Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America

3.7
507 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 507 people are saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
3.3
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KCRK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Rainforest is always a unique dining experience. The MOA location is smaller but still offers a fun setting for all.

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TK0000000000000000000000
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Waiter was great. Hostess and front desk help were less than friendly, hard to understand with their masks on and seemed overall annoyed to have to do any part of their job.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor slow service. Super Unpleasant hostesses. Food was ok

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

You come to this place for the experience not the food. I’ve learned my lesson 3 times now. The kids love the atmosphere and I love seeing their faces but the food has always been subpar and expensive for the quality. The server was awesome though!

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LigiaC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Doesn’t mind if you have a reservation you still have to wait a lot of time to get seated!! A part of that is a great experience to go with kids!

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JASON
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Server was outstanding!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We hadn't been to the rainforest Cafe since before the pandemic started. But tables were spaced out nicely. All protocols were being followed. The menu was VERY limited. I was bummed they didn't have what I already planned on ordering. Had to choose something else. Still a bit spendy but its a nice once in awhile dining trip. The waiter was overall nice. But he did forget.some of our items frequently and it was getting a bit annoying. For not as many tables being full, He sure was running around like there was a fire under him. My kids liked it there. And it was nice that they sanitized and cling wrapped the baby highchairs before they bring one if you need it.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very few choices on the menu. Service was terrible.

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anon
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Rather dark atmosphere, subpar food for the price. Experience depends where you are seated.

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LuvThai
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had to keep asking for the drinks. The server Jeremy was attending to 3 tables all at once. The food and atmosphere were great! The wait wasn’t long either. We registered online prior.

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AnaS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The restaurant is nice and love that there is a thunderstorm every 20 min. Food was ok but service was not good and menu was slim and pricey p

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AmandaO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food is super fair-like frozen and then thawed and thrown in a fryer. The atmosphere is fun, the service was great and tables were spaced out-felt very safe. Overpriced though

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KenyettaC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations, got in on time. Food was amazing, my kids loved it!!

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MorganR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a party of 5 plus 2 infants. We made a reservation for a party of 7. When we arrived they made us split our table and we were very far from each other. They said they were only allowed to sit 6 bodies together. Meanwhile there was a party of 20 people right next to us and they sat together. When we arrived they made us put our strollers in a designated area because they are a “fire hazard”. Their manager came and talked with us and was very rude in the discussion. Service was so poor we got up and left before placing any orders or before any service was provided. Do not go to this location!

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ShawntalH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very poor service rude and it seemed like we were the only group that got split up even though we had 6 others had 7-8

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Mike
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun dining experience! The service and food variety make it a perfect family spot.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience as always!! We go there every time we are at Mall of America.

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Chef2Chef
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good time spent with our grand daughter!

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MomOfThree
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, secluded tables. Food was marginal at best. Chicken was over cooked and dry, vegetables were not seasoned, ketchup had an odd jello like layer.

Went only for the experience of the rainforest. If it weren’t for that we would not have dined there.

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Axalcc
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat and experience the jungle theme. Very alive place to eat😊. Great service and very family oriented.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great for me but my son was not impressed. I used to enjoy the pot roast but it is no longer on the menu. Servive was awesome.

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DarceyJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is awesome as always! Wait staff is nice - a little slow but nice. Every time we go though prices just keep going up and they don’t have their full menu I suppose because of COVID. But it was nice to see that all the tables were spaced out very well. Felt safe and clean and was wonderful.

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ChelseaH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Extremely over priced, it’s terrible when you pay over $200 for a family of 5.

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SpadeT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The booth we were sat at was too small for our party.

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KeannaC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience everything from the waiter to the food and drinks. Will most certainly be back

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SamanthaJ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This is the WORST service I have ever had. We were abandoned by our waiter for 30 minutes, and I had to hunt down various staff to get our check. I asked 3 times before our check was finally brought to us. I have an 18 month old and 3 year old, so an extra 45 minutes of waiting after we are done with our food is unacceptable. I would never recommend this place to anyone. We will never be returning to this establishment.

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MyKell
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment, the kids loved it. The food was good. Prices are high but I understand that we are paying for the environment.

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Kari
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Our waitress was impatient, rushed us and was rude

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My daughter liked her burger, but my salad was the biggest disappointment ever... they literally dumped an iceberg salad mix on the plate, added canned mandarin oranges and chowmein noodles (supposed to be fried wonton strips) and put a chicken breast on top. Will not be going back

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KandiceO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always fun to have a night at Rainforest! Very nostalgic. I would've appreciated transparency regarding the souvenir glasses. I would've preferred an option to not buy glassware but it wasn't an option.

I like the beyond burger as a vegan option, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On vacation with my son during Spring Break

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BritanieR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Was too noisy and the COVID stuff seemed very pick and choose

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch with my granddaughter.

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ShilohK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Celebrate birthday dinner for my best friend’s two daughter, the service is very kind and very attentive. We told him it’s the girls birthday so he surprised both of them with a slice of cake each which is really nice of him. It’s my second time this that I dine at Rainforest cafe and I will sure comeback again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was slow. It took 15 minutes to get a server to our table. We finally had our drinks 30 minutes after being seated.

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Berger
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent! The food was much more delicious than expected! Would recommend to a friend!

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GayleT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my grandchildren to lunch and they had a great time. Our waiter was excellent, it was a busy place but he made sure we were well taken care of.

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JordanC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food mediocre and not many options. They make you buy souvenir glasses on every drink which racks your bill up quick and is unecessary.

CT
ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant at the mall by far! Due to the wonderful environment my children were not bored and were not on electronics at all!

FAQs

Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America is rated 3.7 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.