Rainbow Lodge

4.7
3813 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Well known and loved for gulf fish, wild game, steaks and chops, RBL features Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch. Owner Donnette Hansen's attention to detail is reflected in everything from the comfortable Log Cabin setting & landscaped grounds to the seasonally changing menus. Insider's Tip: Go for the business lunch ($15-3 courses) Sophisticated but not stuffy! Menu hits include Elk Chops, Grilled Buffalo Tenderloin, Whole Roasted Lobster, Lodge Smoked Duck Gumbo. Veteran Chefs prepare Gulf Fish, Wild Boar, Duck, Quail, Elk and Beef With 3000 square feet of kitchen gardens, The Lodge grows vegetables and herbs to complete special dishes. Brunch enthusiasts enjoy casual patio dining with $2 mimosas.Sunday Suppers feature half price wines by the glass. Live Music Fridays in the bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3813 people are saying
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DwayneY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Me and my wife celebrated our anniversary. It was romantic and cozy. Staff were great! Everything was good besides my wife ordered a Caesar salad and they informed us they ran out. Other than that a nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way!

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MaryF
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a lovely day this place is magical. The food is delicious and imaginative. The service is friendly and competent. The back porch is just delightful. Rainbow Lodge never disappoints.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so surprised at the beautiful setting, the knowledgeable wait staff, the delicious food, variety of food choices. We’ve heard about the Rainbow Lodge for years and immediately began to plan to bring guests and family here!

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Kishen
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Rainbow lodge for date night. We sat outside as it was a cool evening and the live music and the ambiance was amazing and the service was top notch. The food and deserts ee delicious along with the cocktails we had. We will be back!

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BeccaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food! Very bummed that we let the Host and Manager know we were celebrating a birthday and it was only ever mentioned at the start when we were sat. They did not communicate to the server that it was a special occasion so nothing at all was done like I requested. They also very clearly over sat our server so our service was very slow, and I don’t fully blame the server for that.

Not only was our service slow, but when we got our food we were not given a steak knife, so by the time he got a knife to cut his food, it was cold.

We tipped our server generously and did not complain due to the fact that he was so overwhelmed, I’m more upset with the Manager and Host for not communicating and putting him in a bad position. When people are asked if their celebrating an occasion and you only mention it when we get there, that’s a problem.

I rate high solely based on food and ambience. I would not recommend this to people celebrating something if it’s going to feel dismissed.

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ChristopherC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food. Loved our view, also.

Rainbow Lodge
Responded 2 days ago

Thank You!

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Ryan
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my 3rd time dining at Rainbow Lodge. I must say, it gets better with time. I love the options for wild game on the menu. I wish there were more seafood variety.

Rainbow Lodge
Responded 7 days ago

Thank You! We hope to see you again soon!

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FoodieJB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

Rainbow Lodge
Responded 7 days ago

Thank You!

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DeDe
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have added more seafood dishes to the menu. The server was extremely attentive.

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vipBarrett
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times. This was for an Anniversary dinner. The food and service were good as always. We were tucked away in a small area with 3 tables.

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Denise
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

I wouldn’t recommend for brunch but it’s a great dinner option

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Rainbow Lodge
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for celebrating the special occasion with us! Have a great week!

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to The Rainbow Lounge. We had a wonderful experience as we celebrated my husband’s early birthday dinner! They even brought him a birthday lemon icebox cake and a card signed by the staff! Sitting outside is amazing with beautiful scenery. The food was delicious, and our server recommended an excellent wine. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner with our family. Waiter was very funny and food was great.

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ConnieH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. Never a question about that. The outside dining is wonderful. The view is outstanding. On this particular Friday night, they had a Salsa Jazz duo. They were great. I really enjoyed how it enhanced the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo was an excellent waiter and the music was great. Outdoor seating in this cooler weather was great as well.

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vipWayneB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas, the sommelier, chose a superior wine for us - perfectly matched to our request! Thank you!

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LaurenS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this place so much they even through in a free dessert for my fiances birthday! great music the staff was so friendly and welcoming and the food was so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked in maybe 10 minutes before being seated and they took care of us really fast. Our server, Paolo I think was his name, was extremely helpful and explained the items in the menu and he was overall a great server. 10/10 will be going back soon

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jeannem
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious.Coming back September 25th for my birthday and my grandsons. Family all coming..... this was our test run!!! Was perfect🙂

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VictoriaG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, we were seated at the outdoor patio and we really enjoyed the beautiful weather along with the beautiful surroundings, lots of trees. I recommend this place for date nights or even special events.

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JanG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we bought a bottle of wine we thought it was high. Had the price been more reasonable we probably would have bought two bottles.

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DeanB
Houston
1 review