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Rainbow Cafe

American, Bar
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209 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801-2243
+1 541-276-4120
06:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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Agassiz, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We are here again on our way through to Arizona. The place was busy but we were helped and served promptly. I had the chicken again and my husband had a Reuben. Both were very good.

Thank agassizanne
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here and tried the thanksgiving menu, which wasn't very good. I wouldn't suggest it actually.

Thank Ale_Storchi
Pilot Rock, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

the rainbow has been around for a long time. the food is good, the drinks are great. if you want the real old west this is it. just don't come at round up and expect to just walk in and sit down.

Thank Nick C
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Stayed in downtown Pendleton while traveling cross-country. Decided to go to this recommended local restaurant for breakfast. Has the feel of people who have known each other for years and are a bonded community. Decor is definitely western with heads on the walls and lots of Irish-themed sayings. Food was basic eggs, omelets, pancakes - well-prepared and enjoyable. Service was... More 

Thank ColoAvsPuckhead
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were traveling home to Seattle from Boise and the signs for "Roosters" on the highway had us thinking about stopping in Pendleton for a mid-drive meal. I realized that maybe I wanted something a little more authentic than a place that advertised on giant billboards so we took an earlier exit and wandered into the historic district of Pendleton.... More 

Thank emmarytz
Washougal, Washington
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207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Definitely nothing fancy, and food served on paper plates and plastic utensils. Hopping during rodeo of course. The waitresses were hustling as fast as they could - but even so 40 min wait for order to come through. Very generous servings though, and good value.

Thank PhfamWA
Portland, Oregon
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142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast one day & dinner another... Mind you during round up week everything is served on paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic glasses & a limited menu… However the food is delicious! It's casual bar food - but yummy! Great Burger & fries - and a mean Bloody Mary!

Thank Beth F
Montclair, NJ
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Friendly, quick service and good burgers! Don't miss the photos on the walls or people-watching for local color.

Thank VanderZyppe
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801-2243
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Pendleton
  • Phone Number: +1 541-276-4120

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