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Rainbow Restaurant

Downtown Oshawa
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(905) 728-6463
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
A really nice diner for breakfast or lunch and a milkshake.

I went to Oshawa to go to the Canadian Automotive Museum which is only a few blocks away and decided to have my brunch here I guess you could say... It's my first meal of the day, but it was after 2:00 PM when I got here. The still do breakfast which is lucky for me because I like bacon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
James A
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Toronto, Canada
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Hanover, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been here few times when visiting friends in Oshawa. This restaurant has a good selection of food from looking at the menu. The service is pretty good depending on who is working and how busy the place is. I thought that you get a generous amount of food but as someone with health issues, the food is way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went to Oshawa to go to the Canadian Automotive Museum which is only a few blocks away and decided to have my brunch here I guess you could say... It's my first meal of the day, but it was after 2:00 PM when I got here. The still do breakfast which is lucky for me because I like bacon... More 

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Durham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast this morning and I was impressed with the way the staff greets every single person who walks in. The food came out fast and the portions were huge. I loved my food it was so good but I couldn't eat it all so I took the rest to go, I can't wait to eat it later.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Firstly, it was a pretty busy Saturday morning/afternoon when we went so the place was busy but our service was great!! The menu is seriously impressive, and very unique! Portions were HUGE and it tasted great! What else can you ask for?!

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Rainbow is an excellent family dinner restaurant. The portions are huge! Breakfast is the best at this restaurant, they have a lot of selection to choose from and the GM speciall will have you eating for hours.

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Campbellford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Breakfast at the Rainbow was mandatory after a night out in Oshawa. The portions are enormous, the staff is amazing, and the atmosphere is authentically retro.

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Napanee, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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