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Colonial Ice Cream Restaurant

600 S Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
+1 847-888-3939
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good33%
  • Average31%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible6%
21 May 2017
“Food is average, custard is good, expsensive for fast food.”
25 Feb 2017
“Out of towners”
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$$ - $$$
600 S Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

A very confusing menu cause they ask if you want a basket but doesn't seem to be any different than ordering a separate burger & fries. Food is okay, they advertise heavily on TV but should concentrat on more tasty food. Best thing they offer...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Bring the whole family and get the kitchen sink for dessert. Good food too with several locations, will return.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good, mac & cheese was very good, rest was tasty but not special. Service was very slow and aweful.

Thank Kristy H
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Came in with a big group so we were maybe equivalent to 5 regular tables. After getting seated we waited over an hour for our food. At the one hour mark I asked the waitress if it was coming soon and she replied yes with...More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We ate here twice last week (Thursday and Sunday). Service on Thursday was ok. I ordered only (allegedly) homemade guacamole and chips. Chips were possibly homemade but they were greasy. Guacamole was really bad. It was most likely from a package. I could not finish...More

Thank spiewaa
Reviewed 15 October 2014

the food here is not the greatest but if you like the starchy cholesterol full Midwestern type food it'll do. The problem I have is with the staff. I am white and my best friend in this area is not. we have chosen to have...More

Thank Marysuzane P
Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Ice Cream Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2014

Thank you for your comments. We have shared your review with our Manager of our Elgin location, Director of Operations and President of Colonial Cafe. We believe it is extremely important to treat all people equally. Some team members utilize the free mini treat card...More

Reviewed 31 May 2014

Daring enough to eat the kitchen sink alone? Kitchen sink is a must try if you love ice cream. If I am not mistaken, 6 scoops of ice cream. If you finish eating the kitchen sink you get a free sticker. I did not try...More

Thank japs1969
Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife and I dined at Colonial for a family dinner with my daughter, and also my son, his wife and their 2 children. Since there were 7 of us, the restaurant was very accommodating to push several tables together so we could all sit...More

Thank The-Road-Tripster
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We have lived near Colonial our whole lives and have watched it change into a nice restaurant. The inside has recently been remodeled to a clean and modern look. Service is always good as well as the food, especially for breakfast. It's a great place...More

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The main draw at this pleasant family restaurant are breakfasts and an extensive ice cream menu. Cooked-to-order breakfast staples are very good, and hey, you can't go wrong with the desserts. The lunch and dinner menu consists of mainstream diner fare. The items we sampled...More

Thank FoodFight101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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: 600 S Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-888-3939
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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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