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The Rainbow Restaurant

212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
+1 970-221-2664
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant setting for a restaurant; indoor or outdoor tables also available. Quiet setting so would be easy to visit. My meal came with soup or salad and I chose a salad since I eat gluten free and the creamy tomato parmesean soup which sounded tasty...More

Thank tnwalkermom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I randomly met Dan, a manager at Rainbow (and the owner's son), at the airport a few months back. We got to talking because of his Rainbow shirt he had on. I told him I had never tried it and always wanted to. He ended...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast late on a Saturday (around noon). The good: Pumpkin bread. (Do I need to say more?) Their menu was vegetarian friendly as well, which I think is part of the draw. We were seated right away and our food came out quickly....More

Thank Amory419
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A regular offering. Not much in the order of "special." Service was slow, but we weren't in any hurry. So it wasn't the deciding factor on whether to return. Just too many other great breakfast places in Fort Collins.

Thank okbookwoman
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Great service, perfect location, shaded patio with room to relax and enjoy a delightful morning or afternoon brunch. Fun specialty drinks, excellent food, GF, vegan options! Yum!

Thank kdub28
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This place is awesome! Large great tasting food. Fantastic atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. They also grow a ton of their own herbs and reduce waste!

Thank Ezekiel K
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We love the Rainbow from the friendly service to the laid back vibe to the delicious, healthy eats. Every time we eat at the Rainbow we enjoy the experience. The servers are knowledgeable and can answer all of your questions about the tasty menu items....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Open only for breakfast and lunch, this place is all over the food map with creativity. The Mexican dishes are unique with creative twists... non stop coffee, friendly, helpful staff in a setting of an old home and garden. Excellent tofu offerings and truly something...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome! Large portions of food, delish menu offerings, yummy food! Great atmosphere! The staff was very friendly, I would definitely recommend!

Thank Renae B
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Finally a place that both my vegan wife and non-vegan me can enjoy together. Cool atmosphere in a remodeled house or even better, the patio.

Thank 213Beaker
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Questions & Answers
14 November 2017|
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Response from O7512SPdonr | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant seats a good number and the tables can be arranged to seat a party of ten. I'd call ahead to ensure they can do this with the normal customers who frequent this place.
Kelly B
26 September 2015|
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Response from SEAWORLD2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They sell gift certificates.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-221-2664
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Rainbow Restaurant specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch and have been a Fort Collins staple for over 40 years. We have a beautiful patio and a cozy dining room. We offer a a great variety of breakfast and lunch dishes and use only the freshest ingredients. We also specialize in catering to a vast variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine.
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