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212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963
507-356-2929
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 2
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional quality at north end of Douglas Trail

Just moved to Rochester, and biked up the Douglas Trail to Pine Island. Cute little town, with nice riverside park. Only a block away: the "historic" Rainbow Cafe. The ambiance in this restaurant is classed-up comfort. Lots of seating options, and a small 5-seat bar in the back. Everything was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Just moved to Rochester, and biked up the Douglas Trail to Pine Island. Cute little town, with nice riverside park. Only a block away: the "historic" Rainbow Cafe. The ambiance in this restaurant is classed-up comfort. Lots of seating options, and a small 5-seat bar in the back. Everything was clean (including restrooms). The service was friendly and prompt. I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch on the way to SE Minnesota region after reading a couple of reviews. We all ordered sandwiches. The service was great and the food was excellent. 2 members of our party devoured the walleye sandwich special. I had the blueberry pork sandwich that was amazing. The order came with your choice of chips, fries,... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We heard about the Rainbow Café from friends and had it on our list of places to try for over a year now. We looked at the menu and were impressed and so we went. Everything is made to order from scratch so be patient--the food is worth the wait. The soups were a great way to start, homemade chicken... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Can't say enough about how much we like this place. Excellent food, many gluten free choices. Varied menu with local food origins. While the atmosphere might be on the simple side, the exceptional food flavors and service is not. Rainbow Cafe is not a "value" stop. It's a dining experience.. Don't miss the lava cake! We will be back.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My family and I have enjoyed Rainbow Cafe for years but my last lunch there with my daughter at $48 was not as in the past. Don't get me wrong as the food was delicious just out of my lunch price range.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

What a wonderful experience for my birthday. Quiet enough so we could visit. The food was outstanding. All four of us had something different and we're all equally very satisfied with our meal. The wait staff were very attentive. The friends we went with hadn't been there for years, and they are anxious to come back. A very special memory... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I love going to the Rainbow Cafe. The food is always very delicious and served hot! The mozzarella sticks are my favorite. The decor is missing something but I go for food. Worth the time and money.

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Rochester, MN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After an absence of nearly two years we finally got a chance to go back to the Rainbow. We had loved the ambiance, the food, and the friendly service before. Well, now the walls are painted several shades of baby-poop green, the charming rainbow window is gone and the minimalist look has taken over. We went for the Sunday Brunch... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My partner and I had lunch and dinner here over 2 days. We had the grass fed beef burger, egg sandwich, Reuben sandwich, banana cream pie and a couple of different soups. The beer and wine list was extensive, the Mirror Pond Pale Ale was awesome. The food was very respectful, most being free range, organic and locally sourced. The... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Super gluten free friendly, and not your average small town coffee shop. Rainbow Cafe in Pine Island is a true find. Extensive wine & beer selection, varied menu choices from full entrées to salads and awesome burgers. The environment is clean relaxed and very comfortable. Want abundant GF choices? Owners of Rainbow have this nailed right down to several delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Pine Island
  • Phone Number: 507-356-2929
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?