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The Rainbow Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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Pumpkin Bread French Toast
Homemade pumpkin bread with grilled bananas, walnuts, whipped cream and butter rum sauce.
Regular $7.50
With fresh fruit $8.50
Granny Cakes
Rainbow granola cooked into our buttermilk wheat pancakes.
Regular $6.50
With fresh fruit, walnuts and whipped cream $9.00
Buttermilk Wheat Pancakes
Banana Nut Pancakes
Buttermilk wheat pancakes with bananas and walnuts.
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yum yum yum. Waitress very attentive, water and coffee full at all times. Flavors really delicious. Got veggies with eggs topped with sliced avocados and cooked to perfection. Green hot sauce was a great kicker and local thick catsup great with home fries. Slice of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marla_n_co
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, Fort Collins residents are a bit smug. We're justified. Rainbow is truly local. Best from late April to early October when the patio is open, but roomy inside so you're not elbow to elbow like Lucile's (no offense: good food). We eat breakfast here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank COtennis
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Our family of four, accompanied n by the "grand dog, enjoyed a locely and leisurely bre as kfsdy outside on 9/8/18.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VAD859
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well cooked breakfast service nice Food lots of tofu but also traditional in an lovely setting . Outdoor sitting a must .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Foodwinetravel1
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing location with a gorgeous terrace full of light and life. Came with a couple of friends looking for something healthy and definitely found it. The quedadillas, the chicken pesto and the falafel wrap were really tasty, fresh and well presented. I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jorgepX7075KW
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I had never tried this place before, but a friend of mine and I were looking for some place new for breakfast, and on a Sunday this place seemed to have to biggest area for seating, so less wait time. Very happy with our decision!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JecNire
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch here. I really wanted breakfast but service stops at 11am. Tried the lunch veggie burger and it was amazing. Had a side salad and fresh fruit with it too. Iced tea here is really good here too. I’ll be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MelissaAR7
Reviewed 3 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tnwalkermom
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 17 July 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amory419
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14 November 2017|
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Response from dgrobby | 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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