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Colonial Cafe

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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
05:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 05:30 - 23:00
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Dryden, Canada
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant with a nice menu. I have multiple food allergies and have very limited tolerances. They were very accommodating. Good food and service. Walking distance from the Best Western hotel.

Thank Tourista47
NW Ohio
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

service was excellent....we had a very attentive server....but, my sandwich was just average in taste and it was overpriced for a sandwich. Hubby did have one of the specials ....and he liked it a lot.

Thank bookmeezer
Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Loved the atmosphere, good food, and great service. Waitress helped the kids pick out the meal choices. Great ice cream selections.

Thank Shirley B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Colonial is our goto place for any meal. The diverse menu has something for everyone. My girls go for the home cooked comfort food, my son loves the burgers and my husband goes for the specialty sandwiches. I love the veggie burger or fish tacos. The service is very friendly and the food comes out fast. Great food in a... More 

Thank Rower16
Geneva, Illinois
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've eaten at the Colonial Cafe several times. What made my last trip there excellent was the waitress, Tia. She is phenomenal! Not only was she getting orders in and food out quickly at a busy time of day, but she was also engaging with her customers, including my husband and me. I've been going out to eat for close... More 

1 Thank tks617
Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped for lunch which was great nothing fancy but very good food. The service was good they had a huge menu and some fabulous looking ice cream treats you can also have all day breakfast which is sometimes just what you want. We would defiantly recommend this place and will eat there next time in St Charles.👍

Thank TAB2234
Warren, Michigan
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Right next door to the Best Western hotel. We had a great breakfast one Sunday following a concert the night before. Both of our choices were awesome - so good we ate everything on our plates. I'm kind of a coffee snob and they served up much better than average coffee, too. I'd eat here again.

Thank rfross
Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

About the biggest menu I have ever seen. Great place for whopping large breakfasts, nice tasty lunches, and good old "comfort food" the rest of the day. By the way their ice cream sundaes and malts will send you to the moon. Very reasonably priced for the portions you get. Not a fancy place but just good old down home... More 

Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding, Took the Grandkids. Breakfast all day if that is what you want. Famous for ice cream and what they call the kitchen sink filled with goodies.

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Valparaiso, IN
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

They have a large breakfast menu. The food and service are always good. I order the crepes every time we go!

Thank mosika

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?