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Colonial Ice Cream Restaurant

600 S McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
+1 847-888-3939
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good45%
  • Average28%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
27 Jan 2018
“Very good meal”
28 Dec 2017
“Used To Be Good”
Closed Now
$$ - $$$
600 S McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

My husband and I stopped here for dinner. The food was very good and arrived quickly. The waitress was very good, friendly and attentive. It has a clean bright warm atmosphere.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

About five years ago, I was a Friday night regular at this place for six years. The food was very good and the staff very friendly to us. Something has changed. The staff is still friendly, but the food has gotten very plain tasting. I...More

Thank BartlettDan
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I have driven by this place many times but for some reason it never looked that appealing. I saw that they had a coupon on local flavor so we decided to give them a try for breakfast. Service started out good with a large thermos...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This was a wonderful lunch. Colonial has really become an outstanding restaurant, in my opinion. The service is always amazing friendly and helpful. The food is great quality and delicious. I have tried many different items on the menu over the course of the past...More

Thank larryd6578
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after the concert. Was pleasantly surprised with a vast menu and attentive staff. The food was very good and the sundaes for desert were even better.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A very confusing menu cause they ask if you want a basket but doesn't seem to be any different than ordering a separate burger & fries. Food is okay, they advertise heavily on TV but should concentrat on more tasty food. Best thing they offer...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Bring the whole family and get the kitchen sink for dessert. Good food too with several locations, will return.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good, mac & cheese was very good, rest was tasty but not special. Service was very slow and aweful.

Thank Kristy H
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Came in with a big group so we were maybe equivalent to 5 regular tables. After getting seated we waited over an hour for our food. At the one hour mark I asked the waitress if it was coming soon and she replied yes with...More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We ate here twice last week (Thursday and Sunday). Service on Thursday was ok. I ordered only (allegedly) homemade guacamole and chips. Chips were possibly homemade but they were greasy. Guacamole was really bad. It was most likely from a package. I could not finish...More

Thank spiewaa
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, 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: 600 S McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123-7196
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-888-3939
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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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