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Rainforest Cafe - Detroit Great Lakes

3.9
3.9
800 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 114 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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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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Detroit

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit

    Scenic View

  • Detroit

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  1. JW

    JoshuaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Food was terrible. Service was slow and I could barely hear the waitress she needs to speak up. The kids burgers were burnt.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went for my daughters birthday. The food was good, kids menu was great value. And my kids enjoyed their meal. My food took awhile and for what I got I can’t complain on the price, but some of the items did seem overpriced. Didn’t see my server a lot but from what I could tel there where only 3 maybe 4 servers working and it was fairly busy so I can’t fault that. I understand that with the price also comes the ambiance and show you get with it. All in all there is a good chance that for the next special occasion(probably a birthday) i will be back if that’s what the kids want. Over all a good experience.
  3. CK

    CanK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family atmosphere or a great place for a date!
  4. H

    Hunter

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very nice and got a cool glass but the prices are outrageous
  5. KF

    KellyF

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Chips were stale, hostess was extremely rude! Waitress was nice but too busy to attend to our table l.
  6. N

    Nonee

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Host was rude 20 minutes early for reservation and was very dismissive.
  7. MC

    MiaC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we’ve been able to go to a restaurant for a long time without our toddler trying to leave his seat and run around. His attention was kept the entire time by animals, storms, coloring and food. It’s pricey but worth it.
  8. SS

    StevenS

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Took 45 mins for our food and it was cold. Ambiance was fun but too dark and too noisy for conversation.
  9. JG

    JennyG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We called and were told Rainforest Cafe is reservation only so I’m so happy we were able to book a spot. We had a nice table with an amazing waitress who was attentive and talked directly to my kids which made them feel comfortable ordering their own food. The food prices aren’t terrible. The kids meals are very reasonable and adult meals vary depending upon what you get. I ordered the chicken quesadilla and it was very good and fill and it all came out pretty quickly. We love the atmosphere and think it’s a really fun place to eat at when we are in town. The thunderstorm freaked my toddler out a little but we kept reassuring him that (and the tigers) weren’t real even though some of the animals moved. We love it and will be back!
  10. TB

    TomB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young lady who served us was excellent. She was polite attentive good-natured and very efficient.
  11. LM

    LindaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitres. Erin was fantastic as were all the staff
  12. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was on the colder side, waiter was super nice, but I had to ask him multiple times for multiple things-drink refills, condiments, etc. overpriced food, but you pay for the experience.
  13. MR

    MarkR

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is good but expensive. Atmosphere is fun but starting to look run down.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Slow staff which I get because everyone is understaffed but this seemed extreme. Took over an hr to get 4 kids meals and one entree and we ordered when we placed our drink order. Had to ask for check and that even took forever. For the prices they have the food was mediocre.
  15. m

    michaelb

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    How entirely stupid is it that you make me write at least 50 characters after you force me into answering more questions. Your process sucks your restaurant was just OK
  16. AJ

    AmyJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food took almost an hour unfortunately :( Food was overpriced. Cool place to take kids though.
  17. TS

    TomS

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Disappointing, could not order pop or lemonade, was not working. Food was good. Not sure about 96.00 good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Quickly greeted and seated. Kids loved everything about the restaurant ambiance, food and drinks! Only real downside to this visit was the restaurant being out of all soft drinks, icees and teas while not offering a discount on the remaining more expensive drinks we were left to choose from.
  19. P

    Purplerose

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Just wished the food was better.
  20. PK

    PamelaK

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my twin daughters 1st time and we had a really nice time!! Loved the thunderstorms!!
  21. J

    Jennifer

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Incredibly overpriced. My kids both got the macaroni and cheese and it was cold. I paid $19 for a club sandwich that was not good at all. Each time I have been here the host has not been friendly. This restaurant has just changed and it bums me out because it has ALWAYS been one of my favorite restaurants and we drive far to go there. This past experience was just kind of a let down. However, our server was very good.
  22. RT

    RonT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our grandkids loved it. So it was perfect. Will go again.
  23. MH

