20 people in it each time. Most of the food is on the greasy side. If you like this sort of thing, the restaurant will be fine.

Visited July 2012
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