Rainforest Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 605 N. Clark Street

    Chicago, IL 60654

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  • 312-787-1501

About Rainforest Cafe

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Children's Parties
Details
  • $$
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-Th 11am-9:30pm, F-Sa 11am-11pm, Su 11am-9pm

Food

Food
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Great place of you like food that certainly comes frozen off a truck from elsewhere. The food was truly abysmal. No effort at all.

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★★★★★

Great place of you like food that certainly comes frozen off a truck from elsewhere. The food was truly abysmal. No effort at all.

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I go here every so often just to change it up. I think the place is pretty cool. People say its a tourist trap, but this is the kind of thing that makes the city great. Most cities do not have cool themed restaurants like this.
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★★★★★

I go here every so often just to change it up. I think the place is pretty cool. People say its a tourist trap, but this is the kind of thing that makes the city great. Most cities do not have cool themed restaurants like this.
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While the decor, waterfall sounds, above average service, and kid friendly environment are major pluses, they cannot make up for incredibly overpriced mediocre food (ultimately, the place is a restaurant and dining is what it's all about.). The clam chowder tasted average and my wife and I both had burgers and soft drinks. Total price with tip $36.00. In addition there is a shop immediately outside of the restaurant (similar to a Cracker Barrel) where kids are lured by a number of again overpriced toys. Consequently, this is not a total bust but also not recommended.

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★★☆☆☆

While the decor, waterfall sounds, above average service, and kid friendly environment are major pluses, they cannot make up for incredibly overpriced mediocre food (ultimately, the place is a restaurant and dining is what it's all about.). The clam chowder tasted average and my wife and I both had burgers and soft drinks. Total price with tip $36.00. In addition there is a shop immediately outside of the restaurant (similar to a Cracker Barrel) where kids are lured by a number of again overpriced toys. Consequently, this is not a total bust but also not recommended.

Pros: kid friendly, good service, fun atmosphere

Cons: mediocre food, very overpriced

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I have visited Rainforest Cafe in Chicago 3 times and must admit I enjoy it more each time I go back. The food is great, atmosphere wonderful, service-top notch and a fun place for kids. If you are on vacation this stop is a must! Escpecially if you have children--they will love it. Yes, the price is a little high, but the food, ambience and overall experience is well worth it!

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★★★★★

I have visited Rainforest Cafe in Chicago 3 times and must admit I enjoy it more each time I go back. The food is great, atmosphere wonderful, service-top notch and a fun place for kids. If you are on vacation this stop is a must! Escpecially if you have children--they will love it. Yes, the price is a little high, but the food, ambience and overall experience is well worth it!

Pros: fast service, great food, gift shop

Cons: crowded, a little too noisy, sometimes long lines

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When I go here it's usually for my kids. The only thing on the menu that I like is their pasta's and drink menu. The kid's will be is so much awe that you need not worry about ordering them much to eat. They do have great drink selections..both alcohol and non-alcohol.

PROS: Pasta's and drinks
CONS: the wait

3
★★★☆☆

When I go here it's usually for my kids. The only thing on the menu that I like is their pasta's and drink menu. The kid's will be is so much awe that you need not worry about ordering them much to eat. They do have great drink selections..both alcohol and non-alcohol.

PROS: Pasta's and drinks
CONS: the wait

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I like the Rainforest Cafe because you get lost in the experience. When you enter you feel like you just stepped into a real jungle. The food is great too they served large portions so you are bound to leave full. Also try their strawberry lemonade its great!

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★★★★★

I like the Rainforest Cafe because you get lost in the experience. When you enter you feel like you just stepped into a real jungle. The food is great too they served large portions so you are bound to leave full. Also try their strawberry lemonade its great!

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Many locals will discount the thought of going to Rainforest Cafe, as it truly is often loaded with tourists. Don't let it pass you by, as the food is quite good, with large portions.

The jungle animals are a hoot.

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★★★★☆

Many locals will discount the thought of going to Rainforest Cafe, as it truly is often loaded with tourists. Don't let it pass you by, as the food is quite good, with large portions.

The jungle animals are a hoot.

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This restaurant never dissapoints. I went on a late Sunday night so there was no waiting and it was not crowded.

