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The Rainbow

Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
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Ranked #21 of 73 restaurants in Pendleton
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Don't go if you are in a hurry. We waited 1 1/2 hours for our food. We were given complimentary drinks, which is good. The waitress said that their grill was too small for the amount of customers they had. They weren't really busy, and they have been there forever, so why not get another grill or a larger one?... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great fries and huge sandwiches! The grill was closed but they offered up cold sandwiches - roast beef was piled high and the fries were plentiful and crunchy.

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Pendleton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband & I had breakfast there a little over a month ago.It was okay, but we did'nt find it to be all that good. The food was hot and tasty and the staff were pleasant. Nothing outstanding.

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Pasco, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Amazing hamburgers and cold beer. So much to look at while you're there. I love all the Rodeo decor.

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Snohomish, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

place looks casual but drinks and breakfast is great lots of people, friendly atmosphere good location was close to dorion st

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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Four of us stopped in for dinner & left stuffed & happy. Super yummy burgers, amazing fries, the grilled tuna & cheese was perfect as well as HUGE!!! Loved the old-timey western dive decor. Great service too. Couple of minor complaints: they only accept CASH & they don't have AC, which would really have helped as it was 90 or... More

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Ridgefield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The wife and I had never been to Pendleton before, but we got a "Living Social" 2 night stay at the lovely Pendleton House B&B. For dinner, we went down the hill to the 100 year-old Rainbow Cafe and had a great dinner. The portions are huge and tasty. Good idea to share a meal and the service was great.... More

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Hermiston, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This has the best chicken in town. If you love eclectic places with an old time 50's feel, this is the place...a step back in time.

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Corbett, Oregon
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Locals love em, always feel like your home and the food is always decent. You get your moneys worth, no frills just good old small town comfort!

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Salem, OR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Each visit to Pendleton would not be complete without a trip to The Rainbow Cafe (The Bow). The bar staff are always friendly and welcoming every time we stop in (especially Betty). I have yet to experience a lunch or dinner there, but I give BIG kuddos on the breakfasts. The omelets are large and I definitely recommend splitting one... More

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