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Rainforest Cafe

5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
+1 409-744-6000
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5872
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 8 year old saw the volcano outside when we first came to town and begged to go. I went when I was about his age so we agreed one night we would go. The wait was told to be 30 mins. I found the...More

Thank Timi-Michelle T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited 15+ minutes longer than our original one hour wait time. The atmosphere is loud with music which made it difficult to converse and communicate. The server was difficult to understand and had a hard time hearing us. The thunderstorm effects on the half...More

Thank Dani U
Reviewed 3 days ago

My 3 year old Granddaughter kept pointing to the Restaurant and saying she wanted to go to the "animal place". We finally gave in and went and while she was afraid of the "animals gone wild", she loved the place. Food was also good, service...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I walked into the door, my children had a wow effect. This visual displays itself alone make this a must for any family vacationing. The food was a bit pricy, it is a price you pay in order to experience the magic of rainforest...More

Thank Jhand2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must-visit for my family every time we go to galveston. It is always clean and the staff always friendly. It has a great atmosphere with fish and rainstorms. If it's your first time to this restaurant, be sure to experience the adventure...More

Thank TXtravelmomof2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Get your wallet ready, this place is pricey. That burger with marginal meat...$14. Some over-cooked pasta with chicken...mid 20s and so on. The Fish tanks are cool and the atmosphere is super kid friendly. I'd say to go but keep your expectations for food low...More

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really neat place to eat, it is expensive though, but worth the experience. Show up early, the waiting list can get long. But when we were there they had Fire Show dancers and a magician performing out front to watch and pass the time.

Thank codywilley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most Amazing 50th Birthday Celebration here. Our Waitress was the Best ever. Had a Fabulous Lunch, staff was Amazing. Thank you Rainforest

Thank Stacey A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an annual tradition for our family to go. This restaurant is visually unique, and great for family's. My mom is gluten-free, and they were very accommodating. They brought the kitchen manager out and he was very helpful in making the meal she wanted...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat there, as the wait quite long, but loved the surroundings. Decorated beautifully and full of surprise animals everywhere, some hidden, some making sounds, etc and even a walk thru aquarium. Myself and my nearly teen daughter absolutely loved the cheesy water ride,...More

Thank Diana P
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Janeylynn65
Where can I see the prices on the food there
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Janeylynn65 |
Where can I see the prices on the food
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akrn1
What are the Rainforest Ride requirements? I have a 17 month old
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Cidne | Reviewed this property |
There aren't any I don't believe. I took my 2 year old on there. Your child will just sit in your lap. No seat belts on the ride, but it does bump around.
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Larelle-Susanne T
Does this have outdoor seating can we bring our dog?
July 7, 2016|
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Response from Reggie H | Reviewed this property |
The only open seating is outside while you wait for your reservation. If this is a working animal for the handicapped, I think they would allow but I have never seen the run of the mill pet let in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 409-744-6000
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