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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” (26 reviews)
“biscuits” (27 reviews)
“chocolate gravy” (12 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 1 week ago

I stopped in the surprisingly bustling Mountain View for lunch on my way through. I picked the restaurant based on its very faded sign (and because of my past participation in Rainbow Gatherings), which I expected to indicate an old-fashioned local establishment. I got the...More

1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good burger! Family with me had a chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken. All was wonderful. The place was packed but service was fast.

Thank Todd K
Reviewed May 17, 2018

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 May 8, 2018

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 May 6, 2018

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 April 27, 2018 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 April 22, 2018 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 April 22, 2018 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 March 28, 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 March 16, 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
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Sheila M
November 20, 2017|
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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