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Rainforest Cafe

6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish fry” (3 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Younger kids absolutely love this place for the ambience the sounds of the rain forest coming along and quite frankly the food isn't terrible at all the prices are high in my opinion but it's worth it for the occasional visit

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there twice this past week. Really good food. Love it when it "rains" and the animals come to life. Only negative is that something needs to be done with the empty aquarium. I missed seeing the fish.

Thank Mark062017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did visit the rainforest but did not sit in the Cafe because the kids love to be around the place but you can just do that outside of the cafe.... just kidding.... nice place but very small kids who would get excited seeing the...More

Thank pammuc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stoped there on 5/28/2017 2pm. This was one of the worst places I ever been to. The server never came to to take our orders. A server for a different area took the order she was very nice. I asked to speak with GM...More

Thank ave0329
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The Grandma Team loves this place. We had jambalaya. We loved it. Great service. No wait time. And shopped in the gift shop when we were done.

1  Thank Penny B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Good food with an awesome atmosphere. I've always wanted to go to a Rainforest Cafe and it did not disappoint. If you're in the area check it out!

Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our grandchildren loved eating here. The younger ones especially loved the sights and sounds. It's such a fun place to take pictures too. Oh, and the menu was good too!!!

Thank vickymoore65
Reviewed 12 April 2017

On Spring break with my Daughter-in-law and 4 Grandchildren. After the Amazing Mirror Maze, we stopped in here to get a dessert. Found out it was kids night and they are for $3.99, which included a drink, we ate dinner. The girls wanted the volcano...More

Thank Gloriousglo
Reviewed 31 March 2017

PROS:it's inside the mall so convenient if it's raining outside and you don't want to eat in any of the fast food places in the 2 food courts of the mall. old animatronic animals inside that would not be out of place in the jungle...More

1  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My second visit to this restaurant and once again I loved the Caribbean Coconut Prawns. This is a great place for all members of the family and especially children. A couple of families had birthdays and the staff did a great job of making the...More

Thank Chris T
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We (family of 6) were hoping to have dinner at Rainforest (Gurnee Mills) on 3/30/16; however, I read in the recent Trip Advisor reviews that the fish in the tanks were gone. Are the fish back or still gone? Thanks.
30 March 2016|
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Response from samonmain | Reviewed this property |
Thanks all. We confirmed fish gone due to HQ decision to cut costs. They replaced with nothing, so tanks are just operating with eater & bubbles - not even any effort at all. We went elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-855-7800
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