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209 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801-2243
(541) 276-4120
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 'Bow is a Pendleton Institution. It's so old school they don't take plastic, but don;t fear, there's an ATM so you can get the cash to pay your bill. The chicken is awesome, and the bacon is thick.

Thank Corey N
Gaston, Oregon
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended The Rainbow Cafe by friends. Glad we listened. We ate breakfast there twice, however on the second day there was an hour wait for food. They were honest and forthcoming and told us right from the beginning when we walked in what the wait would be. No, worries, we just sat at the bar and had a... More 

Thank 2bald2care
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, summer the bartender is wonderful food is good and all very good priced. Wonderful items on the wall to read and look at.

Thank Deirdre K
Bel Air, Maryland
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic building and restaurant with a very unique and retro / throwback decor. Service could have been faster, but not a serious problem. The portions looked small when delivered but were more than plenty when taken in. Food was good.

Thank Russ S
Joseph, Oregon
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30 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is not overly expensive and is good. The portions are very adequate. The seating is a mix of bar and cafe style. I had a good BLT.

Thank pers0nalview
Pendleton, Oregon
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the place to go if you're looking for gourmet, however, the Rainbow has been around long enough that it's worth a stop, especially for St. Patrick's day. The fried chicken is good, but the venue is basically fried, fried and more fried.

Thank Christina H
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good house fried chicken. Nothing fancy or exotic. Clean, good service. Right downtown. Good diner food. Eclectic decor.

Thank Tamra D
Wailuku, Hawaii
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I stooped for late lunch on our way from Bellevue, ID heading to Prosser, WA. Loved the look inside... Obviously very local hang out. Lots to look at. And they're open til 2am- many local restaurants close after lunch til dinner- we were there @ 3:30-too late for lunch & too early for dinner😥😥 Food is classic white... More 

Thank Pamela A
Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We only stopped in here for drinks. We were going to have breakfast Saturday morning but was told by the nice bartender that it would be over an hour for food. VERY popular place.

Thank CBauer7
Lacey, Washington
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is the real deal -- an old fashioned cowboy bar and restaurant. Looks a bit rundown, but like an authentic watering hole from the Old West, not high falutin' like the place across the street.The broasted chicken is the specialty and not to be missed. It's half a chicken with ranch dipping sauce and some sides.

Thank Cheryl A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801-2243
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: (541) 276-4120

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