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Rainforest Cafe

605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3701
+1 312-787-1501
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3701
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Reviews (507)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been there a few times. Food is not outstanding but is good and portions are more than adequate and menus offers s good variety. Staff attentive and entertaining as is the venue.

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is cute for kids. The food is horrible and WAY overpriced. It may be a good 30-45 minutes before your server comes/returns and the food tastes like it sat under a heat lamp a good hour before it comes to you. We went...More

1  Thank Explorerfam5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is your typical Rainforest Cafe. They are excellently decorated and super fun for kids. My kids enjoyed the animals and the thunderstorm. Like all touristy places the food is over priced but you are paying mostly for experience. The service at the location was...More

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for all age children-over-stimulating at first-but the kiddos will be enchanted. the food is good and choices for children. The shop you can find a variety of prices and products.friendly staff.

Thank 1112Pat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we visited the Rainforest Cafe in Chicago - except high prices. That we did get but we also were surprised with the quality of the food. We ordered teh Awesome Appetizer platter (we have two kids under 12)...More

Thank Formercouchpotato
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast. 4 kids and 4 adults - service was awesome - fast and friendly - I can't imagine all the bad reviews but today was certainly a great meal and we all had a great time. Balloons - frog guy came and...More

Thank Juancho D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting several Rain forest cafe including this one in Chicago. But yesterday, may 25th, 2017, we were in a party of 16, restaurant was empty, and our experience was deeply bad. More than 2 hours to get our food. Almost one hour...More

Thank GMSRizzi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy in Rainforest Cafe. I've never visited anything similar in my life. I call this place "happy place". Stuff is really nice, interior is original and definitely different of anything I've ever seen before. Food is nothing spacial, but all package of experience...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We have travelled extensively around the world and visited a lot of rainforest cafes. You expect them to be busy and you you are going to have to wait without a reservation. We walked in around lunch time without a reservation. Not one other person...More

Thank 600Damian
Reviewed 24 April 2017

His was a reward for the kids. Not the place I would choose to eat in Chicago. I find the food average at best and widely overpriced. But it's really a place for kids to enjoy. There are some many other great food places in...More

Thank stones2125
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Keaton M
Is there parking close by? And does anybody know an approximate cost? I understand a taxi or Uber is cheaper, but we are traveling with two children in seats so this throws a wrench into those ideas. Any suggestions are appreciated!
21 December 2016|
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Response from Erin F | Reviewed this property |
We always use valet parking when we go to this location, it's pricier than paying to park yourself but quite a bit easier when you have little kids (especially if the weather is bad).
Anna M
Is it expensive because they don't show prices
13 May 2015|
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Response from jeffandvince | Reviewed this property |
Yes - the food is predictably overpriced - be careful when you order. Skip the expensive soft drinks and you'll save a fortune. All of these "theme" restaurants are more expensive than most places, but it isn't prohibitive... More
Kimberly N
How much is parking?
15 March 2015|
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Response from KearnsFamily07 | Reviewed this property |
We also took a cab, but parking in downtown Chicago is pricey. I would plan on $15.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-1501
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