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The Rainbow Restaurant

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212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
(970) 221-2664
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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The Rainbow is the best!

Bloody Mary's, delicious breakfast and lunches, you cant go wrong with anything on the menu. They also have an awesome patio and dining room, easy parking and rarely have a wait! You should check it out soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Casey A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bloody Mary's, delicious breakfast and lunches, you cant go wrong with anything on the menu. They also have an awesome patio and dining room, easy parking and rarely have a wait! You should check it out soon!

Thank Casey A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a couple of years since I have been to this wonderful restaurant - I need to add it to my list of places to go back to! It is fantastic food with lots of healthy choices!

Thank Janet T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this wonderful breakfast restaurant in Fort Collins. Friendly staff with great selection of food. Must try the breakfast burrito. If looking for breakfast with no or little wait you must go eat here.

Thank Gared B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Bacon to die for & a crepe that is more than filling. As a non vegetarian I must say these guys have their breakfast game on point

Thank David K
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Another long-time favorite of mine; they make healthy and veggie-based eating fun & yummy! Lots of good options with things I would never make for myself. Highly recommend this!!

Thank Patsi M
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Love breakfasts here. This and silver grill vie for best in show. Great vegetarian selections as you might expect. Very much a hippie vibe going on but don't let that scare you off. Wonderful selection of breakfast selections in a funky house location.

Thank Richard S
longmont colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Flowers and vegetables abound in this lush patio setting. Well attended by the wait staff I eagerly awaited my breakfast. Alas, the coffee was weak and the half and half was delivered in those small plastic containers. I immediately missed the full deep body of the Silver Canyon coffee served at Lucile's. The food was clean -- I mean it... More 

Thank divianana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love to set out on the patio. When it is nice weather set on the patio enjoy looking at the flowers and fresh herbs. Very good food made from scratch. Try there homemade bread. The parking horrendous. I would good more often. If it wasn't so hard to find a parking place.

Thank SEAWORLD2014
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For 38 years I have been enjoying the food and servers of this wonderful place. For at least 30 summer we have been in Ft Collins and this is THE first place we go to eat. It is Healthy, Hearty, Delicious food. Coffee Cake is amazing. My wife gets waffles every breakfast-my daughters get specialty dishes--i love their homemade whole... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A quick lunch with a dear friend became a lingering meal with a dear friend. The atmosphere is light and the staff are friendly and helpful. The food looked and tasted amazing! If you don't look closely, you could miss this gem. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Parking in the rear.

Thank Melissa W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: (970) 221-2664

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?