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Rainbow Lodge

#35 of 7,109 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Greater Heights
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2011 Ella Blvd, at East TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008-2701 (East TC Jester)
+1 713-861-8666
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Jackson, Mississippi
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambiance very nice, with log cabin features. Go and see the hand carved cypress bar. Food cannot be beat.

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Thank David C
Management response:

We are so happy that you joined us and looking forward to your next visit More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant experience was fantastic. The atmosphere was very interesting, engaging and fun. The food was even better. The exotic food choices offered at this restaurant is absolutely worth trying. I had the wild game sampler and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend the rainbow Lodge.

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Thank David T
Management response:

So glad you enjoy your time here, thank you and hope to see you again soon More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dad and I went to dinner on the way back home and I thought it would be better but the food was pretty nasty and didnt have enough season.

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Thank bawandavaughn
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Your opinion and experience means a great deal to us we are so sorry to have upset you. May we contact you directly to make this up to you? More 

Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

PRO'S: We came here to celebrate birthdays and realized we should be coming more often to visit. This is a carnivores delight. The hunting lodge interior design including fireplaces is a great setting. We all had grilled or smoked wild dishes. The assorted grilled game of quail, buffalo, venison and lamb proved to be excellent. My starter beet salad was... More 

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Thanks for dining with us we appreciate your feedback hope to seeing you again soon More 

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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for our 6 year anniversary and from the moment we walked in the decor was unique, we had reservations and had no problem being seated quickly. Our server JoJo was awesome with the recommendations she had I had he choice of the day which was bison at chefs temp and if was really good had a gray experience.

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Thank Jonathan A
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thank you for spending your special day with us we appreciatte your feedback and hope to see you back soon More 

Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Rainbow Lodge never disappoints with tasty food combinations in a very unique atmosphere. From the location off Ella to the restaurant itself, you would never know you are actually still in the city once you get there! The food choices include a variety of flavor combinations that you will likely find nowhere else and the wild game selections make this... More 

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Thank nutrgirl
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So glad you enjoy your time here every time, thank you and hope to see you again soon More 

Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I very rarely write negative reviews and I know places can be hit or miss, but after the rave reviews I've heard about this place, I had to try it... We were a group of 6... After, seated we ordered a bottle champagne, which was flat and tasted very off... the wine guy came over practically offended and offered us... More 

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Thank todd e
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Your opinion and experience means a great deal to us we are so sorry to have upset you. May we contact you directly to make this up to you? More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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608 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Regardless of the reason you want to enjoy a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere with very friendly and attentive staff, Rainbow Lodge is the place to dine. It is located in a rather unusual place but worth the drive. I miss the old location on Memorial Drive but at least the food is still exceptional.

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Thank Dianne W
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Thank you we appreciate your feedback hope to seeing you again soon More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Everything thing you have read or heard about this place is spot on. Great menu, service, food and setting. Lovely grounds too!

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Thank Patricia T
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We are so happy that you joined us and looking forward to your next visit More 

Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I doubt I can say any more about Rainbow Lodge than has already been said. Gorgeous inside and out, warm and inviting decor. The duck and sausage gumbo is a favorite. Highly recommend the patio when the weather is nice. It's a great place for date nights, brunch or any special occasion.

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Thank Elyssa H
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Thank you for your feedback We are looking forward to your next visit More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$120
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Ella Blvd, at East TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008-2701
    (East TC Jester)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 713-861-8666

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