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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Good Breakfast Joint

Went for Breakfast this weekend at 10:00am and it was perfect timing as we did not have to wait in line. The place was like a revolving door with constant flow of traffic. The breakfast was was good, well priced and plentiful. The only negative I would have about the breakfast, is that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
hwic
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Toronto, Canada
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Napanee, Ontario
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155 reviews 155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Rainbow has been a fixture in downtown Oshawa since 1958. I was first there in 1958 as a teenager with some friends when we would go there and drink coke and eat fries. I took my girlfriend there when we met in 1960 and she must have been impressed as she married me in 1966. We moved from Oshawa... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went for Breakfast this weekend at 10:00am and it was perfect timing as we did not have to wait in line. The place was like a revolving door with constant flow of traffic. The breakfast was was good, well priced and plentiful. The only negative I would have about the breakfast, is that the sausage was not "Market" sausage, it... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Small town feel, lined up from opening juat for breakfast. One of the breakfast places that i know of, the peamal bacon with eggs ans home fried potatoes is my favorite the peamal is hand sliced and so filling with three large thick slices.Not sure why this place has not been featured on tv but that's a good thing .... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Came here for a mid week lunch and YUM! Portions are huge, people are friendly (although a little bit slow). It's a tad bit expensive but still a great little diner with good food.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
11 helpful votes 11 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 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?