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Rainbow Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Oshawa
American, Diner, Canadian
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S2, Canada
+1 905-728-6463
07:00 - 19:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Orleans, ON
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I'm travelling I love to eat in authentic Mom & Pop diner's, especially for breakfast.I know its got to be good when I see a lot of cars in the parking lot, or in the case of The Rainbow, a steady stream of customers entering the restaurant as we walked towards it. Straight out of the 50's we had... More 

Thank Thorswitch
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's like pork chops. Purely amazing. Awesome cook as he got my meal fast. It was the best Highly recommend

Thank Drew R
Oshawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday mornings after the gym, our group go to load up on protein. Always the unanimous consensus is the Rainbow for peameal and sausages! Never fails to satisfy!

Thank stacey26052011
Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring cash - no credit cards here. But you get your money's worth. All day breakfast and just about anything else you want. Fast service. The decor is original to 1960's though lol. Something to see!!

Thank ShelleyMinette
Niagara Falls,
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's like coming home when we eat here. I've been going to the rainbow since I was a kid. Now I take my own son. It may not be the healthiest but they do have healthier options if that's what your looking for. Their best know for the great portions for the price. Service is always fantastic and personal.

Thank juliewM4245HA
Oshawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have frequented the Rainbow Restaurant several times for breakfast. The service is excellent, the food is delicious and the prices are good. This is a must try as the portion sizes are massive! It is the 'home style' cooking you are looking for. We will continue to patronize this establishment as it is always consistently delicious.

Thank accurate_reviewer001
Southern Ontario
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local is right downtown so be prepared to hunt for a parking spot. We lucked out as there was a spot right in front of the doors. Upon entry we were a little Leary as the decor is old and tired. Huge line up at the door that went fairly quickly. Lots of photos around which capture locals and some... More 

Thank Burnt2acrisp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend the burgers to anyone. Giant 10 ounce for a great price. Excellent quality. Fish and chips were great as well. Generous portions, food was cooked well and quickly. Excellent spot for lunch. 10/10 would recommend to friends and family

Thank Jesse P
Oshawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Are you hungry? Looking to have a good old fashioned breakfast? With a variety of portion sizes including massive slices of pemeal bacon, 12oz steaks and delicious hash browns, Louie at Rainbow serves up Oshawa's finest breakfast.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Just came in for a quick bite and wanted a burger and fries. Came to the table (nice waitress by the way) and I got this massive burger. And i mean BURGER! Delicious and huuuuggge. Fries were great too but the burger blew me away!

Thank chzistofor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: +1 905-728-6463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?