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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Rainbow Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
+1 970-221-2664
Website
Today
07:00 - 14:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 137: English reviews
Sussex, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had brunch at the Rainbow Restaurant over the Thanksgiving day holiday. It is a fun, quirky place. The food was great. We had no wait, at all. There is parking behind the restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank svowels
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go on Saturday or Sunday morning for a delicious vegetarian breakfast. The patio is a nice with lots of shade to enjoy breakfast without getting to hot from the summer sun.

Helpful?
Thank Denise T
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this place a few times now and its always such a pleasant experience. The food is always fresh and delicious. The outdoor patio is gorgeous...also try to make it to one of their beer pairing dinner parties, you'll be glad you did. Great spot, cant wait to go back.

Helpful?
Thank zlatarhx
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family friendly atmosphere, the charming and friendly staff, and the delicious (and large portions) of food make The Rainbow one of my favorite places to go when we are in Fort Collins! Whether you need a quick breakfast burrito to go or have time to sit with friends and family on their patio and share a pitcher of Bloody... More 

Helpful?
Thank Margaret S
Laramie, Wyoming
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you walk into this place, you feel at home. As you are seated you walk past a mantle of pictures that record the events of the years during which the family has owned the business - from graduations, to family reunions, to metals won at sporting events. My kids run towards a box of wooden toys. It feels like... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emily P
Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to eat breakfast at the Rainbow anytime I am in Fort Collins. Their French toast is delectable and no other place can compare. The warm friendly atmosphere embraces you like you are one of the family.

Helpful?
Thank celestesal106
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed brunch at The Rainbow while visiting Ft. Collins. The friendly attentive staff made for an enjoyable dining experience and the beautiful patio is an added bonus. The Pumpkin Bread French Toast is fantastic as are the Sweet Potato Latkes.

Helpful?
Thank bloms81
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been the Rainbow a few times now, and I've never had a bad experience. I've tried a number of meals, both vegetarian and meat-eater friendly, and I've never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and helpful, and service was flawless. The food, however, is incredible. Both sweet and savory dishes will leave you anxious for your next visit. If... More 

Helpful?
Thank Slade S
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful little place by CSU. Food is always good. The patio is great during the summer months. I have to say my favorite thing on the menu is the Pumpkin Bread French Toast. Staff is friendly!!

Helpful?
Thank Jean S
Phoenix
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Walking distance from the university of Colorado, our friend who gave a lecture at the University, recommended us to walk to the rainbow restaurant. Delightful walk in the beautiful downtown Fort Collins area.--we arrived with no wait time and was seated in the patio outdoor area. --Great. !! -The weather was delightful. The leaves were falling. What a great atmosphere.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anitamae2

Travellers who viewed The Rainbow Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Rainbow Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-221-2664
Description
Rainbow Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1976 and is located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado. We specialize in breakfast and lunch with our expansive selection of traditional fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. For breakfast, we know you'll love our traditional and unique items such as our Eggs Benedict, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, Whole Wheat Pancakes, and Sweet Potato Latkes. Rainbow Restaurant also specializes in providing a cozy and comfortable place for business lunches, birthday celebrations, or large groups of any kind. To satisfy your lunch-time taste buds, try out Ali Baba Lettuce Wraps, the Turkey Cobb Sandwich, a Mandarin Chicken Salad, or our VERY popular Peanut Cashew Veggies with chicken or tofu! We also have extensive experience catering for large-scale events in Northern Colorado. Contact us for details!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Rainbow Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Rainbow Restaurant 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?