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Rainbow Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Oshawa
American, Diner, Canadian
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S2, Canada
(905) 728-6463
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best eggs benny ever!!! The peameal is so thick as I think they cut it themselves?! I can never eat it all by myself so my hubby and I will either order and share (because there are two!!) or I'll take one home and warm it up and have it the next morning. Add a little Franks and it's... More 

Thank Melanie M
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pointed to the Rainbow by someone who lives in the area. She said, "It doesn't look like much on the outside but the food is amazing." Boy, was she right! We went for breakfast and fell in love right away with the retro diner vibe of the place. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. My son and... More 

Thank OttawaBri
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even know where to start..... If you have never been to the Rainbow Restaurant, your life is seriously lacking. The size of the meals is ridiculous, I don't even know how they make money... You will never leave there hungry! A takeout container is needed EVERY TIME! The menu is the biggest one I've ever seen, SO much... More 

Thank LoveInCuba
Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With only a limited amount of time for lunch I had their Western and soup of the day chalk board special. I had my food in front of me in 4 minutes, and they were busy! Sandwich was massive (took half to go) and the soup was delicious (French onion)! Service was great again! Love this place!

Thank stacey26052011
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast reliable service and always a shout from Chef Louis of "hello" Love this place! And love the food!

Thank suzmills
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent, with generous portions at a reasonable price. The staff are very friendly including owner and head chef Louis, who personally greets you as you come in. Our family's favourite!

Thank Mechele M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in the city of Oshawa. Found this family run restaurant which the staff made us feel like we were regular customers. Very happy friendly down to earth people. Our meals were all home made and very delicious. There were 3 of us and not one of us could finish our meal. Most patrons were leaving with doggie bags.... More 

Thank wintertravler
Oshawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly atmosphere. Our food came hot and with a smile. Very large portions. Well worth the visit and we will be back again and again

Thank timnsheri
Oshawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family restaurant owned and run by the same people since 1952. My family has been eating here since 1998 and have never been disappointed or gone away hungry. You get a friendly greeting when you arrive and a sincere "thank you" from Chef Louie and his staff when you leave. Prices are more than fair, considering the... More 

Thank wastretch
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a quick lunch, soup (onion) and Peameal on a Bun with lettuce and tomato and mayo. Wasn't prepared for the best peameal i've ever had. Thick and juicy on a toasted kaiser. Soup was awsome too but still can't get over the amount of meat I got for only $6.75! Rainbow killed it again. Oh yeah, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: (905) 728-6463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?