Colonial Cottage

(859) 341-4498 

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 7 AM - 8 PM

Sunday 7 AM - 2 PM

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

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Chicken and Waffles

Full-Service, Family-Owned Restaurant

Serving Up Southern Comfort

During The Great Depression, a local tobacco warehouse in Erlanger, Kentucky, was bustling with farmers. In 1933, resident Clara Rich saw an opportunity to fulfill her dream of starting a restaurant to feed her local community. The Colonial Cottage opened with a vision of serving up home cooking at an affordable price.

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Decades later, we're still here to serve you. While plenty has changed with the passage of time, The Cottage has remained true to the original mission by offering great food at a fair price for nearly 87 years.

As the favorite family-owned restaurant in Erlanger, KY, we stand out for many distinctions, including:

  • Being Featured on the Travel Channel's "Taste of America"
  • Winning the 2009 Erlanger Business Chili Cook-Off
  • Being Featured in the Recent Book "Counter Culture"
  • Being Featured in Behringer-Crawford Museum's "Gourmet Dixie" Exhibit
  • Appearing on the Food Network
  • Serving Celebrities like Elvis Presley and George Clooney
  • Being Recognized as the Restaurant with the Best Southern Fried Chicken in Northern Kentucky for 10 years running!

Contact us today at
(859) 341-4498 for more information about our restaurant and catering options.

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Colonial Cottage Entrance

Renowned for Quality

The Colonial Cottage is known regionally for its breakfast omelets and homemade cream pies. We also have a dedicated following for our wide range of goetta recipes, such as goetta and eggs, goetta nachos, goetta burgers, goetta grilled cheese, and even goetta desserts!

Although we're popular for breakfast, The Cottage has an extensive menu and serves daily specials on a rotating basis. From prime rib to meatloaf, you'll find plenty of flavors to love when you eat with us. Vegetarian entrees are among the newest creations from the kitchen, part of our ever-expanding mission to serve our friends and neighbors.

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Best Fried Chicken Best Chicken and Waffles Sausage Plate
Hush Puppies Roast Beef Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(859) 341-4498

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Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

3140 Dixie Hwy
Erlanger, KY 41018

Service Area
Erlanger, KY, and Greater Cincinnati, OH