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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes, Auburn Hills, MI

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

4.2
4.2
1047 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
CAUTION: Flashing lights and thunder sounds inside restaurant. May cause discomfort and/ or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 333-0280
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Find your location on RainforestCafe.com for event catering or visit https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/rainforest-cafe-auburn-hills
  • Private party facilities
    At Rainforest Cafe, we offer more than just a A WILD PLACE TO EAT®. Let us help you throw your next birthday party, private special event, or even a school field trip with our Educational Programs. For more details, visit www.rainforestcafe.com/private-events-venue/ or call your favorite Rainforest today!
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,047 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Detroit

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit

    Most Booked

1,047 Reviews
  1. MB515

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was great, other than that I wouldn’t go back. The atmosphere is cool, the animals go off and it rains. The food is extremely overpriced, was not hot. We waited a long time, even though it did not appear busy. We were never offered refills. The food court at the mall would have been a better option and value. Overall disappointed with the cost.

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  2. BrandonR

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Kinda expensive meal for 2 people to spend 100 bucks. Not really worth the price.

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  3. Knee93

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Understaffed, dirty, food was cold,terrible host staff-very unfriendly

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food quality and price was just awful! Unfortunately others and myself won't be back. 0/10

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  5. Kimmy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and daughter enjoyed the experience for our daughters birthday! I had been a few times before, so was excited to let them have the same experience! A great meal!

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  6. StephanieM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The kiddies had a great time and really enjoyed when the animals came “alive”. I believe our waitress name was Abbey (Abby) and she was amazing!

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  7. SteveZ

    Detroit

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cajun salmon and shrimp was very good. The service staff were nice and friendly. My 3 year old had the Mac and cheese. I didn't try it, but she ate half. It looked average, if that means anything. The toddlers loved the ambiance and it kept them entertained the whole time watching the animals. That's the point of this place, so you expect the food prices to be a little more. The aminatronics are great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Huge portions. Don't order the nachos unless you're sharing with at least 3 other people. Food was much better than we expected! *****

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had a nice experience however my husband's food was cold by the time it got to us. My son and I enjoyed both of our meals. My son had grilled cheese and liked it. I had a curry chicken with vegetables that was very good.

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  10. Rebecca

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good when it arrived. Waited a long time for food, which can be challenging when dining with kids. Service was really slow when restaurant wasn’t busy. Food came out warm and taste was ok. Children’s hamburgers tasted like they had sand in them. Kids didn’t love the meals. Don’t think we’ll be back again. Restaurant setting was good!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! So fun! We really enjoyed ourselves

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  12. Skalmeyer

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great. The service was slow and the server spoke so softly you could barely hear her. She needed to be louder or the music needed turned down. I had steak and shrimp. The steak was cooked perfectly!!! The shrimp were only ok. The chicken fried chicken was good. Overall, the food is not impressive but it’s ok.

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  13. DianneP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was just okay. It was not warm enough. It wasn’t special for the cost.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my daughter’s 18th birthday. Very nostalgic of her past birthdays there when little. Fun atmosphere, great food, friendly and efficient staff!

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  15. Jdolly

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to take kids! A reservation is definitely recommmended

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and my girlfriend always wanted to visit so we came here for our anniversary. Our waitress was great! No complaints when it came to the service. We liked the ambiance of the restaurant and all the cool animals to watch. But the food we ordered was horrendous. The rice was dry and hard. We’re pretty sure it was bagged rice. The vegetables were crunchy. Our coconut shrimp was okay I guess but the sauce it came with wasn’t pleasant. Our salmon was burnt on the bottom and the bourbon sauce wasn’t great either. Our waitress was very attentive though and got us new plates. Our new plates corrected the rice and burnt salmon but it STILL wasn’t that good. Especially for $34 a meal. Our drinks were good I will say that. And I liked that they let you keep the cups. I’m sorry, but the food ruined the experience for me and my girlfriend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, a little bit pricey, but not many options for kids, no cream for coffee and no mixed veggies available.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 5 year old loved the experience and we will return.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    So, first they wouldn’t seat us until our entire party was there. The restaurant was almost completely empty and we have a two year old. Get rid of this obnoxious policy. Food was okay. Previously frozen burger, heavily overpriced. Service on the other hand… the server but the opposite of warm. Very blunt. Just yes and no answers. I don’t think I even saw her smile. Things came late and she seemed to take a long time, but she didn’t have many tables. She also gave us our two year olds dinner last. It’s a kids restaurant. Why is this coming last? It was her birthday and we ordered the ice cream sandwich, but it arrived half melted. We’re def not going back. Everyone who worked there seemed to hate their lives.

