We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainbow Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963-9190
507-356-2929
Website
Today
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 55: English reviews
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Rainbow Cafe twice. Once was a Mother's Day buffet and once for a regular dinner. Both times were great, but the regular menu is even better. There specialty is fresh local food. The chefs were trained in France and food is a creative combination of local ingredients with a lot of flair. I had a steak... More 

Helpful?
Thank TexanKansan
West Concord, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is creative, fresh, organic, and wonderful! I had an excellent chicken with pesto dish and my hubby had the best Alfredo ever. While the decor isn't anything special, we will be back to try other dishes.

Helpful?
Thank Susan C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
393 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth driving into town. Jump of US 52 and drive in for a great meal. It is our new favorite stop when on this route. Most of the food is locally sourced. Everything we have tried here is delicious. Daily homemade soups are always special. Don't miss a chance to dine here.

Helpful?
Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with hubby here and found the food to be fresh and delicious. The specials sounded great but they ran out of the ones we wanted. Wonderful service and a terrific small town in Minnesota.

Helpful?
Thank kmurtz
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
393 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a hidden gem. Tucked away on main street in Pine Island, they serve up great meals sourced locally and cooked up fresh. Great soups and sandwiches. Homemade potato chips. Definitely stop here if you are in the area for lunch!

Helpful?
Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Rochester, MN
Level Contributor
78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

All six specials on paper looked good. We decided on prime rib sandwich (shredded so easy to eat, very tasty sauce) and Cuban (excellent flavor, bread good but not authentic soft Cuban bread).

Helpful?
Thank SE_MN_warmth_seekers
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Recently returned to the Rainbow Cafe for dinner. It continues to provide quality food, great flavors, excellent service and excellent desserts. Small, quaint and quiet. Excellent!

Helpful?
Thank Tim C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I loved my walleye but my husband found his grass fed T bone tough. Expensive meat should not be tough in my opinion. The waitress was not concerned that we remarked on this, and we spent $100.00 for 2 of us. That does not reflect well on the establishment. However, they have a wonderful menu that is varied and I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alison F
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I expected a decent small town cafe. The Rainbow Cafe far exceeded my expectations! The menu included numerous health conscious options! The meal prepared from scratch, was outstanding! The dessert choices were excellent! The service and facilities all get high marks. Very much looking forward to second visit!

Helpful?
Thank Peter G
Rochester, Minnesota
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Quality of food was poor. The salmon dinner was frozen farm and lacked flavor. Salad was small but bread cost extra and lacked a good fresh flavor. Wine was a short pour and not good. Just one brand was on the wine list so there was no alternative. My wife ordered lamb that could have been any meat. We were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jay6894

Travelers who viewed Rainbow Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Rainbow Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963-9190
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Pine Island
  • Phone Number: 507-356-2929

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rainbow Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?