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Colonial Cafe

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2555 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-9742
+1 847-458-6600
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family visited on 5-27-17 after a long day we enjoyed a great meal, and a few icecreams. The tall Turtle was my favorite. My server Ally was amazing and the manager on duty was feiwndly and geeat with the kids, who waa crancky...thanks for a great time...we will be back

Thank joselynlee
Algonquin, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to Colonial Cafe this past weekend to celebrate my birthday. Not only was the food amazing, but prices are very reasonable and portions are a pretty good size. We also had one of the best waiters I've had for a long time!! He was absolutely fantastic. This was the first time I'd ever been there,... More 

Thank Laura P
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We love to come here when we are in the area. Their chicken & waffles are great with the spicy pancake sauce. I personally love their chicken tenders, you get a lot of tenders (7-8), fries, coleslaw and sauce all for $9.95! Their ice cream creations are amazing and their chocolate peanut butter ice cream is to die for! If... More 

Thank Chicagogirl1977
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! All of our ice cream is also available in pints & quarts to-go. Next time you can take some chocolate peanut butter ice cream home with you! More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I do not care for the Colonial in crystal lake. Algonquin though has very good service. I highly recommend their nachos and patty melt. I recommend the Algonquin location that the Crystal Lake one. I hope you find this review helpful.

Thank Cbjhome
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were able to get gluten free pancakes. The short stack is 3 large. Very good. Although, 8.50 seems a little expensive. We will be back.

Thank lcrib
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

Thank Kat J
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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153 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

Thank Calmac3
Madison, Wisconsin
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

Thank MelissaR659
Lemont, Illinois
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149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.

Thank Richard B
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2555 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-9742
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Algonquin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-458-6600
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?