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“Slightly Disappointed”
Review of Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
Ranked #4 of 236 Restaurants in Sunrise
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Asian, Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Waunakee
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Slightly Disappointed”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Visited with two colleague who had never been to a Rainforest Cafe. Our server was disengaged, not friendly and insisted we could not substitute a salad for chips with a chicken sandwich dinner. Weird. This location is located within the Sawgrass Mall so it is very convenient.

Visited February 2013
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cristinascott
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere for the kids!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

This a great place to bring the kids on any day as a special reward or just because you enjoy seeing their faces when they go in.
The food is not the best, but for the kids standards level is perfect for them!
Remember to order their "volcano" dessert which is a huge chocolate cake with ice cream etc. & a sparkler on top that always is a good show for the end of the meal.

Visited February 2013
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The Netherlands
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Quick service, average food, nice decor.”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've visited a couple of RFC's over the years, but this was one of the least crowded ones I've been to .. might be the concept has lost its charm? This one is located in the large Mall, an ok restaurant to stop and have dinner. Seating was immediate, service prompt. We sat next to an aquarium, across from the elephant-display, not a bad spot. Food is average & in the mid price range.

I know the whole concept is more family/kids orientated and sure, kids love to walk around and look at all the moving displays but should that include running & SCREAMING around our table? No parents in sight to control them, too bad! The same kids were horsing around the restrooms, making a mess later on. To keep things in perspective: there were also well-behaved kids around and it was delightful to see their surprise and awe as the thunder rolled and the animals moved!

So, if there is no waiting time to be seated you might want to try it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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332 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice Break From Shopping”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Located in the Sawgrass Mills Mall this resturant is a little oasis. Amid the hustle and bustle of the mall sits a tropical rainforest complete with animated jungle animals, tropical fish and a rain storm every so often. Great for the kids and relaxing for the adults during a hard day of shopping. The food is always fresh and over all a good quality. The price is a wee bit more but you get a show with your meal. Someplace the kids will enjoy while the parents take a break.

  • Visited January 2013
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Central Florida, Florida
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Tourist spot”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Do not go here if you want a quiet meal. This a great place to take children as they love the thunder and rain along with all the animals. Food was okay, better than I expected at this type of touristy spot. Of course there is a gift shop where everything is overpriced. that you have to walk through when you leave the restaurant

Visited January 2013
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