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209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 276-4120
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6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not great but ok.

Nothing fancy just plain old cooking. One of the historic buildings in town. Open kitchen so you can see what the cook is doing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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English first
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nothing fancy just plain old cooking. One of the historic buildings in town. Open kitchen so you can see what the cook is doing.

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Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went here for the fried chicken, not the service. This was the only place we went in Pendleton that didn't feel really friendly and welcoming. The server warmed up a bit after a while. But that chicken!!! You should go and eat that chicken.

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Idaho
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had breakfast here on the way out of town. Basic eggs, hashbrowns & bacon with coffee. The food was good, the coffee not so much, & the service was VERY slow. We waited over 30 minutes after order, but at least that was less then the guy next to us that waited 40 minutes. And no, the place wasn't all... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at the Rainbow Café. We both tried their signature broasted chicken, which was very good. On a funny note, I mentioned to the waitress that my wife's dinner was missing a piece of chicken; she said that the cook had accidently dropped it into the trash can. Go see it for its neon signage... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lots to look at around the restaurant while you wait for your food. Our breakfast was a bit greasy and it took 45 minutes to get. Learned from our waitress/bartender that they have only one cook. Very surprised to learn that as the place was really busy.

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Enumclaw, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Asked the locals where to go for the best breakfast in town. They all said here. So I went in and tried there Biscuits and gravy they said it was wonderful. After ordering it It was nothing special standard restaurant B&G I was disappointed. Wait staff was great and nice and friendly. I will go back and try something else... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went here because we want to eat their chicken. There was a wait but we had one of the appetizers ( clam strips ) which was very good. When the chicken came it was hot and tasted great. The dinner is served with a salad and JoJo potatoes. The service was very good and we will be back.

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Seattle
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to pass this on to other travelers who are looking for a kid-friendly spot. They don't allow kids in after 4:30. We ended up going to Prodigal Son Brewery which was a perfect fit and great food and beer.

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Grand Junction
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This would be a 4 star review if it relied on the Rainbow Special Burger alone. However, the atmosphere was rather dingy. The server was attentive and engaging, and we did definitely feel welcome. All over it was an average lunch.

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Oregon
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place serves consistently good food. They have a great broasted chicken if you want to wait the obligatory 20 minutes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: (541) 276-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?