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Rainbow Restaurant

Downtown Oshawa
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(905) 728-6463
Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
so much food!

Definitely not fancy or the definition of luxury, but the food is great and the portions are large. It is a bit cramped but overall it's a great little restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
melissssau
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Definitely not fancy or the definition of luxury, but the food is great and the portions are large. It is a bit cramped but overall it's a great little restaurant.

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Rainbow Family Restaurant is Durham Region’s oldest foodie haunt. Serving the community since 1958, the Givelas family has been proudly manning the kitchen for over 50 of those years. Offering traditional from-scratch fare at prices not seen since, like 1975, we diners are spoiled for choice. Upon entering you are greeted by a “Good morning or afternoon or evening,”... More 

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bowmanville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

great food and good service .if you order thr peameal bacon you will be eating it at home the next day,as its way too much for one meal.Hade a great sandwich the next day

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toronto
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have eaten at Rainbow a couple of times and have always had a good experience. Staff are friendly. The food is served fairly fast. The restaurant is clean with a typical diner décor. Food is priced well, portions are large. They do not have a parking lot but street parking is inexpensive and there are many spots nearby. There... More 

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Smooth Rock Falls, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If it is a fancy dining experience and over priced food items you're looking for, then steer clear of The Rainbow. But if you want a good, filling, home cooked like meal, then this is the place to come. The staff are so friendly and many have been there for decades. Before moving away, my husband and I would eat... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Very good competative prices, great portions, great service. We sat in the upper room an when fully seated, it can be quite noisy. We enjoyed our visit. I am told the BLT is great. They only take cash but there is an ATM in the restaurant.

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Oshawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Take family there once a week every week plus for birthdays Never a complaint from any of us 4 kids 2 adults always Add 4 or more adults for birthdays or just cause here visiting

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Oshawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My cousin's husband suggested to have breakfast at the Rainbow restaurant. He was ranting and raving about how great their breakfast menu and their price. At first I was so excited because I'm a very nostalgic person and this restaurant has that feel of nostalgia with it's décor of pictures of famous and I guess local celebrities, friends and family... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A buddy put me on to this place. At first I did not understand why, until I had the breakfast. Great!!! Service was very good and everyone very pleasant. Would not hesitate to recommend the Rainbow restaurant.

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

For starters it is so nice seeing a good old fashioned diner still operating and being good. This little hole in the wall and I mean that in the nicest of ways - is great. If you are going for ambience - don't! If you are going for good portions, good food, GO! Very friendly and very yummy food. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: (905) 728-6463
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?