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212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963
507-356-2929
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Friday night date

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
RGTravelIng
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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181 reviews 181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Owatonna, Minnesota
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265 reviews 265 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

When you walk in, you think it is a small town burger & pie café. Then look at the menu. WOW! This place should have a fancy name, like some restaurants in the big city. In my travels, the menu and food presentation remind me of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Only in CA, the cost is about twice as much, and not... More 

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Clarksville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Great food ... Most all items are made with fresh food from local farms! We had the potato soup and walleye sandwich. Delicious!

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Zumbrota, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Went with a group of 6 adults. Very disappointing. We all ordered something different for dinner. My range free chicken was bloody, my friends lamb was fatty with hardly any meat on them, the BBQ Ribs were all bone and no meat as well. The wait staff was uninformed regarding items on the menu. The portions were very small. Menu... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?