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The Rainbow Restaurant

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212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
+1 970-221-2664
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We had brunch at the Rainbow Restaurant over the Thanksgiving day holiday. It is a fun, quirky place. The food was great. We had no wait, at all. There is parking behind the restaurant.

Thank svowels
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I usually go on Saturday or Sunday morning for a delicious vegetarian breakfast. The patio is a nice with lots of shade to enjoy breakfast without getting to hot from the summer sun.

Thank Denise T
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Been to this place a few times now and its always such a pleasant experience. The food is always fresh and delicious. The outdoor patio is gorgeous...also try to make it to one of their beer pairing dinner parties, you'll be glad you did. Great spot, cant wait to go back.

Thank zlatarhx
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The family friendly atmosphere, the charming and friendly staff, and the delicious (and large portions) of food make The Rainbow one of my favorite places to go when we are in Fort Collins! Whether you need a quick breakfast burrito to go or have time to sit with friends and family on their patio and share a pitcher of Bloody... More 

Thank Margaret S
Laramie, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

When you walk into this place, you feel at home. As you are seated you walk past a mantle of pictures that record the events of the years during which the family has owned the business - from graduations, to family reunions, to metals won at sporting events. My kids run towards a box of wooden toys. It feels like... More 

Thank Emily P
Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I have to eat breakfast at the Rainbow anytime I am in Fort Collins. Their French toast is delectable and no other place can compare. The warm friendly atmosphere embraces you like you are one of the family.

Thank celestesal106
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We enjoyed brunch at The Rainbow while visiting Ft. Collins. The friendly attentive staff made for an enjoyable dining experience and the beautiful patio is an added bonus. The Pumpkin Bread French Toast is fantastic as are the Sweet Potato Latkes.

Thank bloms81
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I've been the Rainbow a few times now, and I've never had a bad experience. I've tried a number of meals, both vegetarian and meat-eater friendly, and I've never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and helpful, and service was flawless. The food, however, is incredible. Both sweet and savory dishes will leave you anxious for your next visit. If... More 

Thank Slade S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a wonderful little place by CSU. Food is always good. The patio is great during the summer months. I have to say my favorite thing on the menu is the Pumpkin Bread French Toast. Staff is friendly!!

Thank Jean S
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Walking distance from the university of Colorado, our friend who gave a lecture at the University, recommended us to walk to the rainbow restaurant. Delightful walk in the beautiful downtown Fort Collins area.--we arrived with no wait time and was seated in the patio outdoor area. --Great. !! -The weather was delightful. The leaves were falling. What a great atmosphere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $13
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-221-2664
Rainbow Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1976 and is located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We specialize in breakfast and lunch with our expansive selection of traditional fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. For breakfast, we know you'll love our traditional and unique items such as our Eggs Benedict, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, Whole Wheat Pancakes, and Sweet Potato Latkes. Rainbow Restaurant also specializes in providing a cozy and comfortable place for business lunches, birthday celebrations, or large groups of any kind. To satisfy your lunch-time taste buds, try out Ali Baba Lettuce Wraps, the Turkey Cobb Sandwich, a Mandarin Chicken Salad, or our VERY popular Peanut Cashew Veggies with chicken or tofu! We also have extensive experience catering for large-scale events in Northern Colorado. Contact us for details!

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