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  20. DeborahB

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server. Food is extreme overpriced. My taco salad portion was not worth $20. Other food my family ordered looked good.

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  21. KatieK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the kids love to go here for the ambience and the food was good. Spicier than expected but settled well!

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  22. TimK

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server and the food and environment were great.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You pay for the ambiance. Food is subpar at best.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Every year we celebrate my youngest daughter’s birthday here!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and the kids were thrilled. Thank you

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server only seemed to want a good tip but only did bare minimum and could barely get napkins for our meal, love the environment though!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took our one year old here after the aquarium and the food and atmosphere was wonderful, we’ll definitely be back!

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  28. Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre food and service. Pricey for what it is.

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  29. Cider

    Northern MI

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner with my mom. Just for fun but was surprised by the high quality of the food!

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  30. natalep

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was awesome and there is so much for a kid to take in and occupy them

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. The kids pasta was a little … meh. My son didn’t like the way it tasted and he loves pasta and marinera. The salmon and shrimp plate was tasty. Service was good. Very busy day and the waitress tried to keep up the best she could , and she was great.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went in as a family of 4, no small children. We waited almost 30 minutes to order our food, then over an hour before our food came out. When the food did come out it was overcooked and cold. The best part was our table’s appetizer (which our waitress said she assumed we wanted to come out with our food) even though we all ordered separate meals. I ordered the fish and chips. The fish was over cooked and warm once it finally came out and my fries were cold. I was so hungry I ate the parts of the fish that I could and asked for fresh fries which the waitress was able to bring out in less than 2 minutes. We know that the waitress doesn’t cook the food, so that obviously was out of her control. However, her service and demeanor towards us was dismissive, inattentive, and frankly her attitude was that she just did not care and whatever happened was out of her control so we’d just have to deal with it. Unfortunately, I cannot remember her name. She was a bit older, with blond hair and blue eyes. The manager did come talk to us and did not charge us for my mother & step father’s meal as they had given their meal to someone else so again, they had to wait to eat. The manager was pleasant and professional.

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  33. AndreaP

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place!! I have been here about a handful times, and it never disappoints. Yes, I am in my 40’s, but I am a kid at heart. We always get the same thing to eat so I can not tell you how the food is except the pasta dishes. And the drinks are super good as well.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my daughter’s birthday and we loved the free dessert and singing! Hostess overheard where my daughter really wanted to sit and made it happen. Waitress was really kind. Overall, great experience. Only complaint is we have tried to get the frog cup with the kids drink both times we’ve been recently and they’ve been out. No biggy though!

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  35. Geneen

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 5 year old grandaughter was overjoyed with this place for her birthday. Our server was extra sweet and the food was amazing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good my grandson first time so it was exciting

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  37. KJack

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the atmosphere and environment. Because of that we understand the price of basic food is going to be more. This trip in particular was disappointing because the service was not good. The waitress did not provide or offer refills of drinks and never took away empty dishes. The nachos my daughter and I got to share were disgusting. To leave hungry after spending over $100 for a special outing was extremely disappointing.

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  38. LeslieB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was great! Prompt service and very helpful. Got a free cupcake because it was my birthday. The food is a bit pricey. The overall feel was great and we all had a great experience.

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  39. Mila11

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress failed to tell us that our drinks (strawberry lemonades) are not free refills or my children’s slushees in the “special frog cups”. I ended up paying close to $30 extra on the bill because of that. The appetizers were delicious. The salmon was over cooked and sort of bland.

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  40. Girlsnight19

    Toledo

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time food was just okay. But my son and I still enjoyed our lunch together as he loves it there. Wish the icee for the price at least had one refill.

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You can order delivery directly from Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes using the Order Online button. Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 333-0280.

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes is rated 4.2 stars by 1047 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 88 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

4310 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (248) 333-0280
  • Catering
    Find your location on RainforestCafe.com for event catering or visit https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/rainforest-cafe-auburn-hills
  • Private party facilities
    At Rainforest Cafe, we offer more than just a A WILD PLACE TO EAT®. Let us help you throw your next birthday party, private special event, or even a school field trip with our Educational Programs. For more details, visit www.rainforestcafe.com/private-events-venue/ or call your favorite Rainforest today!
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