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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, 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 6 days ago

We were driving through and stopped specially for breakfast as we wanted to check out the town, university and this restaurant had good vegan/vegetarian options even though it is not a vegetarian restaurant. Great atmosphere, good location in proximity to the university for students to...More

Thank khim911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was reasonable and excellent. Sit outside if you can. Be prepared for a wait, but well worth it!

Thank W3391ERnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and best patio seating in fort collins. Both breakfast and lunch are great. A local favorite for 35 plus years.

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a local favorite, try The Rainbow Restaurant across the street from the CSU campus. The menu is expansive with a great selection for breakfast and lunch. You can't go wrong here.

Thank O7512SPdonr
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We have been for both breakfast and lunch. We appreciated to large variety on the menu. Vegan coffee cake was great. Ali Baba with tempeh was fantastic. Breakfast has choices for everyone. Service very friendly.

Thank bill243
Reviewed 3 August 2017

What a neat little place - although there was room out on the patio and in their several rooms, so groups big and small can fit. The menu has healthier and indulgent options, creative drink options and the portions are just right. I want to...More

Thank LVSquared
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Recently visited relatives in Fort Collins. This is one of the places they frequent for breakfast (my niece is gluten intolerant), and I can see why. The sweet potato burrito was awesome. Ate there twice - my omelet was also very good. The coffee was...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

My wife and I had a great lunch here, sharing a beet salad and a sweet potato burrito. She also opted for a side serving of French onion soup, which she absolutely loved; it's rare to find a vegetarian version. We were pleasantly surprised at...More

Thank RykM
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Our family of seven ate here to celebrate a graduation. We had heard great things and were not disappointed. My husband prefers to ear meat with every meal, but surprisingly order the sweet potatoe omelet and raved about it. Between the 7 of us we...More

Thank worldtraveler795
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The menu had an interesting variety and it was difficult to choose. I probably should have tried one of the more unique meals, but went with the green eggs and ham. It was a delicious blend of scrambled eggs, jack cheese, cream cheese and spinach....More

Thank Cazink
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 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
Rainbow Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1976 and is located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We specialize in breakfast and lunch with our expansive selection of traditional fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. For breakfast, we know you'll love our traditional and unique items such as our Eggs Benedict, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, Whole Wheat Pancakes, and Sweet Potato Latkes. Rainbow Restaurant also specializes in providing a cozy and comfortable place for business lunches, birthday celebrations, or large groups of any kind. To satisfy your lunch-time taste buds, try out Ali Baba Lettuce Wraps, the Turkey Cobb Sandwich, a Mandarin Chicken Salad, or our VERY popular Peanut Cashew Veggies with chicken or tofu! We also have extensive experience catering for large-scale events in Northern Colorado. Contact us for details!
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