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The Rainbow Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Diner
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212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
(970) 221-2664
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Today
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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great Gluten Free/Dairy Free Meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Katbalouml
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I started coming to The Rainbow 15 years ago. It was very small and quaint. Service was good and the menu was different. If you like to eat good organic healthy food, this is your place. They have expanded to add an outside patio, which is terrific. The menu changes a little from time to time, but the Eggs Benedict... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Love, love, love this place. I have eaten lunch here several times and have never been disappointed. There is something for everyone, and everything is just a home-cooked healthy option. Highly recommend!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been to Rainbow 3 times- I will first say the food has been great each time- we are vegetarians and they have lots of options- I have tried something different each time and each meal has been great which has kept me coming back. However, the service has been less than average each time which tells me it... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have lived in town for over 20 years and have come to this restaurant frequently when we want a good meal and have never been disappointed. I was inspired to write this review after my husband and I went to lunch and said we were going to split a menu item. Rainbow went to the effort of taking the... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love the Rainbow. Breakfast and lunch are amazing. You leave feeling healthy and happy. Their patio is beautiful and the owners create a warm and welcoming environment. If I had to pick one resturant to eat all my meals at for the rest of my life, the Rainbow would be my choice.

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Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Fort Collins but haven't been for lunch in awhile. Great organic and gluten free options. I had the Quinoa burger topped with fresh chilies and guacamole, side of brussel sprouts was even better.

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

While the prices were higher than expected for a small cafe with small portions, the food was very good. Service was fast and super friendly. Clean fresh dining room, small tables, open and light. Will return to try other dishes.

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