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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love it cream from Colonial. Many times we call ahead and it is ready for take out within 5 minutes. You can also eat in. They remodeled in the last year and the inside is terrific. Some of the best ice cream around!

Thank T M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Back in the ‘70s we went here mostly for ice cream. But as they’ve added more dishes to their menu over the years, we go mainly for a meal, with ice cream for dessert. My wife had a BLT with avocado and fried egg on...More

Thank _bookworm2000
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Very busy breakfast place however the seating seems to come relatively quickly, so there isn't a great deal of waiting. The options for breakfast are very diverse and actually prepared quickly and I must say are very good. I think the pricing is a bit...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had come to St. Charles for a wedding from Ohio, our Hotel was close to the Colonial Cafe so we decided to check it out. Four of us tried the "Kitchen Sink" ice cream, it was wonderful.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The original Colonial Cafe was quite small, located on State Street in downtown Geneva. This location in St. Charles is a couple of miles from the quaint downtown, but this diner still retains the superb quality and diner ambience that made the Colonial Cafe famous...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Good ice cream Kids love it grown ups too Not expensive Big portions of ice cream Will be going back

Thank Young3too
Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you like good comfort food, this is the place to eat. We are in St. Charles several times a year, and we always eat here. Have not had a meal we did not love. Chicken Fried Steak is excellent and our favorite is Bistro...More

Thank lauriek145
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went for dinner. They offer a wide variety of things on their menu, and everything was great, portions very generous. They also offer fantastic looking "kitchen sink" ice cream sundaes. Wish we had room in our tummies for one!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place has been here forever and it's a lot of fun. First off, how can you not love the giant fiberglass model of their famous "Kitchen Sink" sundae parked out front? Their slogan: "Sink you can do it?" (No, we didn't sink so, but...More

Thank GhiaGirl
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Nice little cafe. Good food, GREAT desserts. Great service too. Wait staff very helpful with everything

Thank Chelsea M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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, 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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