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Rainforest Cafe

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4310 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1277
248-333-0280
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good family food and fun

A fun place for families with kids, as all Rainforest Cafe's are. Service was a bit slow at first, but very friendly and follow-up was good. Kids enjoyed it, and adults especially enjoyed it's location near an entrance/exit door to the mall ... so we didn't have to drag ourselves through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RedstoneGirl
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Ontario Canada
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Ontario Canada
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun place for families with kids, as all Rainforest Cafe's are. Service was a bit slow at first, but very friendly and follow-up was good. Kids enjoyed it, and adults especially enjoyed it's location near an entrance/exit door to the mall ... so we didn't have to drag ourselves through the entire mall to get there.

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Thank RedstoneGirl
Midland, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! Food is great. Atmosphere is fun. When we went in 2015 we got right in, but when we were just there a week ago (on a weekend) we couldn't get in without a reservation either day that we were visiting the mall! I was super disappointed! The other downfall is that they want you to leave... More 

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Thank Camiedoll
Brighton, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for my husband's birthday, because we enjoy being kids at heart. This is not a high end dress up type place, and yes, there are a lot of kids, but it is a fun place to visit, especially when it is cold and snowy out. The food and prices are similar to places like Red Robin. I... More 

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Thank Sandra J
Gaylord, Michigan
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here, Loved the atmosphere and menu. There were several different ethnic choices. Very good food. The jungle theme inside comes to life every 15 minutes creating a really neat atmosphere.

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Thank 543RyanL
Allen Park, Michigan
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155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe while we went shopping at the mall. The overall Rainforest Theme is really nice - great for kids and young teens. My Average score is based more on the wait staff / waiters I will not name names because honestly overall the whole staff needs some direction. So after we... More 

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Thank Steve R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good stop with a small child. The animated animals will keep their attention while you over wait for your food. Go early. Got right in at 1130. Got out around 1. And the wait was 45 minutes when we finally left. Slow service or slow kitchen or both. But the food was not worth the wait.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Michigan
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a very fun place to be, kind a like a Disney attraction. The food was very good and the staff were very helpful. If you're down, visit the Rainforest Café and I am sure you will be smiling.

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Thank Retired L
Ortonville, Michigan
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Brought our grandson here for lunch after a trip to Fort Clarkston and the clam chowder with appetizers were plenty of food for the three of us. Our grandson was a little frightened by the gorillas but he LOVED the aquarium so that is where we decided to sit. The wait staff were super helpful and accommodating. Had hosted his... More 

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Thank Sailingsu
Michigan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I suppose you come here for the atmosphere, which we all enjoyed. The food was disappointing though. I got the salmon dinner, which was $23. The veggies and rice were good, but the salmon was dry and bland...you can get a much better salmon dinner at Outback for $14. My husband was disappointed too. I also ordered their version of... More 

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Thank nstojov
Ada, Mi
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We recently had a large family dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. The lure is the "atmosphere". Unfortunately, it was lost on most except the very youngest. Service was a bit slow, waiting almost 30minutes from order to being served. The food was very good, but not spectacular and lacking imagination, save the volcano dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4310 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1277
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Auburn Hills
  • Phone Number: 248-333-0280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Toledo, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?