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Rainforest Cafe

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5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
409-744-6000
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice for lunch

I visited with my 2 boys in April for lunch. It was a nice visit. The boys enjoyed it. I gave 4 stars due to it being very loud. I think the animal sounds are so loud that it is almost upsetting to children rather than fun. My boys liked all the animals except the gorillas (The boys said they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
AzeraTravel
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It is always fun, lots going on, the food was very good and plentiful. I needed a doggie bag! The service was OK, a bit slow considering it was early and not many customers, but our server was very friendly and did a good job.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The grandchildren really loved this place as did the adults. A very nice meal in a fun setting. Plenty to see and a well stocked shop.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

It's standard fare, nothing to write home about if you've never been before. If you haven't, go to say you've seen it, and kids like it, but if ever there was a tourist trap...this is it.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

What an experience this place is. Never expected moving animals and shooting stars on the ceiling but that's what we got. We were on vacation from the UK and this was the best restaurant we visited in the USA. Great food and fantastic staff. Thank-you very much from Norwich.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The scenery was nice and the food was really good! The aquariums were very pleasing to the eye, and the service was pleasant and prompt. The recreated animals was very interesting and the actual store that was created was amazing!!!

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Jefferson, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Our family was in town for a mud run and we decided to take the kiddos out for a special dinner afterwards! Our server was great- she spoke to each child and made sure their experience was a good one. The manager stopped by our table to confirm everything was satisfactory (which is was!!). We ordered everything from chicken nuggets,... More 

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ANNA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was nothing to brag about and I have been to larger Rain Forest Cafe's but this was right next to the hotel so was convenient. The kids will love it.

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Food is very good, staff is friendly. Fun environment. Specialty drinks are excellent. Close to the Hilton Resort which was nice, only 5 minutes walking distance. Definitely recommend especially if you have children!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I ate here with my family on our vacation. It's great. My daughter was a little overwhelmed with the decor. The staff is great and they all stay in character well. Beware, it will be crowded at peak meal times. Expect over an hour wait for a table. There is plenty to do while waiting though. Will definitely eat here... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited with my 2 boys in April for lunch. It was a nice visit. The boys enjoyed it. I gave 4 stars due to it being very loud. I think the animal sounds are so loud that it is almost upsetting to children rather than fun. My boys liked all the animals except the gorillas (The boys said they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-744-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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