Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America

3.9
419 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the entire family, the Rainforest Cafe captures the magic of a real tropical rainforest with its cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animatronic wildlife, and simulated rainstorms.

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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 419 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.4
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JSSS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Our food was all cold and lacked flavor, which was very disappointing considering the restaurant was almost completely empty. It was definitely not worth the price point. Other than the ambiance of the rainforest/animals it was not a very enjoyable experience and we do not plan to return.

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EEKers
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Went to celebrate a special occasion (a birthday). This was noted while making the reservation and mentioned to the server when we sat down. The server asked if we wanted to join some kind of rewards club and we expressed interest. She said that she would bring us material about it, but never did. We waited very long for condiments and other items. This special occasion felt like just another day.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Portions were small and the alcohol was way too expensive (also, you should include the prices on the drink menu).

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ronh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite destination for birthdays and always awesome

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ShawnieMarie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Took my grandchildren here for dinner. They loved all the animals and the whole jungle atmosphere. The food was pretty good, portions are right on for me. I won't complain about service due to Coronavirus. Server was pleasant.

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PatrickE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was super slow but the kids had fun. Very loud with all the animals so wouldn't recommend for people with hearing difficulty. Nice 1 time visit with kids. Food was actually better then I thought it was going to be and drinks were very nice. Server was nice but took about 20 minutes of passing our table before he even greeted us. And the restaurant was not full at all. Of course these are strange times with COVID so maybe this was not usual for the restaurant.

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lizzi
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The service was slow and the food was disappointing. We had the coconut shrimp and the shrimp was over cooked and the coconut breading tasted burnt. We love the Rain Forest Cafe, but this experience has us questioning if we will go back.

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AntonioC
San Luis Potosi
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Great environment , super fun for kids.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Bad service, over priced food, and the waiter wrote in an extra number on the tip line so it would be a higher %. Thats tip fraud.
Might be a fun place to bring a kid for their birthday if you like to waste money.

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KImberlyT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were seated right away when we arrived at our reservation time. But the service was so slow! And this is at a reduced diner capacity! The menu is very small now, easy meals to put together and we still waited over 45 minutes for our food. The women’s bathroom was not attended to—lacking toilet paper in stalls and the paper towel garbage can was heaping and flowing onto the floor. We won’t be back.

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RAbbbb
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Nice experience just food wasn’t the greatest. Was worth a visit though.

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MichelleR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visit, loved the thunder storms! Food was good, staff was great

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. It is a fun experience. Would definitely come back next time we are in town.

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced food with bad service. Will not be going back there ever.

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BarbaraS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our 2 granddaughters (8 & 11) enjoyed the evening vey much. One of them said it is her favorite place to eat! They loved it when the animals came "alive", and also enjoyed the night sky with Northern Lights. I thought the food was overpriced, but I suppose the atmosphere is included in the price.

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ClaudiaD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Not many customers where there yet our waitress was not frequenting our table much, I ordered a pasta and it was overcooked. I added shrimp so it was 28 dollars. not worth it. My kid liked the atmosphere but basically we paid too much for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Great service. Food is overpriced and not good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Service was VERY rude! Didn’t bring out all of our food until we asked, no silverware or napkins. But a HOT dish in front of my 2 year old. Never asked how our food was or if we wanted refills on our drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in with the family for a late dinner and food was great waitress was very attentive and gave us recommendations. My kids loved it and so did I.

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ChristineD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Team thought the food was good and there was good spacing of tables. However, On OPEN TABLE you have the option for OUTDOOR SEATING, which is what we selected and there is NO Outdoor Seating. FYI

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KristineR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 6. Variety of food was great and tasted wonderful. Was a fun lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Way overpriced food and the quality wasn’t great. The waitress was sweating from her head and it was dripping on our table. Not overly busy. There were only 2 others families there. Wouldn’t go there again.

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food tasted like it was reheated. The decorations/ junge is way out of date. Nothng has changed in 12+ years. Service was super slow. Way over priced. Will never go there again.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The menu is so tiny! It is an awful version of what they used to offer. It was such a huge disappointment to go out to eat, one of the small pleasures we get in this god awful pandemic, and then to see very little variety. The items on the menu were basic things you could make at home. Waste of time and money, not worth it. Rainforest Cafe is a huge company, they could afford to do a better menu or at least warn guests they slaughtered the old menu.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great, love watching the animals and the thunderstorm, I just wish it wasn't so expensive, other restraunts that offer the same food, are half the price

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JoyceE
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The price was a bit much but when we saw the portion size, it was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our food took an hour to arrive and was cold. Only positive was the manager discounted it.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Fish tacos were not fresh at all, couldn't eat them.

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VIctoria
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! The atmosphere was so fun and our server, Jeremy, was phenomenal! Our entire experience was wonderful!

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Paige
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Save your money and go somewhere else. Our server was horrible.

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davidm
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor quality for high price. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small crowd. Service was good. Food was great. Kids were entertained.

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Monika
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent table by the elephants. Cool view and great thunderstorm effects as always. Nice service. Food was better than in the past: Salmon was fresh and artistically grilled. Fried items were crispy and done perfectly without over browning. Tables and diners were spaced appropriately. Face masks were worn correctly by staff. Great dining experience.

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JackieN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We went there for our daughter's birthday but were disappointed that 1. our group, which was one over the six people at a table limit, had to sit at two different tables six feet apart. and 2. there was no indication that the restaurant was closing early, but it made sense when we realized this because our server made us feel rushed. She didn't offer us dessert and then when we ordered the sparkling volcano, it was a quick drop off and check in on the bill. It just didn't feel special like we were hoping it would be. We understand COVID has forced changes, but there were hardly anyone in the restaurant and I'm not clear why a single family can't all sit together just because their group is larger than six. Honestly we probably won't be back from quite awhile, it just isn't worth it given the price.

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James
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

First time I ever went to a restaurant spent $50 and left hungry. Obviously these are tough times, however, the owners decidedly cut back to save money. I certainly will never go back again. I will be sure to tell all of my friends about how poor my experience was

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Liea
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the kids love love love everything

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible and the food was discussing!

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TamiT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Bit expensive, food definitely could be better and better choices especially for the prices. I liked the place and feel of it but the food wasn’t that great. Our waiter was prompt and polite just distracted easily and it wasn’t very busy. Over all I’d rate it a 3.5 if they did some better food/cooking/choices/ appearance/taste I’d have given it a 5.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It took our waitress 10 mins to come to our table. And then 20 mins for our dinner. It wasn’t even busy. I’ve been to other Rainforest Cafe and I’ve gotten better server. Never coming back to this Rainforest cafe. And I am not even a person who complains about a restaurant

FAQs

Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America is rated 3.9 stars by 419 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.