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Rainforest Cafe

6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish fry” (3 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and not too far from Six Flags Great America. Get the Volcano for dessert, its brownie and ice cream magic!

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been to a Rainforest Cafe in some years, but from what I remember it hasn't changed except for the fish that used to be in the tanks at the entrance to the restaurant. Now it's just two big tanks with bubbles. The theme...More

Thank sunsetsrawesome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's getting older, but still a lot of fun. Erzatz jungle, animitron animals, but great for kids. Food is basic apple bees type fare but it's a fun atmosphere nonetheless.

Thank gregp422
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

When we entered, we were excited about eating here. The feel of the restaurant is great; the atmosphere, the music, the appeal and even the menu looked appetizing. However, a great feeling quickly turned. We ordered a souvenir cup to start, and the wrong cup...More

Thank Tumbleweed11
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first and last time ever eating at this establishment. I think it's over rated and over priced. The menu is garbage! My family and I wasn't impressed. This place is not for us.

Thank LadyLikeTea W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to come for the environment- jungle sounds, smells, and sights including roaring elephants, "thunderstorms," and live colorful fish. The food is very good, though overpriced- you are largely paying for the environment. Great fun for kids of all ages unless...More

Thank TommyPhant07
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at rainforest cafe and the place was really cute. My boyfriends' daughter, who just turned 9 years old, loved it. The food was ok, but I would only revisit with kids. Great place for a family lunch. I feel that it was...More

Thank Cypriotqueen
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 10 June 2017 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 1 June 2017 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
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29 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
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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