    MegH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My biggest problem was making a reservation. My choices were either 5:00pm or wait until 6:45pm, which is too late for a child. So we rushed and rushed, stressed ourselves out and got in. The place was hardly full! Lots of open tables and lots of staff. And stayed that way until we left at 6:30pm. Why did we have to stress so much to get there at 5pm?!? Waitress was great but food took a long time in coming and is just overpriced. Black beans were way too spicy.
  24. MD

    MikeD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good experience. A little pricey for the food you get. But good family fun.
  25. KT

    KatrinaT

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food had absolutely NO flavor, nothing, not even the good ol'standby of salt!
  26. SP

    SandraP

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    So my kid absolutely loved it and she should have. She is their target audience after all. But the animatronics were dated, jerky, and borderline creepy. But my kid was impressed. They have a perfectly acceptable spread of kids meal choices and the mac and cheese she ordered was just fine. Now I should have known better, but I ordered the red fish special. The flavors on the plate were great but the fish was so overcooked it was difficult to swallow. I'm sure she'll choose it as her birthday dinner destination for years to come, and she'll be thrilled every time. I just wish the food matched the price point.
  27. RD

    RochelleD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The kids loved the atmosphere….every so often the lights flickered n it sounded like a tropical storm…..the animals everywhere made it seem real….our server Brian was great….he was very helpful…since it was our first visit he was able to help us decide which meal was best….very knowledgeable n accommodating….highly recommend
  28. VV

    VickiV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for my daughter and I to be in Michigan & to the Rainforest Cafe. The service was great & our server Bennet was awesome. Thank you & keep up the work.
  29. CN

    ChrissyN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Food was overpriced and not good. Especially my meal (appetizer combo). No flavor at all. The animatronics were dated, but my kids enjoyed them. Considering all that, the service was amazing. Our waitress was phenomenal. I wish I remembered her name. Probably won’t return though.
  30. KW

    KrisztinaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Restaurant was slow. We waited over 15 minutes for bar drinks and it took over 40 minutes to get our food. Our waitress was just okay. Food was yummy but everything was overpriced. Not totally impressed
  31. GP

    GeorgeP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    First, we had the queso appetizer. The queso was ok, but the chips were very stale. My wife had the shrimp tacos, instead of crispy fried shrimp, it was soggy. I had the rasta pasta, which was ok, but had little taste. I had two big bites of chicken fat. My daughter had the dinosaur chicken nuggets, they were overcooked, dry, and nearly burned around the edges. All for $93.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was good. The kids enjoyed the theme,decor, and animals. Service was good. Food was mediocre and overpriced.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Brian, was awesome!
  34. S

    Sharonm

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Good place to take kids but not a good place for adult food
  35. NS

    NeneSue

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration and first time visit for a 4 year old.
  36. HF

    HeatherF

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    My family of four all ordered our meals and also ordered an appetizer. The appetizer came out with the meals except the fajitas that I had ordered. Waitress (who was exceptionally nice) admitted that she had submitted the app AS my meal and did not submit the fajitas. I understand that mistakes happen and she did offer to submit the fajitas to the kitchen; however we had already waited so long for our initial meal and it was getting close to 9pm… No other accommodation was made which is where my complaint lies. As stated, I understand that mistakes happen, but I just felt that something more could have been done. We ended up stopping at Chik-fil-A on our way home so I could get a salad at 10:00pm at night. To top it off… Rainforest Cafe is the place that I chose for my birthday dinner. We live in Fort Gratiot (just north of Port Huron) so don’t get the opportunity all the time.
  37. TA

    TeeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved the atmosphere of the place. Very kid friendly. Prices kinda high though.
  38. MG

    MandyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic and the experience was awesome! The service was okay.. our server did not come back much and never asked for refills, and our food took a long time. But other than that we loved it!
  39. MJ

    MeaganJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Rainforest cafe was great! My kids love the animals and the storms, when the animals come to life. However when I had to take my 3 year old to restroom it was gross. They needed cleaned.
  40. L

    Ladydi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was next to an aquarium which was very nice. The waitress was very friendly and provided helpful menu information. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed our meal

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 800 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 114 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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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