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Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America

3.9
3.9
991 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

11:30 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (952) 854-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Schultz

  • Catering

    Catering made easy with EZ Cater! Orders can be made for delivery or pickup. You can view our menus and pay online!

  • Private party facilities

    Be the king or queen of the jungle! Celebrate your next birthday with the Wild Bunch and you'll enjoy the royal treatment - an incredible feast, unexpected treats, and an overall WILD time. Birthday bashes are for parties of 10 or more. For birthday bash’s under 10 people, please call the restaurant phone number and ask to speak with our friendly tour guides to better assist you.

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What 991 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Kid Friendly

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Kid Friendly

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Scenic View

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  1. S

    Sheena

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was dry and not worth the visit. Service was good. But over all taste of food wasn’t what we expected
  2. T

    Troy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Overpriced Poor Food Quality on Plastics Plates Broken Animatronics Smelled Musty
  3. l

    luvgoodfood

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was at the mall to celebrate my nine year old granddaughter’s birthday. She’d never been to Rainforest before and absolutely loved it! She said “grandma, this place is so beautiful!” She also loved the thunderstorms!
  4. DJ

    DrJB

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun for kids. Way overpriced!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We can because my kids been wanting to come to rainforest before so because we was on vacation and was going bs downstairs at Nickelodeon universe . I made reservations but I am disappointed for the amount of money I spent .
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food wasn't good at all.
  7. SH

    SherryH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and I love the food and atmosphere. The waitress was awesome and her recommendations were spot on. Thank you I will be coming back.
  8. JM

    JustMe

    Fargo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Took a while for our food to come so we were out of beverages by the time it arrived and wasn't asked if we needed anything when the food was dropped off and server didn't stop back until we flagged her down after we were nearly done, so we were completely done eating by the time we got beverages...made spicy food experience not so pleasant.
  9. ET

    EmilyT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food was awful and my lemonade tasted like farts. But we came for the atmosphere which the whole family enjoyed. The service was excellent.
  10. KV

    KatieV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! We had 4 kids wild off of being at Nickelodeon Universe and she was so patient! Very attentive to our needs and great service.
  11. P

    Porsche

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had reservations on 8/4 and they didn’t bother to call and say reservations were cancelled due to a shooting at the mall. If a friend hadn’t of told me, I would have showed up at the mall and it would have been in lockdown. I also called and asked were they planning to call anyone to tell them they can’t come and they said they were waiting to see if the lockdown would be lifted and then they would call everyone on their reservation list. The mall remained close for the rest of the night and I STILL never received a call from Rainforest Cafe to say that my reservation had to be cancelled. Poor customer service and I didn’t even get a chance to go! Maybe if was for the better! I’m sure I had a better experience going to Doolittles Grill anyway!
  12. AP

    AndreaP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I feel that this restaurant is overrated a little. The food was ok.The coolest part was the thunderstorms and the Rainforest decor and moving animals. The booths need repair and widening. We had to pull the table out and the upholstery was tore up. I can only imagine what it looks like when they turn the regular lights on. Overall it was a good experience but it could be better.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food isn’t good
  14. MI

    MICHELLEC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We got in almost immediately with our reservation. Good food, kind server
  15. B

    Bonnie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only recommendation is to eliminate the table for two . It was too small by the time the food, beverages, silverware, etc was served.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Granddaughter first experience
  17. H

    Hjuioklprfde

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Hostess was rude and didn't explain anything when asked. Server was very nice. Food was excellent but pretty expensive.
  18. AJ

    AmandaJ

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and made the whole experience that much better! Such a fun place to take the kids!
  19. CZ

    ChadZ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    It's a kids' restaurant, so don't expect anything more than what you find at Applebee's.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    We were sat in the back near animals that didn’t work. Strawberry lemonade was very watered down. The door workers taking reservations were not good at all
  21. CF

    CathyF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our time greatly!! Our waitress wasn’t very attentive but the food and atmosphere was wonderful!!
  22. KT

    KarlaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daisy felt special for her 5th birthday, thank you for all the love.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Rainforest Cafe is a “check the box” experience. Not the best food or experience per se - very amusement park feel. But kind of fun to have done. Kids enjoyed the spectacle but by the end of dinner you just want to be able to hear each other again.
  24. TR

