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Rainforest Cafe - 21 Reviews - 605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610, Chicago, IL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (312) 787-1501

Rainforest Cafe

605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610 (at Ohio Street)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-1501
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I have visited Rainforest Cafe in Chicago 3 times and must admit I enjoy it more each time I go back. The food is great, atmosphere wonderful, service-top notch and a fun place f...


The food is fine and the drinks are large, but the thunder, lighting and moving animal effects can be a bit much for the little kids. Think twice about bringing someone under the ...

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Please take heed... 6/2/2006

Rainforest Cafe is such a trap!! Please take heed of my reviews and the reviews that other people have written and avoid this overpriced place!! The food is not even worth the money paid. I bet I can cook a better meal myself at home. The restaurant is really well decorated and if it's just the decor that you want to see, then just take a stroll around their little shop. There will be more than enough there to keep you happy and satisfied. more

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Looks Nice 5/26/2006

Ok this place looks real great and all because of the way its set up. But the food is pretty much gross. I went here twice to eat and I did not like it either times. The food wasnt so great and neither was the atmosphere. It was really loud and noisy. The gift shop is pretty cool though. You'll usually find a bunch of toursits. The place is set up real nicely and it does attract a number of people. Even I still go here each time I am around the area! more

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Three stars for the giant frog! 5/20/2006

Okay, I must admit that the giant frog outside, and the stools made to look like animal legs (on the inside of the restaurant) intrigue me. But I only go on "off" days so that I can avoid being annoyed by the endless parade of screaming babies and gawking out of towners. The place is kind of cool, and I enjoy walking through the gift shop, but once I've "been there, done that" there is not much else to go back to see. The place is cute, and the staff plesant enough, but it's too touristy for me. more

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Very cool looking interior 5/20/2006

This place does attract a lot of tourists. I was here only once and was facinated by the decor and how much money they put into this place. They pass the costs down to the customer in the way of the meal. Also by selling a lot of touristy items in their gift shop. I think it's a very novel place and I guess they are still around because there are so many children and tourists that will cry if they don't come here! more

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Great adventure! 5/3/2006

I have never had a bad food experience here so maybe I've just been lucky. You have to know it's not a gourmet restaurant or anything. The kids really love the rainstorms and the animals all over - the atmosphere is great for family eating. Ok, I know it's a total tourist trap but worth it to see those big wide eyes and the smiles that come with it. It is definitely expensive so go with that in mind. more

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Kids Love the Atmosphere 4/30/2006

I know the food sucks here. I actually prefer the McDonalds accross the street for food over this place!! But I end up going here every so often because of my kids. My kids just love the jungle theme and all the animals and the different sounds they make. The food is of no interest for my kids. Its just the atmosphere of this place, with monkeys swinging around and nature sounds playing. For the atmosphere, it is worth a trip at least once. But if you're looking for a good meal, don't go here. more

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KIDS LOVE IT 4/16/2006

This is a place for kids to eat when you come for a vacation in the city. Kids will love the giant frog and mushroom and butterfly decorating the outer facade, and they will go crazy with the jungle themed and aquarium filled interior. Every once in a while thunder sounds and then water sprays down the walls (not at you). There are robotic animals hidden around that move their heads or tails back and forth. The food is fine, there is something for everyone. It probably is overpriced for what it is, but you are paying for the experience. My nieces LOVED it. more

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Uninspiring 3/24/2006

When you come here, all you are paying for is the atmosphere, which, in all honesty, is kind of cute and fun and totally not a bad concept. However the food is completely unappetizing. It definitely is rather bland, tasteless, unsatisfying, disappointing, blah. And overpriced. The servers are also unimpressive. I guess this is an ok place to take kids just because they will be entertained by fake thunderstorms and rain showers and animals, but definitely do not come with a big appetite and high hopes of actually having a decent meal. Kids probably don't care either way so that's really all it's good for. more

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don't go here, PLEASE 3/19/2006

I Love food and Chicago has so many wonderful options for delicious dinners. This, my friends, is not one of them. Their cuisine is boring, tasteless and over priced. If you like bland, this is okay... but then again you can boil a hot dog for far less money at home. Keep walking and go to Portillo's or something.. more

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Not a Treat 2/27/2006

This place is the absolute worst place to go for a meal in the city. It is so overpriced and for the money you pay, you get terrible food. It is bland and you can probably get something ten times better at a nearby restaurant for less than half the price. To top it off, the atmosphere is almost as bad. It is loud and they animal sounds and flying animals are very annoying, espcially as you are trying to enjoy a meal. I would really not recommend this place for any meal -- it is not worth it at all. more

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Rainforest Cafe? Stay away! 2/26/2006

Oh my god- I know it's a corny rhyme, but I'm serious- this place has overpriced, medicre food veiled in corny, overwhelming rainforest merchandise and paraphenalia. Our food came too late (all we got were drinks and Quesadillas, for god's sake!) and it was cold and NOT delicious. Then, we had to wade through all this mug and T shirt Crap to leave. I mean- do people really need to buy plastic frogs and scented candles? I don't think so. For all the frills and smoke and mirrors, you're paying through the nose. Plus a bad meal and bad service? Stay away, everyone! more
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  • This rainforest-themed restaurant is sure to capture the imagination of children while they dine amidst lush vegetation, waterfalls, and...

  • 8/28/2012 Provided by KidScore

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Cash, Visa, Diner's Club, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Near North Side, Central