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Colonial Cafe

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2555 West Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
+1 847-458-6600
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Today
06:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since we live within a mile of Colonial, we go for breakfast often, always on a weekday when there are few others there. It's mostly ok, breakfast is an easy order. But probably every 3rd visit we either get a waitperson that just drops the ball or an order that is just wrong. Luckily, the management is usually willing to... More 

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Thank Kat J
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake is a reliable restaurant that aims to please. The wait staff is always friendly no matter what time we go, and the food is good, with some entrees better than others according to taste. We love the appetizer platter and the muffin samples. And of course, you won't go wrong with ice cream afterwards---I... More 

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Thank Calmac3
Madison, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The service was wonderful here, but the food left something to be desired--let's just say that Denny's food would be better than this. I will say the side of mac 'n cheese I ordered was good as well as the pumpkin soup...but the rest of the food my party ordered was terrible--the pulled pork was dry and not tasty, and... More 

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Thank Melissa R
Lemont, Illinois
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97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The kids will love the ice cream and great kids' menu. The adults will enjoy the country home atmosphere and excellent variety on the menu. Great service, food and value.

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Thank Richard B
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place for dine in or carry out. We live close n eat here 2x PEr month. Fresh omelette s n great kids menu and pancakes. Service is always excellent and courteous

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1 Thank Tierandy
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119 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We just stopped by this restaurant which is next to the hotel we are staying at. We tried a shake and bowl of ice cream. It was great, but next time when we have more time I'd like to try "The Sink" dessert!

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Thank Brophman
Algonquin, Illinois
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I haven't been back there since, because when I eat breakfast, I want a good cup of coffee. Unless they have updated the coffee, I would not go back. The food was just ok, as well.

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Thank Lor1616
New Bern, North Carolina
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245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at this location...very warm and welcoming staff made you feel right at home. Loved our 3-egg breakfast with grit cakes. You can judge a breakfast joint by their coffee and toast...both here were divine! Waitress made my toddler love it even more with a free ice cream sample...yummy!

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Thank Caytoncristy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Proportions are very small. Needs a serous make over. The service wasn't bad. Had the fish wasn't impressed. Definitely wouldn't go back.

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Thank evolgk
Carpenters
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

There aren't many breakfast places around and when you need to eat quickly, you can't go wrong here. Menu items are typical and always are delicious. What a sweet surprise to have a taster cup of ice cream at the end of your meal even for breakfast.

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Thank Genni F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2555 West Bunker Hill Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-6600
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

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