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Rainbow Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Oshawa
American, Diner, Canadian
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82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(905) 728-6463
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open 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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Oshawa, ON Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally visited this downtown restaurant for brunch and we were amazed at their menu selections. Food and service were great. Will definitely return for another meal.

Thank CAO56
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Just visited the restaurant today with family and a couple of Friends from USA. We were recommended this restaurant from another friend of ours. From the outside it looks just like another greasy hole in the wall. The interior was furnished with older furniture reminds you of an older American Diner. The walls are lined with hundreds of photos... More 

Thank Edward C
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the first restaurants I was introduced to in Oshawa and one of my favorites. Food is always GOOD, and served hot. Portions are nothing short of enormous. The menu is creative with loads to choose from for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Chef Louie greets everyone as they come in, and the ladies serving are fantastic -... More 

Thank Tiffany L
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This older family style diner located in downtown Oshawa has something for everyone on their menu. They serve Large portions of food for the low prices they charge. In my opinion they are reasonably priced for what you get. Our Waitress was very courteous and served our group of 4 adults very quickly. Was very satisfied with their customer service.... More 

Thank Randy W
Bowmanville, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Been to this place on numerous occasions and have grown rather tired of their generic fare, which tends to favour novelty over substance. The breakfast is fairly good but other than that quality options are few and far between. I understand that the portions are large, but the balance between quantity and quality is quite off. Louie, the guy who... More 

Thank Matt R
Hamilton, Canada
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Been there many Sunday mornings for breakfast and never been disappointed. Friendly staff, large portions, and decent prices make it a great little spot. There is quite often a lineup because it is a small place. But if you are patient, it is worth the wait.

Thank Tom0888
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Not overly impressed with the quality of the food, was greasy and left us feeling a bit off afterwards.

Thank Ender G
Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

rainbow restaurant is a good food have breakfast and lunch and dinner. and me and friend meet same to have a good time and talk.

Thank dannymandzuk
Oshawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good cheap eats and great service. Old school dinner like atmosphere. I must for travellers on a budget.

Thank Kristorms
Oshawa, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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....

1 Thank mindyanddwayne

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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, 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?