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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was across the street from the Quality Inn where we stayed for business in the area and looked homey. The menu was very family oriented and offered many choices to please most any taste. Beer and wine were available, yeah! My fish and...More

Thank Raymond S
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Raymond, thank you for the kind review. Next time we do hope you try our Friday Fresh Fish Fry. It has been voted BEST in Kane County for two years in a row!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food and service. Home cooking in generous portions. Convienient location. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank Brian L
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Brian!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Had the californa eggs Benedict, was the best eggs Benedict I've ever had. Waitress was happy smiling and just awesome. If your in St Charles definitely try this place.

Thank Kathleen L
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Kathleen! We're so happy to read your review of our new California Eggs Benedict! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Staff so friendly. When our food came everyone at the table could not believe the large portions. I ordered chick tenders, fries and coleslaw. Must have had 8 strip of chicken, lot of fries. Very good. Some ordered the fish. Fridays beer battered. They all...More

Thank sherryntomc
Reviewed 30 April 2017

My mother and sister live in St. Charles and I live in Dallas; when I come to visit we go out to breakfast every day. Colonial is usually the GOTO place for breakfast and has been for over 20 years -- we like both of...More

Thank Cindy L
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for the kind review Cindy. You can now enjoy a smaller version of the Kitchen Sink when you visit for breakfast -- try our Banana Split Waffle! :) Safe travels and thank you for making memories with Colonial Cafe for 20+ years!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Restaurant review from me, Shawn Marie your travel agent Milam Travel Services The colonial Café This is one of those mom and pop style café diners however it is such a hidden treasure. Inside the ambience of the restaurant is very quaint nothing fancy and...More

Thank mtservicesei
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fast friendly service. The shrimp tacos and tilapia fish tacos were flavorful. Great proportions and price. Only complaint the water in the area does not taste good even with adding extra lemon. This is not a bad reflection on the cafe.

Thank Allycatx5
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Wow. Colonial has really upped their game. The remodel us loely. The menu is great. We came here after a long day of shopping at the Kane Cty Flea Market and we're thinking it was going to be small and frumpy. But everything was wonderful....More

Thank BookReader31
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for the kind review! We are pleased you like the remodel. We're pretty fond of it ourselves. :) The menu is always evolving. Join us in May as we roll out our Special Spring Menu just in time for Mother's Day! We look...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

oh my it was the best ever the food was awesome mac n chesse pulled pork man was it good nice place clean friendly ...

Thank worthmoose
Colonial C, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We're happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a small restaurant with a nice menu. I have multiple food allergies and have very limited tolerances. They were very accommodating. Good food and service. Walking distance from the Best Western hotel.

Thank Tourista47
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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, Television, Free Wifi
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
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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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