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Rainbow Restaurant

Downtown Oshawa
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(905) 728-6463
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Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Original greasy spoon

As we had previously heard of the Rainbow Restaurant we decided on brunch - thank goodness we came hungry. Menu is quite expansive with many interesting combinations. (Hamburger with peanut butter as a condiment). Portions are quite large..may be hard for most to finish, fresh cut peameal bacon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mindyanddwayne
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we had previously heard of the Rainbow Restaurant we decided on brunch - thank goodness we came hungry. Menu is quite expansive with many interesting combinations. (Hamburger with peanut butter as a condiment). Portions are quite large..may be hard for most to finish, fresh cut peameal bacon looked like mini pork chops. Overall great meal for the money....

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Thank mindyanddwayne
Tweed, Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the very best breakfast joints we have ever been to. The moment you walk in the door every staff member says hi. The menu is extensive and has many options. The portions are HUGE! We had read many reviews on this restaurant before deciding to try it. All the reviews talked about needing to take home... More 

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Thank JeffandAmanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Love the photos of new and old on the wall great conversation pieces, friendly service, hot coffee, tasty meals, best diner in Oshawa

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Thank Suzanne M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Food and Service are great! So much food I normally eat the rest of my breakfast at home for lunch. Good value, very interesting menu! This place should be on diner, drive-ins and dives. LOVE the old pictures on the walls too! PEAMEAL BACON!

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Thank Natalie M
COURTICE
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Been here as a child and still going there. The breakfast are homemade and this place is all homemade. Famous GM special when I worked in the North Plant. Lots of food and friendly staff.

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Thank BIGDEB
Toronto
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I went to the restaurant at 10:00am. Only 5 tables were seated. Couples who came in after us had coffee and their order taken before we were even served coffee. When we asked to give our breakfast order (twice), we were told both times that another waitress would come over. Obviously after serving everyone else. We left after... More 

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Babyboosgirl
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not alot of space, but a lot of food! They serve a great breakfast, the sausages are amazing, really big and full of flavour. They have a big menu for lunch. I always end up with leftovers because of the portions. Excellent place for a good meal.

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Hanover, Canada
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been here few times when visiting friends in Oshawa. This restaurant has a good selection of food from looking at the menu. The service is pretty good depending on who is working and how busy the place is. I thought that you get a generous amount of food but as someone with health issues, the food is way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went to Oshawa to go to the Canadian Automotive Museum which is only a few blocks away and decided to have my brunch here I guess you could say... It's my first meal of the day, but it was after 2:00 PM when I got here. The still do breakfast which is lucky for me because I like bacon... More 

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Durham, Canada
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast this morning and I was impressed with the way the staff greets every single person who walks in. The food came out fast and the portions were huge. I loved my food it was so good but I couldn't eat it all so I took the rest to go, I can't wait to eat it later.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: (905) 728-6463

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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