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Colonial Cafe

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5689 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
+1 815-455-5055
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06:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This restaurants was chosen by the father-in-law. Good choice. We had excellent service, plenty of choices on the menu, the food was good, and the prices are reasonable. I even treated myself to ice cream for dessert.

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Thank Bob5432
Marengo, Illinois
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had the 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich with bowl of split pea soup while my husband had 1/2 BLT plus soup. It was delicious. The server was amazing and brought out drink refills without our asking, plus extra napkins and more coffee. It was a great lunch. Would recommend it.

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Thank clc772
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

always a pleasant visit here. waitress are so kind and the place is so comfortable lite cool and airy. coffee is just right and love the loaded potato pancakes.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

great for a quick meal, coffee is really good and lots of great meal choices, I really love their potato pancakes. Hard for me to find one that is as good as my mom's and they come pretty close..

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Thank janet f
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast and ordered Santa Fe chicken skillet. Food arrived crispy hash brown with 2 eggs on top. Dug in and wait where is the chicken? It is hidden under the eggs!! I have this before and there were lots more chicken !! I mentioned this to the manager when I paid for the meal and he gave me... More 

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Thank Travelprn
Colonial C, Public Relations Manager at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Travelprn, Thank you for your fourth review of the Santa Fe Chicken Skillet. We are thrilled you have found a favorite dish at Colonial Cafe that keeps bringing you back! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon -- and we're positive we can get you... More 

McHenry, Illinois
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a nice family diner style restaurant. Traditional fare. But what I really like about it is the wait staff does not try to rush your meal and push you out the door. They are very respectful of people getting together. I meet up often with friends and we have tried several restaurants for breakfast in the Crystal Lake... More 

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Thank S1138
Galena, Illinois
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Good sized restaurant. Food was good and the menu has a wide selection. Great Ice Creme treats along with cakes too.

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Thank mtnmortician
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

best cup of coffee I have had in a long time,waitress was so nice and took great care of me..great choices of food any time day or night..putting them on my to go list..prices are great for seniors..

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Thank janet f
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

food was good, plated well and served hot. took awhile for waitress to get to us and they were not busy we after that saw the waitress once and only after she gave us the bill we all said the meal was great just lack of service

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Thank janet f
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast and had Santa grilled chicken skillet. I ordered potato crispy and it was not. Ordered eggs over hard and it was slapped on top. Not appetizing! There was only one sever on duty and it was not too busy but too much for one person. This led to bad service and bad experience. It would take a... More 

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Thank Travelprn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5689 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-455-5055
Description
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?