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Rainbow Restaurant

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) #5 of 321 Restaurants in Oshawa $ , , American
82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-728-6463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“peameal bacon” (25 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
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Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came back from a European vacation and it was great and all but no matter where I went breakfasts just did not compare to the satisfaction I get with a proper Rainbow breakfast! The combinations of personable service, large portions cooked properly and reasonable...More

Thank wastretch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Rainbow has been a very popular spot in Oshawa Ontario since the 1950's, and while it does not qualify as "fine dining", it qualifies as a fine restaurant. Generations of families have been frequenting this location for 7 decades, and one of the original...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Everytime we stop by The Rainbow we are impressed by the quality and quantity! A definite stop when in the area and you want to start your day off right:) Chef Louie surprised our kids with breakfast sundaes and always aims to please. A local...More

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I am a regular at the rainbow and I still am flabbergasted by their peameal bacon! Thick cut and juicy! I almost don't want to tell people about this place so I can get a seat. Line ups out the door on weekends! Go early!

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good, the portions were super generous. Bring cash as they do not accept debit or credit.

Thank Cash_me_outside
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Came in with my extended family for a return visit! This place does not disappoint. Peameal bacon is the bomb! Had their onion soup to start, delicious. The banquet burger with peameal was ginormous. The rest of our group were raving about how good this...More

Thank stacey26052011
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Had the best onion soup ever today! Loads of cheese and only $3.99!! Also had a giant BLT loaded with crispy bacon! Great service as usual!

Thank chzistofor
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband came to visit me at work with our 4 year old son so we went for lunch at this #5 in Oshawa restaurant (??!!??). My husband ordered a regular burger with cheese ($9) and fries ($3), I ordered a French onion soup and...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

we visited their diner today and we are amazed how big the portions are. My hubby tried the homemade burger and onion rings & strawberry shake and he's impress with it. I had the peameal which two people could easily share. The thickly cut bacon...More

Thank ritzpanes
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I went here with a friend for lunch. When I asked her about where she wanted to eat and I mentioned diner, her eyes lit up! This is an original diner from the 60s and this restaurant has been in the same location and owned...More

Thank 2torontotraveller
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26 October 2015|
Response from PJ M | Reviewed this property |
There is n valet parking at this restaurant. You park on the street or in a nearby parking lot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Downtown Oshawa
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Oshawa
  • Phone Number: +1 905-728-6463
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