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“Food and atmosphere!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
102 S Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425-5525
952-854-7500
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Ranked #42 of 188 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations
The Sea Ranch, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Been to a few Rainforest Cafes before but there is definately something special about MIdwstern hospitality. Food was good like we expected but the service stood out!

Visited March 2013
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English first
newton, ia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very pleased. Reserve your table 1-2 hours ahead!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

At 5:15, we got in line for a reservation, which was for 7:33 pm. Upon returning, we had a 10-15 minute wait. We had an excellent seat by an aquarium, and appetizer came quickly. Dinner did not take too long, considering how busy it was. Food was very good. Hubby & i split the steak, ribs and shrimp dinner, and it filled us up. Atmosphere was great for our 8 year old. I think a must see if you've never been.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Rain Forest Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Food was very good. The wait was long but understandable since it was Spring Break time for alot of schools. Our daughter enjoyed the experience. Would visit again.

Visited March 2013
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wi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Overrated, overpriced. Ok the kids love it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Felt like we had to take the young person in our family to experience the fun and special atmosphere of the Rainforest Cafe while visiting the Mall of America. Stopped in middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday, but still had a 40 min. wait. We were seated at the the right time and our orders taken, but waited a long time for drinks and our meal even longer.
Refills, well don't ask or at least plan on waiting a long time. Our waiter seemed to be spread pretty thin. The server who brought our meal couldn't help us get another glass of milk, but promised to tell our waiter.
Ordered the volcano dessert and even though promised it would be right out, well guess we should have known better.
This was about my fourth visit to this restaurant over about a fifteen year period. Always service mediocre, food overpriced, but kids love it. Just don't know how the kids stand the wait.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hurley, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We were there with our daughter and her family. The children really enjoyed the atmosphere. For us, it was very noisy and hard to hear our conversation, let alone our waiter. Service was excellent and we were all very happy with our selections.

Visited March 2013
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