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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For Me, THE best overall food and service of any restaurant I've ever eaten in!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Cully1953
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Austin, Texas
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Colorado
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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Austin, Texas
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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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A great find for vegetarians or anyone looking for healthy and delicious food! I was visiting Ft. Collins, ate here about 5 times in one week (breakfast or lunch), and still didn't get to try everything that I wanted to before I traveled back home. Weather-pending you'll want to sit out on their patio! Will definitely go back if I'm... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Rainbow is my first choice for breakfast. Ever since I learned to add vegetables to my eggs I have been feeling better and my blood results are so much better. But I have learned that quality food makes all the difference. And Rainbow is quality. They have the best bacon in town. My favorite breakfast at Rainbow is the eggs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have come to the Rainbow a couple of times for breakfast after working out with some friends. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. Every time I have gone, I have have gotten the banana rum french toast with a side of breakfast potatoes and a strawberry/banana smoothy. It so so delicious and sweet with just enough salt to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Eggs benedict (my usual fare) was good, coffee was okay but as per most Fort Collins restaurants, this was pricey. Servings were plentiful.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Since going gluten and dairy free in 2013 due to allergies, I haven't been able to find restaurants that do much in the way of sauces or great flavors for my limitations. This restaurant is amazing! I found many things I could eat AND they had great flavor! What a treat for me. Eat here and it's like a real... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

the interior is a bit cramped and in need of remodeling but the food and service are spectacular. when the weather is warm , sitting on the Patio is a REAL treat!! Fresh air and fresh food, served with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have been coming to the Rainbow for many years, in fact it's one of my favorite breakfast places. This day we came for lunch to celebrate my daughters 26th birthday. The service was awesome, quick but helpful. The food was simply delicious. I ordered the pesto chicken. It came with a side of sautéed brussel sprouts, and polenta with... More 

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Additional Information about The Rainbow Restaurant

Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
Phone Number: (970) 221-2664
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Diner

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?