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#154 of 2,942 Restaurants in Orlando
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1676 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8493
+1 407-828-8739
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant for my 5 year old grandson and he was not disappointed. If you have a child that loves dinosaurs then bite the bullet and take them here. Food is typical bar chain food, nothing to write home about, but service was OUTSTANDING. If I rated this establishment by service it would be a 5. Don't come... More 

Thank cynte921
Orlando, Florida
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185 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to "Build-a-Dinosaur" and stayed for lunch. Big mistake! The place is huge, but it is noisy. There is a lot to see. The visuals are really interesting, but the loud music (salsa) doesn't quite mesh with the sound of the audio-animatronic dinosaurs. The food is average. The ribs were OK, but too much sauce. Service friendly.

Thank Thunder D
Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had been to T-Rex before on a previous holiday so wanted to take the older children this time, we all had a lovely evening, good food, so much choice, value for money to be honest for what you got. Special drinks are great, and the atmosphere made it a lovely evening. Service could have been a little better, we... More 

Thank Sam J
Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you've done Rainforest Cafe, you can imagine the environment. Similar, only dino-themed. It can be loud and may not be for everyone. I love the kinda dark ambiance and the decor. The food is amazing. I got a meatloaf- and I don't really like BBQ sauces but this was delicious. It included mashed potatoes cooked perfectly and crispy onion... More 

Thank Lacie R
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my boyfriend and a friend, no kids, for a late dinner and we loved it! It is beautiful inside, with different themed areas. The bar is undersea, one area is an ice age with dinosaur fossils and mammoths that move, another area has dinosaurs in foliage that move including a massive T-Rex. Great menu, lots of drinks... More 

Thank Mary K
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as a family of 5. Service was great and we didn't have to wait very long to be seated. The atmosphere is awesome especially if you have younger children. The lights change colour and the dinosaurs come to life every so often. Wasn't expecting the food to be anytjing special and thought the place was going to be a... More 

Thank ClarkeyFamily
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is very well done. Our boys are 5 and 3 they loves it. However I think you are paying for the attraction food is nothing special and I believe that portions are small for what you are paying. Overall if you are first time visitor and have young kids they will love it.

Thank Irma D
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The experience is fantastic. We ate in the ice cave - there were meteor showers and light shows and so many things to see. We had a volcano cake - fun for the kids. There are different rooms, all with decor that takes you to a different reality. Just don't let your kids into the gift shop - it's expensive...

Thank Patz T
Middleburg, Florida
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is really cool. It's the prehistoric version of Rain Forest Café. The scenery is great and the food is ok. Best part is the excursion site they have while waiting for dinner. Good family spot.

Thank Reginald T
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was okay. The food and service were good. Not very sure it is worth the wait. There are other restaurants nearby that are better. The theming is similar in style to the Rainforest Cafe. They are owned by the same company, som I'm. It surprised. They had gluten free options that were decent. Again, not bad

Thank Maribeth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1676 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8493
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-828-8739
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World

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