Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

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$30 and under
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American
Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the entire family, the Rainforest Cafe captures the magic of a real tropical rainforest with its cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animatronic wildlife, and simulated rainstorms.

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4.3
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JeromeK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience in a long time. Staff was unfriendly and no communication at all. I would not recommend this place to anyone!!

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CindyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was average to below average and it was quite expensive for what was given. We had two pasta dishes that were slightly warm with undercooked broccoli. The garlic bread was stale.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This website does not match the actual restaurant. This review DOES NOT reflect the resturant as we didnt even get to eat there but it wouldnt allow me to continue this review without filing in the stars, etc. We made the reservation for our family of 6 for 11am. The resturant does not even open til 12. We called at 11 as we stood there with a closed resturant in front of us and the woman we spoke with was very apologetic. With a 1 and 5 year old, waiting an hour was not an option. Pretty disappointed that this website is connected to the resturants since its information is obviously not up to date

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MandyC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Poor service. Food was made wrong. Took over 45 minutes to get a replacement. Asked to be taken off bill since my family was done eating and we had 2 young children with us. Bill came with charge on it. Took another 20 minutes for correct bill.

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KondraC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves. It wasn’t loud at all the tables were not close to to others where you could social distance. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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Pathetica
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If we are supposed to be social distancing, they need to do a better job of keeping children with their families; especially if they are not wearing masks.

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vipCJCK
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

First time post covid. Restroom was dirty. Even dried blood on seat. I told manager who said "I can't go in to that room until after it closes." So I saw no sense of urgency to send any employee to clean or examine. We were sat at 5:03 for our 5pm reservation. We did not get our first glass of wine until 5:51 and appetizers after that. There was a much smaller menu with higher prices. A Salmon with shrimp dinner was $27. Steep for a family establishment. Many tables were empty but had dirty plates on them. An attempt to demonstrate a table had been sent or to keep track of what needed to be disinfected but obviously was unsightly. Plus in a nearly empty place we were sat eight next to another family. Overall I see no point in going back though we used to go monthly.

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JamesL
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First Birthday was a success! The elephants kept her mesmerized and the birthday cupcake was a hit.

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vipKimN
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service once again. Always a fun time to visit.

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JermaineS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful my daughter loved the atmosphere....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to have a great time with family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server jackie, was on top of her game!

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Chrys
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible experience from start to finish! Got our table at 6:30 and didn't leave till close to 9. Had to send appetizers back 2 times as they were cold, and got the excuse they were busy. Well wouldn't that mean my food should be hot and fresh. We never got out appetizers. The meal was overcooked and bland. The waitstaff and management seemed to care less about our issues. We will not be returning!

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Lovnewplaces
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all it was exceptional ... food did take a bit long to come out but considering how busy it was it was fine.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very entertaining for kids, staff is nice. 100 bucks for dinner for two adults and child is a little on the pricey side.

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MimiM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

You know when you go here that you will pay too much for average food. It's fun for the kids, but otherwise, I wouldn't go.

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vipBrett
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner at the Rainforest Cafe is all about the experience. We had three kids with us (10, 10, and 9) and they absolutely loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food took a long time to come out. It was not packed.

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SusieH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take children, no worries if they are loud, the animals will cover it with their roars! haha. My granddaughters love this place. Also if you are gluten intolerant like me, they go over and above!!!

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ChuckC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I asked for butter with my warm broccoli, but never got.

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Denisemary10
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took grandchildren, waitress was good but the wait time for the food was horrible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special day with the family.

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LeibyD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

I made a reservation for 5 for 5pm. We were there on time with my two year old daughter. We checked in with the young man at the desk. He said it would be a few minutes, I asked how we would find out. He said we would get a text and I verified the number, it was correct. Remember, I have a two year old with me. We waited 45 minutes and asked when we would be served. We were told our reservation was cancelled and we were standing right there. Did I mention I had a two year old???? I looked at my e-mail (not text as I was told) and it said that the restaurant cancelled our reservation at 5:24. Did I mention we were standing right in front of the podium.? With a two year old??????
We enjoyed ourselves, my daughter had fun, the food was good and the server was one of the best.
The price was right and it is a great place to take my daughter, she loved it.
But this treatment almost caused us to leave. To an extent shame on Rainforest. But it was a good place to take a little girl and I am sure we will go again, but your service failed miserably and so did Rainforest.

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Carma
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for children. Menu did contain a lot of shrimp/pork which I do not eat

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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RhonaP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready at reservation time. The service was great, atmosphere was fun, great vegetarian options, and food was excellent. My granddaughter loved it as part of her Birthday Celebration! Reserving the table was great, no waiting with two children under the age of 4!

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NatalieL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was disappointed with seat. We come to this restaurant once a year for our daughters birthday and they were notified it was for a birthday in reservation. We were seated in a booth with no view of anything for her. She was stuck looking out at the lobby area.....

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Steak was pure grizzle

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday party

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiancé and I took our three boys for a surprise dinner. I had made a request to sit near the fish tanks and stars to keep the 2 year old entertained and they had no hesitation to set us up with the perfect spot. Got the menus and realized they took my favorite menu item off 😫 I asked if they had anything similar and they said they could still make what I came for it would just be a tad different so I got it and it was just as amazing as the original item. Our server (I believe Ellen) was great and even told me about how they sell their BBQ sauce in the store section after our short chat about just how good it is. We don’t get to come here often because it’s a bit of a drive, however, this trip was by far the best experience we’ve had here. I definitely don’t want to wait so long to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was pretty good; salads were disappointing. Kids menu is good and has a larger variety than most places. Most of the regular menu items are overpriced.

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dolittle
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for kids. Wish they had a few more healthier options or added calories to the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place to come to after going to the aquarium but make sure you make a reservation. Lines here are no joke...can be hours of wait.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation days in advance. We show up and they told us they were working on getting our table ready and how they would text us when it was ready. We waited around for 35 mins with a 3 year old before we decided to go eat in the food court. We were at the mall for another hour before we decided to head home that was 2hrs away. We literally get home and get a text that our table was ready. Smh, what a waste. My husband calls up to ask to speak to a manager and they placed him on hold and no one every picked up.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was fast and exactly where we requested.

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viplindaw
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

great atmosphere for kids but food is quite expensive for the quality which is not very good. They need more healthful choices and there is no excellent meal. Very fair in quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

GreAt service

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MichaelN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Brian and he went beyond his role as a server by keeping our two little girls entertained as we had a birthday for a little four-year-old and he took care of us with our entrées drinks and anything else we needed along with the volcano cake for dessert we all had a tremendous time.

FAQs

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 333-0280.

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.