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Rainbow Cafe

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212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963-9190
+1 507-356-2929
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been here twice, both times I have found very good food and service. The owners are regularly in the business, ensuring a great experience.

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Thank packlight161
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've been to the Rainbow Cafe twice. Once was a Mother's Day buffet and once for a regular dinner. Both times were great, but the regular menu is even better. There specialty is fresh local food. The chefs were trained in France and food is a creative combination of local ingredients with a lot of flair. I had a steak... More 

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Thank TexanKansan
West Concord, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food is creative, fresh, organic, and wonderful! I had an excellent chicken with pesto dish and my hubby had the best Alfredo ever. While the decor isn't anything special, we will be back to try other dishes.

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Thank Susan C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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400 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is worth driving into town. Jump of US 52 and drive in for a great meal. It is our new favorite stop when on this route. Most of the food is locally sourced. Everything we have tried here is delicious. Daily homemade soups are always special. Don't miss a chance to dine here.

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Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Barrington, Illinois
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with hubby here and found the food to be fresh and delicious. The specials sounded great but they ran out of the ones we wanted. Wonderful service and a terrific small town in Minnesota.

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Thank kmurtz
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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400 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a hidden gem. Tucked away on main street in Pine Island, they serve up great meals sourced locally and cooked up fresh. Great soups and sandwiches. Homemade potato chips. Definitely stop here if you are in the area for lunch!

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Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Rochester, MN
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

All six specials on paper looked good. We decided on prime rib sandwich (shredded so easy to eat, very tasty sauce) and Cuban (excellent flavor, bread good but not authentic soft Cuban bread).

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Thank SE_MN_warmth_seekers
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Recently returned to the Rainbow Cafe for dinner. It continues to provide quality food, great flavors, excellent service and excellent desserts. Small, quaint and quiet. Excellent!

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Thank Tim C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I loved my walleye but my husband found his grass fed T bone tough. Expensive meat should not be tough in my opinion. The waitress was not concerned that we remarked on this, and we spent $100.00 for 2 of us. That does not reflect well on the establishment. However, they have a wonderful menu that is varied and I... More 

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Thank Alison F
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I expected a decent small town cafe. The Rainbow Cafe far exceeded my expectations! The menu included numerous health conscious options! The meal prepared from scratch, was outstanding! The dessert choices were excellent! The service and facilities all get high marks. Very much looking forward to second visit!

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Thank Peter G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963-9190
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Pine Island
  • Phone Number: +1 507-356-2929

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