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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes, Auburn Hills, MI

Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

4.2
4.2
1033 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 91 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,033 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
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit

    Great for scenic views

1,033 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  2. Jdolly

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    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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  15. Cider

    Northern MI

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. AndreaP

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

    1 person found this helpful

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely ate there for the nostalgia! Nothing was as amazing as I remember as a kid. The post pandemic slow staff was apparent when dining here.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love going to rainforest Cafe. I really don't go there for the food but the ambience is really cool and the kids love it.

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  29. KarenmMG

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Leaving the cemetery on Veterans’ Day and decided to eat dinner at the mall. We made reservations and we were escorted to the table. The hostess made us stand in the center of the room with no direction. After about 3-5 minutes we were seated. Our reservation was for 5 and we didn’t receive our meal until about 6:15. The waitress continued to offer drinks but no explanation about the food. My husband ordered a simple double burger. I believe it was called the monster burger and I ordered a chicken fajita. There were two tables next to us cause I believe the table was to seat six people in the floors were horrific I did take pictures.

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  30. AdriannaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! We came to have a fun day for my sons 2nd birthday and the food was great. He loved his little bday cupcake and the thunderstorms were everything! LOL!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute great time and good food. I truly enjoyed myself as usual. I’d recommend making reservations because it can get crowded quick.

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  32. maryp

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t eaten there in awhile and was pleasantly nice . As more people came in it got a little more nosier with the kids and music . Our server was great very attentive and pleasant .

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  33. rosanng

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, fast and order was accurate . Drinks was delicious

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 1 hour to get our food and they were out of everything. $20 for a volcano brownie that tasted like something from a box

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been to Rainforest Cafe in 29 years and was pleasantly surprised the food was still as good as we remembered it, at least for a chain restaurant. Good selection and most importantly, great kids menu. A little pricey, but it always was. My 8 year old grandson loved it, especially the Volcano dessert in the end. An overall nice experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation but hit traffic on our way there. When we got there we asked the host if it would be possible for us to push our reservation time back a little to give us more time at the aquarium. She was polite and said she could give us 20 minutes and gave a specific time. We arrived right on time and the man at the check in stated we could no longer be seated. After some go around they finally agreed to seat us but were very rude in the process. The food was awful and very over priced. We went because we had children that love animals but it looks like nothing has been kept up or maintained in a very long time.

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  37. IndyYelpEliteMJW

    Indiana

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Rainforest Café is great for families. The service at this location was great.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good time for the kids. Service was great. Pricey, keeps us from going all the time, but fun.

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  39. LenaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tom my daughter here as we had a day of shopping planned. Made a reservation and was seated promptly, but then it took 25 minutes and my asking a random server for drinks to get anyone to even notice we were there. This is despite multiple servers standing around and the place being half empty. Took another 30 minutes to get our food and even longer to try to pay our check. Food was great, however we had two appetizers and two non alcoholic beverages and our total was over $60.00. It just wasn’t worth it to me. Others may have better luck.

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  40. Trishy

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess sat us in a nice area for the young girl that was my guest, far away from the loud Chamber of Commerce group; extremely thoughtful of her. Our waitress, Jordan, was very kind. Food served hot, had not been sitting around. Some items were a bit too spicy but good. It is a pricey place though. Bill for 2 $75 with no alcoholic beverages and no desserts.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 1033 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 91 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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