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Colonial Cafe

2555 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-9742
+1 847-458-6600
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
2555 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102-9742
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 12 arrived at 9:20 p.m. to a wide menu, and a lovely person who waitressed! Our service was excellent. The menu was eclectic. We ordered breakfast, fried chicken, milk shakes, sandwiches, etc. it was all great. Bring your group!

Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I LOVED IT! We came at about 7pm and get seated immediately and service came right away. Service was wonderful and the waitress, Gloria, was so so friendly and helpful when ordering!!!! I highly recommend, if you like hot chocolate, that you...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The best chicken tenders I have ever had! Great, friendly staff and Ice Cream for dessert. Just a short walk from the Holiday Inn Express.

Thank Mark A
Clinton A, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Mark A, Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed our hand battered Chicken Tenders!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 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...More

Thank joselynlee
Clinton A, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

joselynlee, Thanks for the kind words! Glad to hear Ally and our manager did a great job! The Tall Turtle is definitely very popular. If you or your kids are feeling adventurous on your next visit, we have some new Ice Cream Creations; Explosion Shakes...More

Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Laura P
Clinton A, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Laura P, Thanks for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Chicagogirl1977
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

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!

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
Reviewed 2 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
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...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Calmac3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • 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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