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Colonial Cafe

5689 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8056
+1 815-455-5055
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
19 Jun 2017
“Horrible dinner”
21 May 2017
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
5689 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8056
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Walked in and noticed the floor was filthy. Were seated and ordered. Waitress looked like she didn't want to be there. Brought our dinner to us and it was incorrect. Took her forever to come back. By then food was cold. Manager brought us the...More

Thank Tfeddeler
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We are so sorry to hear of your recent experience at our cafe. Please know this review has been shared with the manager of the cafe, our director of operations, and the president of the company. If you would be so kind to contact us...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

4 of us went for breakfast on a rainy Saturday. 3 of us had coffee and 1 wanted hot tea. Waitress brought the beverages and took our food order. I ordered Santa Fe chicken which was no longer on the menu but I was told...More

Thank Travelprn
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.

Thank Bob5432
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...More

Thank clc772
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.

1  Thank janet f
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..

Thank janet f
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...More

Thank Travelprn
Colonial C, Public Relations Manager at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

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...More

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.

Thank mtnmortician
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..

Thank janet f
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...More

Thank janet f
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$13
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5689 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8056
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-455-5055
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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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