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1961 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506-4305
+1 630-844-2444
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This place used to have awesome fish tacos...then ownership and management changed, it seems. Now the fish tacos are a "do not eat" item, the place is not as clean and service is lacking. Sad to see such developments but it often happens with new owners. I have not gone back to eat there and do not plan to ever... More 

Thank Alex B
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Colonial has been in West Plaza for years. I dine there at least once a month. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is American with usual breakfast standards, burgers and fairly wide selection of American for lunch and dinner. The dessert menu cover the full gamut of ice cream desserts-from shakes to "the Kitchen Sink" which is their... More 

Thank Sugar Grove Guy
Aurora, Illinois
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a place we used to visit more often but the service seems to be slipping. We went for a dinner after 7:00 PM and had to wait to be seated as there was no one available to do it. The manager could be seen behind the counter area texting on his phone. When we were seated at a... More 

Thank Roger C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The place was dirty, sticky tables, slow service and the ice cream portions were small, although you'd think you'd get double that for the price. It was a one and done for us.

Thank travel6969
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2015

My grandson and visited the Aurora Colonial location this morning after a doctor's appointment. Very few people were in the restaurant when we arrived. A pleasant waitress took our order. Shortly after she turned in our order, a bus arrived full of people who had arranged to have lunch at this restaurant. We waited until all of the "bus" people... More 

Thank Jan C
Naperville, Illinois
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Great parking at this family restaurant. We got seated right away during the busier dinner hour. Seemed understaffed as we did not get offered water refills. There was an empty water pitcher that sat nearby. The food was quickly served and was hot and tasted well. No complaints about the food served or the portion size. What I did not... More 

Thank Kim L
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We went there just for dessert, and were very satisfied with the wonderful ice cream treats. Great place to have just ice cream for dinner. Large portions, and therefore healthy prices ... but not over priced. Delicious (and a fantastic variety) toppings!

Thank wingsofjoy77
Aurora, Illinois
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We have been regular customers at the Colonial Café in Aurora for many years but in our latest visits and particularly this one has revealed that focus on service is slipping. For this visit the "hostess" barely spoke while seating. The service was slow, the order was wrong when it was brought to the table, I had to go try... More 

1 Thank Roger C
Oswego, Illinois
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Absolutely love this place! The food is always good and the service is top notch! Always treated well here. Can't leave without the ice cream!

Thank JL B
North Aurora
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Stop in after work with co-workers often and have always had great service. The food is always good and there's a lot for the price. Will for sure go again!

Thank Monica G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1961 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506-4305
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-844-2444
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?