    TamR82

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Server was amazing. Adult meals took forever to come- we had a Mac and cheese and a taco salad.. my kids were finished their meals and ready to go by the time our meals came out…
  25. FM

    FranckM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Poor customer service, I had to ask several times for silverware…
  26. CB

    CatharineB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Really sad how the menu is smaller and the portions for the price are a terrible value. We left broke and still hungry
  27. TS

    TaraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service seemed to be distracted. They were fairly busy.
  28. TD

    TriciaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food and service. Definitely will return in the future.
  29. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Good overall ambiance and kid friendly atmosphere but largely unfriendly staff. Our waiter themselves were helpful but very overwhelmed. Front of house staff abrasive and unfriendly. We made a point to dine here for the experience but felt there were other fun alternatives with more welcoming vibes... we should have tried something else.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was slow. I understand they are short staffed, but the server was not friendly either
  31. H

    Haveforkwilleat

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We wanted to go shopping at the MOA and thought it would be good to try!
  32. KA

    KathiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. Chris was very professional and very nice. We had to wait extra because he forgot to submit our order but he apologized and was very nice. We were not upset at all! Give that man a big thumbs up from us!!
  33. MB

    MollyBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    People reading reviews might want to hear about the food or the ambiance of the restaurant. The food was rainforest cafe food. And the ambiance was one of a ton of familys visiting a family restaurant. But what really made our visit great was our server. They were incredibly lovely and we loved talking to them everytime they stopped by our table. <3
  34. CS

    ChipS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and helpful. Our meal was served in a timely manner and was hot and delicious!
  35. CT

    CraigT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good & our waiter also was very friendly. However, the decor definitely needs to be updated. Our booth had the leather coming off the seats. Other than that everything was good.
  36. MB

    MandyB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The menu is very misleading and manager is rude. A friend and I ordered a drink. Our drink came and we enjoyed it, however when our bill came we noticed we were charged a crazy amount for a drink in a souvenir glass. We had no desire to keep the glass. They never asked us what size drink we wanted, or if we wanted the souvenir glass. Our waitress was told that she was trained to just enter in the largest drink with the souvenir glass every time. When we asked to speak to a manger, they would not come. Just sent the waitress back with a menu to show us the glass and said “you drank it so you have to pay for that one”. Rude.
  37. N

    Nana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The grandkids loved looking at all the different jungle creatures.
  38. KP

    KathrynP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The front of store greeters did not make us feel welcome. They were snippy and acted annoyed that we were there. I had to make two separate reservations to accommodate our party size which actually shrunk by the time we arrived at the mall. I went to the front desk 2 hours early to ask if we could now all sit together and was treated with distain and annoyance. The reservation was put together and we did get to sit together but was told we would have to wait an extra 10-15 minutes because they did not have enough time to set up a table. We ordered drinks and one was sent back due it it tasting like water. Plus who puts whip cream on a drink with liquor in it! Nasty. It was described as a rainbow but looked like a strawberry short cake. No dressing was put on my salad and I had to ask for some. One of the burgers tasted only of pickled onion. We just dealt with it all and will tell you we will not be back to any of your restaurants. We felt the decor could have been so much more than it was, the prices did not have the demand of the area and except for our waitresses, we were truly disappointed in the overall experience. Our waitress however was great! She was on top of things from the start! She was the only good thing you had going for you that day. Overall….nothing special! 👎
  39. PE

    PeneE

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun experience. Be sure to get the volcano:)
  40. ST

    SheriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I miss the fish tanks. They were impressive. I made a reservation about a month in advance and all went perfectly.

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

FAQs

Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America is rated 3.9 stars by 991 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America 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

11:30 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America

306 South Ave, Bloomington, MN 55425

Additional information

  • Cross street

    77 Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adam Schultz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Wine

  • Phone number

    (952) 854-7500

  • Catering

    Catering made easy with EZ Cater! Orders can be made for delivery or pickup. You can view our menus and pay online!

  • Private party facilities

    Be the king or queen of the jungle! Celebrate your next birthday with the Wild Bunch and you'll enjoy the royal treatment - an incredible feast, unexpected treats, and an overall WILD time. Birthday bashes are for parties of 10 or more. For birthday bash’s under 10 people, please call the restaurant phone number and ask to speak with our friendly tour guides to better assist you.

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