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Rainbow Cafe

212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Apr 13, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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85% Recommend
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Rochester, Minnesota
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rochester, MN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had our 3rd visit in about as many years. They have a standard menu plus a varied seasonal menu using many organic locally grown vegetables and meats. Most in our party was in an evening sandwich mood: the blueberry pork was very good and the standard reuben also was quite tasty along with a small portion of some excellent... More

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Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Rainbow Cafe has done it right. Local Grass feed Beef, local pork, handmade and homemade soups and desserts. I bring both Family and Clients here. My favorate is one of the winter squash soups when it is in season and the cheese tray with a bottle of wine.

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Rochester, MN
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We biked from Rochester to Pine Island on the Douglas Trail and had lunch at the Rainbow. It was amazing! I had the arugula, goat cheese and beet salad with yummy bread and iced tea. A fabulous whipped dessert followed. I can't believe I've neverbeen here before.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This little cafe in a small town is well worth the drive, or in our case bike ride. The sandwich selection is inventive and delicious. I had a duck cherry entree that was absolutely outstanding! Their soups are amazing and again, so creative. One of the owners was a former pastry chef, and boy can you tell it in the... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unique dining in small town. We stopped for lunch and had the chicken/apple sandwich and pulled pork sandwich. My husband considers himself an expert on pulled pork and ranked this as the best he'd ever had. Interesting soups and salads. Reasonable prices. The Rainbow Cafe has a reputation for fine dining, but we'd never tried it until now. We'll definitely... More

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Rochester, MN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I'm amused at some of the bad reviews. This place is awesome. The French Onion soup was some of the best I ever had. Someone else complained about the slow service and the small portions. Well, quality is more important than quantity, and if you need something, ask for it. If you're looking for a great meal, go here. If... More

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