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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 23
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 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
You don't go in there for the ambiance...

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Seattle
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked into the Rainbow Cafe just before 11:00 and wanted breakfast. After waiting several minutes without anyone acknowledging we were there...an older waitress came over and asked if wanted coffee. We said we were there for breakfast and she said it was too late since they stopped serving at 11:00...it was now 11:10 and we had been there since... More 

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Near Seattle
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped in twice for lunch, once on the way to Clyde Holliday State Park and coming back, after touring the Pendleton Underground. The burgers and especially the Reuben sandwich are very well done, as are their fries and onion rings. The wait staff doesn't have much to say, but who cares? The food took me back to my childhood... More 

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Federal Way
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The food was very good, breakfast. the service was very slow, as we sat for over 40 minutes after the order was taken. The other problem is they donnot take cards and only a little sign that you can only read after you approach the register.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The owners and workers are super nice. We have been going there for years as our team plays in the tourny often. We have a blast there and the food is good! Bring the whole family or belly up to the bar!

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Salida, Colorado
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food was good, with classic American selections. Old West atmosphere, with lots of wood, old wood bar. I had the roast beef, which was just like my grandmother used to make, and it was a huge portion, so left overs. Their salad was also quite good. Husband had chili burger, which he enjoyed. Check out their menus at http://rainbowcafependleton.com/

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Pendleton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have had their Hamburgers and fries good hearty meal. A place that the retired men meet to straighten out all the worlds problems.So they must have great coffee They like the breakfast' that are served.

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Historic (read the menu back), iconic, real American cafe. The menu board was classic, the food was real, delicious, and my idea of a totally indulgent breakfast, even though I had it for late lunch. Senior portion was great but somehow i got involved with a Buttermilk Biscuit and Sausage Gravy.........to my delight.

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Additional Information about Rainbow Cafe

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

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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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