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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (32 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
“sundae” (11 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had come to St. Charles for a wedding from Ohio, our Hotel was close to the Colonial Cafe so we decided to check it out. Four of us tried the "Kitchen Sink" ice cream, it was wonderful.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Colonial Cafe was quite small, located on State Street in downtown Geneva. This location in St. Charles is a couple of miles from the quaint downtown, but this diner still retains the superb quality and diner ambience that made the Colonial Cafe famous...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ice cream Kids love it grown ups too Not expensive Big portions of ice cream Will be going back

Thank Young3too
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like good comfort food, this is the place to eat. We are in St. Charles several times a year, and we always eat here. Have not had a meal we did not love. Chicken Fried Steak is excellent and our favorite is Bistro...More

Thank lauriek145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner. They offer a wide variety of things on their menu, and everything was great, portions very generous. They also offer fantastic looking "kitchen sink" ice cream sundaes. Wish we had room in our tummies for one!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place has been here forever and it's a lot of fun. First off, how can you not love the giant fiberglass model of their famous "Kitchen Sink" sundae parked out front? Their slogan: "Sink you can do it?" (No, we didn't sink so, but...More

Thank GhiaGirl
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Nice little cafe. Good food, GREAT desserts. Great service too. Wait staff very helpful with everything

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Came by to get some great ice cream for desert after our dinner at home. Great carry out choices. Got the PBF Chipper and the Razz MaTazz Chipper.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place several times before, but this is the first time I stepped in for ice cream only. I choose to have their PBF ice cream sundae. I made a good choice as it was an awesome dessert.

Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Years ago, Colonial had this market to itself, but hasn't kept up with the competition - or really effectively branded itself. Once a reliable place for a basic breakfast, lunch, or ice cream treat, Colonial's menu is all over the map. Actually, there are as...More

Thank Willwerks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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