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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 - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Great for families or young at heart.

Visited with our grandsons who loved it. Great atmosphere for children with lots to keep them interested eg elephants and gorillas that move, a thunderstorm and costumed frog. More pricey than your usual family restaurant but the atmosphere and decor is excellent and the children's portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
ElCeeAy
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited with our grandsons who loved it. Great atmosphere for children with lots to keep them interested eg elephants and gorillas that move, a thunderstorm and costumed frog. More pricey than your usual family restaurant but the atmosphere and decor is excellent and the children's portions are huge. Our two shared a pizza and fries and still didn't finish it... More 

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Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Although the restaurant is a little pricey, the kids within our group loved the atmosphere! The food was really good, and the staff was more than helpful and very nice. When the shows come on, the place "livens" up. The mechanical animals get loud, and the thunderstorms seem very real. For small children it could be a little frightening, but... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Pricey but very fun for the family, with a big gift shop (that includes a build-a-bear workshop!) the restaurant is full of "rain forest" fun with big fish tanks full of beautiful fish, mechanical gorillas, elephants, butterflies & birds.its a fun take on dinner. The kids all around look like they where having a blast!

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My family (kids ages 9 13 15) always enjoys The Rainforest Cafe. We have been to different locations and find it consistently good. This location has a short water ride, fun but pricey at 5.99 each

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Ankeny, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are looking for a fun place to take the children, this is your place! I did not travel with children but it was very fun still! There are lots to do with children! If you do not like children or loud atmospheres, it's not the place for you. Very loud at times when the "shows" are going on.... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The atmosphere is great. Our server tried to do a good job but I think our problem was with the kitchen. It wasn't overly busy. Seated at a table within 10 minutes. No obvious reason for it to take an hour to get food for a table of 6. My food was cold. Waited 1 hour for the food to... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food was just okay, service was normal, atmosphere is fun for kids but prices are way too high for quality. Would only come back if small kids were wanted to visit.

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Georgetown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been a half dozen rainforests and this one does not disappoint. Had a huge "rainforest burger" and could not even finish it. Excellent lunch thru out. Atmosphere is always entertaining. Service excellent.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You can count on the food and atmosphere at a Rainforest Café whether you are in Galveston, San Antonio or Niagara Falls! The salads are always fresh. The tomato soup is excellent. Unfortunately the portions are so large, I have yet to have room for dessert, even though the Volcano would be lots of fun! Even if you don't have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

More for atmosphere then food but its fun ! Animals colors etc, I have a 2 1/2 year old and she loves it.

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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?