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Rainforest Cafe

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5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
409-744-6000
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 241
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 133
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  • 48
    Poor
  • 31
    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
Not just for kids

Just walked over from the San Luis for appetizers and drinks at the bar. The food & drinks were very good and the bar staff was friendly! Excellent afternoon break!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cypress, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The staff was so nice. The ceilings beautiful, full of vines and animals. They even go all out, sounds like a real rainforest. The animals kinda look real. Words cant explain. If you have kids they will be so amazed. We spent 170 on a meal for 2 with an appetizer & 2 adult dranks with 2 refills. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My 2 year old daughter loved it, so it was worth the trip for that alone. The service was great and the servers were friendly, but the food was awful and prices through the roof. Cold cheese sticks, 2 rubbery bacon cheese burgers, 2 kid's meals one consisting of burnt dino-nuggets, and the volcano cake came out to over 80... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Over the years, I have been to three Rainforest Cafe locations. The kids love it, especially my two-year-old daughter (she was a little scared during the "thunderstorm" but otherwise enthralled). As a parent, I go in knowing the food is going to be so-so -- edible, but unremarkable -- and everything is going to be ultra expensive. Two hamburgers, two... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We always eat at the Rainforest Cafe when we are in Galveston. This trip we went to the island just to eat there. It was better food than on any other visit. Great atmosphere. We rode the underground river & built two bears. Of course, we got a Volcano.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just walked over from the San Luis for appetizers and drinks at the bar. The food & drinks were very good and the bar staff was friendly! Excellent afternoon break!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place was great for the kids and adults! The ride inside was awesome! The food was great drinks are fabulous and the staff is top notch! Highly recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you have never been to rainforest cafe, do go simply for the experience. Kids can be as loud as they want and the atmosphere is always louder. Make reservations the day before to ensure seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying do not come here if you're not prepared to spend money lol The moment you walk in you pass through their gift shop and there are so many interesting items to purchase. The atmosphere is wonderful! The aquariums are beautiful and instantly grab the children's attention. The seating is comfortable and the food and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The atmosphere was amazing, as was the service! The food was great and was served quickly. We also took the adventure ride and were all very pleased with it as well!!! I can't wait to go again. The only negative is the price, but you get great food, great service and the most amazing atmosphere, so it is to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Kids may like it but as an adult I felt under siege to spend a lot of money for bad food animatronics and merchandising. The kids liked it but as for every adult in our party we were like What!

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Additional Information about Rainforest Cafe

Address: 5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
Phone Number: 409-744-6000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American

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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: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, 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?