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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

3.9
3.9
842 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

10:30 PM


Booked 37 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 842 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
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Detroit

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit

    Most Booked

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  1. g

    genet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    F0oD33

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  3. E

    Elise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. JB

    JordanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Daddy-daughter date! Would highly recommend!
  7. 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.
  8. LM

    LoriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My girls loved it! The food was great and we will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Celebrated my son and daughters birthday. Disappointed they didn’t get a cake but we had fun
  10. MR

    MichaellaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. We went to celebrate my daughters birthday.
  11. g

    gumball

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I just feel bad for everyone who goes— $50 for a two person lunch that wasn’t good :(
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing My kids adored it!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food wasn’t very good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good and the experience with the animals moving and the lights and sounds are great. We had a slight hiccup with the reservations, but after some looking at things online we figured it out. All in all it was good but super expensive. Be prepared to drop some money.
  15. N

    Number6

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Rainforest Café is fun even without the kids at the table. We appreciated the attentive, friendly service and noted with approval that the Volcanoes arrive with sparklers, not the bike handle decorations they use at the Disney version.
  16. JP

    JeffreyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This worked out really well, as we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation and they had a 2.5 hour wait.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Family gathering
  18. JS

    JodyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Were very disappointed because our kids wanted the character cups and they were out after the kids picked them out on the menu. FYI don’t put the specialty menu on the table when it’s not available. Sad kids
  19. KV

    KristinaV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was very dirty, filthy bathrooms, the available menu items were not accurate, poor service, everything is very outdated and none of the experience was worth the amount of money we paid for food, drinks, so-so service and 3.5 hours round trip to specifically go to this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Arrived and no hostess and many people waiting for about 5 minutes. When she came to the hostess stand and helped she had an extremely poor attitude as if she was tired or just dealing with angry customers. I actually said hello and she sighed. She then said cleaning off tables and will text me. Waited 10 minutes after reservation and sat 2 other families before us that just walked up and put their name down for a table. They were about the same size group (one had one less and other had one more child than us). When we were seated it was right near the front door, not in the action of the restaurant which is the main reason we choose this place (for the children). I asked if there were any other table available near some of the animas or fish but said booked and due to limited staff alt hey had. The restaurant was empty. The other tables sat before us got good seats. I felt bad for the kids as their first experience there and were upset. Waitress seemed tired. The food was subpar; my husband hated his food (just nacho) and kids did not like corn, max and cheese, and mashed potatoes. No gray and no seasoning on corn. Max and cheese was made with penne not macaroni and kids said gross. For dessert there was no choice for children whom are lactose free. She was kind to bring just gummies when I asked for something to be done since dessert is included in the price. She rushed us asking if we wanted dessert twice when we were all still eating. I would not go back to that location of this chain.
  21. JD

    JodieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This location has really gone downhill! The staff was friendly and kind. The food was absolutely terrible. My husband ordered a shrimp pasta - $25 for a meal that had 3-4 small pieces of shrimp. We made reservations. The restaurant is quite large, but they still had tables on top of each other instead of spreading us out. We will definitely not be going back. $85 for a meal none of us could get through.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Fun for kids.
  23. LH

    LateishaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Good and ambience was great. Took almost two hours for food though
  24. CK

    CKKB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and staff were amazing! Our group included 2 small children. They were accommodating and with our reservations we were even able to get in a little early. It was no over crowded and we got our food relatively quickly. My family really enjoyed our experience!
  25. LT

    LaTishaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere but just wish the food taste match it's value.
  26. MS

    MelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only thing I would have changed would be where our table was, the only booth in the place is not a good sport for kids who want to look at all the animals.
  27. WM

    WhitneyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is very pricey, it’s also very loud- I did expect both so it was overall a good experience.
  28. L

    Laya

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I liked the ambiance and the friendly staff my only complaint was that they left dirty dishes on the table waitresses relied on bus boys to clear the table so when I took a video of my child’s expensive birthday dessert we had plates in the background. This is a easy fix staff should help each other.
  29. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing!! Very fun environment!! Grand baby had fun
  30. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Food took over 1 hr. I heard the mgr Morgan being extremely mean to her staff. She also came to our table Accusing us of things that weren’t 100 percent true. We offered to pay and she was rude about it. She came over with an aggressive attitude toward us. She was not easy to talk to at all to solve the problem.
  31. CP

    CaitlinP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Had reservations for 8pm for 2 adults, 2 kids and a baby. We were sat by 7:58pm, ordered our food by 8:15 and by 9:15 our food wasn’t out yet. The restaurant was at 25% capacity, so not busy at all. No apologies or communication from the server or manager and when we asked for the food to go it took another 15 minutes. 10 minutes after asking for it to go, we just decided to pay for our appetizer and drinks and left because our children were extremely hungry and getting tired. Absolutely terrible experience and will not be going back due to the lack of basic customer service skills in a situation like this.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Servers were great, surroundings were interactive and cool. Food was overpriced. They have been out of the kids slushie glasses every time we have went.
  33. KW

    KymberliW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Really expensive menu prices for less than mediocre food. I understand paying for the atmosphere, but $18.99 for a basic club sandwich and fries with lots of bread and almost no turkey was just too much. Had I not promised my daughter that we would eat there, we would’ve walked out as soon as I saw menu prices. We won’t be back.
  34. KK

    KelliK

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Food took 45 minutes. Service was sub par. Ambiance was nice.
  35. SB

    ShawnB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing place! My son had a great first time here! Prices are a little high but was worth it to see his face when the lights flashed and the animals moved!
  36. GN

    GaryN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Birthday Good was awful Service was even worse
  37. LC

    LindaCH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take kids. A little pricy, but the kids menu is a great choice for kids and is reasonably priced.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Goid food great environment, well served
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Took my 6 yr old grandson to have his birthday dinner! We had reservations but still had to wait! Beautiful and interesting environment for the grandkids to focus on! As for the food well, over priced on an scale of 1-10 I’d give it a 5 McDonald’s would have worked! However with that said the lava cake and staff made the end of the dinner worth while!
  40. NB

    NickoleB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Long wait for food . Small portions. Very disappointing.

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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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 3.9 stars by 842 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

10:30 PM


Booked 37 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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