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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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Algonquin, Illinois
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147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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124 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 

Thank Melissa R
Lemont, Illinois
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132 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Tierandy
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

Thank Brophman
Algonquin, Illinois
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40 reviews
36 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.

Thank Lor1616
New Bern, North Carolina
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173 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!

Thank Caytoncristy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?