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Rainbow Cafe

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209 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
(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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Joseph, Oregon
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There seemed to be only 1 waitress, who seemed brusque and overrun, and only 1 cook. The place was not very full but we had to wait 45 minutes to get a burnt hot dog on a bun, with an unopened bag of chips. The rest of the food was unremarkable, greasy.

1 Thank dervlbc
San Diego, California
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The broasted chicken was terrific and moderately priced, and the service was also terrific. Not much choice on the tap brews unfortunately

Thank hplunkett
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A local we met at the hardware store said this was his go to place in town so we had to follow the local advice and we were not disappointed. The place is packed with memorabilia on all the walls, the bar is old school and so is the rest of the place. It has not been renovated in a... More 

Thank LSUC
Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been on the road for five days and this was the best breakfast the whole trip. My steak and eggs was cooked perfectly and the service was great. Our server, Mary, was so friendly and helpful.

Thank BarbaradiJ

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, 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 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • 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?