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Rainforest Cafe

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6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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.

Thank C P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank BullyWilson
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Helen K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

Thank ajs97
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, awesome atmosphere- all though it is a little scary for some of the younger kids because of all the "thunderstorm" activity

Thank Margaret M
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245 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Bit dark but nice dishes, well prepared and served. Good service. Vegan option changing the hamburger patty for a veggie one. Best Improvement ? Since my last visit two years ago, all the aquarium fishes gone away ! And they bring to the place a very nice ambience

Thank Manuel C
Charlestown, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Joined the Landry club for $25 and received $25 off our bill. Also recieved a coupon for a free app. of kids meal. Rainforest provides a fun atmosphere and great food.

Thank ldoherty66
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was very surprised with the menu when we went there this past weekend. It was one page. We go there a few times a year as the closest one is a little under an hour to get there. The service was fantastic! The food was very good. I do miss the fish in the tanks.

Thank Barb S
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Even kid food is outrageously priced here. You're paying for the rainforest, which seems to engage adults more than kids. Seriously, I would leave the kids at home and only pay these high prices for mediocre food once. The "experience" is not worth the money.

Thank aliasalias
Palm Coast
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Love going to this restaurant, but pricey if you want to go often. I had the pot roast and it was AMAZING! Almost as good as mine =) The atmosphere is always fun, but wish the fish tanks had been occupied. Our service was very good, but diet coke was way off taste.

Thank Jill C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?