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Rainforest Cafe

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6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, awesome atmosphere- all though it is a little scary for some of the younger kids because of all the "thunderstorm" activity

Thank Margaret M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Bit dark but nice dishes, well prepared and served. Good service. Vegan option changing the hamburger patty for a veggie one. Best Improvement ? Since my last visit two years ago, all the aquarium fishes gone away ! And they bring to the place a very nice ambience

Thank Manuel C
Charlestown, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Joined the Landry club for $25 and received $25 off our bill. Also recieved a coupon for a free app. of kids meal. Rainforest provides a fun atmosphere and great food.

Thank ldoherty66
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was very surprised with the menu when we went there this past weekend. It was one page. We go there a few times a year as the closest one is a little under an hour to get there. The service was fantastic! The food was very good. I do miss the fish in the tanks.

Thank Barb S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Even kid food is outrageously priced here. You're paying for the rainforest, which seems to engage adults more than kids. Seriously, I would leave the kids at home and only pay these high prices for mediocre food once. The "experience" is not worth the money.

Thank aliasalias
Palm Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Love going to this restaurant, but pricey if you want to go often. I had the pot roast and it was AMAZING! Almost as good as mine =) The atmosphere is always fun, but wish the fish tanks had been occupied. Our service was very good, but diet coke was way off taste.

Thank Jill C
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It was a great place to eat with our new Sailor. We enjoyed it and they give a military discount. Our service was a bit slow and my son said, "they do not know how to make a Philly Cheesesteak." but other than that it was very nice and we enjoyed our experience

Thank Lisa E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my mom went there for lunch. The place was VERY beautiful decorated and is extremely atmospheric it was very nice but if you are prone too headaches I would recommend taking some ibuprofen with you!

Thank Crystal G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

While shopping at the mall we stopped for lunch. We ordered five adult meals and one kid menu. There weren't many people in the restaurant so we thought we'd get our food faster but we thought wrong. Service was slow. We only saw two servers and a girl bringing the food out. I ordered a Reuben sandwich. It cost extra... More 

Thank Darlene H
Round Lake Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We tried Rainforest again for a birthday celebration in Feb. Over the many years this restaurant has been in Gurnee Mall, we have tried it a handful of times. There always is something not quite right. The food is unremarkable and sometimes not so great and the service is frustrating - really difficult to locate a server sometimes due to... More 

Thank lelaChicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?