The scenery and decorations of the restaurant are just amazing and so lifelike. They have a huge aquarium with a variety of colorful fish. The food was excellent with a good size portion. They have such a large menu that it is sometimes difficult to decide what your going to order.
The service was great!

PROS: Great variety of food choices!
CONS:

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★★★★☆

This restaurant never dissapoints. I went on a late Sunday night so there was no waiting and it was not crowded.

The scenery and decorations of the restaurant are just amazing and so lifelike. They have a huge aquarium with a variety of colorful fish. The food was excellent with a good size portion. They have such a large menu that it is sometimes difficult to decide what your going to order.
The service was great!

PROS: Great variety of food choices!
CONS:

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I would not reccommend this place at all. Not even for tourists. It's way too expensive and the food was not good. It was hard to enjoy the meal because there was so much noise and commotion going on. If you like the rainforest feel, it could be a fun place but it was not for me. It was dark and much too loud.

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★★☆☆☆

I would not reccommend this place at all. Not even for tourists. It's way too expensive and the food was not good. It was hard to enjoy the meal because there was so much noise and commotion going on. If you like the rainforest feel, it could be a fun place but it was not for me. It was dark and much too loud.

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Forget about the food at the place the atmosphere is great! The low lighting makes the animals all around and on the ceiling look real. The best part is that about every 10 mins or so, the animals move and make sounds, the lights flicker like lightening and you hear thunder. It is a really fun place to be.

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★★★★☆

Forget about the food at the place the atmosphere is great! The low lighting makes the animals all around and on the ceiling look real. The best part is that about every 10 mins or so, the animals move and make sounds, the lights flicker like lightening and you hear thunder. It is a really fun place to be.

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You can MAKE reservations but they matter not when you get there. "Reservations," we were told, "Only mean The Next Available Table..." After everyone in front of you without Reservations is seated, by the way. Not a place for the Handicapped, elderly or very young. BUT the jungle magic of the place reflected in a child's eyes almost makes the wait worth it. Food is so-so, but for around $12 you can end the meal with a Volcano, all chocolate and sparkles, giggles and smiles. The room downstairs should be marked, Grandparents and other Suckers Only, but pure fun.

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★★★★☆

You can MAKE reservations but they matter not when you get there. "Reservations," we were told, "Only mean The Next Available Table..." After everyone in front of you without Reservations is seated, by the way. Not a place for the Handicapped, elderly or very young. BUT the jungle magic of the place reflected in a child's eyes almost makes the wait worth it. Food is so-so, but for around $12 you can end the meal with a Volcano, all chocolate and sparkles, giggles and smiles. The room downstairs should be marked, Grandparents and other Suckers Only, but pure fun.

Pros: Gorillas & elephants, Mac & Cheese on menu, Great servers

Cons: reservations a joke, crowded, expensive parking

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You can sit at the bar(on a zebra or another animal) while staring at the jungle atmosphere. Did I mention the soud of running waterfalls and animals? You and your date can become Tarzan and Jane. Then, buy a souvenoir in their shop to remember your experience!

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★★★★★

You can sit at the bar(on a zebra or another animal) while staring at the jungle atmosphere. Did I mention the soud of running waterfalls and animals? You and your date can become Tarzan and Jane. Then, buy a souvenoir in their shop to remember your experience!

Pros: UNIQUE!, exotic, romantic

Cons: great food, great service, a little pricey

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The jungle atmosphere is the best thing about this place. The bottom floor gift shop seemed a little too touristy for my taste. The alcohol drinks are not good. Skip them. The food is alright, but this restaurant is designed for the kids.

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★★★☆☆

The jungle atmosphere is the best thing about this place. The bottom floor gift shop seemed a little too touristy for my taste. The alcohol drinks are not good. Skip them. The food is alright, but this restaurant is designed for the kids.

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The food is fine and the drinks are large, but the thunder, lighting and moving animal effects can be a bit much for the little kids. Think twice about bringing someone under the age of 3.

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★★★☆☆

The food is fine and the drinks are large, but the thunder, lighting and moving animal effects can be a bit much for the little kids. Think twice about bringing someone under the age of 3.

Pros: Big drinks

Cons: Way loud

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