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Rainforest Cafe

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6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
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11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We stopped here to eat after a stay at Key Lime Cove. The first thing to disappoint us was the removal of all the fish from the front tank. We then noticed that all of the fish tanks had been removed! It was very sad. It was one of our favorite parts about this place in the past. Then when... More 

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1 Thank beth1980354
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was here on the 10th of February due to my step sons graduation from basic Navy Training. When the place was mentioned I wasn't too keen, not somewhere I would choose to wine and dine or have a special night. Upon arrival there were two girls at the hostess booth chatting and basically not really being very accommodating. So... More 

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Thank Shelley D
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Brought my daughter here because she loves animals... it is fully decorated inside!. Animals around the walls! It was very nice !... the food however was very mediocre. I wished it was better considering the prices.. but overall we still enjoyed our time there. Definitely a place to try regardless.

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Thank Tina G
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

You are paying for the ambiance, that is for sure. Food was mediocre and pricey. My kids of course loved it and thought the night time part was very cool. For the price and quality, will not be returning any time soon.

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Thank Heather T
Naperville, Illinois
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went here for my son's birthday. The number one thing you need to keep in mind is you're paying for the animitronics. The prices are way over the top for adult meals. The kids meals are between $6-$8 while the adult meal is $20+. The burgers were decent and the food overall is average and overpriced. We enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Cara B
Antioch, Illinois, United States
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing like it used to be... Sat in the bar area which was very empty. Ordered a salad with a grilled chicken breast, but it was like shaved lunch meat. Definitely not worth $18. About 5 minutes into eating, Matt the waiter, came by to drop off the bill, but did not care if everything was okay. He said it... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had dinner here with my adult daughters and two 5 year old grandkids. They loved it. There's lots to keep them occupied. The food is much better than it used to be years ago.

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Thank C P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We've been to a few different Rainforest Cafes and they all offer a similar experience. A great setting, and decent food if you understand you are paying for the ambiance. If you expect fine dining or low cost options you will be disappointed, but if you understand that this is a tourist-centered restaurant you will enjoy your meal. Our kids... More 

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Thank BullyWilson
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We eat at Rainforest Cafe when we shop at Gurnee Mills. You can always expect good food and service there. Me kids used to love the aquariums and fish they had, but they are not there anymore. It is a little overpriced, but you are paying to sit in the middle of the rainforest with animals around you.

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Thank Helen K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant was the coolest restaurant I've ever been too. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-855-7800

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