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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

3.9
3.9
876 Reviews
$30 and under
American
You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rainforest, It’s a safari for the senses. Our menu contains an array of delicious items and tropical treats you’re sure to go WILD for. End your journey with the out-of-this-world VOLCANO dessert. Discover the rainforest, complete with cascading waterfalls, tropical rainstorms, trumpeting elephants and entertaining gorillas. It’s not just another meal; it’s an adventure! Don’t forget to take a journey through our Retail Village.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 333-0280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 876 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit

    Kid-friendly

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  1. M

    Mlfav

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a great server! But the ambiance was a little too much for my three year old. Don’t sit near an animal as it will get loud. The food was pricey for what it was, but it’s expected for that type of place.
  2. EP

    EmilyP

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre depending on what you got. Prices were insanely high, almost $4 for a pop, over $12 for a beer. Our bill for 4 people was over $100. Zero appetizers, only one beer. Way too much. We will not be back.
  3. LM

    LeslieM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We got there early by 1/2 hour and they were able seat us (party of 8)....I was very pleased.....
  4. JH

    JennyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    We have been to 3 other Rainforest Cafes, this one was disappointing. Animal movements were extremely minimal. They had no Volcano desserts. Those are the 2 reasons we go. The food is always just average. We drove 3and a half hours I was extremely disappointed. I would not recommend to anyone unless you are in the area and have never been to a Rainforest Cafe before.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all we had made reservations a month ago and for us to get here and they say u still will have a wait and not accommodate our size party. Secondly the hostess decided to argue with me and then when I ask her to get a manager she’s like she won’t be able to do anything. Next the food was slow to come out and when it got to table the food was cold . The bbq burger that we order came out and didn’t even have bbq on it. Overall experience horrible and will not be returning.
  6. CS

    CSlaughter

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had brought a very close friend who had never been before. As two adults it should’ve occurred to us that this place would be bountiful and screaming children. We were just going for the experience of the experience. The unruly children and the clearly problematic children did take away from our day but the overall quality of the food and the attention that our waiter Brian gave to us far outnumber the bad things so it was a success
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Recommend for the experience of letting your kid enjoy the atmosphere but nothing else. Salad had old, brown lettuce (I sent it back, I couldn’t even eat around it!), everything came out lukewarm. But again, at least the animated tigers kept the little one happy :)
  8. KB

    KathyB

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We had a reservation but it didn’t seem to matter. Wait time was about 15 minutes and hostess seemed overwhelmed
  9. AH

    AmandaH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Kids love it here for their birthday. You are paying for the ambience truly! Great service!
  10. TH

    TeresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my meatloaf meal! Super yummy!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor service took 55 minutes to get our food. Kids were frustrated with long wait, was a bad experience. Wait staff never even came to our table only once to check if we need anything. Food was sub par for the value you pay. Never again
  12. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Awful. Just Awful. Had to be moved from a servers section. Food still came out wrong and dry. Just a inconvenience and not worth it.
  13. CL

    CayceL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather was an amazing waitress. She was attentive even with how busy the restaurant was. Food was excellent. I had a hurricane and sky daddy have mercy!! Whomever was making drinks, I hope both sides of your pillow is cold 💙
  14. J

    Jnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very slow service, everything else was AOK! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready on time. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was great. Husband used to work in the kitchen and he says everything is made fresh. Tasted like it too! Our son got a sparkling volcano. He missed it the first time around due to a trip to the bathroom but as soon as he was back in his seat they brought it back out again. Will be back! Try the “Awesome Appetizer Adventure”.
  16. S

    Shelbr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. Highly recommend. Make sure to get a reservation!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Made reservations for 4:30, finally got sat at 5:00. Our food took forever to come out and when it did it was cold.
  18. AP

    AshleyP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    Cool place. Lackluster service and food.
  19. AT

    AndreaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wonderful restaurant. Great for all occasions.
  20. FF

    FeleciaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Waitress didn't seem interested in us until it was time for us to leave
  21. CF

    ConnieF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful atmosphere, great waitress. Love it.
  22. AC

    AndriaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent! The experience for my 10 and 8 year old was great. Would have liked to sit in a better spot since I made reservations and the restaurant was nearly empty. We were seated right next to the entrance.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend get away
  24. D

    Dinner4two

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Erin did a great job, very friendly, funny, and personable. I enjoyed her service and contributing toward having my daughter feel special on her birthday. Excellent job Erin!!! What I didn’t like is the wait, standing outside the entry way because the entire party wasn’t with me. I had a party of twelve but eight of us was at the door at the time.
  25. MP

    MarkP

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was gross but my grandson enjoyed the fish tank and animated animals. I would return with him much more often if the food was more appetizing.
  26. CL

    CrystalL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    I've been to Rainforest cafe a few times...usually at least a year or two apart. Always had great food there, so it could have just been an off day, but the dish I had was an expensive special and wasn't worth 5-10 bucks. My kids had hamburgers that they seemed to enjoy, but I had the mushroom / steak ravioli which was in a super grainy alfredo type sauce, with sauce splashed all over the plate. Steak was overdone and cold. To be fair I didn't complain to the waitress because I didn't have time for them to redo my food, but for a 30 dollar meal I would have expected something absolutely excellent.
  27. LW

    LorieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Service was very slow it took almost 2 hours from the time we were seated to the time we were done eating. Seen out waitress maybe twice she didn't bring our food out or check to see if we needed anything after we did finally get our food
  28. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My daughter ordered a cheese burger it came out with. No cheese
  29. AH

    AutumnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat! definitely recommend coming here for a super fun meal!
  30. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This place needs to be shut down. No staff. Awful food-all of it. All poisoned, machine-made, frozen, food product. The Rainforest Cafe is a sign of the coming apocalypse. Although, I knew it would be bad-it was worse. It’s my fault for choosing such a bad place.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my kids there for the first time and it was exactly as I remembered from being a kid myself.
  32. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    With children it’s just terribly difficult to wait one hour for food to arrive to the table
  33. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time thank you for seating all 20 of us near each other
  34. g

    genet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great with children and makin sure we were well taken care of. Food was great and out promptly
  35. FD

    F0oD33

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best experience we have had in our, easily dozen, times visiting any of the Rainforest Cafe locations. The food was incredible, the service was WONDERFUL and we planned our timing perfectly because it was busy towards the end of our visit. We went for a birthday and the waitress went above and beyond to make it special. We also observed some other customers being overly challenging when it came to their seating preferences and the host was extremely patient and kind with them. We brought our in-laws who had never been before and they were equally impressed. While the food may be a little costly, the experience of this allows you to locally “escape” into a fun family adventure that is well worth it!
  36. E

    Elise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    It only rains at the Rain Forest Cafe every 20-25 minutes, which isn't enough for the kids. It only rains in one corner of the restaurant. The food isn't very good for the price. I guess you're paying for the experience. The kids like the experience so that's why I would recommend the restaurant to parents.
  37. CL

    ClaudetteL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere was enjoyable. enjoyed the sounds and fish tanks. Food was not that great...I asked for a medium cooked burger... Mostly raw, fries had no flavor, cost was slightly high for the serving size. Server stopped by a few times but never refilled my beverage. Will not be returning
  38. TK

    TimK

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was ok, however they forgot our appetizer and it showed up after our meals so we sat there for 30-45 mins just waiting after order before any food made it out and then we had to specify that we needed silverware. 4 meals 1 app and a volcano was around $140 I would expect much much better for that kinda price. Disappointed
  39. JB

    JordanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Daddy-daughter date! Would highly recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Kids Back to School Event, overall the event was cool and I liked the buffet idea for the kids. However, there was a late start getting the buffet part set up, noone really acknowledged that it was self serve until one of the cooks noticed i was standing there for at least 5 mins. My reservation was at 5pm which was the start of the event but the buffet part wasn’t available or kicked off until after 5:30. A little better communication and organizing does help, other than that enjoyed my time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes is rated 3.9 stars by 876 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

4310 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Takeout

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