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The Rainbow Restaurant

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212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
(970) 221-2664
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good place to have a special breakfast or brunch. The food is really good and done with their own twist. The service is as good as the food as well. We were lucky to meet one of the owners and found her to e delightful. They have a good following of regular locals.

Thank Englishmarm
Edwards, Il
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here before we said goodbye to our CSU first year daughter. Lots of appetizers and some half portion lunch entrees were enough for us. The fact that they will do half portions was definitely a bonus!

Thank Ruths4
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly loved this place! The breakfast was great and the staff was friendly. They had a cute little herb garden on their patio. Also, great place for vegan and vegetarian options. I will definitely come back next time I'm in Fort Collins.

Thank Nikki R
Sonoita, Arizona
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant close to the CSU campus. Friendly servers, great food, and a wonderfully shaded outdoor dining area make this a must try.

Thank Brenden P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've eaten here twice and have enjoyed our meals both times. It is nice to go out for a meal and have it taste really good while being high quality, real food. They have items for meat eaters as well as vegans and vegetarians and they have many gluten free options as well. The first time we dined here my... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in Fort Collins thus far. The quality and quantity of the food exceeded my expectations. I had the Ali Baba lettuce wrap with fruit and it was outstanding. This is an excellent place to eat healthy.

Thank None7759
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271 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

So much food for a very reasonable price. The food here is fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Our favs are the Burrito, Ali Baba, the peanut cashew chicken entree, and the nachos. Staff are well trained, friendly, and attentive. Of the three meals ordered today for lunch, we took two 1/2 meals home planning to enjoy the leftovers for lunch... More 

Thank VAD859
Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We recently had The Rainbow cater our daughter's backyard evening wedding. I could not have been happier! We met with Steve prior to the event and he made wonderful suggestions that were within our budget. He also brought up ideas and suggestions that we had not even thought of that would make the evening more special. Steve and his staff... More 

Thank Randirob
Ottawa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband happened to find this place online because it is vegetarian/vegan friendly. We came for breakfast while visiting FoCo...twice! The first time I had the tofu scramble with veggies and it was delicious. My husband had the chile relleno with quinoa, tofu, and tempe and said it was the best vegetarian dish that he has ever had. Naturally, we... More 

Thank AnnaNJohnny
Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I went here for breakfast one day and fell in love. Their menu is diverse, healthy, and yummy. I sat on the patio, which is shaded by trees so it was very pleasant. I definitely plan on coming back to try more of their menu.

Thank Kathryn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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 - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: (970) 221-2664

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