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PJ's Rainbow Cafe

216 W Main St, Mountain View, AR 72560-6293
+1 870-269-8633
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rainbow cake” (25 reviews)
“biscuits” (26 reviews)
“pies” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
216 W Main St, Mountain View, AR 72560-6293
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had two meals here while visiting Mountain View. On the main drag near the square. Definitely a locals hangout, and very friendly and lots of Elvis around! For lunch I had a Patty Melt - kinda plain - I've had better,...More

Thank Jim_from_Texas2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a very enjoyable top-down Dogwood mini-vacation that included a couple days in the Mountain View area. As we travel the scenic back roads we strive to find good mom n pop type diners and the Rainbow is a great example. This diner...More

Thank CARL H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On May 5th, my husband and I had dinner at the Rainbow Café in Mountain View. We actually skipped this restaurant earlier in the same weekend, because the line (to be seated) was so long. Now I know why the line was so long. The...More

Thank deborahanndickson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great diner menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Last visit I had the open faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Yum! The roast beef was cooked perfectly. The service is awesome. They have a large selection of homemade pies and...More

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here twice over Folk Fest weekend. Once for dinner (open faced roast beef with mashed potatoes and turnip greens) and once for breakfast (Denver omelette, O'brian potatoes and toast). The food was good, service was fast and prices were reasonable. During festivals, they...More

Thank Ozarktraveler12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on other reviews this is the best breakfast restaurant in town. Based on the number people who were dinning there, that may be true. Atmosphere is a mix of an old school cafe and Elvis Presley shrine. We ate there two mornings and all...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I ate here with my children and we all enjoyed it! Service was good! We had pancakes, bacon, eggs, and chocolate gravy! It was all very good!

Thank GreatFamilyTime5
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This restaurant is excellent for breakfast, very good for lunch, and adequate for dinner. I've had all three there, several times. The only drawback other than overcrowding at times is the fact that they don't accept plastic in payment. Cash or checks only. Now before...More

2  Thank lb020839
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is definitely dated. Could use some updating but maybe that’s the appeal. We had burgers & fries they were good. Very juicy. And we are for less than $20! It won’t be a must next visit. But it was good.

Thank belindadominguez
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Food is great and people are friendly. They have a wonderful breakfast with plenty of options for all meal times. Great desserts.

Thank Tanyua Y
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Response from Ronda W | Reviewed this property |
Good Food and longevity! PJ's Rainbow Cafe, has been a local favorite as long as I can remember. When I was a child, it was simply called the Rainbow Cafe. It has always been a place for good home cooking, tasty pies, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 W Main St, Mountain View, AR 72560-6293
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 870-269-8633
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